Donors have funded more than 140 scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Education, Health, and Society.

Most Miami scholarships require documented financial need and most are administered by the Office of Financial Aid, 121 Nellie Craig Walker Hall, 529-0001.

Prospective students should also be aware of Miami’s Access Initiative, which is designed to help make a Miami degree accessible to all academically qualified students who have total family income that is equal to or less than $35,000.

Another source of financial assistance is the Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant which awards up to $4,000 to students who serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students.

The Charles F. and Claudia E. Cornett Creative Teaching Scholarship 

As an undergraduate student, of junior or senior class standing, majoring in the Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Inquiry who demonstrates creative, out of the box thinking, that is essential to effective problem solving and thus central to excellent teaching, we would like to share more about the Charles F. and Claudia E. Cornett Creative Teaching Scholarship.

The Charles F. and Claudia E. Cornett Creative Teaching Scholarship was established by Charles and Claudia Cornett, both lifelong educators and recipients of Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Miami University.  While creative attributes are innate to all persons, the Cornetts saw the powerful effect of placing creative processes at the forefront of teaching practice. As a high school biology/chemistry teacher, high school principal, and then as a school superintendent, Charles worked to integrate creative problem-solving processes into his teaching and administrative leadership. Claudia did likewise as an elementary teacher, college professor, and author of articles and books, including Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts, a text detailing the centrality of creative thinking in teaching practice and student learning throughout all curricular areas.

If you personify the following creative attributes, we encourage you to apply by completing the online application and share how you represents the characteristics:

  1. inclination to seek out divergent viewpoints,
  2. openness to unusual solutions,
  3. willingness to take risks,
  4. persistence and resilience,
  5. playfulness with words and ideas,
  6. nimbleness in making unusual connections, and
  7. empathy for others.

An application is considered complete upon the submission of the attached form, a personal statement and two references – one internal to your department and one from across campus.  There are further instructions on the application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Heidi Schemmel, Associate Director of Scholarship Management, at (513)529-1279 or