UM Continues to Welcome Scholars from Hurricane Hit Areas

By UM News

UM Continues to Welcome Scholars from Hurricane Hit Areas

By UM News
The University of Miami continues to welcome professors and eligible students from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean territories impacted by the recent hurricanes to support their research and scholarship.

Currently, academic units throughout the University are coordinating the scholarship interests of 34 undergraduate students and six graduate students. Based on specific areas of study and research, incoming graduate and undergraduate students have been paired with appropriate UM faculty to ensure they receive the necessary support to continue their research.

“As we welcome our neighbors and colleagues, we have established new relationships which will ultimately support the research being done at the University of Miami and throughout our hemisphere,” said Jeffrey Duerk, UM’s executive vice president and provost. “Moving forward, these partnerships, among many others, will be vital contributions to the Hemispheric University Consortium.”

After first announcing the initiative in early October, the University has streamlined the online application to better facilitate the needs of incoming scholars and students for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. Additionally, through the on-line off-campus housing service, incoming students and professors have the opportunity to review available housing options and hosts. University employees interested in serving as hosts for incoming scholars can also use the service to list available off-campus rooms and housing.

Students wanting to take advantage of this opportunity will not be charged tuition by UM. Tuition revenues paid to institutions in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Island, and other affected Caribbean Islands, will remain with those institutions. 

Further, the University has agreed to ensure that all students who study at UM return to their home universities, as was done with students displaced after Hurricane Katrina.

The University of Miami is a global University with a distinctive hemispheric advantage. With its 11 schools and colleges, the University can provide assistance across a wide range of disciplines from the arts and humanities to the social and natural sciences.

Additional information regarding eligibility, online enrollment and off-campus housing opportunities please visit: www.provost.miami.edu/hurricane-outreach.