University Scholars Program
The University Scholars Program is a sequence of courses and other activities for a selected group of talented and highly motivated students. A major goal is to provide special academic opportunities which will assist these students to perform with distinction in their careers and as citizens. Two themes characterize this program: interdisciplinary inquiry and independent study and research.
University Scholars Scholarship
Students invited into the University Scholars Program will be assured of a scholarship package totaling $3,800 for each year of their participation.
University Scholars Curriculum
The program consists of a special 10-hour curriculum consisting of seminars, reading-discussion groups, specialized studies, and a senior scholars project. All courses carry full academic credit.
University Scholars 118-128
University Scholars 218-228
University Scholars 318-328
University Scholars 418
University Scholars 488
The 10 hours of the University Scholars curriculum are required for graduation with the designation "University Scholar."
Students with a minimum 28 ACT (or 1240 SAT) and 3.5 GPA are invited to apply for the program as entering freshmen.
Approximately 15 entering freshmen are selected largely on the basis of the formal high school record, entrance
test scores, grade-point average, personal interviews, and written essays. Students already in attendance at the
university or transferring from another institution may be invited to apply for the program as sophomores on the
basis of their academic record during the freshman year. Excellent grades and high recommendations from faculty
members are among the criteria considered. Honors Programs will contact eligible sophomore students. Recommendation
for continuation in the program is contingent upon performance.
Description of Courses
How to Apply for the University Scholars Program
Application forms, answers to specific questions, and more information about the University Scholars Program
and scholarships awarded to all University Scholars students are available from:
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, Tennessee 38238
Applications should be mailed to reach the director by March 1 each year in order to receive first consideration. Students invited to participate in the University Scholars Program receive notice around March 15.