Voluntarism Scholarship Award

2016-2017 Voluntarism Scholarship Award

Deadline for submission: Feb. 26, 2016

The Junior League of Memphis (JLM) is pleased to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants to compete for our first annual Scholarships Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. This year, up to $10,000 will be awarded to deserving female students who are striving to pursue a college degree. Applicants must exhibit leadership qualities and have a strong volunteer history.

Available Awards:

The Junior League of Memphis Scholarship Award Program will award $10,000 in college scholarships to three female high school seniors. The first-place winner will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship. Second and third place winners will each receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Reside in Shelby County or bordering county, including Fayette, Tipton, Crittenden (AR) and DeSoto (MS).
  2. Be a first-generation college student (neither parent earned more than two years of education beyond high school and no post-secondary degree).
  3. Be a female graduating high school senior who is eligible and plans to attend one of the following four-year accredited colleges or universities in the year in which the scholarship application is submitted: Baptist College of Health Sciences, Christian Brothers University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis College of Art, Rhodes College, The University of Memphis
  4. Demonstrate a strong commitment to voluntarism in the local community.
  5. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  6. NOT be an immediate relative of a Junior League member (i.e., sibling, daughter).
  7. If selected as a recipient, attend an award presentation at the April 2016 JLM General Membership Meeting.
  8. Demonstrate financial need (A copy of the most recently submitted household tax return is required. The return should not include SSNs or any financial account numbers.
  9. Attend an Orientation provided by the JLM,
  10. Maintain regular communication with assigned JLM mentor(s) and update the JLM about first-year experience (May 2016).
  11. Mentoring will continue for the duration of the recipient’s college career.

Please complete the 2016-2017 JLM Voluntarism Scholarship Application for submission and the deadline is Feb. 26, 2016.

Questions? Email the Scholarship Committee at JLMemphisScholarship@gmail.com.