Scholarship Service Hours
The Honors College does not require members to complete service hours. However, many scholarships offered by the University of Memphis (UofM), such as the Dean's, Provost and Presidential awards, require a service obligation to the institution of 75-150 hours per academic year. These merit scholarships offered by the UofM are managed by the UofM Scholarship Office (located on the second floor of Wilder Tower).
Fulfill Scholarship Hours with Honors
Because honors courses require significant enrichment activities by the student over and above normal course requirements, The UofM Scholarship Office allows service hours to be considered fulfilled for students who are either enrolled in an honors class, contracting for honors credit, or otherwise completing the requirements for an Honors Experience.
The Honors College notifies the UofM Scholarship Office at the end of the academic year of members of the Honors College who successfully complete a three credit hour (or higher) Honors course, contracted course or Honors experience with the grade of "B" or higher, will earn 75 volunteer hours for required to maintain a merit scholarship.
|Honors Activity||Service Hours|
|Three or More Credit Honors Course||75|
|Three or More Credit Honors Contracted Course||75|
|Graduate Level Course||75|
|Study Abroad (One Time Only)||75|
|Internship for Academic Credit (One Time Only)||75|
|Present at National Undergraduate Research Conference||150|
Service Hours Do Not Count as Honors Credits
The Honors College does not require members to complete service hours. Although successfully completing Honors activities counts as service hours toward a UofM merit scholarship, this does not work in reverse. Completing 75 service hours does not count as Honors credits or experience.
Other Ways to Fulfill Scholarship Hours
If you are needing to complete service hours, the UofM student involvement website has a calendar and database of volunteer opportunities in Memphis. View UofM Volunteer Database >
For information about reporting scholarship hours you completed outside of an Honors course or experience, contact the scholarship office at firstname.lastname@example.org or view the Scholarship Office Website >