“Miami attracts students from across Ohio and the U.S., as well as from around the world,” said Bethany Perkins, director of admission at Miami.
“This new scholarship affirms our dedication to educating Ohio’s students and affording them the global education, leadership opportunities and innovative learning experiences offered at Miami,” said Perkins.
Miami’s four-year graduation rate ranks number one among public universities in Ohio and number 21 among public universities nationally, said officials.
Claire Wagner, spokeswoman for Miami University, said the 88 scholarships would have a freshman year total value of $1.4 million.
Miami University, which besides its main Oxford campus also has regional schools in Hamilton, Middletown and West Chester Twp., is Butler County’s largest employer.
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School officials said for priority consideration, students should apply to Miami by Dec. 1; no additional scholarship application is necessary.
Scholarships will be based primarily on academic performance, but financial need also will be considered.