Academic Service Scholars Program
UTC is pleased to present the Academic Service Scholars Program for first-time undergraduate students. Applicants who meet the criteria below will be considered for this award valued at $4200 per year*. The Tennessee HOPE Scholarship can be awarded with this, if eligible.
- Minimum 3.0 High School GPA (first-time freshmen) or cumulative 3.0 University GPA (transfer students),
- Demonstrate a record of community service/volunteer work in their school and/or community,
- Ensure the submission of three (3) recommendations through the online scholarship application,
- Will commit to working 125 hours each semester in a department on campus.
Prospective students for the 2019-2020 academic year are encouraged to apply with UTC Admissions as their application is now available! The next step is to apply for scholarships. Both applications are required for candidates to be considered for this scholarship. The UTC Online Scholarship Application has a specific section dedicated to this program.
All recommendations must be completed by the recommender through our online scholarship application. The application will ask for the email address of any third-party who you wish to submit a recommendation on your behalf (no immediate family members, please). Recommenders will automatically be emailed instructions on completing an online recommendation for you when you list their email address. When a recommendation has been completed, you will receive notification by email. Log back in to your UTC Online Scholarship Application any time to manage your recommendation requests. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all recommendations are submitted by the deadline published in the online scholarship application.
*This scholarship will be split into two parts - a scholarship portion ($1,100/semester) and a work portion ($1,000/semester). The scholarship portion is paid to students during the second week of each semester. The work portion is paid to students every two weeks as hours are worked like a regular part-time job. Payroll is sent by direct deposit to their personal bank account. Recipients will receive a W-2 for the work portion of the scholarship whereas the scholarship portion will appear on your 1098-T. This should clarify what needs to be claimed as income and what does not.
**This is an extremely competitive scholarship program; a limited number of these scholarships will be awarded. This is renewable for up to three (3) additional years based on the student’s academic performance AND completion of 125 hours of university service each semester. Students should refer to their award notification letter (or the Terms & Conditions in their MyMocsNet) for enrollment requirements and renewal criteria. There is not a 'regain' option for students who do not meet the renewal criteria. This scholarship cannot be stacked with other renewable scholarships or endowed scholarships offered through the UTC Financial Aid & Scholarship and UTC Admission Offices. Remember - Preference is given to first-time undergraduate students.