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Scholarships and Awards

University College Scholarships and Awards

Outstanding Student in Merchandising Award

Presented to an outstanding undergraduate student with potential for leadership in the discipline.


Outstanding Student in Child Development Award

Presented to an outstanding undergraduate student with potential for leadership in the discipline.

Outstanding Paralegal Student Award

Presented to the student demonstrating academic achievement, leadership, and dedication to the discipline.

Outstanding Distance Education Student Award 

Presented to students demonstrating unusual commitment and scholarly endeavor while taking courses online.

Alma Bucovaz Urban Service Award

Presented to the student demonstrating excellence in an academic program addressing urban problems and seeking to ameliorate urban needs.

Faculty Council Award

Awarded to the student who graduated with the overall highest grade point average in the last academic year.

Academic Achievement Award

Presented to students demonstrating academic excellence and scholarly potential in their particular baccalaureate program.

Dean's Award for Special Achievement

Awarded to the student demonstrating achievement, leadership, and determination to complete the baccalaureate program.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Awarded to the outstanding graduate student demonstrating unusual commitment and scholarly endeavor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program or the Master of Professional Studies program. 

University College Alumni Board Book Scholarship

Presented by University College Alumni Chapter.

Alma Bucovaz Urban Service Award

Awarded to a member of the College for commitment to the solving of urban problems through research and outreach. 

Distinguished Faculty Award

Presented to a University College faculty member for demonstrating outstanding service and dedication to University College students.


*Frances Ina Stewart Davies Endowed Scholarship

Presented to a Family & Consumer Sciences undergraduate student exhibiting outstanding academic achievements. (Open to students majoring in Merchandising and Child Development.)


*Edward A. Hamilton Scholarship

Presented to firefighters and dependents of firefighters who are either incoming students or currently enrolled at the University of Memphis and have evidence of financial need.

*Yancey Scholarship

Awarded to adult students (age 25 and older) returning to the University of Memphis who are enrolled and have an approved plan of study for an undergraduate degree in University College.

*Joyce Holeman-Kidd Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in University College who is a non-traditional and first-generation college student.

* Application for University College Scholarships can be completed through Tiger Scholarship Manager.
Tiger Scholarship Manager will be open to accept applications starting November 17th, 2014 and will close on January 26th, 2015.  Recipients will be announced in March by email from University College and the Scholarship Office will notify recipients when the award is available beginning in May. All scholarship awards are intended for the next academic year.
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