2024 Application Guide for University of Tennessee Knoxville Distinguished Tennessean Award

Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 15th of December, 2023 (priority consideration deadline is November 1, 2023).

Scholarship Summary: 
The UTK Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship is offered to top domestic, first-year, in-state scholars with exceptional academic performance and demonstrated engagement, from each of the 95 Tennessee counties. 

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To be eligible for the Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship, you must;
•  Be a US citizen, permanent resident, or domestic international student (i.e an international student resident in the US)
•  Matriculate the fall semester immediately following your graduation from a US high school  
•  Be a resident of one of the 95 Tennessee counties
Be admitted to the University  of Tennessee Knoxville
Have a minimum 3.2 UT core weighted GPA

Value of Scholarship: 
A student from each of the 95 Tennessee counties will be awarded the UTK Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship, a tuition and mandatory fees scholarship, which is renewable for four years. 

Each award is based on the student’s county of residence, not the county where the student attends high school.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
1. Admitted first-year, in-state students who apply for admission by December 15 of their senior year in high school and meet the eligibility criteria, will be automatically considered for this award.
2. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.2 UT core weighted GPA and will be selected based on a holistic review of their admissions application and supplemental materials.
3. Recommendation letters for this award (academic, professional, or personal) are encouraged. Please email recommendations to the appropriate UT Admissions Counselor, with the subject line “Distinguished Tennessean Recommendation for <<insert student name>>.”  

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the UTK Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship Page.