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Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program is a week-long summer experience for high-achieving high school students who will be juniors or seniors the following fall. This program provides experiential learning opportunities that will prepare you for college and future success. The Summer Scholars curriculum is built for active learners. Students participate in lively discussions, hands-on projects, and real-world experiences with our faculty.

Summer Scholars 2023

The 2023 Summer Scholars Program academic sessions and dates will be announced in early 2023.

View the Summer Scholars 2022 photo story for a peek into the most recent campus experience. For an idea of the academics offered, the session topics for last year's Summer Scholars are available to view. 

Contact SummerScholars@MiamiOH.edu for questions about the program. 

 

Gain the Advantage

Gain a significant advantage in the college admission process by attending valuable seminars with admission experts.

As a Summer Scholar alumnus, when you apply for undergraduate admission to Miami, your application fee is waived and you'll receive priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and selective programs.

Engage

Dive deeply into a specific academic topic, engage in hands-on learning activities, and forge relationships with influential Miami faculty members and experienced professionals in your field of interest, while making friends with other high school students in an ideal college environment. 

Application

To be considered for the Summer Scholars Program, you must apply online (application currently closed). You will be asked to submit a 200- to 300-word statement about your interest in the program. 

Your high school counselor must send the following items:

  • High School transcript (including the current-year schedule)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Record of any college aptitude test (Pre-ACT, PSAT, ACT, SAT). Test scores are optional.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit your TOEFL scores or a letter from your English teacher certifying your English language skills. For non-native English speakers, either a college aptitude test score or certification of English language skills is required, not both.

These items may be uploaded electronically via the application or sent to:

Summer Scholars Program
Office of Admission
Miami University
301 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056

Eligibility

To be eligible for the 2023 Summer Scholars Program, you must:

  • Complete your sophomore or junior year of high school by June 30 of the year you would attend Summer Scholars and not graduate from high school before the following January.
  • Demonstrate strong academic ability in a challenging curriculum. Students typically have a high school grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Summer Scholars Program Fees

  • Enrollment Fee (due at time of confirmation) - $350
  • Program Fee* - $730

Program fees listed are for the 2022 Summer Scholars Program. All fees are subject to change.

*The total program fee is all-inclusive and covers the cost of all instruction fees and materials, housing and meals (two-person occupancy, all meals included), and daily scheduled activities. Please note, that this does not include personal transportation to and from Oxford, Ohio.

There are a limited number of need-based financial scholarships available for students to attend this program. Students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid must submit verification of eligibility for free/reduced school lunch along with your counselor's recommendation.

For High School Guidance Counselors

High school counselors should submit the following items for any students who apply for the Summer Scholars Program:

  • High school transcript (including current year schedule)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Record of any college aptitude test (PLAN, PSAT, ACT, SAT). This information can be included on the high school transcript (test scores are optional.)
  • If English is not a student's native language, please submit TOEFL scores or a letter from the student's English teacher certifying English language skills. For non-native English speakers, either a college aptitude test score or certification of English language skills is required, not both.
  • For students who want to be considered for need-based financial aid, please submit verification of eligibility for free and reduced school lunch.

These items may be uploaded electronically via the application or sent to:

Summer Scholars Program
Office of Admission
Miami University
301 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056