Honors Programs

Less Lecturing. More Life-Changing.
Less Lecturing. More Life-Changing.

Miami has several high-powered programs that connect exceptional students with extraordinary academic opportunities: the Presidential Fellows Program, the Prodesse Scholars Program, and the Honors College.

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Presidential Fellows Program

Presidential Fellows

Earn Miami’s top scholarship and participate in exclusive programming. Top faculty will be your mentors and help you compete for prestigious national and international fellowships.


  • Four-year scholarship covering tuition & fees and room & board
  • $5,000 academic enrichment stipend
  • Exclusive programs and activities

Firm Application Deadline: December 1

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Prodesse Scholars Program

Work closely with an outstanding faculty member and a team of scholars as you engage in one of nearly a dozen interdisciplinary areas of study, such as social justice, environment & sustainability, creativity & innovation, and leadership.


  • Annual scholarship of $1,000-$2,000
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Customized career counseling

Priority Application Deadline: December 1

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Honors College

Access rigorous courses and funding for research, independent projects, and study abroad while benefiting from personalized advising that supports your studies and career goals.


  • Guaranteed admission to select graduate programs
  • Research opportunities with top faculty
  • Residential college with faculty in residence

Priority Application Deadline: December 1

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Miami is among a select group of universities in the nation to have produced a Rhodes, Truman, and Goldwater scholar in the same academic year

National Awards/Fellowships

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Miami University had 26 students and alumni win national fellowships. Winners included:

  • Nine Fulbright Scholars (the most in Miami University history)
  • Two Goldwater Recipients (marking the seventh consecutive year in which a Miami student has won this fellowship)
  • One Truman Scholar