Explore the opportunities for scholarship funding from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Unless specifically noted, scholarship award amounts average between $500 and $1,500.
The online application process for 2017-18 is now open.
The Maxine A. Smith Scholarship is due Tuesday, April 18.
All scholarship applications for adult learners are due Thursday, June 1.
The Don Poier Memorial Scholarship application deadline was Thursday, February 23.
All of the other scholarship applications for graduating high school seniors were due Monday, April 3.
This scholarship fund advances the educational opportunities of African- American students in Fayette County to create a more just nation and world.
This scholarship provides support to African-American, graduating high school seniors from Booker T. Washington High School and/or Metropolitan Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
This scholarship, established by the Indian Community of Memphis, gives back to Memphis by providing aid to students who are in need of financial assistance. Students must be seniors graduating from selected Shelby County High Schools.
This scholarship honors the work of Usher Abell and Jack Abell in the realm of stringed music education, student mentoring, and increased access to instruments and quality teachers for all who want to learn. It is meant for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to become musicians themselves.
This scholarship provides financial support to graduates of Raleigh-Egypt High School (REHS) who have the interest and drive to pursue higher education, but who may not be able to further their education without financial support.
This scholarship assists at least one student annually from the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering and/or a Shelby County Schools high school. This includes charter schools, contract schools, and public high schools within Shelby County Schools.
This scholarship provides for undergraduate and graduate students who aspire to earn a college degree which includes a minimum of 12 semester hours in the Finnish language, Finnish culture, and/or Finnish studies. Applications may also be submitted for accredited study abroad assistance programs.
This scholarship, established by the late Honorable Lois M. DeBerry, honors Mykea Andrea Rainey and is awarded to public school students to help achieve the dream of completing a post-secondary education.
The scholarship honors Mrs. Constance Butler Goforth and is awarded to applicants displaying academic excellence, community service, and financial need. A scholarship recipient may reapply up to three times for a total of four awards over four years.
This scholarship assists well-rounded, public high school students living in Shelby County, TN who demonstrate strong character and are actively involved in school and the community. The scholarship must be used towards the student’s freshman year of college.
This scholarship honors Maxine A. Smith and is awarded to graduating high school seniors who have participated in the ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program. This is a one-time scholarship opportunity.
This scholarship is open to students employed by Kaye’s, and children or grandchildren of persons employed by Kaye’s. It was created to provide an opportunity to those students who have developed a work ethic inside, as well as outside, the classroom in an effort to better themselves. This scholarship fund seeks to recognize potential students who have gone beyond simply securing a grade point average and have contributed in life through some additional avenues including acquiring a set of work skills, volunteer work, or participating in extracurricular activities. The student’s field of study may be in any academic area.
The fund was established in memory of Mr. Sam E. Binswanger and provides $1,000 scholarship awards to deserving young people each year. The Binswanger Enterprises Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for post-secondary undergraduate education for legally dependent children of regular, full-time employees of Binswanger Enterprises who have completed at least one year of service with the company.
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding rising junior or senior university or college student from Shelby County, who is planning to develop or implement a new business concept or operation.