Financial Assistance

Colorful hammocks suspended across several palm trees at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. Colorful hammocks suspended across several palm trees at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.
We encourage all of our graduate students to visit the Financial Aid & Funding Opportunities webpage on the Graduate School website. There, students will find additional resources regarding internal and external funding sources.

Scholarships

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship: The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship seeks to encourage individuals who have the potential to make a significant positive difference in wilderness protection. The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship is available to current qualified graduate students. It is created in honor of Gloria Barron, a dedicated educator and tireless advocate for wilderness protection, and administered by The Wilderness Society, a leading conservation organization based in Washington, D.C. The scholarship amount varies from year to year. Historically, awards of $15,000 have been given to graduate students to support their research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness. We strongly encourage proposals relating to climate change, as well as other topics regarding wilderness conservation.

The Ruth Segal Scholarship: The Foundation for Outdoor Advertising Research and Education (FOARE) has designated a scholarship for a student studying government affairs, urban affairs, public affairs, or political science. Known as the Ruth Segal Scholarship, the program is named after a long-time member of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) staff, who worked tirelessly to educate federal and state policymakers about the OOH advertising industry. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage the study of issues specifically related to OOH advertising and public affairs.

Fellowships

American Association of University Women International Fellowship: International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts or scientific fields. 

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students: The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

For Veterans & Their Families

Yellow Ribbon Program - The University of Miami and the Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) is an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. This provision of the post 9/11 GI Bill helps cover the expenses of earning a master's degree. Opportunities for study are available for active duty personnel as well. Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are encouraged to visit the official website for the program.

Other Sources of Financial Assistance

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): A form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.