College Scholarships [not discipline-specific]
In addition to scholarships offered by departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, the College also offers several scholarship opportunities. The following scholarships are for undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences students only, unless otherwise indicated. Each fall information on scholarship opportunities and the scholarship application process for the next academic year is distributed by the Scholarship Office.
Please review the information for the scholarships below to see if you qualify. If you have questions, contact the Scholarship Office at 678-3231 or at email@example.com. Visit the UofM Scholarship website for more information.
College of Arts & Sciences Liasian: Ron Serino, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reed C. Baskin Legacy Scholarship in honor of Mildred and Carl Baskin
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in any discipline in the College of Arts & Sciences who has a minimum ACT score of 23, who lives in the Mid-South region, and who is a proven leader in the community. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and participate in fifteen hours of community service.
College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter Book Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled full-time as juniors or seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences, and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
General Herbert L. Grills Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in any discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences. Freshmen with a minimum ACT of 27, and upperclassmen with a minimum GPA of 2.80 are eligible. Students must be enrolled full-time.
Dr. Roger Hiatt Pre-Med Studies Scholarship
The recipients of this scholarship shall be students enrolled at the University of Memphis and pursuing Pre-Med Studies. Preference will be given to rising sophomores and juniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, reflecting academic success at the University and promise in medical school. Recipients may reapply for funding for a subsequent year providing they maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Joe D. Hinson Scholarship
The Joe D. Hinson Scholarship will provide a scholarship to a student within the College of Arts & Sciences who may need financial help to complete their degree. These students are typically in their final semester(s), have exhausted other sources of funding, have financial need, and generally do not qualify for other merit-based funding. The criteria are intended to remain as flexible as possible so as not to prevent a deserving student from receiving these funds, but provide some guidance regarding the intended recipients. The overall mission for this fund is to help these students finish their degree and be productive citizens after graduation.
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in any discipline in the College of Arts & Sciences. Students must be enrolled full-time and have proven academic merit.
Lisa and David Jennings Scholarship (College of Arts & Sciences)
1. To provide a scholarship restricted to Undergraduate students
2. Who are from the Memphis Metropolitan area (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Memphis -Forrest City, TN-AR-MS Combined Statistical Area)
3. Attending the University of Memphis
4. Demonstrated financial need
5. Majoring in, or who intend to major in, the following programs: students in College of Arts & Sciences.
Dr. Russell A. Jones Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to seniors majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or a related science discipline, and who are pursuing careers at physicians. Recipients must be full-time students, and have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in their major.
Matthew Seth McGaughran Scholarship
The recipients of this scholarship shall be qualified and deserving students enrolled at The University of Memphis. Scholarship recipients shall be students pursuing a degree in History, Sociology, or Geography through the College of Arts and Sciences, have a minimum ACT score of 23, or a grade point average of 3.00. Preference will be given to high-ability students with a demonstrated financial need.
Trayvon Martin Social Justice Scholarship (College of Arts and Sciences)
The recipient of this scholarship:
1. Shall be a full-time student
2. In good standing and enrolled at the University of Memphis and
3. Shall be selected according to the following criteria:
a. Has attained at least sophomore status
b. Has no less than a 2.75 GPA
c. Has a declared major in the College of Arts & Sciences
d. Has a demonstrated interest in studying and contributing to the enhancement of Social Justice as evidenced in several ways, including:
1. submission of a personal written statement delineating their commitment to social justice,
2. submission of a personal resume
3. academic interests, and
4. extra-curricular activities
Dr. H. Franklin Miller Memorial Scholarship
This award(s) shall be given to junior or senior pre-dentistry students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Recipients must demonstrate a financial need and have a 3.25 GPA. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation and a statement on their interest in a career in dentistry.
Joseph N. Mitchell and Nancy Mitchell Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students who have completed two years of college. Students must be enrolled full-time, with a declared major in the College of Arts & Sciences. They must maintain a GPA of 3.25. There is a possibility of renewal for a total of four semesters. Candidates must apply each year for renewed support.
Marcus Orr Humanities Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in the Humanities (English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, History, Art History, or Musicology). Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 or other demonstrated potential for academic distinction. Students must be enrolled full-time.
Dr. Naseeb Shaheen Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Geography who plan to become high school teachers in one or more of these subjects. Students must be enrolled full-time, be classified at juniors, seniors, or entering MAT/Secondary Licensure students, display financial need, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50, and be residents of Tennessee or of one of the following: Desoto or Marshall County in Mississippi, Crittenden County in Arkansas.
Thomas N. Stern Pre-Med Scholarship endowed by the Stern Cardiovascular Center
This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing pre-med studies. Preference is given to seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.50, with demonstrated financial need, acceptance into medical school, and a permanent address that is within a 75-mile radius of the University of Memphis.
June Peoples Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to first generation college students who have a 2.75+ GPA and have 30+ hours (rising Sophomore or above) and is not getting other scholarships, with the exception of HOPE and Pell Grants.
Richard McCully Scholarship
Arts & Sciences students, selected by the Dean and Associate Deans
Robert Wright Dental Scholarship (College of Arts and Sciences)
This award(s) shall be given to rising junior and senior pre-dental or graduate students
attempting to enter dental school.
1. Recipients must demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in dentistry and
2. have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
3. Students meeting these criteria and showing financial need, or those without other scholarships, shall be given preference.
This scholarship shall be renewable for up to one year, allowing a student to receive it for two years.