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.

First-Year Scholarships

There is not a separate application for first-year scholarship consideration. Please be sure to complete all sections of your application, including the optional questions. 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. Returning law students apply online via Tiger Scholarship Manager.  Applicants must complete or update the General Application, then search for specific law school scholarships. When applying for a scholarship, students are advised to pay close attention to each of the mandatory application requirements.


Service Scholarship Application

Scholarship Service Hour Timesheet

Humphreys Fellowship, Herff, and Faculty Emeritus Renewal Applicants

Students interested in being a Humphreys Fellow should use the Service Scholarship 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 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 save your resume file by your last name, first name when uploading. 

TSM Application

  • Complete the General Application (or update, if needed)
  • Complete law school specific scholarship applications
    • Your "recommended opportunities" will be available for you based on your answers
    • Or, search by "law"
  • Detailed information on each scholarship is available by clicking the "apply" button


The Memphis Law Advantage Scholarship is for Tennessee residents (or qualifying MS/AR border county) who will contribute to the broad range of perspectives and life experiences in our student population. Current students interested in being considered for the Memphis Law Advantage Scholarship need to complete the TSM Application and a 250-word essay describing how your multiculturism, first-generation status, first-generation U.S. citizen status, disability, and/or socioeconomic status contributes to Memphis Law. Current recipients must reapply each year. Candidates will be notified in June after Spring grades and class rank have been released. No resume or letters of recommendation are required. 


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 continuing student scholarship process, please refer to the presentation linked below.

Outside Scholarships

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.

Scholarship Search Engines

AccessLex - https://www.accesslex.org/databank

FastWeb - http://www.fastweb.com

StudentScholarshipSearch - http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com

FinAid - http://www.finaid.org