First-time freshmen who are admitted by February 1 with a 3.75 GPA and a 30 ACT (1320 on SAT) will be considered for Chancellors Scholarships, an annually renewable award of $3,500, and $3,300 to $4,300 of Tennessee Lottery Scholarship funds may be added to this amount. Out-of-state students will qualify for different stipend amounts.
First-time freshmen who are admitted by February 1 with a 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT (1170 SAT) will be considered for a $3,000 annually renewable award, and $3,300 to $4,300 of Tennessee Lottery Scholarship funds may be added to this amount. Out-of-state students will qualify for different stipend amounts.
The following endowments are used to support the Chancellors and Provosts Scholars Programs:
Julius Ochs Adler Scholarship: Established in July 1956 by an anonymous donor in memory of the distinguished citizen who was associated with Adolph S. Ochs in the management of The Chattanooga Times.
Alumni Centennial Scholarships: Established during the Centennial Campaign, four area scholarship endowments were funded by friends and alumni of UTC living in the Riverview and Lookout Mountain residential sections of Chattanooga and in both Nashville and Cleveland. The Cleveland scholarship was named in memory of Dickie Norton, UTC alumnus, who served as chair of the effort before his death in 1988. Preference for each scholarship will be given to students residing in the particular area.
Marirose Arendale Scholarship: Established in 1990 through the estate of Miss Arendale, a 1952 history graduate, and former economics professor at Chattanooga State Technical Community College.
Creed F. Bates Scholarship: Established in 1976 by more than 300 individual gifts from friends, former students, and citizens of the Chattanooga community in honor of Creed Fletcher Bates, student, teacher, principal, University trustee, and community leader, to be awarded annually to a qualified and deserving student from the local area.
Margaret Whiteside Buhrman Scholarship: Established in 1978 by Mrs. Buhrmans son, Richard, in honor and recognition of her 46 years of distinguished service to the University, for deserving students with preference for English majors.
Cyril C. and Imogen H. Burgner Scholarship: Established in 1991 through the estate of Mrs. Brooks Burgner in honor of her late husband for the benefit of worthy graduates of Tyner High School where Mr. Burgner served for many years as principal.
Ralph T. and Alice P. Call Scholarship: Established in 1999 by Harry Call, class of 1971, to honor his parents, Ralph T. and Alice P. Call. Restricted to students majoring in engineering.
Campbell and Associates Scholarships: Established in 1987 as a centennial gift by John F. Germ, president and chief executive officer of Campbell and Associates, Engineering Consultants. Germ, a UTK graduate, has served on UTCs Chancellors Roundtable and was involved in the design and construction of UTCs Arena and the Fine Arts Center.
Edith White Cassell Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Florence White Taylor in memory of her sister, Class of 1935 alumna Edith Cassell, who attained financial assistance through the help of President Alexander Guerry. Edith majored in German and worked for many years for TVA.
Mario and Grace Charles Foundation Scholarships: Established in 1999 by the estate of Grace B. Charles to provide scholarships for students majoring in engineering and in elementary education. Both Grace Charles and her late husband, Mario, attended the University of Chattanooga.
Chattanooga Coke and Chemical Scholarship: Established in 1979 during the Tennessee Tomorrow Campaign in celebration of the companys 60th year of operation. The award goes to a qualified undergraduate student.
Walter W. Colby Memorial Scholarships: Established in 1982 by Benjamin W. Colby, a UC alumnus, in memory of his father, an early resident of Waldens Ridge (1878). Needy and worthy students from the Hamilton and Sequatchie County areas of Waldens Ridge are given preference.
Culpepper Family Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Cecil Culpepper in appreciation for the financial assistance he received which enabled him to attend the University of Chattanooga on the GI Bill and in order to make a similar opportunity available to other students. Two of the Culpepper children are UTC graduates: Steven Ward Culpepper, Class of 1978, and Mary Alice Culpepper, Class of 1979. Preference for the award goes to students majoring in business or history.
Ralph and Donna Dawn Scholarship: Established in 2004 by Ralph Dawn, local media professional and businessman, to honor his wife, Donna Dawn, who died in 2004. She was a UTC graduate, class of 1970, and a career advertising professional. Both Ralph and Donna had worked for WDEF-TV and WDEF Radio in Chattanooga. The scholarship is for students majoring in communication.
Joe and Rachel Decosimo Scholarships in Business: Established in 1997 by Toby and Brenda McKenzie of McKenzie Development Corporation of Cleveland in honor of their friends and colleagues Joe and Rachel Decosimo for the role played by the Decosimos in their success personally and professionally. The awards go to students majoring in business.
John W. Evans Scholarship: Established in 1966 by the will of John W. Evans, retired Chattanooga Realtor, who bequeathed his entire estate to the University for the benefit of needy and deserving students.
Carl Gibson Scholarship: Established in 1994 by the estate of Carl Gibson, University of Chattanooga, Class of 1934, and former owner of Ruby Falls. The scholarship is based on academic performance and financial need.
John E. and Claudia F. Gilbreath Scholarship in Memory of Katherine Frazier: Established in 1971 by Mrs. Gilbreath for deserving male students in memory of her husband and her sister, two of the founders of the Chattanooga Federal Savings and Loan Association, both prominent business and civic leaders who died in 1969. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbreath graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.