Professional Attire Grant

The Career Center provides monetary funding of up to $350 to selected students to purchase professional attire for upcoming interviews, job searches, internships, or leadership opportunities.

Eligibility for the Professional Attire Grant

  • Currently enrolled Miami University Student on the Oxford Campus
  • Award recipients must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or extenuating personal circumstances

What Students Are Saying

“As a first-generation college student, I have been blessed by this opportunity to be able to purchase professional attire that I will use during medical school.

“Growing up in a less privileged community has not only offered financial and academic challenges, but it has also allowed me to realize the true value of a college education.

“This grant originally allowed me to purchase a suit that was used during my medical school interview, and now this grant will allow me to purchase a new suit.

“I will wear this new suit as I begin the pathway to becoming a physician, where I will hopefully have a substantial impact on someone’s life.”

Application Review

Application reviews will occur on a monthly basis:

  • September 15
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8
  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 8
  • April 5

The award amount will be determined by financial aid eligibility, financial need, the application and availability of funds. Before making final awards decisions, the Office of Financial Aid is consulted.

Awards are disbursed directly to your student account, if you are a current student employee, or your account is set up to receive a direct deposit your grant will be sent to you by direct deposit.   

NOTE: Your award may be taxable.    

Apply for the Professional Attire Grant

Check back in 2023 Fall semester for more grant opportunities!

What is Professional Attire?

Attire includes suits, button-down shirts, blazers, cardigans, dress pants, blouses, ties, dress shirts, socks, and shoes.

Awardees are not allowed to purchase casual attire, khakis, jeans of any kind, polo shirts, t-shirts, accessories, undergarments, work boots, uniforms, or lab attire.

Photo of Miami students looking through professional clothing
Photo of student looking through professional clothing

Funding requests may be fully funded, partially funded, or declined depending on an applicants financial need, strength of application materials, and the availability of funds.

If you have any questions about the Professional Attire Grant, please contact Erin Dunn,

Career Partner Sponsors

Professional Attire Grants are offered through the Center for Career Exploration and Success and select awards are sponsored by the following Career Partners:
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