The University of Memphis and the Honors Program offer many opportunities for academically
talented students to achieve their goals. For more information about these opportunities,
contact the Honors Program office.
The Honors Program strongly encourages study abroad for its students. Each year The
Honors Program organizes an Honors Spring Break Study Tour, and recent countries visited
include Peru and Ireland. The U of M's Study Abroad Office offers short-term study
tours, semester, academic year, and summer programs in over 160 institutions in 40
countries. Scholarships are available from the Study Abroad Office to support international
study. Please contact the Center for International Programs and Services for more
information at (901) 678-2814 or visit their Web site: http://www.memphis.edu/abroad/index.php
The Washington Center Internships
The University of Memphis has established a partnership with The Washington Center
for Internships and Academic Seminars that provides a unique opportunity for students
to work and study in our nation's capital. Interns pay U of M tuition and fees, and
also receive about $6,000 in financial assistance from the Tennessee Board of Regents
toward The Washington Center's fees, tuition, housing, and transportation. All U
of M financial aid arrangements (Hope Scholarship, University scholarships, etc.)
remain in effect. Go to www.twc.edu for additional information about The Washington Center. To learn how to apply for
the internship, please consult the University Internship Office at (901) 678-3102
or visit their Website: http://www.memphis.edu/internships/.
National Student Exchange
The Honors Program coordinates the National Student Exchange (NSE), which provides
opportunities for undergraduates to study for up to one calendar year at another NSE
member college or university. With more than 170 colleges from which to choose, students
can find a campus with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment
to meet their personal academic interests. There are several funding plans for NSE
study, including the opportunity to pay only U of M tuition while attending another
school. Click here for an application. For further information and advising, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Honors Program encourages students to get involved in research as an undergraduate
at the University of Memphis, and supports undergraduate research in the following
The Honors Program's Undergraduate Research Database assists undergraduates in finding
a research project and faculty mentor in a particular discipline. Follow this link
for more information: Research Database
Works-in-Progress Symposium (WIPS) held at the University of Memphis during the fall
semester gives all undergraduates the opportunity to present individual research.
Although many students make presentations related to their Honors thesis, membership
in the Honors Program is not required to participate in WIPS. Students participating
in WIPS may then apply for sponsorship to the National Conference on Undergraduate
Research (NCUR). For an application packet click here: WIPS Application
National Conference on Undergraduate Research is the largest undergraduate research
conference in the United States. The Honors Program provides financial support for
students to attend this conference each spring, with priority given to honors students.
Non-honors students are not guaranteed funding for this conference, however they may
be eligible. The deadline for NCUR submission is December 1st.
U of M Student Research Forum is held in the spring semester at the University of
Memphis. Sponsored jointly by the Honors Program and the Graduate College, this forum
provides all U of M students with the opportunity to present their research to faculty
The Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council is held each year at a participating Tennessee
institution each February. This conference offers the opportunity to present undergraduate
research at the state-wide level. Students are encouraged to submit an abstract by
December 1st. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for this conference,
contact the Honors Program at email@example.com.
Undergraduate Research Scholar Transcript Designation can be earned by students who
attend both WIPS and NCUR and present at one other approved research forum.