The UTC English Department invites current English majors to apply for the following scholarships. We announce winners at the English Department Banquet held each spring. The due date to apply is 11:59p ET on the Friday before Spring Break, which is Fri., March 8 for Spring 2024.
Arlie E. Herron Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time junior, senior, or graduate English major with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major.
This scholarship was established in 1999 by UTC Professors Verbie Provost and Fran Bender to honor Prof. Emeritus Arlie Herron who served the English Department, UTC, and the Chattanooga Community for 39 years as a member of the UTC faculty.
Sally B. Young Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time junior, senior or graduate English major with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major.
This scholarship was established in 2001 by Larry Young to memorialize his wife, UTC English Professor, Sally Burton Young.
Chuck Pierce Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time English major, including graduate students, returning to UTC after an absence of at least one year (please indicate this circumstance in your letter of interest), with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the last UTC semester and a 3.25 GPA in the major.
Charles “Chuck” Pierce was the son of UTC Alumni and active university volunteers Charles and Rickie Pierce, who established this scholarship to honor the memory of their son who passed away prematurely at age 31.
Robert W. and Beatrice R. Anderson Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time, English major with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major.
This scholarship was established in 2002 by John R. Anderson, Class of 1978 and past Alumni Council president and trustee of the University of Chattanooga Foundation, in honor of his parents Robert W. and Beatrice R. Anderson.
William Thomas and Louise Morris Garrison Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part time undergraduate English major demonstrating successful academic performance and/or financial need.
This scholarship was established in 2002 by David Garrison and Donna Barger to honor David’s parents and Donna’s in-laws, William Thomas Garrison and Louise Morris Garrison, who throughout their lives believed in and valued the insights and opportunities provided by a university education, especially for children from working class backgrounds.
Dr. Margaret N. Kelley Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student majoring in English. This scholarship was established in 2007 by Ronald D. and Janet Kelley Jobe in honor of their mother-in-law and mother who worked in the Development Office and as a Vice Chancellor for Advancement at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1983 until her retirement in 2007.
Phanorack James Daniel Chapman Memorial Endowed English Scholarship
Awarded to a rising senior English major enrolled at UTC who is interested in becoming a teacher. This scholarship was established in 2016 by Phatanie, Gregory, and Rebecca Chapman. Preference will be given to those with financial need.
Drs. Immaculate and Joseph Kizza Scholarship in Literature
Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior English major in the Literature track planning to attend the next full academic year at UTC.
This scholarship is offered through the generosity of Dr. Immaculate Kizza, UC Foundation Professor of English, and Dr. Joseph Kizza, Professor and Department Head of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Immaculate Kizza served the English Department for 31 years before her retirement in May 2020. She's beloved by her colleagues and students for her kindness, passion for teaching, and expertise in British Modernism, African and African-American literature.
Dorothy Hellerstedt Kennedy Endowed Scholarship in Poetry
Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in English with a concentration or focus on poetry.
Applicants must submit a writing sample, a one-page statement that discusses the role poetry plays in the student’s education and/or plans for the future, and a faculty recommendation that attests to the student’s interest in poetry.
Margaret Buhrman Scholarship
Established in 1978, the wish and desire of the donor is that these funds be distributed yearly to students in good standing that are majoring in English.