Honors News Room

Honors College Summer Research Fellowship

The Helen Hardin Honors College provides funding for a summer research fellowship to promote research and creative activity among honors students. The purpose of the program is to provide honors students with the time, financial support, and faculty mentoring to pursue meaningful research and creative projects in the summer. Selected Fellows will receive funding to present their research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research and other national or regional honors conferences. By participating in the extensive research requirements of the program and by presenting their research at conferences, Fellows will earn the University's "Undergraduate Research Scholar" designation on their transcript.

• A student fellowship award of $2,400
• A student allowance of up to $1,000 for research-related expenses (specialized software, research supplies, etc.)
• Professional support funds for faculty mentors ($700)


Students may only receive one fellowship during their time at the University of Memphis and the fellowship must be used for the summer in which it awarded.

Program application is open to any honors student who:

• Is in good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA, not on probation, etc.),
• Will have completed his/her sophomore year (defined as having a minimum of 60 credit hours) or junior year prior to the beginning of the 2018 Summer Session,
• Will enroll for at least one semester at the University as an undergraduate student after the completion of the summer fellowship,
• Agrees to be involved in the program, from June 4 to August 10, and forgo any courses, employment, or internships that would interfere with participation in the 10-week program.


Click HERE for the application instructions.  Application deadline is March 30, 2018.

Truman Finalist from the Honors College

We are excited to announce that Kevyanna Rawls, UofM honors student, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship. The Truman Foundation reviewed 756 files from 313 institutions. Students were selected based on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement. Kevyanna is a junior majoring in English and African & African-American Studies. Click HERE>> to learn more about the Truman Scholarship.

Congratulations and best wishes, Kevyanna!

Congratulations 2018 HSO Leadership Team!

President - Reid Russom
Vice President - Kix Patterson
Treasurer - Avery Glenn
Service Chairs - Mandy Campbell, Balqiss Alattiyat, Megan Williams
Outreach Chairs - Katlyn Morris, Rosa Perez
Media Relations I - Mia Stephens
Media Relations II - Brook Gardner




Taking Research on the Road: Posters at the Capitol

Each year some of our undergraduates get the opportunity to take research on the road! This year we are proud to be sending 6 students to Nashville to present their research and meet with legislators. Check out their projects >>