Scholarships & Fellowships Awarded by the Herff College of Engineering

When financial barriers prevent a talented individual from expanding or completing his or her education, it is a loss for society. At the Herff College of Engineering, we measure our success in the differences we make in students' lives. Thanks to the Dean's vision and generous donors, we are able to offer competitive scholarships.

Freshman Scholarships

The Herff College of Engineering offers a robust scholarship program available to first-time freshmen. This scholarship program offers three opportunities for incoming freshmen. The amounts and requirements are below:

Herff Merit Scholarship

$5,000 / year (max 4 years)
32 ACT comp or 1420 SAT and a
32 ACT Math or 720 SAT Math and a
3.5 GPA

$3,000 / year (max 4 years)
30 ACT comp or 1360 SAT and a
3.5 GPA

To apply for either Herff Merit or Engineering Success scholarship, please fill out this form online or offline.

Engineering Success Scholarship

$3,000/ year (max 4 years)
26 ACT Math or equivalent
3.5 GPA 
Evidence of Financial Need (Pell Eligibility, unmet financial need from FAFSA, etc.)

The engineering success scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. 


Continuing Student Scholarships

The University handles most of the continuing student scholarships through the Tiger Scholarship Management program. You can access the TSM portal through your mymemphis account.


University of Memphis Scholarships

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Herff Graduate Fellowships


DESCRIPTION: The Herff Fellowship provides financial support to outstanding graduate students in the Herff College of Engineering to support their studies toward the MS or PhD degree. MS students are supported for a maximum of 3 semesters, and PhD students for a maximum of 5 semesters (excluding summers). The typical stipend is $8500 per semester and is usually augmented by a tuition waiver and summer support.. Applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of the graduate coordinators from the eligible departments within the college. Awards are granted to highly qualified applicants consistent with Herff College goals. 


Download Graduate Herff Fellowship Instructions and Application Here


DEADLINE: Applications and letters of recommendation are to be emailed to herffgradfellowapps@memphis.edu or mailed to the Director of Graduate Programs, Herff College of Engineering, Engineering Administration 201, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. Applications must be received no later than March 1 to be considered for the following academic year. The notification process will begin in April or earlier.

EXPECTATIONS: Candidates should define their research interests and identify their potential faculty advisor when applying for a Fellowship. International recipients must be present on campus two weeks before the start of classes to finalize the award. Domestic recipients must be present on campus one week before the start of classes to finalize the award. Recipients who miss these deadlines may forfeit the award for that semester and possibly the academic year. Specific duties of the student will be assigned by the Department Chairs in consultation with Herff College Administration and may include tutoring engineering students or laboratory instruction.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include: Bachelors degree graduates intending to pursue graduate studies, Masters degree graduates (or candidates), and current PhD candidates from accredited engineering programs.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Two or more letters of recommendation are to be submitted using the following email herffgradfellowapps@memphis.edu

The candidate must: Be admitted to the graduate program by the Graduate School and the College of Engineering, and/or the appropriate Engineering Department; Possess appropriate verbal and written communication skills; Demonstrate potential for success in the engineering profession through past honors/awards, leadership, publications and professional experience(s).
Identify a major faculty advisor and research interest for their graduate studies.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

DEADLINE: Not accepting applications at this time.

JOB SUMMARY: Will perform post-doctoral research related to areas in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering. Applicant should have a faculty sponsor in the Herff College of Engineering with whom he/she plans to work.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Should have the capabilities to design and perform experimental plans, to understand statistical analysis procedures, to analyze and interpret data, to oversee lab procedures and lab personnel/students, to prepare data, write reports/articles for technical publications and to assist in proposal development. Should have sufficient interpersonal skills in dealing with students (graduate and undergraduate), co-workers, alumni, clients, university personnel and other related groups. Should have excellent computer skills.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Position is funded for one year with possible extension for an additional year. Applicant should have a faculty sponsor in the Herff College of Engineering with whom he/she plans to work. The sponsor will be required to summarize the proposed research plans and attach that to the application.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience, up to $42,000/year.

Screening of applicants for the two postdoctoral positions will begin on TBD and may continue until the position is filled. Starting date for these positions is TBD. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.