First-Year Merit Scholarships

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All incoming fall first-year students are automatically considered for merit scholarships.

University of Miami scholars are students from across the world whose varied experiences, achievements, and interests help cultivate the vibrant academic community that is the University of Miami. Many rise to the top of our applicant pool and demonstrate significant academic accomplishments in a challenging and well-rounded curriculum, strong work ethic, and meaningful participation in extracurricular activities.

Recipients are notified of their award at the time of admission and may receive only one merit scholarship from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. 

*Please note merit scholarships are not awarded to first-year students entering in the spring semester.

Premier Scholarships

The most academically competitive students admitted to the first-year class may be considered for Premier Scholarships. Additional information may be required. Visit each respective scholarship page for more information about the selection process and deadlines

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  • Stamps Scholarship

    The Stamps Scholarship is UM's most prestigious merit award available to students at the University of Miami. This scholarship is awarded to exceptional and academically accomplished high school seniors.

    Stamps Scholars receive the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at UM. The award includes tuition and fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, University health insurance, textbooks, a laptop allowance, and access to a $12,000 enrichment fund which may be used toward study abroad, undergraduate research, unpaid internships, and other educational purposes.

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  • Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholarship

    Named after Nobel Prize-winning author and UM lecturer Isaac Bashevis Singer, this prestigious scholarship is awarded to exceptional and academically accomplished high school seniors. 

    Singer Scholars receive the full cost of tuition for four years of undergraduate study at UM. 

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  • Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship

    Honoring the legacy of the University’s first director of minority affairs, the Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship, is awarded to diverse high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and who intend to continue their academic pursuits through graduate education. Hammond Scholars receive the full cost of tuition for four years of undergraduate study at UM. 

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  • Marta S. and L. Austin Weeks Endowed Scholarship

    The Weeks Scholarship is awarded to exceptional and academically accomplished high school seniors. Selected candidates for the Weeks Scholarship are prompted to submit an essay for consideration as finalists. The Selection Committee will review all essay submissions and identify the finalists whom they recommend to receive the Weeks Scholarship.

    Weeks Scholars receive the full cost of tuition for four years of undergraduate study at UM.

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  • George W. Jenkins Scholarship

    The Jenkins scholarship is awarded to high school seniors with strong academic credentials, significant financial need, and a history of overcoming adversity. To be considered for this scholarship, students must be nominated by their guidance counselor.

    Jenkins Scholars receive the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at UM. The award includes tuition and fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, University health insurance, and a laptop allowance. Students may also receive a stipend for books, transportation, and personal expenses.

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Premier Scholarships Overview

Scholarship Name

Award Amount

Residency

Deadline

Stamps

Full cost of attendance plus an enrichment fund stipend

All incoming first-year students

EDI and EA – Nov. 1 

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Full cost of tuition

All incoming first-year students

EDI and EA – Nov. 1

Ronald A. Hammond

Full cost of tuition

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents

EDI and EA – Nov. 1

Marta S. and L. Austin Weeks

Full cost of tuition

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents

EDI and EA – Nov. 1

George W. Jenkins
(Requires high school counselor nomination)

Full cost of attendance including a semester stipend

Open only to residents of AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN, and VA

EDI and EA – Nov. 1

EDII and RD – Dec. 1

*The final amount of the scholarship may be adjusted if a student receives any other financial aid which can only be applied toward tuition. Learn more at miami.edu/terms

Other Merit Scholarships

President's Scholarship ranges up to $30,000 annually. 

’Canes Achievement Award ranges up to $16,000 annually.

To be eligible, applicants must submit all First-year Admission Requirements by 

- November 1 if applying under the Early Decision I (EDI) or Early Action (EA) deadline
- January 1 if applying under the Early Decision II (EDII) or Regular Decision (RD) deadline

Terms and Conditions

Scholarship recipients must complete a full-time undergraduate program of study with no fewer than 12 credit hours during each of the fall and spring semesters for a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA for the academic year must be maintained at the University of Miami, with the initial calculation at the end of the second semester of attendance. The award is subject to revision pending receipt of any grant, scholarship, or prepaid tuition and/or housing aid not anticipated at the time the award is made. Visit our Terms and Conditions page for additional information.

*First-year merit scholarships, including award ranges, are subject to change.