Scholarships

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Regional Campus scholarship awards are made possible through the generous support of donors to Miami University. Awards are made through the Regional Office of Financial Aid and are based on merit and donor criteria.

The Regional Office of Financial Aid will automatically make award determinations by reviewing a student's 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. For departmental specific scholarships, please see your academic department to inquire how to apply. Special applications for certain donor scholarships may also be required. Students eligible for these scholarships will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid as to the application process for consideration.

Scholarship Policies

Applicants must be admitted to be considered for a regional campus scholarship. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for renewable merit scholarships.

Students that are currently enrolled at Miami University's regional locations will be considered for the various donor scholarships available for the upcoming academic year. Graduate students and those who have already attained a bachelor's degree are not eligible for these scholarships

The following policies assist the Regional Office of Financial Aid in administering Miami University Regionals scholarships in a fair and equitable manner to all university students:

  • Students may have their institutional scholarships replaced with a donor scholarship which would require the completion of a thank you letter to the donor of their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the temporary or permanent loss of these funds. Donor information will be provided each fall.
  • Students cannot receive a combination of aid, including Miami scholarships, which exceed their cost of attendance. If the total amount of financial aid exceeds the cost of attendance, the amount of the Miami scholarship(s) may be lowered so that the total aid no longer exceeds the cost of attendance. Exceptions apply if a student is receiving a University tuition waiver (eg. Staff Family Waiver). In this case, the combination of tuition waiver and University scholarship may not exceed tuition, general fee, and if living independently of their family, standard double room, and standard meal charges.
  • If a student is awarded a scholarship for the regional campuses then relocates to the Oxford campus, the student will no longer be eligible for regional campus scholarship(s).
  • Annual scholarship awards are made assuming students will attend both fall and spring semesters at Miami University Regionals. Students who do not enroll at Miami for both semesters will have their scholarship amounts reduced to reflect their one semester scholarship eligibility.
  • Each year at the end of spring semester, the cumulative grade point averages (CGPAs) are reviewed for students receiving scholarships. Any scholarship recipient who does not have the required CGPA will lose his or her scholarship for the following year.
  • In addition to maintaining a specific CGPA, some scholarships also require that students remain enrolled in the certain major fields. Students who lose eligibility for a scholarship due to changing majors cannot appeal the loss of the scholarship.
  • Scholarships awarded to cover tuition will be renewed at the same amount, assuming that other scholarship requirements are met. They will not be increased each year to offset the rise in tuition.
  • Students may use their Miami scholarships/fee waivers to study abroad if they are participating full-time in a fall or spring semester program in an exchange, co-sponsored, or Miami program.
  • Students can receive renewable scholarships for a maximum of eight semesters.

External Scholarships

External scholarship search sites are an excellent resource for earning more scholarships to support the cost of attendance. Local, regional, and national organizations offer scholarships.

Miami University provides a list of reputable resources for outside scholarships on our One Stop page.

  • Check with your high school guidance counselor and the college financial aid office. Both offices are often familiar with local agencies that have awarded scholarships to students in the past, and these offices can give you contact information for local scholarship providers.
  • Contact local service clubs such as Kiwanis, Rotary, Women's Leagues, Elks, etc. to see if they offer scholarships for college.
  • If you have a special talent, check with organizations related to that talent. For example, students who excel in public speaking may want to check with the local Toastmaster clubs to see if scholarships are offered.
  • If you plan to major in a certain field of study, check with professional organizations related to that field of study. Many professional organizations offer scholarships to assist students with earning degrees. To find professional organizations, students could check the local phone directory, check with the college academic department, or do a general web search.