The Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship is awarded to diverse high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and who intend to continue their academic pursuits through graduate education. Hammond Scholars receive the full cost of tuition for four years of undergraduate study at UM. A Hammond Scholar must complete a full-time undergraduate program of study with no fewer than 12 credit hours during each of the fall and spring semesters for a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA for the academic year must be maintained at the University of Miami, with the initial calculation at the end of the second semester of attendance. Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
All incoming fall first-year students are automatically considered for merit scholarships. University of Miami scholars are students from across the world whose varied experiences, achievements, and interests help cultivate the vibrant academic community that is the University of Miami. Many rise to the top of our applicant pool and demonstrate significant academic accomplishments in a challenging and well-rounded curriculum, strong work ethic, and meaningful participation in extracurricular activities. Recipients are notified of their award at the time of admission and may receive only one merit scholarship from the Office of Undergraduate Admission.