UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has established its first scholarship endowment thanks to a gift from Georgiana Vines, adjunct faculty member and Knoxville News Sentinel political columnist. Vines has established the Georgiana Vines Endowed Scholarship Fund to reflect her interest in journalism and public policy.
Andrew Eichel, a graduate student in medieval literature and critical theory at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been awarded a US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Turkish during the summer of 2011 in Turkey. Eichel is among approximately 575 US undergraduate and graduate students who received CLS scholarships to study Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu languages.
The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship programs are healthier than previously thought. That is the conclusion of a report recently released by the Center for Business and Economic Research at UT Knoxville.
The Office of the Provost is seeking candidates for the position of Faculty Director for the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF). The ONSF was originally established in late 2007 with the mission to encourage, inform and mentor students who wish to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.
The UT-Pro2Serve Math Contest is an annual contest where Tennessee high school students, public, private and home-schooled, compete for awards and honors. This year’s contest will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, on the UT Knoxville campus.
East Tennessee native Roy Harmon remembers how challenging it was to finance his undergraduate education at UT Knoxville. That was his incentive in establishing the Roy L. Harmon Jr. Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the College of Business Administration, to be awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student majoring in accounting.
Local high school students attending the 45th Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at UT Knoxville last week dominated the top spots. More than 20 students from high schools across the state competed to determine who had the best research in sciences, mathematics and engineering. They were judged by a panel of UT Knoxville science and engineering faculty members.
The UT Institute for Public Service has announced the establishment of the Jim and Marie Murphy Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Studies. The scholarship will assist students seeking graduate degrees from UT.