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Miami University
Oxford, OH

Miami University Multicultural Leader Program
Summer Leadership Institute (MLPSLI)

MLPSLI is an intensive residential one-week pre-college program during which academic, leadership, and career choice activities are explored through collaborative work with our corporate and other educational development partners. Throughout the week, MLPSLI participants interact with current Miami University students, faculty, and staff, as well as, professional corporate representatives. Successful applicants for the program have a minimum 3.0 GPA within a college preparatory curriculum and have demonstrated leadership talent during both school and community activities. Last year, the average GPA for successful applicants was 3.50.

Program Dates:
June 21-27, 2003

Prerequisites/Application Process:
Students must meet the following criteria:

  • African American, Asian, Hispanic-Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander, and who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school. (A limited number of students who have completed their sophomore year will be accepted)
  • Non-Multicultural students who have demonstrated a commitment towards making their school and/or community more tolerate in areas of cultural diversity
  • Students completing a challenging college preparatory curriculum within their high school

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School Transcript

A nominal registration fee will be required of all accepted participants.

MLPSLI Scholarships:
Students who successfully complete the program and who are accepted for admission to Miami will receive a renewable merit scholarship awarded only to MLPSLI students. The MLPSLI merit scholarships are awarded at the following three levels; $750, $1500, and $2500 dollars. MLPSLI merit awards, as with additional merit scholarship awards available at Miami, are based on the following:

  • Cumulative high school GPA
  • Class rank
  • Academic curriculum
  • ACT/SAT composite score(s)
  • Extracurricular activities.

David McGuire
Office of Admission
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056-3434


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