The UofM Adult Scholarship

The UofM Adult Scholarship Program is designed to help adult students reach their educational goals. This highly competitive and renewable scholarship is awarded annually to a limited number of students.

Award Amount

  • $5,500 per year for full-time students

  • $2,750 per year for part-time students

Scholarship Criteria and Requirements

  • In-state and out-of-state undergraduate students are eligible.

  • Must be pursuing first undergraduate degree to be eligible. New students should apply for admission and be accepted as a degree seeking undergraduate student by March 1 of the application year.

  • Students must reach their 25th birthday by August 1st of the application year.

  • Current students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and new students must meet Adult Admission requirements to be considered for selection.

  • Part-time students must complete a minimum of 6 hours and full-time students must complete a minimum of 12 hours per semester.

  • Preference given to students who do not already have a scholarship.


How to apply:

  • Access the Tiger Scholarship Manager in the MyMemphis Portal.

  • Select "Adult Scholarship" under Opportunities

  • Complete the online application.

  • Attach the required essay (500 words or less; Detailing "Why you need or deserve an Adult Scholarship")

Please follow the link below for more detailed instructions and information about  renewal requirements, supplemental questions and how to apply.