Scholarships are a type of Gift Aid that are typically based on merit, such as academic excellence, talent, affiliation with various groups, career aspirations, or a combination of merit and need. To receive scholarships awarded by Miami, students must enroll full time. A separate scholarship application is not needed.

Scholarships for First-Year (Incoming) Undergraduate Students - Oxford Campus

All students who apply for admission by February 1 and are admitted to Miami University's Oxford campus are considered for the many general scholarships we award to incoming first-year students. No separate application is required for these scholarships. Scholarships are not guaranteed and are based on academic credentials provided at the time of application. Priority consideration for University merit scholarships will be given to students applying for admission by December 1.

Scholarships for Current Students

Current Miami students will be considered for the various donor and departmental scholarships available for the following year. We will automatically make award determinations by reviewing a student's cumulative grade point average and the specific eligibility criteria required for each scholarship. Scholarships are awarded within the limits of available funds. No separate scholarship application is required. Current students will receive scholarship award notifications before July 1.

All scholarships are based on academic merit, but some scholarships also require financial need.

  • Complete the FAFSA by February 1 (Miami's Filing Deadline for Returning Students)
  • We determine financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Your financial need may influence both your ability to receive a scholarship and the amount of the award.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Miami offers athletic scholarships in the following men’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, swimming & diving, and track & field. 

Miami offers athletic scholarships in the following women’s sports: basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. 

If you’re interested in joining one of Miami’s 17 intercollegiate sports teams, contact the Athletics Office for more information. Student’s receiving athletic scholarships will receive their financial aid offer by July 1st.

Myaamia Heritage Award Program

The Myaamia Heritage Award Program is designed to be a full (four-year) undergraduate college experience focused on Myaamia language and culture for enrolled citizens of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma or members of the Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana, Inc. who meet all entrance requirements for admission to Miami University and enroll as Oxford campus students. 

The Myaamia Heritage Award Program includes the Heritage Award (a waiver of instructional fees available for up to eight semesters) and educational support from the Heritage Program Coordinator and Myaamia Center staff. Course fees are not covered by this program.

Potential Myaamia applicants must apply to the University in the same manner as any other prospective Miami University student. Contact the Director of Miami Tribe Relations, Kara Strass at to learn more about this award program.