Scholarships Information

There are several scholarships available strictly for students pursuing a degree in Education. An application form, separate from the University scholarship application, is necessary to qualify. Application must be submitted no later than March 15 before the beginning of the academic year in which you plan to enter to receive full consideration. In order to be considered, you must submit a completed scholarship application and return by the deadline. A brief description of current scholarships, is provided for your information.

 

Awards are reviewed and selected by the Department of Educational Studies Scholarship Committee. All completed applications and any inquiries should be directed to:

 

Ms. Staci H. Fuqua
Coordinator of Field Placements
Facilitator-College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences Scholarships
205A Gooch Hall
Martin, TN 38238
731-881-7215 - phone
731-881-7204 - fax
sfuqua@utm.edu

 

Scholarship Application Forms:

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Clayton Arnold Teacher Training Scholarship

This award is endowment funded. The amount of funding available for scholarships varies each year. To be eligible, students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, live in one of the southern states (TN, AL, GA, MS, FL), and must be an education major. Preference should be given to students from a rural area. The funds from this scholarship are typically distributed among first-time freshmen, transfers, and returning students.

Arthur L. & Nell L. Sparks Math Scholarship

$3000 (2 awards at $1,500 each)
Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, must be a resident of Obion or Weakley County. First preference will be given to students who have graduated from Union City High School or Westview High School. All classification levels (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior) are eligible. This scholarship may be awarded to the previous year's scholarship recipient, if they continue to meet scholarship criteria. Students previously awarded will only be considered if scholarship application is received by deadline.

Andrew Hart Education Scholarship

$600
Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, must be a Senior who will be student teaching in the fall or spring term, must be from Weakley County, and must be an Integrated Studies K-6 major. Recipient of this scholarship is selected by the donor.

Jean Cheatham McCollum Scholarship

$1000
Student must have a minimum of 2.8 GPA, be classified as a Junior or Senior, and must be an education major.

Billie Grace Goodrich Scholarship

$4000 (2 awards at $2000 each)
Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be classified as a Junior or Senior, must be an education major from Gibson County area.

J Paul & Myrtle Phillips Education Scholarship

$1000
Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and major in education. All classification levels (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior) are eligible.

Jessa Coe Stanford Scholarship

$1800
Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and major in education. Freshman, Sophomore and Junior classifications will be considered. This scholarship is used to fund education seminar every other year at the request of the donor. AY 2012-13 is a scholarship year.

Maurice Field Middle Grades Science Scholarship

$1250
Student GPA is considered and must be a Junior or Senior majoring in Integrated Studies 4-8 (Science concentration).

Paul and Sue Foote Mathematics Scholarship

$1000
Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, must be a Mathematics Education major, and must be planning to pursue a career teaching math. All classification levels (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior) are eligible. This scholarship may be awarded to the previous year's scholarship recipient, if they continue to meet scholarship criteria. Students previously awarded will only be considered if scholarship application is received by deadline.

Elizabeth Dilday Pentecost Scholarship

$1800
Student must be enrolled in graduate program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. First preference will be given to a non-traditional graduate student with teaching experience taking a minimum of 6 hours of graduate coursework.

Delta Kappa Gamma- Undergraduate Scholarship

$500

 

Be a female student enrolled full-time; be in a curriculum leading to teacher certification in Tennessee; be classified as a Junior by fall semester of award year; have an overall GPA of at least 3.0; be a permanent resident of Weakley County. 

 

Include a brief (1-2 pages) biographical sketch of personal goals, reasons for wanting to become a teacher, and reasons you deserve and need this scholarship.

Delta Kappa Gamma- Beta Omega Chapter-GRADUATE Scholarship

$500
Be a female student enrolled in a graduate education program; have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher; be a permanent resident of Weakley County.

Include a brief (1-2 pages) biographical sketch of personal goals, reasons for getting additional certification(s), and reasons you deserve and need this scholarship.

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