Merit Scholarships

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Miami offers merit scholarships to qualified high school students who enroll full time on Miami's Oxford campus beginning in the fall semester. Students will be considered based on scholarship availability at the time they apply. Dec. 1 is the priority application deadline to be considered for Miami's merit scholarships. Miami does not require the submission of ACT or SAT test scores for first-year students applying for 2023 enrollment.

To be considered for a scholarship, students must complete their application (including transcript and recommendation) by the priority deadline and meet the minimum academic criteria. No separate scholarship application is necessary to be considered for the awards listed in the following table. Scholarships are not guaranteed and are based on academic credentials provided at the time of application. (See Additional Scholarships for awards with additional criteria.)

Merit Scholarships for Fall 2023

Weighted High
School GPA 1

Ohio Resident (annual amount)   2 Non-Resident (annual amount)  2
4.30+ $4,000 to $13,000 $15,000 to $34,000
3.95-4.29 $3,000 to $8,000 $10,000 to $23,000
3.75-3.94 $2,000 to $7,000 $6,000 to $18,000
3.50-3.74  Up to $6,000 Up to $12,000
Ohio Residents
Weighted High School GPA 1 Scholarship Range 2
4.30+ $4,000 to $13,000
3.95-4.29 $3,000 to $8,000
3.75-3.94 $2,000 to $7,000
3.50-3.74 Up to $6,000
Non-Ohio Residents
Weighted High School GPA  1 Scholarship Range 2
4.30+ $15,000 to $34,000
3.95-4.29 $10,000 to $23,000
3.75-3.94 $6,000 to $18,000
3.50-3.74 Up to $12,000

1 Miami uses the weighted GPA on a student’s transcript. If your school does not calculate a weighted GPA, Miami will recalculate your GPA for you, adding weight based on coursework difficulty. If you have taken rigorous classes, your recalculated GPA likely will be higher than your high school GPA. See additional information for international students below.

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

Ohio Governor's Scholarship

Ohio residents who apply for admission by Dec. 1 are automatically considered for Miami's Ohio Governor's Scholarship, an award that covers full-tuition and general fees for a top student from each of Ohio's 88 counties. Course fees are not covered by this scholarship.

Honors Programs

When applying for admission, students may indicate their interest in honors programs. Honors programs include the Honors College (no additional scholarship); the Prodesse Scholars Program ($1,000-$2,000 annual scholarship); and the Presidential Fellows Program (PFP), a highly competitive scholarship that covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals and includes a $5,000 academic enrichment stipend.

To be considered for honors programs, students should apply by Dec. 1. Applications received after Dec. 1 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 Feb. 1.

Miami's Tuition Promise

Miami's Tuition Promise ensures that most costs (tuition, 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.