Emerging Leaders

EL Four

What is the Emerging Leaders Program?

The Emerging Leaders Program is the premier learning experience under the Leadership banner at the University of Memphis. It began in 1983 and has benefited over 1,000 students since its inception.

Emerging Leaders is a comprehensive scholarship program that contributes significantly to a balanced, thriving college experience. The current scholarship is $5,500, but the program's value far exceeds that amount.

Whether you are a current Emerging Leader, prospective student, or family member of either, please use the tabs to the left side of this page to guide you to the most helpful information. A comprehensive overview of all requirements is outlined on the Current EL Information webpage.

The Emerging Leaders application for Fall 2024 freshmen will open in mid-November 2023 and is due on February 1, 2024. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview for the program the third week of February 2024, with an official date to be determined.

After reviewing the available information, contact us at 901.678.8679 or studentinvolvement@memphis.edu if you have additional questions about the Emerging Leaders program.