Scholarships for First-Year (Incoming) Students

All students who apply for admission by February 1 and are admitted to Miami University are considered for the many general scholarships we award to incoming first-year students. No separate application is required for these scholarships. Priority consideration for University merit scholarships will be given to students applying for admission by December 1. Please visit our Scholarship Information for First-Year Students page for more details about scholarships for first-year students.

Scholarships for Current Students

Current Miami students will be considered for the various donor and departmental scholarships available for the following year. We will automatically make award determinations by reviewing a student's cumulative grade point average and the specific eligibility criteria required for each scholarship. Scholarships are awarded within the limits of available funds. No separate scholarship application is required. Current students will receive scholarship award notifications before July 1.

Complete the FAFSA by March 15 (Miami's Filing Deadline for Returning Students)

All scholarships are based on academic merit, but some scholarships also require financial need.

  • Your financial need may influence both your ability to receive a scholarship and the amount of the award.
  • We determine financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Research Your Options

Learn about the many different types of awards.

Academic Departments - Many of Miami's academic departments award scholarships to students enrolled in their major field. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship from the department in your major field of study, you should contact the chair of the academic department. For a complete list of departments and chairs, consult Miami's Offices and Services Directory.

ROTC - Miami students can participate in ROTC programs that offer scholarships.

Intercollegiate Athletics - Miami offers athletic scholarships in the following men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, swimming & diving, and track & field. Miami offers athletic scholarships in the following women’s sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. If you’re interested in joining one of Miami’s 17 intercollegiate sports teams, contact the team coach for more information.