Donor Scholarships

Endowed/gift donor scholarships are awarded to current students through the Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office by submission of financial aid applications such as the FAFSA and CSS College Board Profile and are based on financial need. However, there are several donor scholarships that do require an additional application and further information. Please see below for a list of these scholarships:

Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be available January 2022.  

Alex Rodriguez Scholarship

To qualify for the Alex Rodriguez Scholarship you must:

  1. Be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Miami,
  2. Have a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher,
  3. Be a current member of the Boy's and Girl's club,
  4. File a current year FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and CSS Profile
Download the Application


Chick-fil-A Bowl Scholarship

This award is given to students from the National Football Foundation's Play It Smart Program in Atlanta, GA. Chick-fil-A Bowl Scholarship/Play It Smart recipients will receive the renewable award up to a total of four years or until they graduate as long as funding remains available and the student remains in good standing at the University of Miami. Should no Play It Smart Students be identified, then all graduates from Georgia High Schools will be considered for a non-renewable annual award with preference given to those from Metropolitan Atlanta High Schools.

Download the Application

 

Colonel Alice A. Kerr Veteran's Scholarship Fund

In order to qualify for the Colonel Alice A. Kerr Veteran's Scholarship Fund, you must: 

  1. Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in a good standing at the University of Miami
  2. Be a student that has served honorably while on active duty in the armed forces of the United States. 
  3. Demonstrate financial need as determined by current UM need analysis policies upon receipt of a processed current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS College Board Profile. Graduate students do not need to complete the CSS Profile application.   
Download the Application - The 2021-22 recipient has been chosen. 

 

Nicaraguan Student Scholarship

To qualify for the Nicaraguan Student Scholarship you must:

  1. Be of Nicaraguan heritage or born in Nicaragua,
  2. Be a United States citizen or permanent resident,
  3. Be working toward a first baccalaureate degree at the University of Miami enrolled in a select major (see application for list of majors);
  4. Be in good academic standing with the University (2.0 Cumulative GPA or higher),
  5. Demonstrate financial need as determined by current UM need analysis policies upon receipt of a processed current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile.
Download the Application 


S.M. Fogel September 11 Memorial Scholarship

In order to qualify for scholarship, you must:

  1. Be a dependent child of a person who lost their life in the air or on the ground during the tragic events of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, or Shanksville.
  2. Be a full-time student in good standing at the University of Miami.
Download the Application

 

University of Miami Broward Women's Guild Scholarship

Applicant must be a female graduate of a Broward County high school with a 3.0 cumulative average. Also, the applicant must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of Miami, demonstrate financial need, and plan to enroll for the Fall semester at the University of Miami.

Amount of Scholarship: Up to $2,000

Download the Application - The 2021-22 recipient has been chosen.
 

University of Miami Women's Guild Scholarship

Women, age 20 or over, whose previous academic achievement has been above average and whose undergraduate or graduate studies have been interrupted or postponed for one year or more due to family, career, monetary or other personal reasons. Additionally, applicants must be currently accepted to or enrolled in a degree-seeking program the University of Miami, be enrolled full time (at least 9 credit hours a semester or more) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants must be residents of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach County prior to attending the University of Miami.

Amount of Scholarship: Up to $10,000

Download the Application

 

WWMA & UM Black Alumni Society Scholarship 

Students interested in applying for either the WWMA or BAS scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Completed at least 30 credit hours at UM
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of
    • 3.0 GPA or higher for WWMA or
    • 2.75 GPA for BAS 
  • Demonstrate financial need based on a current year FAFSA and CSS Profile Applications 
  • Applications must be submitted to the Office of Academic Enhancement 
Please contact Dorean Gordon Williams at dgordonwilliams@miami.edu for application instructions.