Scholarships News

UT Creates AT&T Tennessee Distinguished Scholars Program

The UT System has announced the creation of the AT&T Distinguished Scholars Program to open the doors to higher education for fifty deserving students across the state of Tennessee. AT&T contributed $100,000 to the university system to create scholarships for academically qualified low-income students attending UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, or UT Martin during the 2013-14 academic year. The AT&T Distinguished Scholars program will provide $2,000 scholarships to thirty students at UT Knoxville.

Architecture Student Wins Gensler Diversity Internship, Scholarship Contest

Tabitha Darko, a first-generation immigrant from Ghana and a UT architecture student, hopes to unite her cultural heritage with her passion for design to create meaningful architecture. As a winner of the Gensler Diversity Internship and Scholarship, she is now one step closer to her dream. Darko received one of three top academic scholarships from Gensler, a global architecture, design, and planning firm and a paid summer internship in the firm’s regional office in San Francisco.

Senior Wins Udall Scholarship, Will Pursue Environmental Career

Brian Conlon, a senior, is one of fifty students nationwide who have been awarded the Udall Scholarship, which recognizes students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Conlon, who is majoring in honors environmental studies and German, will receive up to $5,000 from the Udall Foundation.

Vines Establishes Endowed Scholarship Fund at Baker Center

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.

Five UT Students, Alumni Win Fulbright Awards for Study, Work

Five current students or recent graduates from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have received grants from the Fulbright US Student Program to work and study abroad. This is the largest number of student Fulbright winners that UT Knoxville has had in at least twenty years.

UT Student Receives State Department Critical Language Scholarship

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.

Handelsman Named Faculty Director of UT Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships

Michael Handelsman has been named the faculty director of the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships at UT Knoxville. Handelsman, a professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, will help students apply for nationally competitive awards such as the Fulbright, Goldwater, Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Udall, and Gates-Cambridge scholarships.

UT Athletics Supports Academics with $10 Million Contribution, Including $1.375 Million for Student Scholarships

Continuing the tradition, the UT Athletic Department is providing funds in support of academics for the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville campus. With a total gift of just over $10 million, $1.375 million goes to support academic scholarships awarded to non-student athletes including Volunteer, Bicentennial and band scholarships, as well as scholarships for members of the Peyton Manning and Neyland Scholars Programs.