|College counselors play a vital role in helping students make their educational
goals an affordable reality. The George W. Jenkins Scholarship, funded by Publix Super Markets Charities, is considered one of the premier scholarships available at the University
This four-year scholarship is awarded to students based on academic merit, financial need, and an essay that demonstrates a history of overcoming significant adversity. The award includes tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, and a $2,050 stipend per semester.
At UM, that totals more than $55,000 annually.
The Jenkins Scholarship is a unique opportunity open only to students graduating from high schools in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee. To be considered for this scholarship, student candidates must be nominated by their high school's college counselor.
Residency: Open only to U.S. citizens who are residents of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee, graduating from a high school within their home state and enrolling full-time at the University of Miami.
Academics: Minimum weighted GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum.
Personal History: Participation in school or community activities, a
strong work ethic and a history of overcoming significant adversity.
Financial need: High financial need, as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.