UTC ASSETS Scholars Program

The UTC ASSETS scholarship provides financial and academic support to facilitate transfer degree completion for students majoring in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

UTC ASSETS Scholarship Flyer


You are eligible to receive a scholarship from the National Science Foundation if you meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a US Citizen, permanent resident, U.S. national, or refugee
  • Have completed a pre-engineering curriculum at a community college in TN or northwest GA
  • Have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (AFSA)
  • Meet all basic eligibility requirements for Financial Aid (to establish financial need)
  • Have an overall 3.0 community college GPA
  • Have been accepted and enrolled full-time in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or Chemical engineering
  • Graduating Community College in the Spring/Summer

Each year, up to 12 students will be selected to receive this award. Each awarded student will receive a scholarship of $7,400 per year for two years. Four out of the twelve students may be awarded for the third year. This scholarship will be awarded in addition to any financial support a student is currently receiving from federal or state. This award will not eliminate your eligibility of receiving financial aid from other sources.   

Application Process
The priority deadline will be February 15, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted and screened in the event that scholarships are available after initial awards have been made. All students must apply via UTC’s online application system and submit the following:

  • UTC ASSETS Scholarship Form that provides basic contact and demographic information, transfer institution, program of study, and transfer pathway followed (i.e., TTP, general engineering, etc).
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • College transcripts
  • Two recommendation letters, one from a professor in the student’s program of study and the other from either a professor or an employer (current or within the last two years).
  • A 2-page double space essay that describes aptitude for success in the chosen field, professional aspirations, past service work, leadership positions, anticipated barriers to success and plans to overcome them.
  • We will evaluate the applicants based on their academic records, financial need, letters of recommendation, and essay.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ignatius Fomunung, Professor of Civil & Chemical Engineering at 423-425-2005 (Ignatius-Fomunung@utc.edu) or Karen Lomen at 423-425-4020 (karen-lomen@utc.edu)

Mailing address: 

Dr. Ignatius Fomunung, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Department 2502, 735 Vine Street
Chattanooga, TN  37403-2598