FedEx Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship (College of Professional & Liberal Studies)

This is a non-renewable, $10,000 scholarship per student for the Academic Year. The scholarship committee will select the best-qualified candidates from a highly competitive pool of applicants. Successful scholarship candidates are:

1. Selected on the basis of academic achievement
2. Personal strengths
3. Leadership
4. Financial need

To be considered for the scholarship, it is recommended that applicants meet the following eligibility requirements:
1. Must hold a FAA Private Pilot’s license, or greater
2. Written personal recommendation from a current University faculty member
3. Emphasis on underrepresented students (i.e., goal is for 20% of the scholarships to target women/minorities)
4. Minimum GPA 2.5
5. Be a US citizen or permanent resident/resident alien
6. Financial need
7. Community service, extra-curricular activities may also be considered
8. Candidates will be selected by the aviation faculty at the University of Memphis

Supplemental Questions
  1. FedEx Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship
    • Do you hold a FAA Private Pilot's license, or greater?
    • Letter of Recommendation 1 of 1 - FedEx Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship
  2. Standard Question
    • Please provide a personal statement as to why you are applying for this scholarship. Include any pertinent information about financial need, your family situation, and any other special information we should consider. Additionally, provide a list of all applicable extracurricular activities you feel should be considered. Ensure you include involvement with on and off campus organizations which have helped your personal and professional growth.
    • Please upload your resume.