University of Memphis Scholarships

The University of Memphis (UofM) offers several hundred academic scholarships each year in varying amounts. Your application for admission to the UofM also serves as your merit scholarship application.

For more information on scholarship eligibility and any other questions you may have, contact the UofM Scholarship Office directly at scholarships@memphis.edu, 901.678.3213 or visit the UofM Scholarship Office website >.

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Non-Resident Honors Student Award (Out of State Students Only)

Thirty Non-Resident Honors Student (NRHS) Awards are available on a competitive basis to non-resident (out of state) new freshmen students who enroll full-time, who meet the full requirements for admission to the Helen Hardin Honors College and who are actively pursuing graduation with an honors designation. This award pays out-of-state tuition fees only and is renewable for up to eight full-time semesters. Continuation of the award from semester to semester is only guaranteed if the student meets all the criteria for membership in the Honors College.

For more information, please contact the Honors College at honors@memphis.edu.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021 (prior to starting at the UofM) 

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Michael and Debbie Rose Diversity Legacy Scholarship

Available on a competitive basis, this award pays out-of-state tuition fees for recipients that are enrolled in the Helen Hardin Honors College at the UofM, meet and maintain throughout the scholarship period at least the minimum requirements imposed on TN residents to qualify for the HOPE Lottery and, be proven leaders in their community. Special consideration shall be given to candidates who contribute to the diversity that is crucial to the educational outcomes within the Honors Program. Diversity shall be defined based upon the anticipated make-up of each entering Honors College class.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

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National Scholarships & Fellowships

The Honors College identifies and assists well-qualified students in competing for prestigious national and international fellowships (Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, and others).  As a general rule, successful applicants for these scholarships have a 3.7 GPA or higher.  Depending on the scholarship, an exemplary academic record must be matched by leadership positions in extracurricular organizations or community service (e.g., Truman Scholarship) or ample research experience (e.g., Goldwater Scholarship).

All prospective applicants are encouraged to visit each scholarship's website and carefully read their guidelines and eligibility requirements. Students interested in fellowship opportunities should contact the Honors Office.

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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). More information about fulfilling service hours through the Honors College >