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College of Professional & Liberal Studies Scholarships and Awards

Application for College or Professional & Liberal Studies Scholarships can be completed through Tiger Scholarship Manager.

Frances Ina Stewart Davies Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student in Merchandising OR Child Development & Family Studies exhibiting outstanding academic achievements. (Open to students majoring in Merchandising concentrations and Child Development & Family Studies concentrations.)

Edward A. Hamilton Scholarship

Awarded 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 the College of Professional & Liberal Studies.

Joyce Holeman-Kidd Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in College of Professional & Liberal Studies who is a non-traditional and first-generation college student.

FedEx Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Professional & Liberal Studies Commercial Aviation program. This is a non-renewable, $10,000 scholarship per student. Please note: the scholarship is open to students already holding a FAA Private Pilot's license, or greater. The scholarship committee will select the best-qualified candidates from a highly competitive pool of applicants. Please carefully read the requirements identified in the Tiger Scholarship Manager.

Outstanding Student in Merchandising Award

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

Outstanding Student in Child Development & Family Studies Award

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

Outstanding Student in Legal Studies Award

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

Outstanding Online 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, the Master of Professional Studies program, or the Doctor of Liberal Studies program. 

Dr. Dan Lattimore Innovation Award

Awarded to a College of Professional & Liberal Studies graduate student who reflects innovative spirit, dedication, and leadership within the college and their chosen field.

College of Professional & Liberal Studies Alumni Board Book Scholarship

Presented by College of Professional & Liberal Studies 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 College of Professional & Liberal Studies faculty member for demonstrating outstanding service and dedication to College of Professional & Liberal Studies students.