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Siblings awarded prestigious Stamps Scholarship

Logan Beatty (left) and Hannah Beatty (right) are the first siblings to be awarded the University's top merit scholarship.


The Office of Academic Enhancement (OAE) fosters a community of support for students that emphasizes academic excellence, campus engagement, and professional development.  The OAE introduces students to campus resources, advocates for and mentors students, and connects students with faculty and campus partners. Our office has three units: Academic Initiatives, Prestigious Awards & Fellowships, and Programs of Academic Excellence.

OAE News & Events

Black History Mobile Museum

The OAE honors Black History Month

The Black History Mobile Museum and it's founder Khalid el-Hakim visited the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus on Thursday, displaying a collection of more than 150 artifacts as part of it's latest exhibit-"Hip-Hop at 50."

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Advisors gather for a summit

The OAE collaborated with a number of offices to support academic advisors and other members of the UM student success community by supporting students through the appreciative mindset for a daylong professional development opportunity.

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Experienced Fulbright scholars share experiences with UM students

Prestigious Awards & Fellowships hosted Fulbright in the classroom to learn more about funding opportunities and fellowships for research.

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Empower Me First World Renowned UM Professor and Designer Germaine Barnes

Micah Johnson, associate director for Empower Me First, interviews influential trailblazer Germaine Barnes, principal of Studio Barnes & assistant professor of Architecture for the Febraury First Gen Friday in a collaboration with the Center for Global Black Studies.


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Empower Me First assists underrepresented and first generation students in their transition to college life and their pursuit of educational and career goals by providing academic advocacy, general advising, resource referral and academic support.
Prestigious Awards and Fellowships provides undergraduate students with a range of services to maximize their candidacy for nationally competitive awards, fellowships, and scholarships as well as fosters community among the Foote Fellow Honors students.

Programs of Academic Excellence provides academic support and mentorship to Stamps Scholars, Jenkins Scholars, Gates Scholars, and Hammond Scholars.