Welcome to the First Scholars® Program

The First Scholars® Program supports first-generation college students and enhances their ability to successfully graduate. The 4-year program is open to incoming first-time, full-time freshmen whose parents did not attend college. Selected students receive personalized support, an annual award of $5,000, which is renewable for a total award of $20,000 over 4 years.  This scholarship cannot be combined with other academic or programmatic scholarships like the Provost, Presidential or Emerging Leaders Scholarship.

If you have any questions about the First Scholars® Program please contact firstscholars@memphis.edu.

Special Announcement

In order to practice the safe measures described by the CDC, our office is now working remotely and can be reached via email at firstscholars@memphis.edu or by phone at 901.678.6041.  Also, for up-to-date information from the University of Memphis regarding COVID-19, please visit memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates.

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