Professional Attire Grant

Miami University students who are enrolled full-time, have a financial need, and in the pursuit of a professional opportunity may apply for the Professional Attire Fund.

Determination of who gets funded will be based on the applicants financial need, strength of application materials, and availability of funds.

The Professional Attire Fund will provide up to $300 in funding for students who need assistance with purchasing professional attire to help secure a job, internship or attending a professional event. Attire includes suits, button-down shirts, blazers, cardigans, dress pants, blouses, ties, dress shirts, socks, and shoes.

Awardees are not allowed to purchase casual attire, khakis, jeans of any kind, polo shirts, t-shirts, accessories, undergarments, work boots, uniforms, or lab attire.

Photo of Miami students looking through professional clothing
Photo of student looking through professional clothing

Funding requests may be fully funded, partially funded, or declined depending on an applicants financial need, strength of application materials, and the availability of funds.

Approved applicants will schedule a meeting with Tekeia N. K. Howard, Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives, in the Center for Career Exploration & Success, to make the appropriate arrangements to fit the request. It will take 2 weeks for funding to be dispersed — please plan ahead.