Memphis Advantage Scholarship
The University of Memphis Advantage Scholarship is designed to ensure the university meets its goal of having a diverse student body. This
award is competitive and it is awarded to a limited number of students who have filed the FAFSA by February 1.
The Memphis Advantage Scholarship is a $4,000 per year award. A student must be a graduating high school senior, a Tennessee resident, have a minimum 20 ACT/940 SAT and a 3.0 or higher cumulative high school grade point average. Students are awarded the Memphis Advantage Scholarship based on academic merit; financial need may also be considered. Completion of all financial aid documents are required for students selected to receive this scholarship.
Students must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Be part of an underrepresented minority population
2. Be a first generation college student as indicated on the FAFSA
3. Be a resident of one the following rural West TN counties: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Tipton or Weakly.
Note: Students must continue to meet the family adjusted gross income criteria to be eligible for renewal each year.