To apply to the Rollins Scholars program, you must be an incoming freshman and begin classes in the fall semester. You must be admitted to UTC and declare a business major (Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, or Marketing) on your application.
Admission to this program is competitive and decisions are based on a variety of factors such as:
- Extracurricular involvement
- Leadership activity
- Two letters of recommendation
- A Zoom interview
- An essay or video submission
- A well-organized resume
- Work experience
Rollins Scholars will have full access to the wide selection of majors offered by the Rollins College of Business. Dedicated advisors will work closely with each scholar to tailor an academic program in line with each student's needs and ambitions. Students will be offered a series of special programs and informal gatherings with faculty, alumni, and distinguished business leaders. These programs offer opportunities for networking with outstanding scholars and business executives throughout the year.
A Four-Year Program
Once selected for this prestigious program, Rollins Scholars will continue to participate in the program and receive yearly scholarship support of $4,000 per year by meeting the following requirements:
- Remain in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a minimum course load of 15 credit hours each semester
- Continue as a business major at UTC
- Participate fully in the Rollins Scholars program, including extracurricular activities
Our City is Our Classroom
Chattanooga is home to established businesses and a bustling tech scene. As a Rollins Scholar, you'll have opportunities to network with business leaders, engage with the city's vibrant business community, and apply classroom knowledge to real-world challenges - all while living on the beautiful UTC campus in the heart of a city named one of the best in which to live, work and play.
Enjoy a designated residence hall in South Campus Walker Apartments (apartment-style dorms). You will be required to live on campus your first year and are encouraged to maintain on-campus residency throughout the program.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in international business experiences designed by the Rollins College of Business. Students will work with faculty prior to and during these trips, and will also be awarded academic credit for them.