Voluntarism Scholarship Award

2017-2018 Voluntarism Scholarship Award

Deadline for submission: Friday, April 21, 2017

The Junior League of Memphis (JLM) is pleased to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants to compete for our annual Scholarships Awards for the 2017-2018 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. The scholarship is paid in two disbursements, once in the fall and once in the spring.

Scholarship Criteria considered in selecting scholarship recipients

Academic merit—consideration will be given to transcript (including course rigor and GPA), standardized test scores, and awards and accomplishments

Volunteer impact—including work as an organizer and leader of community volunteer activities

Strong personal character—as reflected in recommendation letters and essays

Eligibility Requirements

  • Reside in Shelby County or bordering county, including Fayette, Tipton, Crittenden (AR), and DeSoto (MS).
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent earned more than two years of education beyond high school and no post-secondary degree).
  • 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, or The University of Memphis
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to voluntarism in the local community.
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Have a fall 2016 cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • NOT be an immediate relative of a Junior League member (i.e., sibling, daughter).

If selected as a recipient, to receive scholarship

  • Attend an award presentation at the May 15, 2017 JLM General Membership Meeting  at 7 p.m.
  • A copy of the 2017-2018 FAFSA or CSS Profile is required. The return should not include SSNs or any financial account numbers.
  • Provide an official transcript(s).
  • Attend an Orientation provided by the JLM in early fall 2017.
  • Maintain regular communication with assigned JLM mentor(s) and update the JLM about first-year experience by May 2018.

All applications become property of the Junior League of Memphis and will not be returned to the applicant. All information will be treated in a professional manner. The Scholarship Committee will inform all applicants of its decision by May 2017 by e-mail or U.S. mail.

Please complete the 2017-2018 JLM Voluntarism Scholarship Application for submission. 

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