John C. Stophel Distinguished Student AwardJohn C. Stophel

The John C. Stophel Distinguished Student Award is presented annually to recognize high potential business students who have made significant and meaningful civic contributions to UTC and the College of Business while maintaining a strong academic record.

The Award will be presented at a spring awards ceremony.  The COB Distinguished Students are recognized by name on display in Fletcher Hall for the following academic year.  A booklet profiling the COB Distinguished Students is prepared and sent to various COB corporate partners. Students must submit an application in order to be considered for this award.


Selection Criteria

  • Evidence of exceptional extracurricular leadership and community service. Community engagement evidenced by a pattern of strong contributions to the College of Business, UTC, or civic organizations will be highly valued, as will activities resulting in lasting impact and quantifiable results.
  • Award recipients will have some of the following characteristics: strong leadership skills, self-motivating initiative, and exceptional presentation skills. 
  • Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Business and have a minimum GPA of 3.2.


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Applications Due Tues. November 21st by 5:00 pm EST

Please either email your application to or drop it off in the Dean's Office, Fletcher Hall, Suite 300. Applications are due no later than 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 21st. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.