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Elizabeth and Harold Robinson Scholars and Fellows Fund

Established to honor the parents of alumnus J. Michael Robinson, the Elizabeth and Harold Robinson Scholars and Fellows helps in the recruitment and retention of outstanding students. 

Based on availability, funding for the award is about $3,000 per year. It is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students, majoring in programs within CFA. Incoming freshmen may also apply.

Awards are based on academic and creative achievement. Financial need may also be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Process


 

Eligibility Criteria

Incoming Freshmen
To be eligible for the scholarship, incoming freshmen must

  • first be admitted to the University of Memphis,
  • major in one of CCFA's programs,
  • complete any special admission requirements of the programs of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, and
  • have a minimum ACT score of 24. 

The award is renewed yearly, if the recipient:

  • is enrolled full-time in a CCFA program and
  • maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0.

If in good standing, recipients may retain the award for (4) years or until completion of their degree, whichever comes first. 

Undergraduate Students
Current CCFA undergraduate students who wish to be considered must:

  • have a GPA of 3.3 or above
  • be enrolled full-time in a CCFA program, and
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

If in good standing, recipients may retain the award for (4) years or until completion of their degree, whichever comes first. 

Graduate Students
Graduate students who wish to be considered must:

  • major in one of CCFA's programs,
  • be admitted to graduate school before applying,
  • be enrolled full-time in a CCFA program and
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25.

If in good standing, recipients may retain the award for (3) years or until completion of their degree, whichever comes first.

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Selection Process

Applications for the 2013-14 academic year, should be turned into the dean's office, 232 CFA Building, by the required due date. 

The selection of award recipients is coordinated through the University's Scholarship Office and the Robinson Fund Committee within CCFA. The selection of fellowship recipients is coordinated through CCFA.

If you are interested in applying, print out an application or get a copy from the dean's office, 232 CFA Building. When the application is complete, return it and the following to the dean's office:

  • a one to two page essay indicating how you meet the qualifications for the scholarship or explain what effect this scholarship will have on your future plans
  • a copy of your most recent academic transcript.

If you wish financial need to be considered, they should include information showing that they have qualified for one of the Student Financial Assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Scholarship Brochure

2014/2015 Application Form

Application deadline is Jan. 24, 2014. Mail or deliver complete applications to:

Sasha Robeson
Robinson Scholarship Coordinator
College of Communication and Fine Arts
232 CFA Building
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

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