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The Memphis Challenge Criteria and Application Process
Welcome to the 2013-2014 application cycle, which is completely online. Memphis Challenge is proud to be going green! Navigate to the following link: https://application.memphischallenge.org to get started. After creating a user name and password, you will be allowed to access the application. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. THE APPLICATION WILL TAKE YOU APPROXIMATELY 1-2 HOURS TO COMPLETE. YOU CAN SAVE YOUR WORK AS YOU GO. Applications are due by or before Friday, August 9, 2013.
The Memphis Challenge selects minority students who represent the top 10 percent of the senior class from city, county and private schools in the Memphis area. Academic achievement, leadership abilities and interviewing skills are the basis for selection. The following criteria are necessary for consideration:
- Scholastic average of 3.5 or higher
- ACT score of at least 25 or a combined SAT score of 1500 (applies to senior applicants only)
- Recommendation by guidance counselor and teachers
- Proven leadership skills, particularly in community service
- Written essay on select topics
Applicants to the program must be enthusiastic and hard-working students in pursuit of a successful college career. In addition, the program demands that applicants meet the high standards and maturity level required for the business environment.
After completing and submitting a Memphis Challenge application, qualified candidates are interviewed before a final decision is made.2013-2014 Applications
Applications are due by August 9, 2013. For more information about Memphis Challenge and our programming, please email or call our office at 901.312.9621.
Junior MC Membership Criteria
The criteria for Junior MC are the same as those of The Memphis Challenge program except that candidates are high school juniors, and there is no ACT/SAT requirement.