UTC to Participate in New Scholarship Program

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is pleased to offer the edscholar Program to designated recipients to underwrite their tuition expenses over four years. Incoming freshmen selected as edscholars will be well-rounded students who will be a credit to UTC and to their respective communities.

Student loan provider and secondary market, edsouth, and servicing partner, edamerica are sponsoring the edscholar Program to expand access to higher education throughout Tennessee. Tommy Schumpert, retired two-term Knox County Executive and former school administrator serves as edscholar Program Director.

"This is a substantial scholarship that provides an additional $21,000 to reward excellent Tennessee high school students. These are the students we want to attract to our University," according to Jonathan Looney, UTC Director of Financial Aid.

Specifically, the edscholar Program will award scholarships to qualified students in their freshman year with a commitment to continue the award to the same students pending their compliance with scholarship retention requirements up to a four-year period. The edscholar awards will be disbursed to the financial aid office of UTC on behalf of the recipients. Awards are based on a variety of criteria including leadership, academic merit, community service and financial need and will be funded for the 2003-04 academic year. Designated edscholars must be Tennessee residents.
Based on enrollment figures at UTC, five individual scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen next academic year. Scholarships from edscholar will be ordered at 58 different schools across Tennessee for a total of $3,000,000.

For more information about the edscholar Program and how to apply for scholarships, please call the UTC financial aid office at 423/425-4677 or 1-800-UTC-MOCS or check UTC’s web page www.utc.edu for complete information and application materials. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2003.