Applying for Brock Scholars
To be considered for admission to the Fall 2014 freshman class of Brock Scholars, just complete the following steps:
- Apply for admission to UTC and submit the required application fee. To insure maximum scholarship eligibility, it is advisable to complete the regular admissions process before November 1, when the Undergraduate Admissions Office begins awarding Chancellor's and Provost's Scholarships. PLEASE NOTE: you should not wait for your UTC admissions decision to be finalized before you submit the Brock Scholars application or you may miss our deadline.
- Submit the Brock Scholars Application in its entirety, postmarked no later than December 2, 2013. Our application can not be submitted online; you must print it out from the links on this page and mail or hand deliver it to us. A complete Brock Scholars Application consists of the following:
- A Brock Scholars application form, signed and dated.
- A résumé of notable activities, including participation in school extracurriculars (student government, student organizations and clubs, honors societies, athletics, musical groups, etc.), hobbies and interests, employment, travel experience, honors and awards, and community and volunteer activities. Please make clear the level and duration of your participation, including any leadership roles you assumed. (Note: please do not send additional materials such as poetry, newspaper clippings, CDs, etc.).
- Three letters of evaluation from high school teachers: an English teacher, a math or science teacher, and any teacher of your choice. Each letter should be sealed in an envelope with the appropriate cover sheet, signed across the back flap by your teacher, and returned to you in time to meet the December 2 postmark deadline.
- An original piece of writing (500–750 words), demonstrating sharp, original thinking and showcasing your writing
at its best. Choose one of the following topics:
What do you think is the greatest challenge facing your generation in the next twenty years? How do you plan to help meet that challenge?
Tell us about a book, a work of art, or a lab experiment that changed the way you see the world. What was it about the work that affected you? How did your world become different?
- A brief personal statement (300 words maximum), providing any additional information that might significantly affect our consideration of your application.
- An official high school transcript, including high school grades through the end of the junior year, and a list of courses in progress. We prefer that you include the transcript with your other application materials, sealed in an envelope and signed across the back flap by a guidance counselor or other school official. If your school will not allow you to send the transcript in this fashion, please ask that it be mailed to the address listed above. This copy is in addition to the transcript sent to the UTC Undergraduate Admissions Office.
- Copies of all SAT and/or ACT scores, if not included on the high school transcript. This is in addition to the official score reports you had sent to the UTC Undergraduate Admissions Office.