Plus One Scholarship. Now accepting application. Apply by October 1. Plus One Scholarship. Now accepting applications. Apply by October 1st.

The Plus One Scholarship program offers individualized educational enrichment by granting University of Miami undergraduates a tuition-free year or semester beyond the normal number of years required to complete an undergraduate degree. The program’s single purpose is to give you the opportunity to broaden and expand your learning and study subjects your current degree requirements and other academic commitments may preclude.

Plus One Scholars earn an enriched degree with additional credit requirements (15 for one semester and 30 for two semesters). Upon completion of the Plus One you will have a BS or BA with enrichment. All coursework taken toward the Plus One can only be used to satisfy the Plus One degree requirements.

The deadline to apply is October 1, 2020.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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  • Who can apply?

    The Plus One Scholarship gives you time to deepen and expand your education, to study something new, to pursue learning for its own sake. If, for instance, your current degree program, major, or pre-professional track constrains your ability to explore a subject in a different realm, you should consider Plus One. Another reason to apply is if you discover a new academic interest too late in your college careers to engage it. This degree program will enable you to do this.

    • Undergraduate students must have completed 30 credits at UM in order to apply for the Plus One.
    • Students must have at least one full semester remaining at UM when applying
    • Students can only apply for the Plus One program once

  • Application

    The Plus One Scholarship application is accessible in Blackboard.  Email your C# to to request access to the Plus One Scholarship organization in Blackboard.

    The Plus One Scholarship is a unique opportunity and requires students to thoughtfully plan out their proposal. This involves meeting with faculty, contacting department chairs, meeting with financial aid, and if incorporating study abroad, meeting with study abroad. 

    This process will take time. Starting the application process shortly before the deadline is not advised.

  • The Plus One Proposal

    Successful applications will propose a set of Plus One courses that represent a clear educational vision, a case for enrichment, and specific goals for learning. You should confer with appropriate faculty when developing your proposal.

    Students typically will apply for Plus One in their fifth or sixth semester (seventh or eighth for the School of Architecture) and present a plan for the next four (or three) semesters that integrates their Plus One degree courses with their current degree requirements. A proposal may include a Study Abroad component, but Study Abroad must be completed before the Plus One funded year or semester. Plus One courses must be taken during the Fall or Spring semesters, not in the summer or during intersession.

    The Plus One Scholars Program only covers tuition. Plus One Scholars are responsible for all other costs including housing.

  • Information Sessions

    We have one information session currently scheduled. Additional may be scheduled through early September.  Attending the information sessions are a chance for students to ask additional questions.

    • July 22nd at 4:30 PM Eastern Time - Visit to register and receive the Zoom information.  Use your UM email address for signing in.

  • GPA and Commencement

    All Plus One courses will be factored into the student’s GPA and will count in all GPA-based honors awards. Plus One Scholars will earn their credential upon successfully completing all degree requirements associated with the Plus One degree.