- How do I apply for scholarships at UTC?
The UTC online scholarship application is used to consider recipients for the Chancellor's, Provost's, Mocs and Transfer Scholars programs. The UTC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office also uses this application to award some Endowed and Departmental scholarships.
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UTC has a number of endowed and departmental scholarships that are not rewarded through the UTC online scholarship application and require separate applications.
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- I began my UTC Online Scholarship Application, but didn't complete & submit it. How do I access the application again?
Check out these step-by-step instructions:
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- If I meet the criteria for a scholarship, am I guaranteed to receive it?
UTC scholarship funds are limited and the awarding process is competitive. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee a student will receive a scholarship.
The best way to improve your candidacy is to always submit all required materials as soon as possible.
- When are UTC scholarships awarded?
Offers for the traditional first-time freshmen scholarships (Chancellor's, Provost's, Mocs) will be made to selected candidates as early as mid-November of their senior year for next academic year.
The Transfer Scholarship will be awarded as early as June. We plan to award additional endowed scholarships from May through early July.
- Do all students receive offers from the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, even if they are not selected for a scholarship?
No, only students who are selected will see an offer in their MyMocsNet under the MoneyTab's My Award Information link.
For most institutional scholarships, selected candidates will be able to accept their offered scholarship online. Some scholarships will require a thank you note to the donor.
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- Must I complete the FAFSA before I can even begin completing the UTC Online Scholarship Application?
No. We strongly encourage you to always complete the application as soon as possible.
The scholarship application is used to award funds for the next academic year. The federal FAFSA form opens Oct. 1 each year.
Do not delay in submitting either of these applications because UTC scholarship funds are limited (some federal and State of Tennessee funds are limited too).
- What is the deadline to apply for scholarships at UTC?
We trust that students and parents alike will instead consider when an application is available, and not the deadline.
With this in mind, the UTC online scholarship application opens mid-September for all students. The application is used to award funds for the next academic year. Incoming first-time freshmen must apply by January 10th to be considered for our Renewable Institutional Scholarships - the Chancellor's, Provost's, & Mocs.
The absolute deadline to submit the UTC Scholarship Application is July 1 for all students, but we encourage students to Apply Early.
The federal FAFSA opens Oct. 1 of each year. Do not delay in submitting either of these applications because UTC scholarship funds are limited (some federal and State of Tennessee funds are limited, too).
- I have not yet received notice of my acceptance to UTC, but I want to apply for scholarships. How do I log on to the online scholarship application?
You must first be accepted to the University.
Your login credentials, your UTC ID, will be provided in the welcome packet mailed to you from the Admissions Office.
Newly admitted students also should receive a short welcome email to the address the student used in the admissions application. This email will also contain the UTC ID number which can be used to assist in accessing the scholarship application.
- Where do I find information on scholarships available to first-time freshmen?
Based on academic performance, these awards are renewable and students can receive for a maximum of eight (8) semesters:
Learn more about Institutional Scholarships →
- Where do I find information on scholarships available to returning (continuing) students?
Find out more by searching UTC Endowed and Departmental Scholarships. Some of these funds are awarded using the UTC online scholarship application.
A large number of these scholarships are awarded with separate applications. If this search engine sends you to a department’s website for specific scholarships, then you will have to contact that department to learn more about the application process.
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- Where do I find information on scholarships available to new transfer students?
To apply for the transfer scholars program, students must be entering the University in the fall term and must complete the online scholarship application.
To access and complete the scholarship application, you must be admitted to UTC and have a UTC ID.
You are always encouraged to contact your academic department for departmental scholarship information.
- How do I find scholarships other than the ones offered through UTC?
Learn more about Outside Scholarships →
- How do I check to see if my online scholarship application has been received by the Scholarship Office?
Review the steps in our guide, How To Apply and access your Online Scholarship Manager.
This is where you can always review the current status of your online scholarship application.
- When I try to access the online scholarship application through the link on the Money tab, I receive an Internet Explorer error. Why is this happening?
Check the security settings on the computer that you are using.
If it is not a personal (home) computer, the administrator may have pop-ups blocked or high security settings.
If this is a personal, home computer you are using, add https://utc.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com as a trusted site on the Security Tab in the Internet Options link under the Tools menu.
Then, delete your cookies and reboot your computer.
- How do I check to see if my recommenders have completed their online recommendations?
Review our guide, How To Apply and access your Online Scholarship Manager.
This is where you can always review the status of your recommendations.
- Can my recommenders submit a paper letter of recommendation?
We ask that all recommenders complete the online recommendation. If your recommender has difficulty with the online recommendations, ask him or her to call 423-425-4677 or email [email protected] for assistance.
- When will the Academic Service Scholarship Program be awarded?
Selection will begin as early as March and continue until available spaces are filled.
- Can I receive more than one scholarship from UTC by completing the UTC online scholarship application?
No. Scholarships awarded using the online scholarship application will not be stacked. However, if you receive a departmental award, you can receive both.
- If I am transferring to UTC from another Tennessee public institution, will UTC honor a scholarship that I received at my previous school?
Unfortunately, institutional awards and scholarships from other schools do not typically transfer with the student. It is always important to refer to the award notification you received for the scholarship to determine the attributes of the award.
- I received a scholarship award notification, but I plan on retaking the ACT (or SAT) before I graduate from high school. If I earn a higher score that would qualify me for the next higher level of first-time freshmen scholarships, am I automatically upgraded?
If a student has already accepted his or her initial offer, then earns a higher GPA/ACT and that score is received by Dec. 1, UTC will consider upgrading the student to the appropriate next-level renewable scholarship based on the new criteria. The review for upgrades may not occur until early-mid January.
- How do I ‘accept’ a scholarship that is ‘offered’ on my MocsNet?
Students will be able to accept most institutional scholarships through their MyMocsNet.
Use our Accepting UTC Scholarships tutorial to accept yours today!
The primary exception to this is scholarships awarded directly by a UTC department. Those funds are immediately entered as ‘accepted’ on the student’s behalf.
- I received a scholarship award notification. Does accepting a scholarship represent a binding commitment?
No, it does not. However, if your plans change and you decide not to attend UTC, we appreciate your notifying our office as soon as possible.
- What do I need to do to renew my Chancellor’s, Provost’s, Mocs, Chattanooga YES, Academic Service or Transfer Scholarship?
We strongly encourage all scholarship recipients to keep a personal file containing their acceptance letters, scholarship award notifications and/or agreements.
Refer to the scholarship award notification you originally received from UTC. If you do not have access to that, email the UTC Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at [email protected] or call 423-425-4677.
- Can my residual ACT test score be used to qualify for scholarships at UTC?
No, residual test scores are not considered for scholarship purposes.
- Does UTC accept the ACT 'Superscore' for incoming freshmen merit scholarship consideration?
Yes, UTC Admissions will superscore the ACT results for use in awarding our Institutional Renewable Merit Scholarships - the UTC Chancellor's, Provost's & Mocs Scholarships.
Please Note - It is the student's responsibility to ensure that UTC Admissions has ANY/ALL scores from ANY/ALL test dates. ALL scores Must Be RECEIVED by our December1 priority date.
Superscoring is a new final composite score made with your best individual section scores across all ACT tests you took.
- Do I have to do a new online scholarship application each year to be considered for scholarships?
Generally, yes. We ask that students complete a new online scholarship application each year. While some scholarships do not require this, it is strongly suggested and offers the student a safeguard in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
In addition, we strongly encourage students to keep copies of all scholarship award letters as these may indicate if a new UTC online scholarship application is required each year.
- Do I have to do a FAFSA each year as well?
Yes, it is strongly suggested that all students complete the FAFSA each year.
The FAFSA is available Oct. 1. Complete FAFSA as soon after this date as possible. Since you are using previous year’s tax return data to complete the FAFSA, there is no reason to wait.
Some federal and state of Tennessee funds are limited, so we strongly recommend that you complete the FAFSA in October.
- I have more questions, where can I find help?
Visit the Mocs One Center in room 124, University Center with any questions or concerns.
- Any other advice?
With all the forms, deadlines and acronyms involved, the scholarship and financial aid process can seem very confusing. Your best strategy is to apply early, read and follow all instructions, keep copies of documents and respond promptly to follow-up requests. Visit the Mocs One Center in room 124, University Center, with any questions or concerns.