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Amy Elizabeth Spain Memorial Scholarship

Amy Elizabeth Spain Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of a remarkable scholar, lawyer and beautiful human being: Amy Spain. Amy grew up in Jackson, TN and was educated in the Jackson public school system and at Old Hickory Academy. At Old Hickory she not only excelled in academics,...

Andrew M. Wray, III Memorial Scholarship

Andrew M. Wray, III Memorial Scholarship

The Andrew M. Wray III Memorial Scholarship was established by Andrew’s loved ones in 1994 to honor his memory and extraordinary work within the Memphis financial planning community. Andrew possessed a great passion for ensuring that students of the University of...

Average Student Scholarship

Average Student Scholarship

In life, in school and in a career, we are lucky to have encouragers – people who push us forward, so we keep learning and growing. This scholarship was made graciously possible by Robert Wampler, a double graduate of the University of Memphis who wants to help UofM...

Bob Baker Memorial Scholarship

Bob Baker Memorial Scholarship

The Bob Baker Memorial Scholarship at the University of Memphis was established in 1997 to honor a truly exceptional individual who lived his life as a shining example of leadership and service to others. A history teacher, principal and coach who spent his entire...

Charles Riecker Memorial Fund

Charles Riecker Memorial Fund

This scholarship was created in memory of an artistic icon. Part of the Metropolitan Opera for almost 40 years, Charles Riecker enjoyed a career encompassing service as artistic administrator, tour director and artistic liaison before his retirement in 1997. A gifted...

Commercial Advisors Partners Finish Line

Commercial Advisors Partners Finish Line

In 2014, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors established the Commercial Advisors Partners? Finish Line Scholarship to assist current students in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics in their pursuit of a degree. This scholarship is focused on...

Dr. Burl E. Gilliland Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Burl E. Gilliland Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Burl E. Gilliland, distinguished professor emeritus, retired in 1997 from the University of Memphis, where he was twice elected by students and faculty as Distinguished Professor of the Year. Gilliland was instrumental in developing the PhD program in counseling...

Elizabeth and Harold Robinson Scholarship - College of Communication and Fine Arts

Elizabeth and Harold Robinson Scholarship - College of Communication and Fine Arts

John Michael “Mickey” Robinson and his wife, Catherine Ladnier, established the Robinson Scholarships at the University of Memphis in 1998 for several important reasons. “I wanted to honor my parents, repay the people and organizations that helped me during my time...

Elizabeth and Harold Robinson Scholarship - College of Education

Elizabeth and Harold Robinson Scholarship - College of Education

John Michael “Mickey” Robinson and his wife, Catherine Ladnier, established the Robinson Scholarships at the University of Memphis in 1998 for several important reasons. “I wanted to honor my parents, repay the people and organizations that helped me during my time...

Emalie Appleton Brooks Memorial EndowedScholarship

Emalie Appleton Brooks Memorial EndowedScholarship

The scholarship was founded by the friends and family of Emalie Appleton Brooks, an alumna and former English instructor at the University of Memphis, who passed away in 2006. Emalie first taught in the public school system in Memphis after receiving an undergraduate...

E. Taylor & Mary Richardson Scholarship

E. Taylor & Mary Richardson Scholarship

Taylor Richardson is grateful for the remarkable support he received during his pursuit of a college degree. “I wanted to attend what was Memphis State, as it was known back then. It was a challenging time for me personally and that dream seemed impossible, but...

Eunice B. Ordman Scholarship Fund

Eunice B. Ordman Scholarship Fund

To meet Eunice Ordman is to meet the face of determination. She is determined to make the world a better place for others and has spent her life giving back in more ways than one, including providing this scholarship. She began her college teaching career teaching...

H. H. McKnight Memorial Law Scholarship

H. H. McKnight Memorial Law Scholarship

This scholarship was generously funded by Robert Wampler in memory of his mentor Harris H. McKnight. Robert Wampler, a double graduate of the University of Memphis, graduated in 1972 from law school and in 1969 with a BBA in Business Management. Currently a partner...

Huey's Corporation Scholarship

Huey's Corporation Scholarship

In 2005, Huey’s established the Huey’s Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Alan Gary grew up with the nickname Huey. As a young boy, he never dreamed that his childhood nickname would one day be known as a Memphis landmark. Huey’s began when Gary opened the...

ICL Department Scholarship

ICL Department Scholarship

As the founding program of the University of Memphis, the College of Education dates back to 1912, when West Tennessee State Normal School first opened its doors to students. Students enrolled in the Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department are part of that...

James F. & Donna T. Springfield Scholarship

James F. & Donna T. Springfield Scholarship

The Springfield Family Scholarship was established to recognize the family’s strong connection and history with Rhodes College and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. The scholarship was formed in 1997 through an endowment fund by James F....

James Weaver Memorial Scholarship in Interior Design

James Weaver Memorial Scholarship in Interior Design

The James Weaver Memorial Scholarship in interior design was generously established by his longtime friend and co-worker of many years, William R. Eubanks. The gift was announced at the opening ceremony of the William R. Eubanks Distinguished Lecture Series in...

John DeCleux Memorial Scholarship

John DeCleux Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was generously funded by Robert Wampler in memory of his brother John DeCleux. Robert Wampler, a double graduate of the University of Memphis, graduated in 1972 from law school and in 1969 with a BBA in Business Management. Currently a partner at...

Kimmelman Scholars Program Fund

Kimmelman Scholars Program Fund

The Kimmelman Scholarship was generously funded by alumna Eloise Moxely Kimmelman and her husband David Kimmelman. The Kimmelmans started this fund as a way to attract more high-caliber, elite students to study the field of accounting at the UofM. Never having...

Laurie and John Tucker Scholarship

Laurie and John Tucker Scholarship

The Laurie Tucker Scholarship was established by John and Laurie Tucker to support high-achieving students in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. The Tuckers believe that nothing should stop a deserving student from becoming a Memphis Tiger. They are...

Mary Pettus Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Mary Pettus Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Elizabeth T. Caldwell (1917-2012) graduated from West Tennessee State Teachers College, now the University of Memphis, in 1939 with a degree in history. Mrs. Caldwell understood the tremendous impact scholarships have on students’ ability to attend college and...

Michael and Linda Harless Endowed Scholarship

Michael and Linda Harless Endowed Scholarship

Linda and Mike Harless both graduated from and loved the University of Memphis.Linda came to the UofM after graduating as valedictorian from Jackson North Side High School in Jackson, TN.She received her bachelor’s and master’s in elementary education.Mike is a...

Morgan Morton Family Scholarship

Morgan Morton Family Scholarship

Post graduation from the University of Memphis in 1963, Morgan Morton embarked on an interesting journey that led to a successful business career. Upon retirement, Morton began to reflect on his career, the multitude of challenging assignments, over 12 relocations...

Papasan Family Endowed Scholarship

Papasan Family Endowed Scholarship

Larry Papasan started his career at Memphis Light, Gas & Water, climbing the corporate ladder there to become president. After 28 years at the public utility, he retired but felt compelled to do something for the dedicated employees, retired employees and their...

Sam Myar Memorial Scholarship

Sam Myar Memorial Scholarship

The Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to the significant contributions Myar made to the legal profession and the dedicated service he provided to the community of Memphis. The scholarship also stands testament to his educational achievements and high...

The Kemmons Wilson Legacy of Hospitality Endowed Scholarship

The Kemmons Wilson Legacy of Hospitality Endowed Scholarship

The endowment was created with a joint gift from Hilton Worldwide and a group of Hilton Worldwide founding franchisees including Bo Aughtry, Capital City Hotels, Dave Lenz, North Central Group, Michael Harrell, Vista Host, Steve Schwartz, First Hospitality Group,...

The Mike Meeks Endowed Scholarship

The Mike Meeks Endowed Scholarship

He was a man from humble beginnings, but through education and hard work David Michael Meeks was able to achieve great success. He himself a recipient of educational scholarships, Meeks graduated from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he went on to a...

The Mike Meeks Scholarship Fund

The Mike Meeks Scholarship Fund

He was a man from humble beginnings, but through education and hard work David Michael Meeks was able to achieve great success. He himself a recipient of educational scholarships, Meeks graduated from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he went on to a...