Academic Scholarship Policy (Excluding HOPE Lottery Scholarship)
All scholarship awards are subject to the following conditions. Your acceptance of
a scholarship indicates that you have read and understand the following:
1. The scholarship office reserves the right to review or cancel awards due to changes
in financial standing, academic or program status. All scholarship students must be
in good standing with the office of judicial and ethical programs.
2. All awards are tentative subject to legislative appropriation and receipt of funds
by the University of Memphis and final verification of academic records and acceptance
to the University of Memphis.
3. Full-time enrollment (minimum 12 hours per semester, recommended 15 hours) in a regular degree program is required.
4. Completion of at least 24 credit hours are required by the end of the Spring semester
5. Scholarship recipients must maintain the required cumulative grade point average
(2.75 for the first year and a 3.0 for each year thereafter). Grades are subject to
review on a term-by-term basis. Any scholarship recipient who earns a semester grade
point average of less than a 2.0 will automatically forfeit the scholarship. Appeal
of scholarship termination requires submission of the scholarship appeal form. All
appeals are reviewed by the scholarship appeals committee coordinated by the scholarship
6. Students receiving scholarship awards who withdraw from the university must notify
the scholarship office. All scholarship and grant funds are subject to the university
refund policy. Withdrawals count as a semester of eligibility and will result in the
cancellation of the award.
7. If the scholarship is renewable, renewal will be automatic contingent upon all
conditions of the award being met. A student may receive a scholarship for up to four
years (eight semesters total). Awards are only available for undergraduate coursework.
If a student takes graduate coursework and undergraduate coursework at the same time,
payment for the undergraduate coursework may be approved by the scholarship office
as long as the student has not exceeded the eight semesters of scholarship eligibility.
8. Scholarship awards are disbursed in one-half amounts and applied towards fees during
each registration fee payment period (fall and spring, awards are not available for
summer terms). Award amounts in excess of fees will be made available to the students
via direct deposit or check disbursement from the bursar's office.
9. All awards are subject to the provisions of the university scholarship policy which
mandates that students may receive only one university sponsored academic scholarship
10. Students who have a service hour requirement must submit verification of hours
completed by the date communicated from the Scholarship Office. Failure to complete
service hours will result in the forfeiture of your scholarship. Service hours are
valid for unpaid work only.
The federal tax reform act of 1986 significantly changed the tax of scholarships,
fellowships and grants you receive from the university. Prior to the act, they were
generally not subject to income tax. Since then, scholarship, fellowship, and grant
amounts exceeding tuition, fees and course-related books, supplies and equipment have