Scholarships

Scholarships

Since 1953, the UT Alumni Association has proudly offered scholarships to current and prospective students across the UT System. Loyal investors to the alumni association's Fund for the Future recognize and reward deserving students who have academically excelled and showcased their leadership capabilities. Annually, private gifts support about 150 UT Alumni Association Scholarships, ranging from $1,500 to $3,500.

The UT Alumni Association adheres to the scholarship deadlines set forth by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at each campus.

Chattanooga

The scholarship application process is centrally managed by the Office of Financial Aid. Prospective Mocs should apply by February 1 to be eligible for competitive scholarships, including UTAA scholarships. For more information on applying to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

To be considered as an applicant for UT Alumni Association scholarships, students must complete the university's admission and scholarship application by February 1. A completed application for admission and the university's scholarship application are used to apply for scholarships awarded to entering freshmen by UT Chattanooga. NO ADDITIONAL APPLICATION IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR UTAA SCHOLARSHIPS. Students will be notified with an official offer letter.

Visit UT Chattanooga Scholarships for more information. Scholarships available include:

  • Andrew D. Holt Scholarship
  • iModules Scholarship
  • Student Leaders Becoming Alumni Leaders Scholarship
  • UTAA Legacy Scholarship

Health Science Center

At the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, scholarships are awarded through the various colleges individually. To be considered as an applicant for UTAA scholarships, students must complete the college's admission and scholarship application by February 1 (spring/summer) and September 1 (fall). A completed application for admission and the university's scholarship application are used to apply for scholarships. NO ADDITIONAL APPLICATION IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR UTAA SCHOLARSHIPS. Students will be notified with an official offer letter.

Visit UT Health Science Center Scholarships for more information. Scholarships available include:

  • Andrew D. Holt Scholarship
  • iModules Scholarship
  • UTAA Legacy Scholarship

Knoxville

The scholarship application process is centrally managed by the Office of Financial Aid. Prospective Vols should apply by the November 1 priority admissions deadline to be eligible for competitive scholarships, including UTAA scholarships. For more information on applying to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

A completed application for admission including two references and the scholarship questions in the application are used to apply for scholarships awarded on a competitive basis to entering freshmen by UT Knoxville and the UT Alumni Association. NO ADDITIONAL APPLICATION IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR UTAA SCHOLARSHIPS. Selections are made by the Office of Financial Aid. Students will be notified with an official offer letter.
Visit Knoxville's One Stop for more information. Scholarships available include:

  • Andrew D. Holt Scholarship
  • iModules Scholarship
  • Joe & Pat Johnson Student Alumni Scholarship
  • UTAA Legacy Scholarship
  • UT Alumni Excellence Scholarship

Martin

The scholarship application process is centrally managed by the Office of Financial Aid. Prospective Skyhawks should apply by February 1 to be eligible for competitive scholarships, including UTAA scholarships. For more information on applying to the University of Tennessee at Martin, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

To be considered as an applicant for UT Alumni Association scholarships, students must complete the university's admission and scholarship application by February 1. A completed application for admission and the university's scholarship application are used to apply for scholarships awarded to entering freshmen by UT Martin. NO ADDITIONAL APPLICATION IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR UTAA SCHOLARSHIPS. Students will be notified with an official offer letter.

Visit UT Martin Scholarships for more information. Scholarships available include:

  • Andrew D. Holt Scholarship
  • iModules Scholarship
  • Joe & Pat Johnson Student Alumni Scholarship
  • UTAA Legacy Scholarship
  • UTAA Transfer Scholarship
  • UTAA Valedictorian Recognition Award

Scholarships

Andrew D. Holt Scholarship

The Andrew D. Holt Scholars Program memorializes UT's former president Dr. Andy Holt for his efforts to build the university's scholarship program during his 20-year association with the institution. The most prestigious scholarship awarded by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association, the Andrew D. Holt scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated academic merit and leadership skills.

Number of scholarships awarded per year:

  • UT Chattanooga: 1
  • UT Knoxville: 3
  • UT Martin: 1
  • UT Health Science Center: 5 (Actual stipends at UTHSC will be based on a sliding scale depending on the tuition and fees of the college in which the recipient is enrolled.)

Joe and Pat Johnson Student Alumni Scholarship

The Joe and Pat Johnson Student Alumni Scholarship is awarded to one student at each undergraduate campus. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding member of the campus student alumni organizations, respectively (i.e. Student Alumni Council in Chattanooga, Student Alumni Associates in Knoxville and Undergraduate Alumni Council in Martin), who has served the alumni association and his/her campus.

The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a current student alumni association organization member who meets requirements concerning service and devotion to the UT Alumni Association and student alumni organization
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and full-time academic standing in the prior year

If no student qualifies for the scholarship in a particular year, the Student Alumni Scholarship will not be awarded. Please see your Student Alumni Association staff representative for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.

UT Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

The UT Alumni Association has allocated $2,000 per UT campus to fund a legacy scholarship for deserving students. The scholarship is open to first-year students at all University of Tennessee System campuses (Chattanooga, Health Science Center, Knoxville and Martin) and is available to both in-state and out-of-state students.

Recipients must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a child/stepchild or grandchild/step-grandchild of a degree-holding graduate from one of the UT campuses
  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • Must have a minimum ACT score matching the average score for the respective campus in the previous academic year (or the equivalent SAT score as recognized by the campus)
  • Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to retain the award

iModules Scholarship

Full-time students enrolled at any campus of the University of Tennessee are eligible to apply for a $1,500 scholarship from iModules, the constituent engagement management provider for the University of Tennessee. iModules will distribute (13) $1,500 scholarships to students enrolled at any of iModules' 800 client organizations who meet the following requirements:

  • Full-time student
  • Attending or will be attending a school that is an iModules client
  • A minimum "C" grade point average

Applicants must:

  • Create an online account at iModules
  • Submit an application form
  • Submit an essay in response to two essay questions (250 words each)

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2017. Apply online at scholarships.imodules.com.

Please note: Scholarships are awarded by the iModules Scholarship Committee with no input from the University of Tennessee or the University of Tennessee Alumni Association. For questions about the selection process, email scholarships@imodules.com.

Campus-Specific Scholarships

Student Leaders Become Alumni Leaders UT Alumni Scholarship

This four-year $1,500 scholarship was created to provide funds for students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and proven academic ability. Only available to UT Chattanooga students. The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a first-time freshman student enrolling immediately following high school graduation
  • Minimum 3.25 high school GPA and a minimum 23 ACT composite score
  • Requires documented current leadership activities in civic, community and student organizations
  • Requires continued leadership participation during freshman year in select student organizations on the UTC campus
  • Open to any Tennessee or out-of-state student

Apply online by completing UTC's scholarship application.

UT Alumni Excellence Scholarship

The UT Alumni Excellence Scholarship, a $6,000 ($1,500 per year) award, was created to provide funding for academically talented students with financial need who fall outside of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's current guaranteed scholarship program limits.The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 3.25-3.74 high school core GPA and a 27 or greater ACT score
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Open to any Tennessee or out-of-state student
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to continue to receive the scholarship

University of Tennessee Alumni Association Valedictorian Recognition Award

This $1,000 one-year award was created for high school valedictorians who meet the following requirements:

  • First-time college student
  • Minimum 23 ACT composite

The admissions application will be reviewed for this scholarship and you will be sent an application form if you are eligible. Only available to students at UT Martin.

UTAA Transfer Scholarship

This $1,000-$2,000 per year award was created for students entering UT Martin classified as a transfer student. The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must enter UT Martin classified as a transfer student
  • Minimum 3.50 cumulative collegiate GPA
  • Must have a collegiate/community service activity
  • Must have a leadership activity in college or community

The admissions application serves as the application for this scholarship. Students will be notified of this award with an offer letter.

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