Scholarships and Awards Information
The department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science offers several award
and scholarship opportunities to deserving students. The descriptions for many of
these are found below. Note that The Lebron B. Carver Field Scholarship, The Santiago
Family Biology Scholarship, and the Dr. Robert L. Craig Scholarship in Biology require
applications due March 1.
The Hoover-Nofsinger Award, established in 1998, is made possible by Dr. Sara Hoover and Ms. Norma Nofsinger, retired professionals that have taken geology classes and wish to assist other students majoring in geology. It is awarded to a deserving rising junior in the UTC Geology Program selected by the Geology faculty. The award is based on successful academic performance and/or financial need.
The Lebron B. Carver Scholarship Endowment was established in 2007 with a bequest from the estate of Lebron Carver, a 1950 Alumnus. This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in geology with an award amount up to $1000 to offset the expense of field camp or research activities. The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Geology faculty.
There is an application required for this award with a deadline of March 1 and award notification in late March.
Lebron B. Carver Scholarship
The Lebron B. Carver Scholarship Endowment was established in 2007 with a bequest from the estate of Lebron Carver, a 1950 Alumnus. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students majoring in geology. The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Geology faculty.
The Geology Award is awarded to an outstanding Geology senior and is selected by the Geology faculty.
BIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE:
Dr. Charles Robert Thomas Pre-medical Scholarship
The Dr. Charles Robert Thomas Pre-medical scholarship was established under terms of the will of Dr. Thomas, a well-loved Chattanooga physician who died in 1968, to assist needy students in pre-medicine. Partial tuition will be awarded to an outstanding pre-med student with need. The award is made in the spring of the awardee’s junior year for use in their senior year.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Thomasson Pre-Medical Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Thomasson to be awarded to a qualified and deserving undergraduate student who is pursuing premedical studies. Partial tuition is awarded to an outstanding pre-med student with financial need in their junior year for their senior year.
Joyce Litchford Memorial Scholarship
This Scholarship was established by Dr. R.G. Litchford in honor of his late wife, Joyce Litchford. It is awarded to outstanding pre-med student with need at the end of their Junior year.
Santiago Family Biology Scholarship
The Santiago Family Biology Scholarship is given to a biology student who desires to pursue a career in biology or post-baccalaureate program. The Santiago Family supported four children who completed 11 degrees in which they earned Bachelor’s of Science, Master’s of Science, and Doctoral degrees. Throughout these years, the family experienced and endured the monetary obligation required to accomplish their goals and wish to assist students who have a desire to earn a degree but require financial assistance.
Recipients must be a rising Junior or Senior and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Biology courses and be in good academic standing. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need in that no more than 80% of their tuition is covered by Financial Aid. The award will be $500 per year and may be split between up to two students. Preference will be given to non-traditional students.
The Tucker Foundation Endowed Honors College Scholarship in Biology and Environmental Science
The Tucker Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a student involved in research on Stream Fish Ecology and Conservation and American Chestnut Restoration and Mycology. The student must be an undergraduate Biology or Environmental Science major in good standing with successful academic performance. The recipient must be doing undergraduate research or Departmental Honors work.
Dr. Robert L. Craig Scholarship in Biology
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in biology who demonstrate successful academic performance and is involved in research.