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2025-26 Tiger Scholarship Manager opens Nov. 2024.

You are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Tiger Scholarship Manager, which helps match you with the financial resources you need to pursue your education. Log in to your myMemphis portal to apply. More information can be found at the UofM Scholarship Website. » PDF Tiger Scholarship How-To Guide

Jane Nuckolls Scholarship in Environmental Nutrition

  • Environmental Nutrition graduate student
  • Interest in hunger issues and a potential for positively impacting feeding those in need
  • Deadline 2/1/2025

Dr. Sharon van Oteghen Undergraduate Book Scholarship

  • Undergraduate student
  • Declared major within the College of Health Sciences
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Deadline 2/1/2025

Mildred A. Reeves Scholarship for Clinical Nutrition

  • Clinical Nutrition graduate student (full-time student/enrolled min. 9 hrs)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Deadline 2/1/2025

Dr. Mary Ann Smith Scholarship in Clinical Nutrition

  • Clinical Nutrition graduate student
  • Student with interest in pediatric nutrition
  • Minimum cumulative GPA or 3.25
  • Deadline 2/1/2025

Elma Roane Scholarship

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Junior, senior or graduate female students with declared major in College of Health Sciences
  • Full time student (12 hours for undergraduate, 9 hours for graduate)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for undergraduates, 3.25 for graduates
  • Desire to work with young people through teaching, coaching, sports leadership or athletic training and declared major in this discipline
  • Deadline 2/1/2025

Dockery Faros Coaching Scholarship

  • Physical Education major
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Junior, senior or graduate student
  • Intense desire to pursue a career in coaching
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in the department
  • Deadline 2/1/2025

Richard Williamson Scholarship

  • Full-time undergraduate in the College of Health Sciences
  • Current student-athlete or those who have been team members on a high school athletic team 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Deadline 2/1/2025

For more info:
Debra Wyatt
Scholarship Coordinator


The Melvin A. Humphreys Prize for Student Research

Award Amount: $500 (amount may vary annually depending upon available funds)

Award Committee: Composed of College of Health Sciences Graduate Council members and Graduate Director acting as committee chair.

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an academic major in the College of Health Sciences who is either currently enrolled or who has graduated within one year prior to the award’s application deadline.

Award Criterion: One prize is awarded based for the best, first-authored scholarly product from research conducted at the UofM that has or is to be presented (or accepted for presentation) and/or published (or accepted for publication) in an academic/professional forum within one year preceding the award’s application deadline.

Application Process:  Applicants must electronically submit the following to the Director of Academic Programs, College of Health Sciences, lweiss@memphis.edu with Humphreys Prize Submission in the subject line.

  • brief award-consideration cover letter
  • electronic copy of the scholarly work being considered
  • electronic copy of evidence that the work has been presented (or accepted for presentation) and/or published (or accepted for publication) in an academic/ professional forum by the application deadline

2025 Application Deadline: TBA

For more info:
Dr. Lawrence Weiss
Director of Academic Programs