Entering Freshmen Scholarships

Fogelman College of Business & Economics High Ability Students Scholarship

  • Freshman enrollees must have a minimum ACT score of 27; sophomore, juniors or seniors must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3
  • Shall be enrolled or in the process of being enrolled as a major in the College of Business
  • Shall maintain a 3.3 minimum GPA each semester as condition of eligibility for future scholarship awards
  • The recipient must catty a full-time schedule of a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester
  • Financial need may, but does not have to be consideration in reviewing candidates
  • All of above criteria must be met to be eligible for this scholarship

G. Douglas Edwards Family Endowed Scholarship

  • Must be a full time declared business major
  • Freshmen enrollees shall have a minimum ACT score of 27
  • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The John C. Kelley Legacy Scholarship

  • Declared undergraduate business major
  • Must have a minimum ACT score of 23
  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Must be a resident of the mid-south and a proven leader of their community
  • Must complete at least 15 hours of community service each semester.

The Legacy Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Willard Sparks

  • Entering freshman enrolled at UofM and pursuing a degree in either technology, agribusiness, or general business
  • A minimum of a 23 on the ACT
  • must live in the Mid-South region and be proven leaders in their community
  • must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must participate in 15 hours of community service each semester
  • A student may receive this scholarship for four years if criteria are met

Larry D. Cox Scholarship

  • Must be a undergraduate student majoring in Business
  • Underrepresented student with permanent residence in Shelby County, TN
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and ACT score of 24 and enrolled in 12 credit hours
  • Graduate of a Shelby County, TN public high school
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined after review of the student's completed FAFSA  (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) form.

Mathis Family Insurance Scholarship

  • Declared major in Finance with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher from High School or maintained in college
  • Preference to those employed part-time

Morgan Morton Family Scholarship

  • Current resident of the Town of Collierville, TN and is a graduate of one of its public high schools
  • Has attained a 3.0 or higher high school GPA
  • Has demonstrated interest in Business and is a full time declared business major
  • Has demonstrated leadership in his or her high school or is eligible for participation in the University of Memphis Emerging Leaders Programs
  • Preference to student who demonstrates financial need.

Papasan Family Endowed Scholarship

  • Declared undergraduate or graduate business major
  • Shall demonstrate a financial need as well as outstanding academic promise
  • Freshman must have scored a 25 or higher on the ACT and upper class and graduate students shall have maintained a 3.0 GPA
  • Preference will be given to a student whose parent, guardian, or grandparent is, or has been, an employee of Memphis Light Gas and Water.

Roy W. & Sue T. Black Scholarship

  • African-American or Hispanic students majoring in business
  • Must be a graduate of a high school in Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Lauderdale or McNairy county
  • Preference will be given to freshman and Hardeman County High School graduate
  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • If all requirements are met recipient may retain this award until the undergraduate degree is obtained or for a maximum of 5 consecutive years, whichever comes first.

Shelton & Brucene Harrison Scholarship

  • Incoming freshman must have been in the upper third of their high school class
  • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors must attain and maintain overall GPA of 3.0
  • Declared marketing or management major
  • Preference given to students in need of financial assistance.

S.L. Kopald Scholarship

  • Must be a graduate of a Memphis/Shelby County high school
  • Declared Marketing major
  • Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Freshman must have a minimum ACT score of 26.

SunTrust Scholarship Fund for Entering Freshman

  • Declared Undergraduate business major
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must live in Shelby County or reside within 30 miles of Shelby County
  • Must have a 3.0 High School GPA or higher
  • Must have a minimum ACT score of 22
  • Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative collegiate GPA