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UT Alumni Association and Alumni of UTHSC Create Legacy Scholarship for Students


Thanks to the generosity of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA) and alumni of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), a legacy scholarship has been created. In this context, a legacy is a UTHSC student, who is the child/stepchild or grandchild/step-grandchild of a degree-holding graduate, from one of the UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, or Memphis. The first recipients of the six $1,000 scholarships will be announced in fall 2013.

The scholarships were originally funded by $2,000 from the UTAA’s Board of Governors and a campus match of $2,000. However, Steve J. Schwab, MD, UTHSC chancellor, increased the campus match, making the overall total in funding $6,000.

Scholarship requirements are as follows:

  • The scholarship will be available to both in-state and out-of-state students .
  • The award will be for first-year students only .
  • Recipients of the scholarship must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to retain the scholarship for the second semester.
  • Possible recipients will be identified using the application for the college and campus they wish to attend. As with the other UTAA scholarships, the campuses will use the parameters listed above to select its recipients.

Each of UTHSC’s six colleges will be responsible for awarding this scholarship each year in partnership with the UTAA director of Alumni Programs and Scholarships.

“We welcome the opportunity to offer these six, annual Legacy Scholarships to qualified, first-year students,” said Chancellor Schwab. “Our alumni play a defining role in our shared institutional identity. These scholarships are another way to acknowledge and award our students, particularly those who are continuing a tradition of excellence by enrolling at UTHSC like the generation or generations before them.”

Please contact Sarah Stair, director of Alumni Programs and Scholarships, with any questions regarding this award at sstair@utfi.org or (865) 974-2502.