Untitled Document FRESHMAN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONORS
ENTERING ACADEMIC YEAR FALL 2014


Students considered for an academic scholarship have significant academic achievement. Those selected to receive a scholarship take the most challenging curriculum, earn the highest grades and present either SAT or ACT scores* that place them at the top of our applicant pool.
Students are automatically considered for the President's Scholarships when they apply for admission to the University. Students selected to receive a President's Scholarship will be notified at the end of March by the Office of Admission.
  ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS  
  AMOUNT  
The University of Miami President's Scholarship
Ranges from $5,000-$30,000 annually
* Exception: International students (those completing high school OUTSIDE the U.S.) should NOT submit SAT/ACT scores. Please see New International Students Scholarship page for details: miami.edu/intlscholarships.

  APPLICATION DEADLINES:  
  November 1st (Early Decision/Early Action deadline) ■ January 1st (Regular Decision deadline)  

  The most academically competitive students accepted to the freshman class may be considered for a Premier Scholarship.
An additional application is required for some of the Premier Scholarships.
  PREMIER SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONORS  
  AMOUNT  
  Stamps Family Foundation Scholarship¹
miami.edu/stamps
  Full cost of attendance
plus an enrichment fund stipend


  George W. Jenkins Scholarship²
Open only to residents of AL, GA, FL, SC, and TN
miami.edu/jenkins
  Full cost of attendance
plus an enrichment fund stipend


  Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship²
miami.edu/hammond
  Full Tuition



  Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholarship
miami.edu/singer
  Full Tuition
  Foote Fellows Honors Program
miami.edu/footefellows
  N/A



  The da Vinci Program
miami.edu/davinci
  N/A
  Advanced Program for Integrated Science and Math (PRISM)
miami.edu/prism
  N/A

¹Must apply ED or EA to quailify    ²Requires additional forms which can be found online at miami.edu/jenkins & miami.edu/hammond

Students applying for future terms should use this scholarship information as a general guideline. Scholarships are subject to change for future applicants.

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.

Please note: We do not award academic scholarships to students entering in the spring semester. To apply to UM visit our Apply page for further instructions.



The University of Miami takes into account students' high school grades, difficulty of course curriculum (such as AP/IB), standardized test scores* on the SAT (math and critical reading sections only) and/or ACT, 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 making scholarship award decisions. A student may receive only one academic scholarship from the Office of Admission.

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

* Exception: International students (those completing high school OUTSIDE the U.S.) should NOT submit SAT/ACT scores. Please see New International Students Scholarship page for details: miami.edu/intlscholarships.

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Students are automatically considered for the President's Scholarships when they apply for admission to the University. An additional application is required for some of the Premier Scholarships.

To be considered for a University of Miami academic scholarship, students must complete and submit the Undergraduate Application for Admission using the Common Application.

Scholarship Consideration deadlines: November 1 (Early Decision/Early Action); January 1 (Regular Decision).

Please note that the University does not have academic scholarships to award for Spring semester enrollment.

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Scholarships, when combined with other tuition restricted awards, may not exceed tuition for the award period. The total financial assistance awarded to 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.

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The scholarship is available automatically for the first two academic years. 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 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: Scholarship recipients should 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 the total University financial aid award. Students should never assume that their original financial aid award will remain the same if such awards are added. The University reserves the right to modify any financial aid award at any time due to changes in eligibility.

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● Scholarship recipients must maintain a College GPA of at least 3.0 for all credits earned at the University of Miami to retain their scholarship.

● All full-time undergraduate students are required to register for and complete at least 24 (a minimum of 12 each semester) new credit hours at the University of Miami each academic year, defined as the fall and spring semesters.

● Full-time undergraduate students who enroll for only one semester are required to register for and complete at least 12 new credit hours during that semester.

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National Merit finalists who are accepted and name the University of Miami as their first choice, will receive a minimum $16,000 President's Scholarship and a $1,000 or $2,000 college-sponsored National Merit Award.

National Merit and National Achievement $2,500 one-time award winners will receive a minimum $16,000 President's Scholarship and, beginning their second year of enrollment at UM, will receive a $1,000 or $2,000 institutionally-sponsored merit award for no more than 3 years (or 4 years if enrolled in an approved 5 year undergraduate program).

If a student in one of the categories above is admitted and receives a President's Scholarship in an amount greater than $16,000, the higher scholarship amount will be the final scholarship amount.

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