The University of Tennessee at Martin offers a wide range of financial assistance to qualified students. For specific information pertaining to scholarships, consult with your admissions counselor or the Office of Financial Assistance.

Elam Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Freshmen legacies can compete for one of twenty (20) $1,000 one year scholarships, made possible from the generosity of the Elam Family of Union City, Tennessee. To complete the Legacy Scholarship application, click on the Aviator link below and search for legacy. These awards will be presented during the annual UTM Legacy Luncheon.  Deadline is August 1.

UT Alumni Association Scholarships

Since 1953 the scholarships funded by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association have been a source of financial assistance to thousands of outstanding students.

The alumni and friends who have contributed to the Alumni Association’s Fund for the Future take great pride in knowing that the majority of their gift dollars are used to recognize and reward deserving students who have excelled academically and in leadership roles.

Each year the private gifts to the UTAA sponsor more than 100 Tennessee Alumni Association Scholarships for students enrolled at all UT campuses.

Andrew D. Holt Scholarship

The Andrew D. Holt Scholars Program memorializes UT’s former president Dr. Andy Holt for his efforts to build the university’s scholarship program during his 20-year association with the institution. The most prestigious scholarship awarded by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association, the Andrew D. Holt scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated academic merit and leadership skills.

Number of scholarships awarded per year:

  • UT Chattanooga: 1
  • UT Knoxville: 3
  • UT Martin: 1
  • *UT Health Science Center: 5
*Actual stipends at UTHSC will be based on a sliding scale depending on the tuition and fees of the college in which the recipient is enrolled.

Joe and Pat Johnson Student Alumni Scholarship

The Joe and Pat Johnson Student Alumni Scholarship is awarded to one student at each undergraduate campus. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding member of the campus student alumni organizations, respectively (i.e. Student Alumni Council in Chattanooga, Undergraduate Alumni Council in Martin, and Student Alumni Associates in Knoxville), who has served the alumni association and his/her campus.

The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a current student alumni association organization member who meets requirements concerning service and devotion to the UT Alumni Association and student alumni organization
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and full-time academic standing in the prior year
  • If no student qualifies for the scholarship in a particular year, the Student Alumni Scholarship will not be awarded.

    Please see your Student Alumni Association representative for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.

UT Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

The UT Alumni Association has allocated $2,000 per UT campus to fund a legacy scholarship for deserving students. The scholarship is open to first-year students at all University of Tennessee System campuses (Chattanooga, Knoxville, Martin and Health Science Center) and is available to both in-state and out-of-state students. Recipients must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a child/stepchild or grandchild/step-grandchild of a degree-holding graduate from one of the UT campuses
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA to be considered
  • Must have a minimum ACT score matching the average score for the respective campus in the previous academic year (or the equivalent SAT score as recognized by the campus)
  • Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to retain the award.

Email for more information on how to apply.

UTAA-Funded Scholarships Specific to UT Martin

University of Tennessee Alumni Association Valedictorian Recognition Award

This $1,000 one-year award was created for high school valedictorians who meet the following requirements:

  • First-time college student
  • Minimum 23 ACT composite

UTAA Transfer Scholarship

This $1,000-$2,000 per year award was created for students entering UT Martin classified as a transfer student.

The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must enter UT Martin classified as a transfer student
  • Must have a minimum 3.50 cumulative collegiate GPA
  • Must have a collegiate/community service activity
  • Must have a leadership activity in college or community

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