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University College Scholarships and Awards

Frances Ina Stewart Davies Endowed Scholarship

Presented to a Family & Consumer Sciences undergraduate student exhibiting outstanding academic achievements.

Outstanding Student in Family & Consumer Sciences Award

Presented to an outstanding undergraduate student with potential for leadership in the discipline.

Outstanding Legal Research Award

Awarded to the Paralegal Services student demonstrating exceptional mastery of the principles of legal research and writing.

Outstanding Paralegal Student Award

Presented to the student seeking a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Paralegal Services demonstrating academic achievement, leadership, and dedication to the paralegal profession and the University.

Outstanding Distance Education Student Award 

Presented to students demonstrating unusual commitment and scholarly endeavor while taking courses away from the main campus.

Alma Bucovaz Urban Service Award

Presented to the student demonstrating excellence in an academic program addressing urban problems and seeking to ameliorate urban needs.

Faculty Council Award

Awarded to the student who graduated with the overall highest grade point average in the last academic year.

Academic Achievement Award

Presented to students demonstrating academic excellence and scholarly potential in their particular baccalaureate program.

Dean's Award for Special Achievement

Awarded to the student demonstrating achievement, leadership, and determination to complete the baccalaureate program.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Awarded to the graduate student in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program demonstrating unusual commitment and scholarly endeavor.

University College Alumni Board Book Scholarship

Presented by University College Alumni Chapter.

University College Advising Award

Awarded to a faculty member for outstanding service and dedication in advising students in the University College graduate programs.

Alma Bucovaz Urban Service Faculty Award

Awarded to a faculty member for a commitment to the College and the solving of urban problems through research and outreach.

Distinguished Faculty Award

Presented to a University of Memphis faculty member for demonstrating outstanding service and dedication to the College.

Edward A. Hamilton Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Edward A. Hamilton who served 38 years in the Memphis Fire Department, the last 14 of them as chief. During this period, he led the Memphis Fire Department to a top-ranked position among fire departments in the United States. He served as a member of the National Fire Advisory Committee, was a member of the Technical Services Committee of the National Fire Protection Association, and was active in annual Fire Department Instructor's Conferences. After retiring from the Memphis Fire Department, Eddie Hamilton served as a Vice-President of Guardsmark until his death in 1984.
Firefighters and dependents of firefighters who are either incoming students or currently enrolled at the University of Memphis and in need of financial assistance are invited to apply for the Edward A. Hamilton Firefighter Scholarship. The scholarship will assist with educational costs up to $1500.
A special committee will select a recipient for this scholarship each year. All applicants will be notified of the decision.  Those applicants not chosen to receive the scholarship are allowed to reapply.

Apply for the Edward A. Hamilton Scholarship by February 1, 2015.

The University of Memphis
Edward A. Hamilton Scholarship Program
University College
218 Brister Hall
Memphis, TN 38152



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