Voluntarism Scholarship Award

The Junior League of Memphis (JLM) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our annual Scholarships Awards for the 2020-2021 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), Marshall (MS) 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.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a Fall 2020 cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • NOT be an immediate relative of a Junior League member (i.e., sibling, daughter).

Click here to access the 2021 JLM Voluntarism Scholarship Award Application

Questions? Email the Scholarship Committee at scholarships@jlmemphis.org.