Fall 2020 Merit Scholarships

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Miami offers guaranteed merit scholarships to qualified high school students who apply for admission by December 1 and are enrolled as full-time students on Miami’s Oxford campus by Fall 2020. To earn a scholarship, students must apply by the deadline and meet the minimum academic criteria listed below. No separate scholarship application is necessary.

 Students who want to be considered for the Presidential Fellows Program (PFP), Miami’s most selective scholarship, must apply for admission and submit the PFP supplemental application by November 1.

Fall 2020 Merit Scholarships
Test Score1

High School GPA
(4.00 scale)

Ohio Resident Scholarship Range2 Non-Resident Scholarship Range2
ACT: 33+
SAT: 1450+
3.50+ Half to Full Tuition
$32,000–$64,000
($8,000–$16,000 Annually3)
Half to Full Tuition
$80,000–$144,000
($20,000–$36,000 Annually3)
ACT: 30-32
SAT: 1360-1440
3.50+ $20,000–$48,000
($5,000–$12,000 Annually3)
$56,000–$80,000
($14,000–$20,000 Annually3)
ACT: 28-29
SAT: 1300-1350
3.50+ $8,000–$32,000
($2,000–$8,000 Annually3)
$36,000–$60,000
($9,000–$15,000 Annually3)
ACT: 26-27
SAT: 1230-1290
3.50+ $4,000–$12,000
($1,000–$3,000 Annually3)
$28,000–$40,000
($7,000–$10,000 Annually3)
Ohio Resident Scholarship Range
Test Scores1 and High School GPA (4.00 scale) Scholarship Range2
ACT: 33+
SAT: 1450+
GPA: 3.50+
Half to Full Tuition
$32,000–$64,000
($8,000–$16,000 Annually3)
ACT: 30-32
SAT: 1360-1440
GPA: 3.50+
$20,000–$48,000
($5,000–$12,000 Annually3)
ACT: 28-29
SAT: 1300-1350
GPA: 3.50+
$8,000–$32,000
($2,000–$8,000 Annually3)
ACT: 26-27
SAT: 1230-1290
GPA: 3.50+
$4,000–$12,000
($1,000–$3,000 Annually3)
Non-Ohio Residents
Test Scores1 and High School GPA (4.00 Scale) Scholarship Range2
ACT: 33+
SAT: 1450+
GPA: 3.50+
Half to Full Tuition
$80,000–$144,000
($20,000–$36,000 Annually3)
ACT: 30-32
SAT: 1360-1440
GPA: 3.50+
$56,000–$80,000
($14,000–$20,000 Annually3)
ACT: 28-29
SAT: 1300-1350
GPA: 3.50+
$36,000–$60,000
($9,000–$15,000 Annually3)
ACT: 26-27
SAT: 1230-1290
GPA: 3.50+
$28,000–$40,000
($7,000–$10,000 Annually3)

1Miami 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.

2Scholarship ranges are based on estimated 2019-2020 tuition and fees.

3Scholarships 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 December 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 taken after December 1 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 December 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.