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Adult and Commuter Student Services

243 University Center (2nd floor, inside the Involvement Zone)

(901) 678-2644 PH

(901) 678-4894 FAX

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Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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Scholarships for Adult Students

The University of Memphis Adult Scholarship

Adult students often go through varying degrees of hardship when beginning or returning to complete their education. The Adult Scholarship Program is designed to help adult students reach their educational goals. This highly competitive, renewable scholarship is $5,500 per year for full-time students; $3,000 per year for part-time students and is awarded annually to a limited number of students.


  • In-state and out-of-state undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Must be pursuing first undergraduate degree to be eligible.
  • Students must reach their 25th birthday by August 1st of application year.
  • Current students must have a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. and new students must meet Adult Admission requirements to be considered for selection.
  • Part-time students must complete a minimum of 6 hours and full-time students must complete a minimum of 12 hours per semester.
  • Preference given to students who do not already have a scholarship.

In addition to the above requirements, applicants must also submit a typed essay (500 words or less) detailing "Why I need or deserve an adult scholarship."


VIEW and PRINT the 2014-15 Adult Scholarship Application

DEADLINE: Extended to FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014


The Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarship -
Nontraditional Student Component

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The non-traditional student must be a Tennessee resident, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution. In addition, the student must:

  • Be age 25 or older, as an entering freshman in an eligible postsecondary institution OR have not been enrolled for at least two (2) years after last attending any postsecondary institution and is now enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution
  • Must have parents' or independent student's and spouse's adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on IRS tax form
  • Be continuously enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution in the fall and spring semesters and maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 after 12 attempted semester hours or required GPA at subsequent benchmark

To continue receiving the HOPE Scholarship, the non-traditional student shall meet the HOPE Scholarship Renewal Criteria mentioned above.

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