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River City Partnership Undergraduate Program

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Now Accepting Scholarship Applications. To learn more about the River City Partnership and how to apply, view information below and fill out our interest form.

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Bachelor of Science in Education

The River City Partnership Bachelor of Science in Education program provides in-coming first-year college students with a unique opportunity to experience and explore teaching in our Memphis public and charter schools. RCP Undergraduate Teacher Scholars can major in the following:

  • Elementary Education (K-5th grade) and Special Education (K-12th grade), Teaching All Learners (BSEd)
  • Early Childhood Education (Pre-K to 3rd grade), Human Development & Learning (BSEd)
  • Secondary Mathematics (6-12th grade)

Learn more about course requirements and the teacher preparation program by visiting the Office of Teacher Education and Clinical Practice>

Why Join the River City Partnership?

River City Undergraduate Teacher Scholars Receive:

  • $4500 (per academic year) River City Partnership Scholarship
  • Paid UofM application, freshman orientation and Frosh Camp fees
  •  A first-year book voucher worth approximately $1,000
  • Additional qualifying merit-based scholarships opportunities available including:

How to Apply

Undergraduate Application Process

  • Admission to the University of Memphis as a freshman
  • Complete the River City Partnership Teacher Scholars Application.
  • Scholarship Essay (250-500 word) that describes your interest in becoming a River City Teacher Scholar and teaching in Memphis
  • Two letters of recommendation from school officials (e.g., teacher, principal, school counselor, coach) or a community member.
  • Complete general scholarship application in Tiger Scholarship Manager>
  • RCP Teacher Scholar Interview

Become a RCP Teacher Scholar

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Please contact rivercitycoe@memphis.edu> with questions about the River City Partnership Undergraduate Scholarship application process. View the RCP Undergraduate Application Checklist>.

Step 1: Apply to the UofM as a freshman
Step 2: Apply for the River City Partnership Teacher Scholars Program
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tep 3: Apply for the River City Partnership Teacher Scholars Award in Tiger Scholarship Manager

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