Haslam Scholars News

UT Welcomes Newest Class of Haslam Scholars

Accomplished musicians. A student who knows five languages. Several students who have done significant community service work, including one who organized a 5K run to benefit Cambodia. These are a few of the credentials of the freshmen who will be the newest class of Haslam Scholars. The university’s premier, four-year scholarship program, the Haslam Scholars Program admits up to fifteen first-year students each year from the university-wide Chancellor’s Honors Program and supports them with the university’s most generous named scholarships.

Haslam Scholar Wins National Scholarship to Study in Oman

Summer Awad, an anthropology student who just finished her freshman year, grew up hearing Arabic spoken at home but was never fluent in it herself. That may change this summer when she spends eight weeks in Nizwa, Oman, on a US State Department Critical Language Scholarship. Critical Language Scholarships give college students the opportunity to study abroad and take intensive courses in languages US student don’t often study—non-Western European languages that are crucial to US foreign relations.

Hulsey Named Director of Honors Programs

UT alumnus Timothy Hulsey has been named associate provost and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars programs. He will begin on July 1. He currently is the founding dean of the Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hulsey will be responsible for recruiting honors students and faculty to work with them. Among other duties, he will work with academic departments and faculty members to offer honors sections in general education courses and provide research experiences for honors students.

Pre-Med Student’s Musical Mash-ups are Internet Sensation

Fadi Saleh

Fadi Saleh is a UT pre-med sophomore from Memphis who’s making a name for himself in the Internet music mash-up world. His recent video of President Barack Obama “singing” Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit “Call Me Maybe” has been an Internet and media sensation this summer, earning mentions on CNN and in Us Weekly magazine, The Huffington Post, New York Daily News, and dozens of other outlets.

Fifteen Incoming Freshmen Named as UT’s 2012 Class of Haslam Scholars

This fall, fifteen high school seniors will enter the university as the 2012 class of Haslam Scholars, the university’s premier, four-year scholarship program. The group includes the program’s first male scholar-athlete, swimmer Ben Miller, and Franco D’Aprile, the sibling of a current Haslam Scholar.

UT’s Inaugural Class of Haslam Scholars Prepares for Graduation

Next month, the first class of Haslam Scholars will graduate. These students arrived at UT four years ago as part of the inaugural class of the Haslam Scholars Program, a premier four-year scholarship program created with generous contributions from Jimmy and Dee Haslam and Jim and Natalie Haslam.

The Impact of Giving

Caitlin Conley Wise will never forget the day she met Steve and Laura Morris, who are making her college dreams a reality. Wise is part of the university’s first-year class of Haslam Scholars and the first student to benefit from the M. Steven and Laura Capps Morris Endowed Honors Scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding student each fall.