Faculty, staff, and students at the University of Memphis are recognized for their
engaged scholarship both locally and on the national level.
Read more aboout awards won by University of Memphis faculty here...
The University also celebrates engagement through the Engaged Scholarship Award and
Members of the UM community are invited to learn more about such awards below.
The University of Memphis Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship
Sponsored by the Alumni Association, this award recognizes a faculty member’s distinguished
contributions to excellence in engaged scholarship. Nominations are solicited by
colleges during the fall semester each year, and colleges send nominations to the
office of the Vice Provost for Research during the early spring semester. The award
carries a $2000 cash prize and recognition at the annual Faculty Convocation in late
The Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award
The Harold Love Award recognizes outstanding community service in higher education.
Students, faculty, and staff are all eligible for this award which is facilitated
by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and is accompanied by a $1000 cash prize.
Nominations must be submitted by March 15th of each year.
The Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) sponsors the Lynton
Award to honor early career faculty members who demonstrate exemplary engaged scholarship
in both the classroom and the community. UniversityofMemphisprofessor Dr. Katherine
Lambert-Pennington recently won this award for her excellent work at the U of M and
The Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award
This award honors student leaders committed to solving challenges that face local
communities. Sophomores and juniors are eligible for this award. Only one student
per year can be nominated from qualifying campuses, and nominations must be made by
The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award
Another award sponsored by Campus Compact, the Thomas Ehrlich Award-- honors senior
faculty members for excellence in engaged scholarship. Application materials are
due each year in April and awardees are selected based on their work in the classroom
as well as the University and community levels.
The C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award and the Outreach Scholarship WK Kellogg
Foundation Engagement Award
Sponsored by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the
National Outreach Scholarship Conference, the Magrath/Kellogg awards recognize excellence
in engaged scholarship at four year public universities.