Voluntarism Scholarship Award

2017-2018 Voluntarism Scholarship Award application is now closed.

The Junior League of Memphis (JLM) is pleased to announce that we have selected to award qualified applicants 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).

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