Miami University is pleased to offer merit scholarships to academically accomplished first-year, full-time undergraduate students who enroll on the Oxford campus for Fall 2015. The application for admission is used to determine merit scholarship eligibility—no additional form is required. Miami University merit scholarships are highly competitive and, thus, not guaranteed. The academic qualifications determining scholarship awards are dependent on the strength of the applicant pool. Priority consideration for the full amount in the ranges below will be given to students applying for admission by December 1, 2014.
|Additional Requirement||Scholarship Amount***
(half to full tuition per year****)
(half to full tuition per year)
($5,000–$10,000 per year)
($7,000–$15,000 per year)
($3,000–$7,000 per year)
($5,000–$11,000 per year)
|3.50+||Rigorous Coursework||Up to $8,000
(up to $2,000 per year)
|Up to $16,000
(up to $4,000 per year)
|Applicants not meeting the above criteria will be considered for a full range of merit and need-based scholarships ranging up to full tuition annually. Award amounts may be determined by additional factors including diversity, audition, portfolio, intended area of interest, and athletic ability.|
Scholarship offers and award amounts will be determined by a holistic review of the application for admission and thorough evaluation of academic indicators including, but not limited to: rigor of coursework, high school GPA, and standardized test scores. Award determinations will be based on the official testing and high school transcript information received by Miami University at the time of application.
Financial need is determined by the FAFSA. Students wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid should submit their FAFSA by the priority deadline of February 15, 2015.
*Miami uses the highest test scores submitted. For ACT, the best composite score is used; for SAT, the best Critical Reading and Math sub-scores are used.
**Based on a 4.00 scale
***Based on 2013-2014 cost of tuition.
Scholarships are automatically renewed for four years, provided the student maintains the academic requirements as stipulated in the financial aid award letter.