Merit Scholarship

Application Deadline April 1

The Summer Scholars Merit Scholarship recognizes high achieving high school sophomores and juniors with awards up to $500. Limited scholarship funding is available to eligible applicants applying for the Summer Scholars Three-Week, Credit Program.

Merit Scholarship Application Process – Step by Step

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  • Confirm Eligibility

    The Merit Scholarship is open to applicants applying to the Summer Scholars Three-Week Credit Program.*

    To be considered, both the Summer Scholars Program Application and the Merit Scholarship Application must be submitted by the scholarship deadline.

    Please note: Scholarships cannot be combined with any other discount or tuition grant. If a student is eligible for multiple forms of financial assistance, then the student will be considered for only one form of financial assistance based on eligibility.

    *The Merit Scholarship does not apply to the UM Academies – Two-Week, Non-Credit Program.

  • Submit the Summer Scholars Program Application 

    Before you apply for the Merit Scholarship, you are required to submit the Summer Scholars Program Application online. Please note there is a $75 nonrefundable application fee.

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  • Complete the Merit Scholarship Application 

    Upload your essay with your online application, responding to the following writing prompt: Why should you be considered for the Merit Scholarship? (minimum 300 words)

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  • Apply by the Application Deadline: April 1 

    Both the Summer Scholars Program Application and the Merit Scholarship Application must be submitted by the scholarship deadline – April 1 – to be considered.

Scholarship information and application processes are subject to change.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the application process, please contact us at (305) 284-4000 or