UM Black Alumni Society Scholarship

The goal of the UM Black Alumni Society scholarship is to provide need-based financial support to currently enrolled undergraduate students at the University of Miami, recognizing their academic and leadership accomplishments. This scholarship may be applied toward tuition, fees, room and board, or other costs associated with college attendance. 

Eligibility Requirements 

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Enrolled as a full-time student 
  • Completed at least 30 credit hours 
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75


Applicants must submit:

  • a 300-500-word essay sharing how the scholarship would benefit the recipients with their current and future goals and work in the Black community.
  • a resume that contains the following:
    • (1) academic recognition and honors you have received
    • (2) work and/or volunteer experience, 
    • (3) organizations and activities in which you hold or held a leadership role.
  •  a character letter of recommendation (e.g., UM faculty, staff, or administrator, work supervisor, etc.).


Scholarship Process 

  • Only complete applications will be reviewed.
  • Students will be notified by March 31st. 
  • Funds will only be disbursed to currently enrolled students at the time of distribution - 50% in the Fall semester and 50% in the Spring.
  • If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 


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