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Part-Time Master's Graduate Fellowship


The Academic Fund of the University of Memphis provides funds to attract high caliber master's students who are only able to attend this university part-time and are thus unable to access many traditional forms of support.

Awardees will receive $1,500 ($750 per semester; this does not include a tuition scholarship) and be designated "Master's Fellow in (Department)". Up to 10 awards are available each academic year.


  • Students must be fully admitted to a graduate program by February 21, 2015 for Fall 2015 competition.
  • Students must not be previously enrolled in that program.

Nomination Process:

  • Departments will recommend candidates to the Dean of their college or school. Determined by a competitive process at the college or school, each Dean will recommend students in ranked order to the Vice Provost for Graduate Programs.
  • The recommendation consists of a completed Graduate School Competitive Awards Nomination Form with required supporting documentation and any other relevant materials required by the college or school.

Terms of the Award:

  • Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 in order to receive the second term funding. This award is limited to one year.
  • Recipients must not hold a graduate assistantship or be employed by The University of Memphis in any way.
  • Recipients must enroll for a MINIMUM OF THREE or a MAXIMUM OF EIGHT credit hours.

Nomination Form: The form is also available in the Graduate School, Administration 215.

DEADLINE MAY 13, 2015 Recommendations from the College should be forwarded to:

Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal
Vice Provost for Graduate Programs
Administration Building 215

Graduate School
Administration Bldg. 215
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-4212
Fax: (901) 678-0378

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