Music Scholarships (New/Incoming students)
University of Miami freshman President's Scholarships range from $5,000 annually to the full cost of attendance. It is estimated that University of Miami students will receive $400 million in financial assistance in 2012-2013.

Premier Freshment Merit Music Scholarships and Amount

Stamps Family Foundation Music Scholarship Full cost of attendance plus an enrichment fund stipend
Isaac Bashevis Singer Music Scholarship Full Tuition


Students considered for an academic scholarship:

  • demonstrate significant academic achievement above and beyond the average academic profile of a student admitted to UM’s freshman class
  • demonstrate significant musical talent
  • have significant academic achievement in the classroom typically taking the most challenging curriculum and earning top grades throughout their high school career
  • are performing in the top tier of their high school class 
  • have significant achievement on standardized tests and on average should earn at least a 1350 SAT or 31 ACT to receive consideration

Scholarship Award Decsions

The University of Miami takes into account students’ high school curriculum, difficulty of course selection (such as AP/IB), extracurricular activities, essay and guidance counselor recommendation(s), as well as the overall quality of the pool of applicants applying to the university each year. When reviewing standardized test scores, UM considers only the math and critical reading sections of the SAT. A student may receive only one academic scholarship from the Office of Admission.

The Scholarship Committee will make the final determination on all scholarship awards.

How to Apply/Deadlines

There is no separate application form or process to be considered for an academic scholarship.

To be considered for a University of Miami academic scholarship, you must complete and submit the Undergraduate Application for Admission. You may submit your application at the Common Application Website, or download an application and mail it to the University of Miami. 

Mailing Address:
University of Miami
Office of Admission
P.O. Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124-4616

Your application/scholarship consideration deadline is November 1 (Early Decision/Early Action)*; or January 1 (Regular Decision)**.

*Please note: Candidates for the Department of Theatre Arts B.F.A. degree may apply only via the Regular Decision option for the fall semester.

**The Frost School of Music supplemental application is due by November 1st for Early Action and December 1st for Regular Decision and can be submitted online through SlideRoom.

Scholarships and Other Financial Aid Awards

Scholarships, when combined with other tuition restricted awards, may not exceed tuition for the award period. The total of financial assistance awarded a student from all sources, including scholarships, grants, loans, and need-based employment, cannot exceed the total cost of attendance for the award period as defined by the Office of Financial Assistance Services.

In the event a student's awards exceed either of these limits, the financial aid award, including the scholarship, will be adjusted to eliminate the over award.

Requirements For UM Scholarship Renewal

Scholarship recipients must complete a full-time program of study, that is, no fewer than 12 credit hours during each of the fall and spring semesters for a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. The scholarship is automatically renewed for the second year. The University may, at its discretion, change the name and funding source of any awarded scholarship. This will not affect the amount of scholarship dollars a student will receive.

Please note: Always check with the Office of Financial Assistance Services when adding any awards from outside agencies to find out the full impact of such awards on your University financial aid award. Never assume that your original financial aid award will remain the same if such awards are added. We reserve the right to modify any financial aid award at any time due to changes in eligibility.