Social Change Scholars FAQs

What is the scholarship amount?

For in-state or border county students, the scholarship is $4,400 per year, and it is split between fall and spring semester installments. Out-of-state students can also receive an amount to pay the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. This amount can vary because of the 250R vs. fully out-of-state charges.

How many spaces are available?

The program can accept up to 25 students with each incoming freshman class. A portion of those spaces are available to out-of-state students.

Requirements for participation?

  • Demonstrated commitment to service and social justice as evidenced through high school involvement within the community. 
  • A desire to engage meaningfully in issues of social justice and social change throughout the city of Memphis and the Mid-South. 
  • A high school GPA minimum of 2.5, a collegiate GPA maintained throughout the program of a 2.75. 
  • 40 hours of service, service learning, or internship experience in the non-profit sector within the Mid-South per year of engagement in the Social Change Scholars program.