New presidential tuition-service scholarships for graduate students expand possibilities
The University of Memphis is offering a new scholarship to aid students interested in graduate school.
This scholarship, according to a press release, will cover the costs of tuition and fees for six hours of graduate coursework per semester.
Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship must be fully admitted to the graduate program, make satisfactory progress toward degree completion, as well as uphold a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. Students who are accepted will also be required to sign a contractual agreement to 75 hours of service work per semester.
"The University of Memphis is committed to investing in the future of our students," said Karen Weddle-West, vice provost for Graduate Programs.
The U of M is the home of more than 22,000 students and awards 4,000 degrees every year.
Students who are chosen for this first come, first serve scholarship will be selected by a committee of faculty members in the respective programs.
Each program is responsible for deciding on their set of criteria and service projects.
"For example, an English major might have to complete 75 hours in educational support for tutoring, or the University College recipients would have to work with adult student retention," Weddle-West said.
This scholarship will encourage students who were previously unable to enroll because of funding issues to continue in their education.
"In this recession, the hardest hit groups are the professional and the graduate students because the kinds of funding that are traditionally available have been cut," Weddle-West said. "I'd like to express my appreciation for Shirley Raines, David Rudd and Zettergren for making this available."
With fewer opportunities provided by colleges across the country, West expects a great number of people to take advantage of this opportunity.
"The need is so great that we got 30 applications before we even announced it," she said.
The application for this scholarship is available on the Graduate School website.
"We look forward to being able to support high quality graduate students who can also complete services that benefit the entire University," Weddle-West said.
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