Merit Scholarships

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Miami is currently evaluating merit scholarship criteria for 2022 enrollment and will update this page as decisions are finalized.

Merit Scholarships with Automatic Consideration

First-time college students who apply for admission by Miami’s December 1 priority deadline are automatically considered for merit scholarships with annual values ranging from $1,000 to full tuition. No additional application is necessary. Students who apply for admission after December 1 will be considered based on scholarship availability.

Ohio Governor's Scholarship

Ohio residents who apply for admission by December 1 also are automatically considered for Miami's Ohio Governor's Scholarship, an award that covers full-tuition and fees for a top student from each of Ohio's 88 counties.  

Honors Programs

When applying for admission, students also may indicate their interest in honors programs and complete the supplemental honors application. Honors programs include the Honors College (no additional scholarship); the Prodesse Scholars Program ($1,000-$2,000 annual scholarship); and/or the Presidential Fellows Program (PFP), a highly competitive scholarship that covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals and includes an academic enrichment stipend.

To be considered for honors programs, students should complete their admission application by December 1 and the supplemental honors application by December 8. Honors applications received after December 8 will be considered for the Honors College and Prodesse Scholars Program if space remains available. 

Need-Based Financial Aid

Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To maximize consideration for need-based scholarships and financial aid, students should apply for admission and file a FAFSA by February 1. 

Tuition Promise

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