University Merit Scholarships

Miami University is pleased to offer merit scholarships to academically accomplished first-year, full-time undergraduate students who enroll on the Oxford campus for Fall 2014. (This scholarship grid does not apply to currently enrolled students.)  The application for admission is used to determine merit scholarship eligibility—no additional form is required. Priority consideration for the full amount in the ranges below will be given to students applying for admission by December 1, 2013.

H.S. GPA**
(4.00 scale)
Additional Requirement Scholarship Amount***
(Ohio Resident)
Scholarship Amount***
(Non-Ohio Resident)
3.70+ Rigorous Coursework $26,200–$52,300
(half to full tuition
per year****)
(half to full tuition
per year****)
3.70+ Rigorous Coursework $16,000–$32,000
($4,000–$8,000 per year)
($6,000–$12,000 per year)
3.70+ Rigorous Coursework $8,000–$24,000
($2,000–$6,000 per year)
($4,000–$8,000 per year)
3.70+ Rigorous Coursework $2,000–$8,000
(up to $2,000 per year)
(up to $4,000 per year)

Students with the grade point averages and test scores listed above are guaranteed scholarships within the ranges specified. Exact scholarship award amounts within each range will be determined by a holistic review of the application for admission and thorough evaluation of academic indicators including, but not limited to: rigor of coursework (based on courses available at high school), high school GPA, and standardized test scores. Award determinations will be based on the official testing and high school transcript information received by Miami University as of March 1, 2014.

In addition to these amounts listed, Miami awards scholarships based upon financial need (determined by the FAFSA), diversity, audition, portfolio, academic performance, athletic ability, and intended area of interest.

* No preference is given for ACT or SAT, and Miami uses the highest test scores submitted. For ACT, the best composite score is used; for SAT, the best Critical Reading and Math sub-scores are used.
** 90.0 or above GPA on a 100 scale. If a high school reports grades on both a 4.0 and a 100 point scale, Miami will always use the GPA on the 4.0 scale.
*** Final amount determined by rigor of coursework, high school GPA, and standardized test scores.
**** Based on Fall 2014 estimated tuition. Estimates are used for the four-year total value.

Scholarships are automatically renewed for four years, provided the student maintains the academic requirements as stipulated in the financial aid award letter.