Scholarships are designed to reward, encourage, and assist students pursue academic excellence and leadership roles. Scholarships are merit-based, need-based, and non-need-based monetary awards. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. Scholarships are a great way to access additional funds for college, and significantly reduce your student loans or need for work.



High School Students and Parents

The University of Memphis selectively awards scholarships each year. All scholarships are awarded for the academic year (fall and spring semesters only). Scholarships are awarded based on information submitted on the UofM admissions application. For priority consideration, freshmen students should apply to the University of Memphis by December 1.

Our academic scholarships for first-time freshmen use a combination of the cumulative high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores for eligibility consideration. We also offer test optional academic scholarships based on high school GPA only. Most scholarships are four-year, renewable scholarships requiring full-time enrollment. Early application to the University of Memphis is strongly encouraged as scholarship awards are limited.

Students eligible for the State of Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Program (Lottery Scholarship) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) as specified by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC). For more details regarding the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Program, please go to the HOPE Lottery Scholarship website.

Admitted high school seniors intending to enroll for the Fall semester may also apply for private and departmental scholarships through the Tiger Scholarship Manager. You will log into your myMemphis portal to apply, and directions are provided Tiger Scholarship Manager How To Apply for Scholarships (PDF).

Current University of Memphis Students

Current students are encouraged to apply for private and departmental Scholarship Opportunities through the Tiger Scholarship Manager. Tiger Scholarship Manager provides a centralized, searchable database of all scholarship opportunities. This technology matches students to the financial resources they need to make their educational dreams a reality. You will log into Tiger Scholarship Manager to apply, and directions are provided here.

Community College Transfer and Four-Year University Transfer Students

Students interested in transferring to the University of Memphis are encouraged to apply for scholarship opportunities. A separate application is required for both the Community College Transfer Scholarship and Four-Year University Transfer Scholarship. Additional private and departmental scholarships may be available to students through Tiger Scholarship Manager. The application process is open. You will log into Tiger Scholarship Manager to apply, and directions are provided Tiger Scholarship Manager (PDF).

Please contact our office at scholarships@memphis.edu or 901.678.3213 if you have any questions regarding scholarships.