Memphis Challenge Jr./Sr.
2016 Memphis Challenge Criteria and Application Process
Inspiring and Developing Future Memphis Leaders
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.
Applications are due by August 12, 2016. 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.
Second Wave Application Deadline – August 12th