With the rising costs of higher education, it's becoming more and more important that
students strive to perform to the best of their ability while in high school. Excellence
in academics is rewarded in college by various scholarship offers which often meet
the full financial needs of funding a college education. The two primary factors used
to determine scholarship eligibility, for an academic scholarship, are the high school
gpa and the score received on the entrance examination (ACT/SAT). For instance, at
the University of Memphis, to be considered for one of our academic scholarships,
a student must present a minimum high school gpa of 3.0 or above and a minimum ACT/SAT
of 25/1130. Our more prestigious awards are based on demonstrated academic excellence.
You must apply and be admitted by February 1 to be considered for an academic scholarship.
If you feel you may qualify for any one of the scholarships offered by the University
of Memphis, you are encouraged to apply for admission early in your senior year of
high school. Following admission to the University, you will be notified of your scholarship
eligibility and the scholarship you will be awarded if you accept the offer of admission.
While still in high school, you are encouraged to focus your attention in all of your
subjects in order to achieve the excellence scholarships demand. Dedicate significant
time and effort in preparing for the ACT/SAT examination. Your efforts will likely
be rewarded with scholarship offers that will assist in easing the financial burden
of funding your college education.
The Office of Admissions welcomes you to review the list of scholarships (and requirements) awarded at the University of Memphis by visiting the Scholarship Office online.