For release: April 26, 2013
For press information, contact Dr. Karen Weddle-West, 901-678-4212
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
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, visit http://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 1912, 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.