U of M Offers New Presidential Tuition-Service Scholarships for Graduate Students

The University of Memphis is now offering new Presidential Tuition-Service Scholarships for Graduate Students. The scholarships are designed to cover the costs of tuition and fees for six hours of graduate coursework per semester. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis for one academic year and are contingent upon the students’ academic progress and successful completion of a service component.

“The University of Memphis is committed to investing in the future of our students,” said Dr. Karen Weddle-West, vice provost for Graduate Programs and director of Diversity Initiatives.

To be eligible to apply, students must:be fully admitted to a graduate program; sign a contract (after awarded) agreeing to a particular service component of 75 hours per semester; make satisfactory progress toward degree completion; and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00. Scholarships are renewable. Graduate students who hold assistantships are not eligible.

“We are proud to add these new funds to our existing support of graduate students.” said Dr. M. David Rudd, U of M provost. “The Presidential Tuition-Service Scholarships will enable more students to enroll and complete graduate degrees.”

Recipients will be selected by a committee of faculty members in the respective programs. For more information about the Presidential Tuition-Service Scholarships, including a link to the application, visithttp://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/ga_awards_fellowships/pres_tuition_schol.php.

The University of Memphis is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents System. Founded in 1921, it is recognized nationally for its academic, research and athletic programs. Today, the U of M educates more than 22,000 students and awards more than 4,000 degrees annually. Home to the largest honors program in the state, it is also ranked in the Top Ten for Student Internships on U.S. News & World Report’s Short List. For more information, visit www.memphis.edu.