Feb 25, 2021  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Student Financial Aid

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers a comprehensive program of student financial aid. Students may receive one or more types of financial aid: Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and Part-time employment. These can be awarded individually or in combination, depending on the student’s financial need and eligibility.

Certain financial aid programs require financial need. Financial need is the difference between the student’s estimated Cost of Attendance for the academic year and the Expected Family Contribution (FAFSA results). The estimated Cost of Attendance includes tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, and estimated transportation and personal expenses. Students may not receive financial aid in excess of the cost of attendance.

Financial aid offers are based on full-time enrollment (12 credit hours or more). Aid is disbursed at a prorated rate for students not enrolled full-time.

Information and Assistance

The Financial Aid Office staff provide assistance with the financial aid application process and financial budgeting. In addition, the student may request a review of the determination of the student’s need and award. For further information regarding financial aid, contact:

UTC Financial Aid Office Dept. 4805
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University Center 201
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
(423) 425-4677


UTC Scholarship Office Dept. 4825
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University Center 202
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Information and forms are available on the UTC Financial Aid website at: www.utc.edu/Administration/FinancialAid/.

Application Procedures

Students must complete the FAFSA - www.fafsa.gov - each year to be considered for grants, loans, work-study, and Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship funds. Students currently receiving University scholarships will automatically receive the scholarship if they meet the scholarship renewal criteria.

Five Steps to Financial Aid at UTC


Step 1 

Complete and e-Sign the FASFA on the Web
Complete and submit the FAFSA at: www.fafsa.gov. This service is free. Be sure to include UTC and its Title IV code “003529” in the appropriate section of the FAFSA. Allow 2-3 weeks for UTC to receive the FAFSA information. Students must complete this step before February 1 to ensure that they receive the most aid possible.


Step 2 

Submit all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office.
Approximately one-third of all FAFSA applications are selected for verification. Applicants selected for verification may be required to turn in copies of prior year tax documents and the UTC Verification Worksheet. Additional documents may be requested after the initial application review in order to resolve any discrepancies. Do not turn in verification documents unless requested by the UTC Financial Aid Office. Students should check their MyMocsNet account frequently to determine if documents are needed to complete their financial aid file. Students must have a completed financial aid file by July 1 in order to have funds available at Fall fee payment, by November 1 for Spring fee payment, and March 1 for Summer semester.


Step 3

Review and accept aid via MyMocsNet
Review of financial aid applications will normally take place four to six weeks after the financial aid file is complete (during peak processing times, allow eight to twelve weeks for review). Incoming UTC students will be mailed an award letter. All subsequent award notices will be sent via UTC email. Student Loans and Work Study offers must be accepted or declined through MyMocsNet. Students have 30 days to accept Perkins Loan and Work Study through their MyMocsNet account before these offers will be cancelled.

Aid is awarded based on full-time enrollment (12 credit hours or more). Enrollment status for financial aid is determined on the last day to add classes for a semester and eligibility is adjusted accordingly. Aid is awarded for the academic year, half for fall and half for spring semester.


Step 4 

Follow these steps to accept a Federal Direct Stafford Loan

  1. Accept Direct Stafford loans through MyMocsNet. From the Financial Aid menu, select My Award, then Award for Aid Year. Accept the Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan amount you wish to receive.
  2. Go to www.StudentLoans.gov and complete:

a. Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

b. Direct Stafford Loan Promissory Note (MPN). sign your MPN electronically using your FAFSA PIN. PINs can be obtained at www.pin.ed.gov.


Step 5

Pay Fees
By accepting financial aid, the student acknowledges acceptance of tuition and fee charges assessed upon registration in UTC classes. If you decide not to enroll at UTC, you must withdraw from ALL courses before the first day of classes to avoid any charges. Financial aid students whose aid does not cover their entire UTC bill are responsible for either paying the balance or making arrangements for payment (UTC installment payment plan) through their MyMocsNet account prior to the fee payment deadline published in the academic calendar. Classes will be cancelled for students who have not paid in full and have not made arrangements to pay by the fee payment deadline. Note: Students offered loans must follow the directions in the preceding steps to accept loans, in order to ensure that loan funds are available for fee payment.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

This is a brief overview of UTC’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards. It is the individual student’s responsibility to review the complete financial aid SAP policy and the right to appeal process on our website at www.utc.edu/financialaid under Terms and Conditions of Financial Aid Awards.

Federal  regulation requires all students, including students not currently receiving aid, be evaluated based on financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards. Financial aid satisfactory academic progress is reviewed each semester when grades post.

Financial aid SAP is evaluated on the following 3 criteria:

  1. Completion Rate: Students must earn (pass) a cumulative 67% of all credit hours attempted.
  2. Minimum Cumulative GPA: All students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  3. Maximum Time Frame: The maximum time limit for a student to receive financial aid 150% of the published program credit hour length.

Other important things to know regarding financial aid SAP:

  • Academic Forgiveness: Financial Aid regulations do not have a provision for academic forgiveness; therefore, all credits and grades removed for academic forgiveness must be used to calculate financial aid SAP.
  • Transfer Hours and GPA: Transfer students are evaluated based on the transfer credits accepted by UTC.
  • All failing grades: Students who fail to pass any classes during a semester - all F’s, or a combination of F and W grades - face immediate suspension of aid.
  • Rights and process to appeal suspension of financial aid: Students have a right to appeal the suspension of financial aid. The deadlines for a student to appeal his or her suspension are available on the Financial Aid Office website at utc.edu/Administration/FinancialAid/ConTranDates.php

Examples of actions that may affect a student’s financial aid SAP include but are not limited to: Drop a class, withdrawal from all classes, fail a class, change major, receive an incomplete grade, repeat a course, or change a class from credit to audit.

If you have any questions about this SAP policy, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Progress standards for scholarships are detailed separately via the following means:

  • Progress standards for HOPE Scholarship are listed at utc.edu/Administration/FinancialAid/TELSappeal.php
  • Progress standards for all University Scholarships are listed on the original Award Letter the student signed. If the student does not have his or her personal copy of the Award Letter, he or she should contact the Scholarship Office at 423-425-4790.
  • Progress standards for private scholarships are determined by the private donor. Students should refer to the individual scholarship contact with any questions.
  • The Financial Aid SAP Appeal Committee does not have the authority to approve or deny University or HOPE scholarship appeals.

Types of Financial Aid



Federal Pell Grants

Pell Grant awards range from $555 to $5,550 with the value of the award reflecting the Expected Family Contribution and the number of credit hours in which the student has enrolled. The grant is the “base” award of financial aid and is awarded before other forms of aid. Regulations and provisions of the Pell Grant Program are subject to change by Federal legislative action. Pell Grant Awards are based on full time status and are prorated based on actual number of hours attended.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

This grant ranges from $250 to $500 and is available to undergraduate students with high financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Funds are limited, so it is essential that students complete the FAFSA and all other required documents as early as possible.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH Grant is a Federal grant available to students who have completed the FAFSA, are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, have a 3.25 GPA or scored in the 75th percentile on a standard admission test (such as the ACT/SAT/GRE), and have declared one of the eligible majors as defined by UTC. The maximum award for the academic year is $4,000 with a cumulative maximum of $16,000. Regulations and provisions of the TEACH Grant are subject to change by Federal legislative action. Agreement to serve/promise to pay: The student must teach full-time for at least four years within eight years of completing program as a (1) highly qualified teacher; (2) at a Title 1 school; (3) in a specified subject area (mathematics, science, a foreign language, bilingual education, special education, or as reading specialist). If service is not met: the grant must be repaid as an Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan, with interest from the date(s) of original disbursement.

Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA) Grants

Grants are made by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation to residents of the State of Tennessee who show financial need according to the FAFSA. The maximum TSAA Grant is $2,000 per academic year. Funds are limited, so the recommended FAFSA filing deadline is February 1.

Student Loans

Federal Direct Stafford Loans

The William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan program provides students with low interest student loans based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Most students with good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress for continuing financial aid are eligible for the Federal Stafford Loan program.

There are two types of Stafford Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. For a subsidized Stafford Loan, the interest is paid by the Federal government as long as the student is enrolled at least half-time. For an unsubsidized Stafford Loan, the student is responsible for the interest at a low government fixed rate while enrolled at least half time in college. Repayment of the loans is deferred for 6 months after a student graduates, terminates his or her education, or drops below halftime; and then the payments are structured over a 10-year repayment plan.

The maximum Stafford loan amount for a dependent undergraduate (as defined by the FAFSA) in a 12-month period is $5,500 for freshmen; $6,500 for sophomores; and $7,500 for juniors and seniors. Independent students, as defined by the FAFSA, are eligible for additional unsubsidized funds in the amount of $4,000 for freshmen or sophomores, and $5,000 for a juniors or seniors.

The Federal Stafford loan maximum aggregate may not exceed $31,000 for the dependent undergraduate (maximum of $23,000 subsidized) or $57,000 for the independent undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student. The Federal loan aggregate limit for Stafford Loans for graduate and professional students is $138,500.

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Federal PLUS loans allow parents with good credit histories to borrow for each dependent child who is enrolled half-time or more. The yearly loan limit is the student’s cost of attendance minus any estimated financial aid the student receives. The interest rate, as set by the Federal government, will be variable but not higher than 9.0 percent. If a parent is denied a PLUS loan by a lender, the student may be eligible for an additional unsubsidized Stafford loan at the independent annual limit.

Federal Perkins Loans

The Federal Perkins Loan Program is a loan available to students at a 5.0 percent interest rate. This program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education and awarded by UTC on a first come first serve basis. These funds are limited. If a Perkins Loan is offered, it must be accepted through the MyMocsNet account within 30 days. The student will be notified by the Bursar’s Office when the Master Promissory Note is available to be signed. Eligibility for the Perkins loan is based on demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Loan repayment and interest on Perkins Student Loans are deferred for 9 months after graduation or as long as the individual remains in half-time attendance at an eligible accredited institution of higher education. The maximum repayment period is normally 10 years. Upon making a properly documented written request, portions of the Federal Perkins Student Loan may be canceled if the borrower performs full-time service in one of several service areas. More information about Perkins Loan forgiveness may be found on the U.S. Department of Education’s website www.ed.gov. An undergraduate may be awarded a maximum loan of $5,500 per year up to an accumulated loan total of $20,000. Due to limited funding, UTC awards all of its Perkins Loans to undergraduate students. The above regulations and provisions of the Federal Perkins Loan Program are subject to change by Federal legislative action.

Private Loans

A private education loan is a non-federal loan, through a private lender typically issued in the student’s name and requiring a cosigner. Generally, alternative loans have interest rates, repayment terms, and deferment options that are substantially less favorable than those of the Direct Stafford, Perkins, Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS Loan programs.

Each lender has their individual eligibility requirements, interest rates, repayment terms and conditions. For example, some lenders require students to be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program, while others will lend to students who are non-degree seeking, enrolled less than half-time, or not making Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Student Employment


Federal Work-Study Program

The University participates in the Federal Work-Study Program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program, a student must be accepted for admission and enrolled with good standing. A student’s eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. Funds are limited, so the recommended FAFSA filing deadline is February 1. On-campus part-time work opportunities are available in various departments, offices, and agencies of the University. Off-campus work in community service organizations may also be available through the Federal Community Service Learning Program.

Additional Employment Opportunities

Additional part-time employment opportunities, both on and off campus, are handled by the Job Location and Development Program in the Financial Aid Office. These positions are available to any student, regardless of financial need. To be eligible for this part-time employment, the student must meet the requirements established by the employing agency. The UTC Placement and Student Employment Center also provides job postings.

Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships (TELS)

Tennessee residents who graduated from a Tennessee high school in 2003 or after may qualify for the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships (TELS) also called the HOPE Scholarship. Students must have graduated from high school with a 3.0 overall GPA out of a possible 4.0, or scored at least a 21 ACT (980 SAT) completing required college core courses. These funds are administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), and awards generally range from $4,000 to $5,500 per year.

The application form for Lottery Scholarship funds is the FAFSA. The FAFSA application deadline is September 1 for Fall and February 1 for Spring/Summer.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga must be listed first on the FAFSA to receive the student’s eligibility for the Lottery Scholarship. In the event UTC was not listed first, complete the Change of Institution Form at www.tn.gov/CollegePays, available on the Students and Parents page.

Adult students, over the age of 25, who have never been enrolled in college may also be eligible for these funds. All students who believe they are eligible should check with the Financial Aid Office to receive the most up to date information as these scholarships are subject to annual changes by the State legislature.

All information correct as of March 2011. Award amounts/requirements are subject to modification based on current regulations.

Refund Process—Return of Title IV Funds

Students who receive Federal Title IV assistance will be subject to a refund calculation return if they withdraw from all classes. Students who stop attending classes, but do not officially withdraw, are also subject to this refund calculation. Students who stop attending classes and receive grades of F in all classes, or a combination of Fs and Ws, are considered unofficially withdrawn. Students who withdraw - officially or unofficially - during the first 60 percent of the term will have a refund calculated under the Return of Title IV Funds Refund Policy. The percentage of the refund will equal the percentage remaining in the term at the time that the student withdraws. All refunds caused by a student withdrawing from classes will be returned to the appropriate financial aid account(s) or lender in the case of student loans. Refunds will be credited/returned within 45 days to the appropriate student financial aid program(s) in the order listed:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan
  2. Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan
  3. Federal Perkins Loan
  4. Federal Direct Plus Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. FSEOG
  7. TEACH Grant
  8. Other Student Financial Aid Programs
  9. Other Federal, State, private, or institutional sources of aid
  10. Student

Note: UTC reserves the right to bill the student for any return of Title IV refund amount that exceeds the University’s published institutional refund policy.


Students who receive Federal student financial assistance funds in excess of what is owed to the University (e.g. maintenance, tuition, room) may be required to repay funds to certain Title IV programs:

  1. Federal Pell Grant
  2. FSEOG
  3. Other Student Financial Aid Programs
  4. Other Federal, State, private, or institutional sources of aid

General Refund Information

Students who stop attending classes prior to the completion of the term should carefully read the information on unofficial withdrawals. All refund/repayment calculations are completed within 45 days of the official withdrawal date, and all funds are returned to the appropriate programs. Failure to withdraw officially will result in the University applying its own administrative procedures for determining the unofficial withdrawal date.


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga scholarship program for new and currently enrolled students is made possible through funds provided by the University, outside foundations, estates, private businesses, civic groups, individuals, and alumni.

Scholarships: Freshmen Scholarships are based on high school GPA and ACT score. February 1 is the Admissions Application deadline to be considered for all freshmen scholarships. A separate Scholarship Application is required to apply for all scholarships.

The UTC Scholarship Application is available by clicking the Money Tab in your MyMocsNet portal. The link to the online application is located in the bottom right corner of the Portal. You can also click on the following link to ONLY view scholarships that are available: https://utc.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/ScholarX_ScholarshipSearch.aspx

The deadline for continuing students to apply for all scholarships is March 1. The freshman deadline is March 1 as well, but you must have been accepted for admission by February 1.

Transfer students scholarship deadline is June 1.

Remember, you must be an admitted student with a UTC ID to apply for all Freshmen, Institutional, Endowed and Transfer Scholarships.

University Honors Program Scholars


Each year 30 to 40 outstanding freshmen entering the University Honors Program are selected to receive four-year scholarships covering the cost of tuition, fees, books and a large portion of campus housing. The selection of these scholars, based on their strengths in academics, service, and leadership, is made by the faculty and staff of the University Honors Program. Applicants must file both a regular application for admission to the University and a special application for admission to the UHON Program by December 15 of the applicant’s senior year in high school.

The following endowed funds support the program:

William E. Brock, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 1979 by University of Chattanooga Foundation in honor of William E. Brock, Jr., a longtime member of the UC Board of Trustees.

Paul Koblentz Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1990 through a bequest from Abe J. Koblentz as a memorial to his deceased son in order to provide scholarships for deserving students.

Dorothea Woods Obear Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Chancellor Frederick Obear in memory of his mother who had a strong interest in the University and its honors program. The scholarship goes to a student in the University Honors Program.

Vasconez and Donovan Scholarship: Established in 1994 by James M. Donovan, a UTC Brock Scholar graduate of the Class of 1981. The scholarship, in memory of his partner Jorge Vasconez, is for students in the University Honors Program.

Roberta M. “Bobbie” Yates Scholarship: Established in 1998 from the estate of her husband, Arthur E. Yates, an alumnus of UT and president of the Yates Bleachery Company of Flintstone, Ga., for University Honors students with financial need.

Chancellor’s, Provost’s and Moc’s Scholars

First-time freshmen who present certain minimum high school grade point averages and ACT or SAT scores are eligible for scholarship considerations. Scholarships are renewed for up to four years based on the student’s academic performance and the funds available. Approximately 275 awards are available each year in the Chancellor’s, Provost’s and Moc’s Scholars and programs combined. Recipients are determined by the UTC Scholarships Committee.

Chancellor’s Scholars

First-time freshmen who are admited by February 1 with a 3.75 GPA and a 30 ACT (1320 on SAT) will be considered for Chancellor’s Scholarships, an annually renewable award of $3,500 Students may also receive an additional $5,000 of Tennessee Lottery Scholarship funds.

Provost’s Scholars

First-time freshmen who are admitted by February 1 with a 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT (1170 SAT) will be considered for a $3,000 annually renewable award. Students may also receive an additional $4,000 of Tennessee Lottery Scholarship funds.

Moc’s Scholars

First-time freshmen who are admitted by February 1 with a 3.4 GPA and 24 ACT composite (1110 SAT) will be considered for a $1,000 annually renewable award. Students may also receive an additional $4,000 of Tennessee Lottery Scholarship funds.

Student Leaders Become Alumni Leaders UT Alumni Scholarship

The scholarship was created to provide funds for students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and proven academic ability. This one-year scholarship award is valued at $1,500 ($750 each term).

The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a first-time freshman student enrolling immediately following high school graduation
  • Minimum 3.25 high school GPA and a minimum 23 ACT composite score
  • Requires documented current leadership activities in civic community and student organizations
  • Requires continued leadership participation during freshman year in select student organizations on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus
  • Open to any Tennessee or out-of-state student

Admissions application must be submitted by February 1.

Alumni 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 is valued at $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years) at UT’s campuses at Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Martin. UTC will award one Andy Holt Scholarship per year.

  • Based on academic merit and leadership
  • A student must be enrolled as a full-time student for each academic semester
  • A student must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average

Admissions application must be submitted by February 1.


UT Alumni Scholars


These scholarships are awarded by the UT Alumni Association, which also sponsors the:

Joe and Pat Johnson Scholarship: Named in honor of UT’s 19th president Dr. Joe Johnson and his wife, Mrs. Pat Johnson, these $1,500 one-year scholarships are awarded to upperclassmen who are previous recipients of an alumni association scholarship. The requirements are: academic based; 26 ACT or higher; graduate of a Tennessee high school and a Tennessee resident; and a sophomore, junior or senior who is a previous alumni scholarship recipient. The number awarded per year is dependent upon endowment income. Admissions application must be submitted by February 1.

UT Alumni Chapter Scholarship: One year $1000 award. UT Alumni Chapters win these scholarships for students from their respective chapters based upon the chapter’s percentage of participation in the annual giving program.

Department Scholars

Department Scholars are those who receive prizes, grants, and scholarships associated with a particular department or academic program. All recipients are selected by the faculty of the given department, usually on the basis of demonstrated merit or talent.

Alstom Power Gear Up Scholarships: Established in 2001 by Alstom Power (formerly Combustion Engineering) for the Gear Up program’s scholarships for African-American students at the middle and high school level who plan to major in engineering at UTC. Gear Up assists middle and high schools in Chattanooga’s inner city by providing scholarship assistance at the college level before high school graduation.

American Nuclear Society Scholarship: Established in 2009 by the Chattanooga Section of the American Nuclear Society. Recipients must be pursuing a major in Engineering and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the engineering curriculum.

Marvin L. Anthony Scholarship: Established in 1965 by Chicago banker Marvin L. Anthony, a 1926 chemistry graduate and Phi Delta Sigma member, for students of business or chemistry.

Clayton Arnold Teacher Training Scholarships: Established in 1965 by Clayton Arnold, who served as postmaster at Thompson Station, Tennessee, for many years and had a strong interest in the education of teachers. Arnold, who died in 1987, gave the University gifts in excess of $1 million and felt that his gifts would do the most good if made for the training of teachers in public education. UTC receives a portion of the proceeds from the Arnold Endowment for students in the College of Education and Applied Professional Studies.

Authors and Artists Club Scholarship: Established in 1988 by the Authors and Artists Club to be awarded on a rotating basis for students with a demonstrated interest in creative writing, art, music, and theatre. The fund was enhanced in 1994 to provide yearly awards in each discipline.

Judge Suzanne Bailey Scholarship: Established in 2000 by the Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association in honor of Judge Bailey, who has served in the Hamilton County Juvenile Court since 1990. The award goes to worthy students in the field of Criminal Justice.

Seryl M. Berger Scholarship: Established in 1984 by Monroe H. Berger, Gertrude Weitzman, Hope Ruslin-Berger, Mitchell W. Berger, James L. Berger, and Lloyd C. Berger in honor of their mother. The award goes to an education major with interest in teaching children with exceptional ability.

Dr. Bernard W. Benson Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2001 by Marilyn Benson and friends and colleagues of Dr. Bernard Benson, who taught in the Teacher Preparation Academy and was the first director of the Challenger Center. First consideration given to students majoring in science education.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust Scholarship: For students majoring in business with preference for those concentrating on insurance-related work. Established in 2001, both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, and recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.75 to continue receiving the scholarship.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Brown Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1981 by friends and family of Dr. Jeffrey L. Brown who, at the time of his death, was associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the University’s Institute of Archaeology. The scholarship is based on merit and is given to a student who will further advance the academic ideals of conservation and preservation of man’s past.

Martha Butterfield Graduate Nursing Scholarship: Established in 1996 as the School of Nursing Honors Scholarship, this award was renamed for Professor Butterfield in 2002. The scholarship is for graduate students enrolled in a nurse practitioner or nursing informatics concentration.

Dr. William Butterfield Scholarship in Education: Established in 2008 by Martha Butterfield, to honor her late husband, who was a professor of Education at UTC, community volunteer and child advocate for more than 40 years in Chattanooga. The scholarship is for outstanding junior or senior students enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Academy.

Dr. Wilbur K. Butts Memorial Scholarships: Established in 1993 through a bequest from the estate of Alfred M. Butts in honor of his late brother, who was a faculty member for many years in the department of biology. The awards go to entering freshmen with demonstrated academic performance who wish to major in biological science.

Gillie Queener Carter and Roland D. Carter Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1979 by Professor Emeritus Roland D. Carter and his children, Roland D. Carter, Jr. and Yvonne Carter Gardenhire, in memory of Gillie Queener Carter who taught in the Chattanooga public school system for many years, to be awarded to a student majoring in special education.

Chattanooga Area Personnel Association/Dr. Dan A. Mack Scholarship: Established by members of the Chattanooga Area Personnel Association, one half of the award goes to a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in human resource management in the College of Business Administration and one half to a graduate student in the industrial organizational psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The award in industrial organizational psychology was renamed in 2001 in memory of Dr. Dan Mack, a UTC graduate and faculty member recognized for outstanding performance in his short teaching career at the University.

Anne Ch’ien Nurse Practitioner Scholarship: Established in 2007 by Chattanooga physician Dr. Lawrence T. Ch’ien in memory of his wife, professor of nursing at UTC who had a leading role in establishing the first master’s program in preparation for the Nurse Practitioner Program in the tri-state area. The scholarship is for nursing students pursuing a Graduate degree leading to a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Dr. Elizabeth L. Dalton/Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship: Established in 1996 by William J. Overend, representing the children of Dr. Dalton: Barbara Dalton Warner, David Landress Dalton, Anna Dalton Overend, and Robert Sethur Dalton, and other relatives, colleagues, and friends as a memorial to Elizabeth Dalton, who was a professor at UTC for 12 years, following a 30-year career as a teacher and administrator in the Chattanooga Public Schools. At UTC, she was named Alumni Distinguished Service Professor. She was an alumna of the University of Chattanooga and founding sponsor of Kappa Delta Pi at UTC. She died in 1996. The award goes to students who are declared majors in education who desire to become teachers.

Harry B. Deuberry Physics Scholarship: Established in 1985 by Deuberry, president of the class of 1930, to encourage physics majors in assisting faculty with projects.

Glenn Draper Music Scholarship: Established in 2002 by friends and colleagues in honor of Dr. Glenn Draper, retired University music professor and choral director whose choirs achieved international recognition through tour performances. The scholarship is for music majors.

Edwin B. Duckett Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2002 to honor the late Mr. Duckett, a University of Chattanooga engineering physics graduate and retired vice president of Combustion Engineering Inc. Preference is for engineering majors.

Lillian B. Feinstein Art Scholarship: Established in 1980 in honor of Lillian B. Feinstein, sculptor, patron of the arts, and longtime supporter of the Hunter Museum and the University Art Department. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in art.

James B. Frost and Company, CPA, Scholarship: Established in 1984 by Frost, head of a local accounting firm and top accounting graduate of the Class of 1956. Preference is given to accounting majors.


Thomas and Louise Morris Garrison Scholarship: Established in 2002 by David Garrison, head of the UTC English Department, and their daughter-in-law Donna Barger to honor the Garrisons, who believed strongly in higher education. Mrs. Garrison was a longtime elementary school teacher in North Carolina, and Mr. Garrison was employed by American Enka Corp. Preference is given to English majors.

Thomas Geraghty Scholarship: Established in 1990 by friends and colleagues of Geraghty, who joined the faculty in 1960 as assistant professor of economics, later serving as director of the computer center and holding the Clark Chair of Economics when he retired. Preference for this scholarship is given students majoring in business.

Richard H. Ginn Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Ginn. Preference is given to College of Nursing majors.

Sharon Gilley Grant Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1984 by Claude and Mildred Gilley in memory of their daughter, an honor graduate of UTC. This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis in either opera or voice.

Friends of Doug Griffith Scholarship: Established in 1985 by Wendell Burns and other friends and colleagues. The award is based on need with preference given to graphic design majors.

Nita T. and Irvine W. Grote Scholarships: Established in 1976 by the Chemistry Department in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Grote. Grote served as a distinguished member of the chemistry faculty from 1931-1969. Endowment income annually provides scholarships for 12 outstanding chemistry majors.

Matt Haase Memorial Art Scholarship: Established in 2002 by the family of student Matt Haase, who died suddenly while a student at UTC. Matt was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, and active in many outdoor sports and activities. First consideration is given to rising sophomores majoring in art.

Wayne Hannah/Chattanooga Advertising Federation Scholarship in Graphic Design: Established in 1985 in memory of Wayne Hannah, a noted radio and television broadcaster in Chattanooga. The scholarship is awarded by the Art Department with the Chattanooga Advertising Federation to a student entering the sophomore year as a major in graphic design.

Arlie E. Herron Scholarship: An endowed scholarship for English majors established in 1999 to honor Arlie E. Herron, former professor and head of the Department of English. Herron, who retired in 1998 after 39 years at UTC, is an authority on East Indian culture and American Southern literature. He was instrumental in establishing the highly acclaimed Chattanooga Conference on Southern Literature.

Marjorie Fox Higdon Chemistry Scholarship: Established in 2001 by Marjorie Higdon to provide book stipends for Chemistry majors.

UTC History Department Scholarship: Established by Dr. Ronald Moore, Dr. James Ward, Dr. Larry Ingle, Dr. Russell Linnemann, Dr. Tyler Deierhoi, Dr. Richard Rice, Dr. James Russell, Dr. William Wright, and Elke Lawson, 1985-86 faculty members of the history department, to perpetuate the century of high standards of their discipline at this institution for history majors.

Hoover-Nofsinger Scholarship: Established in 1998 by Dr. Sara Hoover and Ms. Norma Nofsinger, adult students who wanted to assist other students majoring in geology. The award is based on successful academic performance and/or financial need.

Dr. Karel Hujer Scholarship: Established in 1990 through a bequest from the estate of Harriet Hunt Hujer in memory of her husband Dr. Karel Hujer, an internationally known astronomer on the faculty of UTC, for students majoring in astronomy, physics, or mathematics.

John W. Jayne Memorial Mathematics Award: Established in 1994 by family and colleagues in memory of Dr. John W. Jayne, a member of the Department of Mathematics for 22 years who died in 1993. The award is given each year to an outstanding sophomore mathematics student.

Clarence T. Jones Prize in Astronomy: Funded in 1989 through the estate of Arthur H. and Mary Louise Jones in honor of his father. The prize goes to an outstanding physics student who is a rising senior and has excelled in astronomy.

Dr. Margaret N. Kelley Scholarship: Established in 2007 by daughter and son-in-law, Janet Kelley Jobe and Ronald D. Jobe, to honor Dr. Kelley’s long service to UTC as a fundraiser and administrator, eventually becoming Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. The scholarship is for graduate English majors or students majoring in English education.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Kinser Scholarship: Established in 1986 by Paul J. Kinser, University of Tennessee trustee, for juniors or seniors enrolled in the industrial engineering program with a 3.0 G.P.A. or better and with financial need.

Norbert Koch Scholarships: Two funds established in 1979 by gifts from former students, colleagues, and citizens of the Chattanooga community in honor of Dr. Norbert Koch, professor of engineering, on the occasion of his retirement after 32 years of dedicated service to the University to be awarded annually to a qualified and deserving engineering student.

Robert Lees Theatre Endowment: Established in 2006 by the estate of Robert Lees to provide scholarships to gifted and deserving students majoring in Theatre and Speech.

Christine B. Little Nursing Scholarship: Established in 1997 by Mrs. Little, Class of 1982, who returned to school as an adult and received her nursing degree at age 57. Preference is given to adult junior and senior women returning to school to complete degree requirements in nursing.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Loftin Scholarships: Established in 1983 by Amy Loftin in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Loftin. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from the Department of Theatre and Speech.

Kathleen G. Long CPA Scholarship: Established in 2008 to provide support for majors in the Department of Accounting pursuing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) program. The scholarship is in memory of former UTC faculty member Kathleen (Kathy) Long.

Winston L. Massey Scholarship: Established in 1973 by the University of Chattanooga Foundation in honor of Massey, Guerry professor of mathematics, on the occasion of his retirement after 40 years of service to his alma mater, for an outstanding upperclassman majoring in mathematics.

Dr. William H. Masterson Memorial Scholarship: Established by the family of the eleventh president of the University of Chattanooga and first chancellor of UTC, this scholarship honors Dr. William H. Masterson who died March 3, 1983.

Mary Alice McBrayer Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Brig. Gen. Madison M. McBrayer (Retired, U.S. Air Force) class of 1941, and his three sons: Gregory S., Class of 1969, Kenneth and Steven, in honor of their wife and mother, who died in 1992. The award goes to sophomores or above majoring in engineering.

Amy Mildram Scholarship: Established for seniors in physical therapy in 1991 by friends and colleagues in honor of the widow of former UTC professor of philosophy and religion, Dr. Robert Mildram. Amy Mildram is a retired physical therapist with T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital and was an advocate of bringing a physical therapy program to UTC.

Burkett Miller Scholarships: Established in 1954 by a generous gift from Miller, a leading Chattanooga attorney and philanthropist, to aid needy and worthy students.

Miller/Schwartz Scholarship: Established in June 1991 by Eleanor Miller Schwartz, member of the Chancellor’s Roundtable, and her husband, Dr. Harold Schwartz in honor of their parents, for students majoring in special education.

Paramedical Careers Scholarship of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society, Inc.: Endowed in 1987 after many years of annual funding, this scholarship provides financial assistance for students pursuing health-related careers.

Ruth Clark Perry Scholarship: Established in 1969 by Mrs. Leonora Miller Seids of Perry, Okla., in memory of her friend, UC dean of women from 1924 to 1943 and professor of mathematics from 1922 until her death in 1955, to be awarded to an upperclass woman majoring in mathematics.

Physical Therapy Scholarship: Established in 2000 by two anonymous alumni of UT Knoxville and Chattanooga and their daughter for the benefit of graduate students majoring in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Alumni Scholarship: Established in 1994 by the faculty, friends, and alumni of the physical therapy program for students in the physical therapy program.

Chuck Pierce Scholarship: Established in 2000 by friends of the late Charles “Chuck” Pierce, son of Charles and Rickie Pierce, UTC alumni and active volunteers. Mr. Pierce served as Alumni Council president, and Mrs. Pierce was formerly on the faculty. Chuck was an outstanding Baylor School graduate and a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina. His premature death occurred in 1999 at age 31. A sister, Lynne Pierce Mulligan, also survives him.

Oralia Preble-Niemi Foreign Language Scholarship: Established in 2003 by an anonymous donor to honor Dr. Preble-Niemi, professor and head of the Foreign Language and Literature Department at UTC. The scholarship is awarded to junior or higher students with preference given to non-native speakers of Spanish.


Murray Raney Chemistry Scholarship: Established in 1989 by W.R. Grace and Company in memory of Murray Raney, who died in 1966 and was a distinguished Chattanoogan who gained worldwide fame among chemists for his invention of metal catalysts, the basis for the continuing activity of W.R. Grace and Company. To stimulate creative endeavors, this award goes to a chemistry major.

Dr. E. E. Reisman, Jr., Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Established in 1981 under the terms of the will of Dr. Reisman, well-known Chattanooga physician and longtime supporter of the University, and augmented at his death by a memorial gift from his family. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to an outstanding nursing student.

Arthur Rivituso Scholarship in Piano: Established in 1991 as a memorial to Arthur W. Rivituso, who retired and later died in 1991 after 22 years as a professor of piano and artist-in-residence, by his niece Carol Smith and other friends, colleagues and relatives for advanced piano students.

Dr. J. Eric Schonblom Scholarship: Established in 1997 by friends, colleagues, and family of Dr. Schonblom in honor of his retirement from the faculty of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Schonblom held the title of UC Foundation Professor. The awards go to students majoring in engineering.

Edmonia J. Simmons Endowed Scholarship in Music: Established in 1991 by friends and colleagues of Mrs. Simmons, a distinguished musician and community leader, for music or music education majors with preference given to minority students.

Carol Smith Sanders Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1991 by friends, colleagues and family of Carol Smith Sanders, daughter of Judge Dixie Smith, ‘42, who earned her master’s degree from UTC and at the time of her death was a behavior management specialist in Hamilton County Schools. This award goes to students in the master’s program in special education.

Calvin U. Smith Jr./G. H. Miller Smith Scholarships: Established in 1965 by Mr. and Mrs. George Blackwell Smith in honor of their nephew, Calvin U. Smith, Jr. (1940-1963), and of their son, G.H. Miller Smith (1921-1944), both gallant young Chattanoogans who died in the service of the armed forces the United States of America.

DeForest Spencer Scholarship: A 1915 graduate of the University of Chattanooga, DeForest Spencer established this scholarship endowment in 1986 to assist a needy student pursuing an undergraduate B.A. degree.

Peggy Stagmaier Art Award: Established in 2006 by UTC Art graduate Peggy Stagmaier. Academic performance and financial need are considered. Designated for educationally related expenses for deserving sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in Art.

Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger Scholarship in American History: Funded in 1986 by Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg in honor of her mother, Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger, daughter of Adolph Ochs, former publisher of the Chattanooga Times and founder of the New York Times, provides scholarships for deserving full- or part-time students working toward a degree in American History or a related area.

Dr. Charles Robert Thomas Scholarship: Established under terms of the will of Dr. Thomas, well-loved Chattanooga physician who died in 1968, to assist needy students in pre-medicine.

Thomasson Premedical Scholarship: Established in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Thomasson to be awarded to a qualified and deserving undergraduate student who is pursuing premedical studies.

LaVerne Thompson Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1987 by Dr. Jack Thompson, professor and head of computer science, and his children in memory of his wife, a former UTC faculty member. Preference is given to female students majoring in computer science.

Marian Jones Tyte Scholarship: Marian Jones Tyte, a member of the Class of 1930 at the University of Chattanooga, had a strong interest as an undergraduate in theater and English. Her husband, The Rev. Wilbur H. Tyte, established the scholarship fund in his wife’s memory, to make it possible for an undergraduate or graduate student to complete a degree in either English or theater.

Van Henderson Journalism and Mass Communication Scholarship: Established in 2000 by members of the Chattanooga Press Association to honor the late Van Henderson, longtime Chattanooga newspaperman. Preference is given to junior and senior students majoring in communication and working toward careers in newspaper or magazine journalism.

Andy Walker, Jr., Award: Established in 2005 by the Walker family. The late Andy Walker, Jr. graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1957 and had a successful career in business in Athens, Tennessee. The award is made to an outstanding senior student in Finance.

James G. Ware Mathematics Education Award: Established in 1994 by Dr. James G. Ware, faculty member of the Department of Mathematics for 30 years, 22 of which were as head of the department, upon the occasion of his retirement

Jill Wheeler Memorial Scholarship: Established as a memorial to Jill Wheeler, UTC School of Nursing class of 1979, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1980. This endowment is funded by Jill’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Wheeler, and other friends and colleagues. The award goes to a senior nursing student.

Barbara and David Young III Endowment Fund: Established in 2004 by the Youngs. David Young is a 1979 graduate of UTC. The award is designated for full-time undergraduate or graduate accounting majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference given to students who are and will continue to be active contributors to civic and/or charitable causes and extracurricular activities at UTC.

Sally Young Scholarship: Established 2001 by Larry Young to memorialize his late wife, Sally Young, who was a UTC English professor. Awards consider academic performance and financial need and are made to a junior, senior, or graduate students majoring in English.

Special Qualification Scholars


Listed here are scholarships awarded by the University to students with special qualifications. These awards are typically given to those who live in a specific area, belong to a minority group, or are the children of the employees of a particular company.

Jimmy Jackson Memorial Scholarship UTC Alumni Council Scholarship: Established in 1995 by members of the UTC Alumni Council, other alumni, and friends of the University. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who holds a 3.0 GPA and has demonstrated commitment to community or University service. Preference may be given to the dependent child of a UTC graduate.

James William (Bill) Barker Scholarship: Established in 1960 by friends of fraternity brothers of the Pi Kappa Alpha.

Alvin G. and Sally M. Beaman Scholarships: Established in 1990 by the Beamans, Nashvillians representing the Beaman Companies, at three UT campuses: Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Martin. Preference is given to the children or grandchildren of Beaman Bottling Company or Shelbyville Bottling employees or former employees. Awards are based on academic achievement and financial need.

Amber Heaven Maria Blockley Scholarship: Established in 2009 by the family of Amber Blockley, physical therapist, as a memorial to her work in the health care field. Mrs. Blockley was a graduate of the UTC Physical Therapy program and practiced the healing art of physical therapy throughout the region.

M. W. Brabham Scholarship: Established in 1963 by the Brabham-Martin Bible Class of the Centenary Methodist Church in memory of its esteemed member, the longtime executive secretary of the Chattanooga Community Chest.

Brainerd Kiwanis Youth Foundation Scholarship: Established in 2008 by the Brainerd Kiwanis Youth Foundation to assist students who are committed to community service. First preference is for Circle K or Key Club members at UTC, Tyner High School or Hickory Valley Christian School, both in Chattanooga. Second preference is to Circle K or Key club members from other colleges or high schools with preference to Chattanooga area students; and third preference is to applicants who have demonstrated history of community service to children.

David M. Brammer Memorial Scholarship: Established in the name of the Sigma Chi fraternity brother who died in 1983, this scholarship was established with the contributions of friends and family and is available to any Sigma Chi fraternity member who holds a 3.0 GPA and who gives sufficient service to the local fraternity.

Miriam Ash Brown Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 by the estate of Miriam Ash Brown in honor of her grandchildren: Matthew Harrison Brown, Benton Andrew Savage, Louise Brown Botts, and Emily Lane Savage. Mrs. Brown’s husband, Kenneth H. Brown, served on the UT Development Council, and a daughter and son-in-law were graduates. Kenneth Brown and his father founded Brown Stove Works, Inc. The award goes to juniors in the College of Business at either the Chattanooga or Knoxville campus who are residents of Bradley County and who have transferred from Cleveland State Community College, where the Browns’ son-in-law was a member of the original faculty in business.

Brown Stove Works Inc. Scholarships: Established in 1997 by Brown Stove Works, Inc., of Cleveland in honor of its employees and in appreciation for their efforts in making these awards possible. The awards give first preference to employees and their descendants or transfer students from Cleveland State Community College and then residents of Bradley County, followed by Meigs, Polk, or McMinn counties.

Buster Brown Apparel Scholarships: Established in 1990 by Buster Brown Apparel Inc., in order to provide scholarship assistance for employees of Buster Brown and Weather Tamer, Inc., and their children.

Lebron Carver Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2007 with a bequest from the estate of Lebron Carver, a 1950 Alumnus. Scholarship awarded to students majoring in geology.

Woodrow and Margaret Catherman Scholarship: Established in 1990 from the estate of Woodrow Catherman. Awards are made to students from the Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Martin campuses who are graduates from a Sevier County, Tennessee, high school along with demonstrated successful academic performance and/or financial need.

Chattanooga Association of Phi Beta Kappa: Established in 2008 by the Chattanooga Association of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society in the United States, having been founded in 1776. The scholarship is for majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Louise G. Currey Environmental Studies Scholarship: Established in 1990 by her children, Bradley Currey Jr., Louise Nicholls, Frederick Currey, Hal Currey and Robert Currey, and other friends and family. Mrs. Currey was one of the founders and a life trustee of the Nature Conservancy.

The Decosimo and Company Awards in Accounting Excellence: Established in 2007 by the principals of the Joseph Decosimo and Company, PLLC, through the leadership of employee Marion Fryar. Recipients must be members of Beta Alpha Psi, the national honor society for accounting and finance students, and they must meet a number of other stringent criteria to receive the scholarship.

The Decosimo and Family Scholarship: Established in 2006 by the children of Joseph and Rachel Decosimo for accounting majors at the undergraduate or graduate level. Recipients must demonstrate a prescribed set of requirements, including technical skills in the accounting, finance and business areas, among others.

John B. and Becky R. Dethero Scholarship: Established in 1989 by Dethero, class of 1962, and his wife in their desire to provide educational opportunities to needy students. Preference is given to students who have participated in Career Beginnings at UTC.

Thomas O. Duff Scholarship: Established in 1956 by Thomas Duff, business and civic leader and patron and trustee of the University, to be augmented at his death by gifts from family and friends. Preference is to be given to students with learning disabilities.

Executive Women International (ASIST)/Jean Bradford Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the Chattanooga Chapter of Executive Women International (ASIST) in memory of former member Jean (Mrs. James) Bradford, who at the time of her death in December 1995 was the administrative aide of Chancellor Frederick W. Obear, this award assists women, particularly displaced homemakers and single mothers, returning to school in order to enhance their career opportunities.

Falk, Traylor, and Davis (FTD) Minority Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Grover Davis, a former board member and alumnus of Chattanooga City College, in honor of Dr. Horace Traylor, president of Chattanooga City/Zion College at the time of the merger with UT and UC and the first minority graduate of UTC, and the late Mary Weidner Falk, one of the founders of Zion College, where she served as registrar and business manager. Preference for the award is given to minority students who accept a moral obligation to repay the award to the endowment.

Fincannon Scholarship: Established in 1984 by Al Fincannon, this scholarship is awarded upon the recommendation of the UTC Scholarship Committee with preference given to widowed or previously married women.

W. Max and Margaret Finley Scholarship: UC alumnus W. Max Finley and his wife Margaret established this fund in 1986 for the benefit of adult students entering or reentering college as full- or part-time students working toward either undergraduate or graduate degrees. Preference is given to single parents, female students, students with declared majors in business, and students from Hamilton County and the greater Chattanooga area, including Georgia and northeast Alabama.

Asa Van Frazier Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1993 by Pauline W. Frazier and William Frazier in memory of their husband and father, who spent 37 years in the teaching profession in Hamilton Country, and retired in 1975 as principal of Lakeside Elementary. Preference is given to students who are interested in teaching and who attend St. James A.M.E. Church.

John W. and Shirnema L. (Shirley) Gibson Scholarship: Established in 2007 with a gift from the estate of John W. Gibson. Preference is for undergraduate and/or graduate applicants who are residents of Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee majoring in business, accounting or education. If there are no qualified or eligible applicants from Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, the award can go to any UTC student.

Douglas Gumerman/Heil Trailer International Scholarship: Established in 1995 by the Heil Trailer Company in memory of their gifted salesman Doug Gumerman, this scholarship is for children of Heil Trailer Company employees.

JoAnn Holcomb Scholarship: Established in 2010 by the estate of JoAnn Holcomb. Preference for the award is for students of single mothers.

Eleanor M. Hodges Scholarship: Established in 1988 by the president and secretary of Lawson Electric, Walter P. Hodges, in honor of his wife, Eleanor. The Hodgeses are parents of a 1978 UTC graduate. All other qualifications and considerations, including academic and financial, being equal, first consideration for this award is given to graduates of East Ridge High School.

Ida Mae “Dutch” Holland Scholarship: Originally begun by John H. “Hank” May and Josten’s of Takoma Park, Md., in 1980, this scholarship was endowed in 1993 by members and friends of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Alumni Chapter in honor of the Zeta Phi Zeta Chapter housemother for 35 years. The award is given to active members of the UTC chapter based on scholarship and need.

John Earlon Kerr Scholarship: Established in 1959 with a bequest from Lillian Webb Kerr, longtime East Lake Grammar School teacher, in memory of her son, a student at Vanderbilt University at the time of his death in 1915.

Leba and Moses Lebovitz Scholarship: Established in 1989 by Moses Lebovitz, UC Class of ‘28, charter member of the UC Foundation, and chairman of the board of CBL, Inc., one of the largest developers of shopping centers in the United States, with preference given to Jewish students. Enhanced in 1994 to include extra provision for exchange of students between UTC and the University of Haifa, Israel.

Lookout Post 1289 Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship: Endowed in 1986 by the Lookout Post 1289, Veterans of Foreign Wars, this scholarship is intended primarily for veterans returning to school, students in the ROTC program, or students whose patriotism is strong.

Jack C. Marcellis Civil Engineering Scholarship: Established in 2003 by Nancy Wofford Marcellis in honor of her husband. Award is designated for a full time junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the Civil Engineering Program.

Dr. Littleton H. Mason Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1989 by his widow, Ruth, and other friends in memory of Mason, assistant dean of students. Preference is given to minority students from low income families from Memphis.

Billy C. Perry, Jr., Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Billy Perry’s fellow UTC cheerleading squad members and advisor Betty Tucker, this scholarship is given to entering freshmen who have been high school cheerleaders or team managers.

Sports Barn, Inc./Alex Guerry Memorial Scholarships: Established in 1991 by the stockholders and directors of the Sports Barn, Inc., to honor the founder and president of the Sports Barn, Inc., with preference given to students who are employees of the Sports Barn.

Mary Stanfill Home Economics 4-H Scholarship: Established in 1996 with a bequest from Ms. Stanfill, extension home economics agent in Centerville, TN, this award is given to home economics or human ecology majors at any of the UT campuses on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and participation in 4-H Club activities and 4-H home economics projects.

Cerasi Temple Scholarship: Established in 2004 by Mike and Lynn Temple, a 1985 (B.S) and a 1988 (MBA) graduate of UTC, this award is designated for non-traditional students with a minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, and who attended Hamilton County schools or lived in the Chattanooga area at least five years.

Wheland Foundry Environment Scholarship: Established in 1995 by Wheland Foundry for graduates of Chattanooga’s Howard High School of Academics & Technology who major in environmental studies.

Kim White Leadership Scholarship: Established in 2009 by Kim White, UTC alumnus and CEO of RiverCity Company of Chattanooga. This scholarship is available to members of Chi Omega who have exhibited campus leadership as well as outstanding academic performance. The scholarship is available to students in any major.

Earl and Rema (“Jackie”) Wright Scholarship: Established in 2006 to assist deserving full- or part-time adult students who are participants in the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program and/or the Adult Services Center and are working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. These students are low income and are the first in their families to attend college. Participants reside in Hamilton, Marion and Sequatchie counties in Tennessee and Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties in Georgia.


Athletics Scholarships

The University enjoys a number of endowed scholarships to support the students in its athletic programs. Awards are determined by the staff of the University’s various athletic programs in accordance with the conditions of the scholarships listed below:

Steve Baras Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1981 by family members in memory of Steven Michael Baras. Steven was an alumnus of UTC and died at the age of 29. He was  a member of the UTC tennis team. It is the intention of the donors to have this scholarship awarded to student athletes who are members of the UTC tennis team and are business majors.

Thomas G. Bartlett, Jr. Scholarship: Established in 1995 to honor Tommy Bartlett, UTC men’s and women’s tennis coach for many years, for student-athletes in the women’s tennis program.

Morton Neal Center Athletic Scholarship: Established in 1978 by Center, a business and civic leader, to be awarded to a qualified and deserving student athlete.

Martha Duff and Thomas O. (Todd) Duff III Men’s Basketball Scholarship: Established in 2008 by Mr. and Mrs. Duff to assist members of the UTC men’s basketball team by providing a scholarship to a student-athlete at the recommendation of the head men’s basketball coach. Other requirements are that the recipient must be committed to pursuing comprehensive excellence in all endeavors - academically, athletically and socially.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Established in 1999 by a group of donors for awards to students on varsity athletic teams who are members of FCA and who exemplify the mission and Christian principles on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Dean and Mary Jane Heavener Scholarship: Established in 2007 by Mr. and Mrs. Heavener to support UTC Women’s Basketball. The scholarship is for UTC Lady Mocs Basketball players, who after exceeding their eligibility to engage in collegiate athletics, have not graduated from UTC. The award is for fifth year seniors who need scholarship assistance to complete their education at UTC, including assistance for summer school classes.

Edgar M. Jolley Athletic Grant-In-Aid Scholarship: Established in 1994 by Charles B. Lebovitz and family and CBL & Associates in honor of Mr. Jolley, a Mocs athletics fan and alumnus on the occasion of his retirement. The award goes to a student athlete.

Kelley-Mayse Scholarship: Established in 1996 by Jack E. Kelley, preference for this award goes to a student athlete in the men’s basketball program or to children of Mayse Construction Company employees.

Joyce Litchford Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1976 by Dr. R.G. Litchford in memory of Joyce Litchford. This is awarded to two senior or junior wrestling team members.

Lookout Post 1289 V.F.W. Scholarship: Established in 1986 by Lookout Post 1289 Veterans, to be awarded to students recommended by the donors.

T.R. McAfee Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1979 and enhanced starting in 1980 by friends who hosted an annual T.R. McAfee Golf Tournament to raise funds for an endowed golf scholarship in memory of T.R. McAfee Jr., former UTC student and member of the varsity golf team.

James W. Morgan Wrestling Scholarship: Established in 1996 by friends, family, students, and colleagues of Morgan to recognize his contributions to the wrestling program at UTC for which he served as coach from 1968 to 1984. Named “Coach of the Year” eight times, Morgan also led his wrestling Mocs to numerous championships. The award goes to a team member who has demonstrated successful academic performance.

Scrappy Moore Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1971 by gifts from family and friends of longtime, distinguished head football coach and athletic director A.C. “Scrappy” Moore, Sr., who served the University from 1926-1971. Scholarship preference is given to a varsity football player who exemplifies the ideals of leadership, scholarship, and service.

Nancy Curtis Noblit Scholarship in Wrestling: Established by David W. Noblit, UTC faculty, staff and friends, to honor the late Nancy Noblit, who was an alumnus, fundraiser for athletics and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development at UTC. The scholarship in her memory is to assist members of the UTC wrestling team, for whom she had a passion for their achievements locally and at the national level.

Overmyer Athletic Scholarships: Established in 1969 by longtime trustee Donald H. Overmyer, class of 1930, and his wife, Ruth E. Overmyer, class of 1932, to provide a minimum of four scholarships to be divided among candidates for the varsity football and the varsity swimming teams as recommended by the head coaches. If there is no swimming team, members of the baseball team shall receive them, or if neither, they shall go to football.

U.G. and William E. Paschal Scholarships: Established by William Ernest Paschal, class of 1914, retired Akron rubber executive, in memory of his father, the Rev. U.G. Paschal, class of 1896. The first scholarship was given in 1965 for physical education majors, the second in 1967 for varsity football players.

William and Susan Pettway Gift to Athletics: Established with a gift from the estate of William D. Pettway Jr., who died in 1993. Pettway was a fan of intercollegiate athletic competition, an athlete, and trustee of the UC Foundation, and his family has a long history of involvement with the University. Preference for the award goes to varsity football players.

Douglas Sherman Golf Scholarship: Established in 2003 by friends known as the Sherman Group to honor Doug Sherman. Preference is given to students who are members of the UTC golf team.

Mary Tinkler Scholarship: Established in 2006 to honor Mary Tinkler, who helped athletes for thirty years, to be awarded to students whose parents were former members of the UTC football or men’s basketball team.

D. Frank Trundle, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2006 by family and friends to memorialize and honor Dr. D. Frank Trundle, Sr. of Chattanooga, well-known Mocs supporter and University of Chattanooga graduate. He excelled in football and basketball while attending UC. Dr. Trundle practiced dentistry in Chattanooga for 38 years prior to his death in 2005. Award is for student athletes with inclusion of equipment room workers who are UTC students.

Joseph B. and Barbara Waters Scholarships: Established in 1999 with a planned gift by Joe and Barbara Waters, loyal supporters of UTC athletics. A minimum of five scholarships are to be awarded annually in football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s softball and women’s volleyball. Awards are on the basis of athletic and academic performance.

Lewis West Oehmig Golf Scholarship: Established in 1993 by the Westend Foundation as its final gift to UTC in honor of West for the purpose of endowing the two top positions on the golf team in the names of two nationally known Chattanooga golf champions, Lewis West Oehmig and Gibby Gilbert.

Woodrow Wolford, Sr., Scholarship: Established in 1996 by James L. “Bucky” Wolford, alumnus and former football standout, in honor of his father, this award goes to a student athlete who is a member of the varsity football team with preference given to running backs or defensive backs.