Prodesse Scholars Program

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The Prodesse Scholars Program (formerly known as the University Academic Scholars Program) is an intensive one-year experience within an interdisciplinary area of study, also known as a theme. Programming for each theme is led by a faculty expert and supported by one of Miami’s interdisciplinary centers or institutes.


Interdisciplinary Themes

The approximately one dozen themes for 2021-2022 are being finalized but likely will include social justice, environment & sustainability, creativity & innovation, and leadership, among others.

As a Prodesse Scholar, you will join high-achieving peers from wide-ranging majors who bring multiple perspectives to each theme. You will take a first-year course together, receive customized career counseling, participate in at least one co-curricular activity, and have the option to reside together in a Living Learning Community.

Scholarships and Programming

Prodesse Scholars earn an annual $1,000-$2,000 scholarship (renewable for up to four years) and must complete a first-year seminar or course and an approved co-curricular activity or project, to retain the award.

Through Prodesse Scholars programming and activities, you will recognize the value of learning and working with individuals from multiple disciplines and how this integrated approach to education provides an excellent foundation for all career paths.