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DESCRIPTION: The Herff Fellowship provides financial support to outstanding graduate students in the Herff College of Engineering to support their studies toward the MS or PhD degree. MS students are supported for a maximum of 3 semesters, and PhD students for a maximum of 5 semesters (excluding summers). The annual stipend typically ranges between $17,000 and $20,000 per academic year plus tuition. Applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of the graduate coordinators from the eligible departments within the college and one non-Herff College member. Awards are granted to highly qualified applicants consistent with Herff College goals.

Graduate Herff Fellowship Application Instructions

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DEADLINE: Applications are to be emailed to herffgradfellowapps@memphis.edu or mailed to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Herff College of Engineering, Engineering Administration 202B , University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 and received no later than March 1st to be considered for the following academic year. If March 1st falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline will be extended to the following Monday. The notification process will begin in April or earlier.

EXPECTATIONS: Candidates should define their research interests and identify their potential faculty advisor when applying for a Fellowship. International recipients must be present on campus two weeks before the start of classes to finalize the award. Domestic recipients must be present on campus one week before the start of classes to finalize the award. Recipients who miss these deadlines may forfeit the award for that semester and possibly the academic year. Specific duties of the student will be assigned by the Department Chairs in consultation with Herff College Administration and may include tutoring engineering students or laboratory instruction.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include: Bachelors degree graduates intending to pursue graduate studies, Masters degree graduates (or candidates), and current PhD candidates from accredited engineering programs.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Letters of recommendation are to be submitted using the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Personal Potential Index (PPI) and sent to Graduate Admissions. For more information go to: http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/admproc.php


  • Be admitted to the graduate program by the Graduate School and the College of Engineering, and/or the appropriate Engineering Department;
  • Possess appropriate verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate potential for success in the engineering profession through past honors/awards, leadership, publications and professional experience(s).
  • Identify a major faculty advisor and research interest for their graduate studies.
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