Photo of Dr. Loretta Rudd and Dr. M. David Rudd
FOCUS Act Signing
2016 Fall Commencement
President Rudd at Performance of the UofM Orchestra
2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Office of the President

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University of Memphis First in Higher Education Nationally to Partner with Folds of Honor

ROTC at Commencement

The University of Memphis is proud to announce our newest partnership with Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization with a mission to support higher education for spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service members.

The UofM will accept the Folds of Honor scholarship ($5,000 annually with the addition of private donations and other support funds to cover the financial gap) as payment in full for tuition for all Tennessee residents and others around the country in accordance with capacity. Ours will be the first institution nationally to do so.

The sacrifice of our service members and their families is remarkable, and we need to recognize that. The hope is that other universities will follow, helping the University of Memphis establish a national consortium committed to recognizing the remarkable contributions and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.

Read more about our partnership >


M. David Rudd
The University of Memphis