A number of scholarships are available to entering students, including academic merit awards, diversity awards, and awards for students with demonstrated financial need. Some scholarship awards are based on the information in the application, while others require additional information. If you are interested in being considered for first-year scholarships, you are encouraged to complete the optional application questions and submit any necessary information. Scholarship award letters are usually sent no later than mid May.
Through state appropriations and the generous donations of law school alumni and friends, over $600,000 in scholarship assistance has traditionally been awarded in previous academic years. Awards range from $1,000 to full in-state tuition.
If you are interested in being considered for first-year scholarships, you are encouraged to complete the optional application questions and submit any necessary information. Scholarship recipients will be notified as soon as possible of their scholarship award, usually by mid May. In order to ensure full consideration for scholarships, applicants should submit their application for admission by the April 1st priority deadline. First year applicants are not to use Tiger Scholarship Manager unless instructed to do so by the Law Admissions office.
Rising Second- and Third-Year Student Scholarships
(Returning Law Students Only)
Returning law students interested in applying for law scholarships have multiple options. There are two different online scholarship applications. Please review the various types of funding and make sure you complete the appropriate online application(s). When applying for a scholarship, students are advised to pay close attention to each of the mandatory application requirements.
LAW SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS:
Humphreys Fellowship, Herff, and Faculty Emeritus Renewal Applicants
Students interested in being a Humphreys Fellow should use this online application. Students who currently hold a Humphreys Fellowship, Faculty Emeritus or Herff Scholarship must complete this online application as well. You will be required to upload a current resume and answer a number of questions about your law interests. In order to be fully considered for one of these scholarships, you must consent to releasing your law school grade point average and class rank to the faculty and staff. Students who fail to upload a resume and give consent will not receive consideration. Please name your resume file by your last name when uploading.
TIGER SCHOLARSHIP MANAGER (for 2nd and 3rd year students only)
- Go to your myMemphis account
- Click on "Account$" tab
- Sign in to your profile using Memphis credentials
- First page is "Your General Application"
- When completed please click on Blue "Finish & Continue" button
- Your "recommended Opportunities" will be available for you based on your answers
- Detailed information on scholarship is available by clicking the "apply" button
MEMPHIS ACCESS AND DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Current students interested in being considered for Memphis Access and Diversity Scholarships need to complete the Tiger Scholarship Manager application. You will be asked to complete a 250 word essay on how you contribute to diversity at the University of Memphis School of Law. Please review the diversity criteria prior to applying. Current Memphis Access and Diversity recipients must complete this online application as well. Candidates will be notified in June after Spring grades and class rank have been released. No resume or letters of recommendation are required.
OTHER LAW SCHOOL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS
There are a number of scholarships that are awarded to law students annually. These endowed scholarships require applicants to complete the Tiger Scholarship Manager application. All scholarships require applicants to also upload a resume. Please save your resume document as your last name first, then first name before you upload it online (i.e. "Smith, John"). To access these scholarships, interested returning law students should follow the instruction below after accessing their myMemphis account. For further details regarding the scholarship process please refer to the PowerPoint presentation linked below.
- Returning Students Only - Scholarship Process Overview PowerPoint
- Scholarship List for Returning Students (link to be updated soon)
A list of outside scholarships, criteria, award amounts, and deadlines can be found HERE. For more information on each scholarship, click the scholarship name for a full application. These scholarships are not administered by the University of Memphis School of Law. Also, please use the links at the bottom of the page to connect to scholarship search engines that may be helpful in finding alternative sources of school financing. Throughout the year, there are several writing competitions that include scholarships and cash prizes. These opportunities will be posted via On Legal Grounds.