The University of Memphis
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Law Scholarship Application
Online Form --- Deadline is March 15

Returning Law Student
Law Scholarship Application

Academic Year:

Classification for Upcoming Academic Year

Rising 2L       Rising 3L

Applicant Information:
* required field
Mr.       Ms. *

First name:

Middle name: *
Last name: *
Email: *

Street address (local): *
City: *
County (if TN):
State: *
Zip Code: *
Cell Phone: *
Business Phone: *

same as above

Street address (permanent):

County (if TN):
Zip Code:
Cell Phone:
Business Phone:
Your University U-NumberU *
Ethnicity *
Residency Status *
Academic Information  
Class Rank
Expected Date of Graduation *

Personal Information

Please answer the following questions:

Please review the list of scholarships available to returning students at Please provide a Scholarship Statement listing the scholarship(s) for which you would like to be considered.  Please identify each scholarship and include a brief statement outlining any credentials that qualify you for the scholarship(s).  You may apply for more than one scholarship but include all scholarship statements in one document.  Use the Scholarship Statement Browse Button to attach your statement.    

Scholarship Statement
Are you a veteran or active duty member of the United States Armed Forces?    
Yes     No

If yes, what branch?   

Years of service   

Are you a former student athlete?    Yes     No

If yes, what sport?   

Years of participation   

At what undergraduate institution did you participate as a Student-Athlete?

Are you a member of the University of Memphis Alumni Association?    Yes    No

Please list any family members that graduated from the University of Memphis School of Law and what year they graduated.

What practice area of the law are you most interested in:  

Are you interested in being considered for a Research Assistantship? Yes    No

NOTE: Your acceptance of a Humphreys RA position will be in lieu of consideration for any other scholarships.

If you are offered and accept a research assistantship, you will be required to work with a law faculty member up to 15 hours a week. This work commitment restricts you from seeking employment outside of the law school.

I understand this commitment and if offered and accept this assistantship, I agree to this restriction.

Please provide a brief personal statement which describes your career goals and how you plan to use your legal education. Include in your personal statement any information that you deem relevant to your application. Please send your personal statement using the BROWSE option in the Resume and additional information section of this application.

Resume and additional information

Each applicant is encouraged to submit a resume including a list of honors, organizational memberships, offices, and any other activities of which the applicant wishes to inform the awards committee.

Personal Statement.

Further Information


You will need to provide at least two recommendations, preferably from a member of the law faculty, member of the Bar, law school alumnus, or employer. The Request for a Scholarship Recommendation Online Form can be accessed here. Fill in your information and when you submit the form, the request will be sent to the person who has agreed to complete a recommendation for you. Please note you only need two recommendations.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and its amendments guarantee students access to their educational records. Students are permitted to waive their right of access to recommendations. The following signed statement indicates your intent regarding this recommendation.

Check one:
I waive my right to inspect the contents of the following recommendation.
I do not waive my right to inspect the contents of the following recommendation.

Financial Aid and Resource Section

Many of the law school scholarships have a financial need element. Consequently, all law scholarship applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Aid. To apply for the FAFSA, please review the website. The information received from the FAFSA will assist the Honors and Awards Committee in assessing financial need. Because the FAFSA does not provide a total picture of your financial need, the Honors and Awards Committee respectfully requests that you also answer the following questions. Please be aware that the answers to these questions will be kept confidential. If you have questions about the FAFSA, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office in Wilder Tower, Room 103 on the main campus. Your direct contact within the University of Memphis Student Financial Office is Ms. DebraAnn Brown. Her contact information is or 901.678.3737.

1. Please discuss any extenuating financial circumstances that may be relevant. Your response should be limited to 250 words.

2. Who is financially responsible for your educational expenses?

3. Are you receiving any financial assistance from your parents or extended family, including spouse or partner? Yes    No
If yes, please explain. Include any other family members who might also be receiving financial support.

4. What amount of money will you contribute to your legal education, excluding scholarships and federal loans?

5. Have you received or do you anticipate receiving any scholarships? Yes    No
If yes, please list the name and the value of the award. Include both law school and outside scholarships.

Certification and Release 
The Tennessee Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act requires an applicant for state financial aid to complete and sign the following statement:

I, , swear or affirm under penalty of perjury under the law of the state of Tennessee that (select one):

I am a United States citizen; or
I am an alien lawfully present in the United States.

I understand that this statement is required by Tennessee law because I have applied for a public benefit. I understand that Tennessee law requires me to provide documentation verifying the status indicated above prior to receipt of this public benefit. I understand that knowingly and willfully making a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation shall subject me to liability under the Tennessee False Claims Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 4-18-101 et seq. By signing this application or by submitting it electronically, I understand that if I am found to have made a false or misleading statement my scholarship may be rescinded, or I may be disciplined by the University of Memphis.

I certify that all of the information provided on this application is true, and that I have not willingly withheld any pertinent information. I will use scholarship funds for educational purposes only. I give permission for information to be given to appropriate committees so that they may recommend eligible recipients. I also give permission for information to be released to Media Relations for publication purposes. Law award notifications are typically sent in May or June. All notifications are emailed to the applicant’s address.