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Talent Ready at Miami

Scholarship Opportunity | Save 70% on Technology Certifications

Do you want to start a new career in tech or get ahead in your current role? For a limited time, a new scholarship, funded by Ohio's Talent Ready Grant, will cover 70% of the cost of tech-related certifications at Miami University Regionals. Earn college credit with Microcredentials or complete a non-credit workshop in ICAgile.

What is the Scholarship Opportunity?

Thanks to the Talent Ready Grant offered through the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the State of Ohio will cover 70% of tuition and fees on eligible tech certifications. Apply soon; classes must be completed by June 2025. 

Choose from Two Ways to Use your Scholarship

What Certificates Can I Earn?

The following online tech-focused Microcredentials are eligible for the Talent Ready at Miami Scholarship. Microcredentials show certifiable skills with a digital badge and college credit that may be used toward a degree or to boost job readiness.

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Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Advance your skills in Computer-Aided Manufacturing. Practice computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills and write CNC programs for lathes to manufacture parts.
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ICAgile Certified Professional

Understand distinctions between Agile values, principles, and practices, value-driven development, adaptive planning techniques, and customer collaboration within organizations and teams.

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Agile Product and Delivery Management

Understand how Agile is distinct from traditional project management. Master Lean and Agile project implementation techniques with adaptive planning, customer collaboration, and value-driven delivery.
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Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)

Build skills in 2D and 3D mechanical drafting and modeling, and learn manufacturing and fabrication processes. You will work directly with industry-standard software such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Computer Numerical Control.
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Computer Skills for the Workplace

Learn computer literacy. Explore hardware and software aspects of common computers. Get training in word processing, Excel, database management, and PowerPoint skills with Microsoft Office.
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Introduction to Photoshop

Learn Photoshop tools and techniques for photo manipulation and image creation. You will gain skills by developing video thumbnails, designing flyers, creating social media graphics, and more.

ICAgile Certified Professional Certification | Non-Credit

The Talent Ready at Miami funding will cover $900 towards the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification (valued at $1,000) offered over 15 hours in a virtual video setting.

Apply for your scholarship today and register for one of the upcoming certification workshops.
  • May 20, 21, and 22, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m
  • July 22 and 23, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Applying for the Scholarship or Discount

Talent Ready at Miami is open to most people who want to receive training or a new technology certification. Priority will be given to new and returning Miami University students.

 Apply if:

  • You began your college education at Miami but could not complete a degree. 
  • You have some college experience.
  • You have a high school diploma or high school equivalency, such as
    • High School Equivalency (HSE)
    • General Education Development (GED)
    • Completed diploma program.
Follow these steps to apply for the Talent Ready at Miami Scholarship or Discount.
Step 1 Submit an application for the scholarship.
Step 2 Apply as a new or returning student (for-credit students only).
Step 3 Attend a virtual interview with a Microcredential Specialist.
Step 4 Receive an admission notification and your scholarship status.


Important Deadlines

We are accepting scholarship applications for all terms. You must complete your course(s) by June 2025. Review these dates and make a plan to get started.

May 1

Summer 2024

Enroll by this date for a summer start.

Aug. 10

Fall 2024

Enroll by this date for a fall start.

Jan. 10

Spring 2025

Enroll by this date for a spring start.

Additional Scholarship Details

Be mindful of the following details about Talent Ready at Miami.

  • Apply for the scholarship and know your acceptance status before taking the next steps.
  • Eligible courses and workshops must be completed by June 2025.
  • Former Miami students must be in good standing with the university and clear any holds before
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