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Exceptional Students, Extraordinary Opportunities

Access the immersive, transformational education you need to reach your full potential. Our honors programs are uniquely structured to keep you highly engaged with other high-performing students in a competitive yet intimate learning environment.

Our Honors Programs

Honors College

Access rigorous courses and funding for research, independent projects, and study abroad while benefiting from personalized advising that supports your studies and career goals. Living in Miami's Residential Honors College is a requirement, and overall benefits of the college include:

  • Faculty-in-residence.
  • Opportunities for research and independent studies.
  • Personalized preparation for graduate school and top fellowships.
Learn more about the Honors College

Presidential Fellows Program

Earn Miami’s top scholarship and participate in exclusive programming designed for our brightest minds. Top faculty will be your mentors and help you compete for prestigious national and international fellowships. Benefits include:

  • Four-year scholarship covering tuition, fees, housing, and meals.
  • $5,000 academic enrichment stipend.
  • Exclusive programming and activities.
  • Guaranteed admission to both the Honors College and Prodesse Scholars Program.
Learn more about the Presidential Fellows Program

Prodesse Scholars Program*

Work with an outstanding faculty member and a team of fellow scholars in this one-semester program that includes out-of-the-classroom experiences. Engage in interdisciplinary study prioritizing creativity and innovation, such as social justice or the environment and sustainability. Benefits include:

  • Annual scholarship of $1,000 to $2,000 (renewable up to four years).
  • Faculty mentoring.
  • Collaborate with peers in and out of the classroom.

* We are no longer accepting applications to this program.

Learn more about the Prodesse Scholars Program

Deadlines and Applying

To apply for any of Miami’s honors programs, indicate your interest in honors when applying for admission. No additional application is required. 

First-Year Students

Dec. 1 is the firm deadline to apply for the Presidential Fellows Program and the priority deadline for the Honors College

Students selected for the Honors College and/or the Prodesse Scholars Program will be notified on a rolling basis, February through April. For the Presidential Fellows Program, finalists will be invited to participate in a selective process, including an interview with a scholarship committee.

Transfer Students

June 1 is the deadline to apply for Miami's Honors College.

If you have any questions, please contact your admission representative.

It's an Honor

With the guidance, mentoring, and resources available to them in the Honors College, Miami students excel.


Miami students won national fellowships during the 2021-2022 academic year.


new Honors College-exclusive study abroad programs added in 2021-2022.


Faculty who taught or mentored honors students in 2021-2022


Donated by honors alumni to support faculty development and student research.