Merit Scholarships

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Miami offers guaranteed merit scholarships to qualified high school students who apply for admission and enroll as full-time students on Miami's Oxford campus beginning in the fall semester. December 1 is the priority deadline to be considered for Miami's merit scholarship guarantee. Students who apply after this deadline will be considered based on scholarship availability.

To earn a scholarship, students must apply by the deadline and meet the minimum academic criteria listed below. No separate scholarship application is necessary.

Merit Scholarships 1
Test Score 2

High School GPA
(4.00 scale)

Ohio Resident Scholarship Range 3 Non-Resident Scholarship Range 3
ACT: 33+
SAT: 1450+
3.50+ Half to Full Tuition
$32,000–$64,000
($8,000–$16,000 Annually 4 )
Half to Full Tuition
$80,000–$144,000
($20,000–$36,000 Annually 4 )
ACT: 30-32
SAT: 1360-1440
3.50+ $20,000–$48,000
($5,000–$12,000 Annually 4 )
$56,000–$80,000
($14,000–$20,000 Annually 4 )
ACT: 28-29
SAT: 1300-1350
3.50+ $8,000–$32,000
($2,000–$8,000 Annually 4 )
$36,000–$60,000
($9,000–$15,000 Annually 4 )
ACT: 26-27
SAT: 1230-1290
3.50+ $4,000–$12,000
($1,000–$3,000 Annually 4 )
$28,000–$40,000
($7,000–$10,000 Annually 4 )
Ohio Resident Scholarship Range
Test Scores 2  and High School GPA (4.00 scale) Scholarship Range 3
ACT: 33+
SAT: 1450+
GPA: 3.50+
Half to Full Tuition
$32,000–$64,000
($8,000–$16,000 Annually 4 )
ACT: 30-32
SAT: 1360-1440
GPA: 3.50+
$20,000–$48,000
($5,000–$12,000 Annually 4 )
ACT: 28-29
SAT: 1300-1350
GPA: 3.50+
$8,000–$32,000
($2,000–$8,000 Annually 4 )
ACT: 26-27
SAT: 1230-1290
GPA: 3.50+
$4,000–$12,000
($1,000–$3,000 Annually 4 )
Non-Ohio Residents
Test Scores 2  and High School GPA (4.00 Scale) Scholarship Range 3
ACT: 33+
SAT: 1450+
GPA: 3.50+
Half to Full Tuition
$80,000–$144,000
($20,000–$36,000 Annually 4 )
ACT: 30-32
SAT: 1360-1440
GPA: 3.50+
$56,000–$80,000
($14,000–$20,000 Annually 4 )
ACT: 28-29
SAT: 1300-1350
GPA: 3.50+
$36,000–$60,000
($9,000–$15,000 Annually 4 )
ACT: 26-27
SAT: 1230-1290
GPA: 3.50+
$28,000–$40,000
($7,000–$10,000 Annually 4 )

1Scholarship criteria and values are subject to change. Scholarships are evaluated each May, at which time criteria and values are confirmed for students who will begin applying in August.

2Miami accepts both the ACT and SAT and superscores either test, calculating a best composite score for admission and scholarship consideration by using the highest scores from individual test sections (subtests for ACT; Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing for SAT), even if they are from different test dates.

3Scholarship ranges are based on estimated 2019-2020 tuition and fees.

4Scholarships are renewable for up to four years, provided students meet renewability requirements.


Additional Scholarships
Applicants who don’t meet the above criteria will still be considered for merit and need-based scholarships with values up to full tuition. Factors including diversity, audition, portfolio, academic interest, and athletic ability will be used to award these scholarships.

To maximize scholarship consideration, students should apply for admission and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1.

Required Academic Credentials
Scholarship offers and award amounts are determined based on official test scores, high school transcripts, and the rigor of high school coursework. Scores for ACT or SAT tests will be considered if received by February 1.

Need-Based Financial Aid
Financial need is determined by the FAFSA. To maximize consideration for need-based scholarships and aid, students should apply for admission and file a FAFSA by February 1. Students who apply and file a FAFSA by February 1 will also be considered for need-based aid.

Tuition Promise
Miami’s Tuition Promise ensures that most costs (including tuition and room and board) will be frozen over each student’s four-year Miami education. This means scholarships retain their original value for all four years.