Merit Scholarship

Application Deadline March 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.

Please note, the scholarship application for Summer 2020 closed March 1.


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.

Scholarship information and application processes are subject to change.

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

Merit Scholarship Application Process – Step by Step

1. 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. Apply Here >

2. 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) Apply Here >

Application Deadline: March 1 

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

Contact Us

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

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