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Tillie B. Alperin Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Claude T. Coffman Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Cleveland Drennon, Jr. Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Evans and Petree Law Firm Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Federal Court Bench and Bar Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Wilford Hayes Gowen Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Herbert Herff Presidential Law Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Robert and Elaine Hoffman Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Kathryn Hookanson Law Fellowships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
John C. “Jack” Hough Memorial Law Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Cecil C. Humphreys Law Fellowships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Judge William B. Leffler Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
H.H. McKnight Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Sam A. Myar, Jr. Law Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Donald and Susie Polden Dean's Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Ratner and Sugarmon Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Joseph Henry Shepherd Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Amy E. Spain Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
James F. and Donna Springfield Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Tennessee Bar Foundation IOLTA Law School Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Tennessee Board of Regents Law Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, LLP Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
3715 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38152
Ph: (901)678-2421
Fax: (901)678-5210
E-mail: [email protected]
URL:http://www.law.memphis.edu

Tillie B. Alperin Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of female law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be a female law student who has successfully completed her first year with a B average; has demonstrated a commitment to the legal profession; and demonstrates financial need. Criteria: Selection is based academic performance, leadership, character, personal achievements, and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have overcome significant obstacles in pursuit of their education.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Named in honor of the late Tillie Blen Alperin, a 1935 graduate of the old University of Memphis Law School and one of the first women to practice law in Tennessee. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]u; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, [email protected]

Claude T. Coffman Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be admitted at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: The scholarship is named in honor of the late professor and former interim dean of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

Cleveland Drennon, Jr. Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be admitted as full-time student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and financial need. Special consideration will be given to student-athlete graduates of The University of Memphis or Vanderbilt University.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Funded by Humphrey E. Folk, Jr. and the Drennon family and friends. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be a second- or third-year student who demonstrates community involvement or commitment to public service. Criteria: Selection is based academic performance, leadership, character, personal achievements, and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. Number Awarded: 1. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Scholarship is made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation. The scholarship is awarded every four years, rotating among the other law schools in the state. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

Evans and Petree Law Firm Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be an African American law student. Criteria: Selection is based academic performance, leadership, character, personal achievements, and financial need. Preference will be given to a returning African American student with financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. Number Awarded: 1. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with the personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Established in Honor of Percy Harvey, Esq. by the Evans and Petree Law Firm. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

Federal Court Bench and Bar Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To broaden the Middle District of Tennessee bar through expanded opportunities for law students from all backgrounds. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be economically disadvantaged law students from the Middle District of Tennessee; in good academic standing at the law school or the most recent school attended; have demonstrated financial need; and must have graduated from a high school in, or resided for the previous three years as a non-full time student in one of the following Tennessee Counties: Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Wayne, White, Williamson, or Wilson. Criteria: Recipients will be selected based on financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown,

Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, [email protected]

Wilford Hayes Gowen Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be a second- or third-year law student. Criteria: Selection is based academic performance, financial need, and personal determination.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Established in memory of Wilford Hayes Gowen, through the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected] memphis.edu; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected] memphis.edu.

Herbert Herff Presidential Law Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be admitted at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law; have demonstrated high academic or professional achievement; and show potential for an outstanding law career. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Funded by the Herbert Herff Trust. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, [email protected]

Robert and Elaine Hoffman Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be admitted at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: The scholarship is named in honor of the late Chancellor Robert Hoffman and his sister Elaine. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, [email protected]

Kathryn Hookanson Law Fellowships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must

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be a student at the University of Memphis. Criteria: Preference may be given to female students and those in financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Established by Ms. Hookanson, her family, friends and colleagues. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

John C. “Jack” Hough Memorial Law Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be a second- or third-year law student who demonstrates financial need and is working as a volunteer or in a law school externship in the office of the Shelby County Public Defender. Criteria: Selection is based academic performance, leadership, character, personal achievements, and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who express an interest in a career in government service as a public defender or prosecutor, or in the field of criminal law.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Scholarship is named in honor of the late John C. “Jack” Hough, a former member of the Shelby County Public Defender's Office. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

Cecil C. Humphreys Law Fellowships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be a second- or third-year student. Criteria: Selection is based on demonstrated outstanding academic performance, leadership, good citizenship, and scholarly achievements.

Funds Avail.: Free waiver for half the cost of in-state tuition. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Fellowship is funded through a grant from the Plough Foundation. Humphreys Fellows are required to work 15 hours per week as a research assistant to faculty members. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected] memphis.edu; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected] memphis.edu.

Judge William B. Leffler Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be admitted at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with the personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: The award is funded through the Leffler family, the donations of friends, and proceeds from the annual bankruptcy law seminar in Judge Leffler's memory. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, [email protected]

H.H. McKnight Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be veterans of the United States Armed Forces interested in pursuing a career in criminal law. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. Number Awarded: 2. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected] memphis.edu; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected] memphis.edu.

Sam A. Myar, Jr. Law Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor of the University of Memphis Law Review. Criteria: Selection is based academic performance, leadership, character, personal achievements, and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Established in 1960. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

Donald and Susie Polden Dean's Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be law students; must be committed to community or public service; and must express a desire to serve the community during or following law school. Criteria: Recipients will be selected based on academic merit and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete

the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

Ratner and Sugarmon Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be second or third year law students. Criteria: Award is given to the student who best exemplifies a commitment to the needs of the underrepresented in society.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

Joseph Henry Shepherd Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be admitted at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. Number Awarded: 3. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Sponsored by Dorothy S. Shepherd. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, [email protected]

Amy E. Spain Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be law students with demonstrated academic merit. Criteria: Recipients will be selected based on academic merit.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. Number Awarded: 2. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Established by the family and friends of Amy Elizabeth Spain, who died at age 30 by a car accident in 1997. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, [email protected]

James F. and Donna Springfield Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be a graduate of Rhodes College. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. Number Awarded: 1. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with the personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Scholarship is made possible by an endowment fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Springfield. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, [email protected]

Tennessee Bar Foundation IOLTA Law School Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must be Tennessee residents and rising third year students in good standing. Criteria: Selection is based on demonstrated concern for public interest law, financial need, and diversity representation.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Scholarship is funded by the Tennessee Bar Foundation. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected] memphis.edu; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected] memphis.edu.

Tennessee Board of Regents Law Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be a Tennessee resident. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. In addition, attach a separate statement explaining in detail the circumstances that qualify the student to be considered for the scholarship. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected] memphis.edu; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected] memphis.edu.

Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, LLP Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To support the education of law students at the University of Memphis. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicant must be admitted as full-time student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Criteria: Selection is based on academic merit and financial need. Preference is given to a Tennessee or Kentucky resident.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the online scholarship application form along with a personal statement; resume; scholarship statement; and recommendation letters. Applicants must also complete the FAFSA Form. Deadline: March 15.

Remarks: Scholarship is made possible by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP. The scholarship will be offered every three years. Contact: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, at 901-678-5403, or [email protected]; Ms. DebraAnn Brown, Assistant Director for Student Financial Aid, at 901-678-3737, or [email protected]

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