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A number of scholarships are available to entering students, including academic merit awards, diversity awards, and awards for students with demonstrated financial need. Some scholarship awards are based on the information in the application, while others require additional information. If you are interested in being considered for first-year scholarships, you are encouraged to complete the optional application questions and submit any necessary information. Scholarship award letters are usually sent by April 1.

Through state appropriations and the generous donations of law school alumni and friends, over $600,000 in scholarship assistance has traditionally been awarded in previous academic years. Awards range from $1,000 to full in-state tuition.

First-Year Scholarships

A variety of scholarship awards are available for first-year students, including academic merit awards, diversity awards, and awards for students with demonstrated financial need. Many of these scholarships are renewable for subsequent years. Some scholarship awards are based on the information in the application for admission, while others require additional information.

If you are interested in being considered for first-year scholarships, you are encouraged to complete the optional application questions and submit any necessary information. Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as possible of their scholarship award, usually by April 1. In order to ensure full consideration for scholarships, applicants should submit their application for admission by the March 15 deadline.

Rising Second- and Third-Year Student Scholarships

(Returning Law Students Only)

Returning law students interested in applying for law scholarships have multiple options. The deadline to apply for all scholarships is March 23, 2015. There are three different online scholarship applications. Please review the various types of funding and make sure you complete the appropriate online application(s). When applying for a scholarship, students are advised to pay close attention to each of the mandatory application requirements.


Humphreys Fellowship, Herff, and Faculty Emeritus Renewal Applicants

Students interested in being a Humphreys Fellow should use this online application. Students who currently hold a Humphreys Fellowship, Faculty Emeritus or Herff Scholarship must complete this online application as well. You will be required to upload a current resume and answer a number of questions about your law interests. In order to be fully considered for one of these scholarships, you must consent to releasing your law school grade point average and class rank to the faculty and staff. Students who failure to upload a resume and give consent will not receive consideration. Please name your resume by your last name with uploading. DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 25, 2015.


Students interested in being considered for Memphis Access and Diversity Scholarships need to complete the online application by March 23, 2015. You will be asked to complete a 250 word essay on how you contribute to Diversity at the University of Memphis School of Law. Please review the Diversity criteria prior to applying. Current Memphis Access and Diversity recipients must complete this online application as well. Candidates will be notified in June after Spring 2015 grades and class rank have been released. No resume or letters of recommendation are required. DEADLINE: MARCH 23, 2015


There are a number of scholarships that are awarded to law students annually. These endowed scholarships require applicants to complete an online application. All scholarships require applicants to also upload a resume. Please save your resume document as your last name first, then first name before you upload it online (i.e. "Smith, John"). To access these scholarships, interested returning law students should follow the instruction below after accessing their myMemphis account. The deadline is MARCH 23, 2015.

Other Law School Scholarships

  • Go to your myMemphis account
  • Click on "Account$" tab
  • Sign in to your profile using Memphis credentials
  • First page is "Your General Application"
  • When completed please click on Blue "Finish & Continue" button
  • Your "recommended Opportunities" will be available for you based on your answers
  • Detailed information on scholarship is available by clicking the "apply" button

For further details regarding the scholarship process please refer to the PowerPoint presentation linked below.

Outside Scholarships

A list of outside scholarships, criteria, award amounts, and deadlines are listed below. For more information on each scholarship, click the scholarship name for a full application. These scholarships are not administered by the University of Memphis School of Law. Also, please use the links at the bottom of the page to connect to scholarship search engines that may be helpful in finding alternative sources of school financing.




The National Bar Association - Ben F. Jones Chapter Scholarship Unspecified October
The Richard Linn American Inn of court Mark T. Banner Scholarship $5,000 November
Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship $5,000 January
Baker Hostetler Diversity Fellowship Program $0 - $25,000 October
Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLP $3,000 November 28
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Applications available here October 1
Unspecified January
Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarship $1,000 May
Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Varies June
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Varies April
Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning $500


GP LSAT Prep Law Student Scholarship  $1,000

January & June

Robert Masur Fellowship Competition  $1,000


Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship  $3,000


Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship  $1,000


Trial Advocacy Scholarship  $2,500


Mike Eidson Scholarship  $5,000

 May 1

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship  $10,000


Anne Schneider Chapter of Lawyers' Association for Women of Jackson, TN. Application requests should be addressed to: Mary Jo Middlebrooks, Middlebrooks & Gray, P.A.P.O. Box 1085, Jackson, TN  38302


 September 10

Avon N. Williams & Robert Lillard Law Scholarship


 November 1

Howard Fox Memorial Scholarship


 April 1

Salvi, Schostok, & Pritchard P.C



Charles R. Ullman & Associates


 April 15

DRI's Law Student Diversity Scholarship


 April 19

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Law Student Scholarships


 May 1

Trusp Young Lawyers Scholarship



Appelman Law Firm Criminal Defense Law Scholarship



Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship


May 1

Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation


April 1

Farzad Family Law Annual Scholarship


December 15

Step Ahead Scholarship


April 15

Davis Devin Livingston Scholarship


July 15

Appel Law Firm Scholarship


July 1

Bond & Botes Financial Hardship Scholarship


July 16

Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Law Scholarship


August 10

Luvera Law Firm Scholarship


August 10

Staver Law Group


November 15

Asian Heritage Law Scholarship


August 1 

Injury Lawyer News Disability Scholarship


December 31

A Step Ahead Foundation


April 15

Access To Advocacy Award


May 31

The Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship


May 31

Goodman Acker, P.C. Law Scholarship


December 1


Scholarship Search Engines

FastWeb - http://www.fastweb.com
StudentScholarshipSearch - http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com
FinAid - http://www.finaid.org