Merit Scholarships

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Miami offers guaranteed merit scholarships to qualified high school students who enroll as full-time students on Miami's Oxford campus beginning in the fall semester. December 1 is the priority application deadline to be considered for Miami's merit scholarship guarantee. Students who apply after this deadline will be considered based on scholarship availability. Miami does not require the submission of ACT or SAT test scores.

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

Merit Scholarships, 2021 High School Graduates (ACT/SAT is not required)

Weighted High
School GPA 1

Ohio Resident Annual Value  2 Non-Resident Annual Value  2
3.95+ $13,000 to Full Tuition $21,000 to Full Tuition
3.75-3.94 $7,000 to $12,000 $16,000 to $20,000
3.60-3.74 $4,000 to $6,000 $11,000 to $15,000
3.50-3.59 $1,000 to $3,000 $5,000 to $10,000
Ohio Resident Annual Value
Weighted High School GPA 1 Scholarship Range 2
3.95+ $13,000 to Full Tuition
3.75-3.94 $7,000 to $12,000
3.60-3.74 $4,000 to $6,000
3.50-3.59 $1,000 to $3,000
Non-Resident Annual Value
Weighted High School GPA 1 Scholarship Range 2
3.95+ $21,000 to Full Tuition
3.75-3.94 $16,000 to $20,000
3.60-3.74 $11,000 to $15,000
3.50-3.59 $5,000 to $10,000

1For applicants who completed the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR), Miami recalculates each applicant's GPA, adding weight based on coursework difficulty. If your school already weights your GPA, your recalculated and high school GPA likely will be similar. If your school does not add weight and you have taken rigorous classes, your recalculated GPA likely will be higher than your high school GPA. See below for information about GPA calculation and scholarships for international students.

2Scholarships are renewable for up to four years, provided students meet renewability requirements.

International Students: For the merit scholarships described above, Miami calculates an equivalent U.S. GPA on a 4.0 scale for all international applicants educated outside the U.S. educational system. For international students at U.S. high schools (or those that follow a U.S. high school curriculum and grading system), Miami will recalculate your GPA as we do with other students at U.S. schools. See more information about scholarships for international students.

Additional Scholarships
Applicants who don't meet the academic criteria for guaranteed merit scholarships 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.

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.