The Harold Conner Scholars Program is designed to aid high-performing students in their endeavors to obtain
a college education. The program seeks to provide a holistic schedule of activities to increase the retention
of these outstanding students, as well as encouraging them to share their many talents with the University
The scholarship program is named in honor of Rev. Harold Conner,
the first African-American administrator at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Following the example set
by Rev. Conner, students are required to maintain both the highest levels of academic performance and a strong
record of service to the University and/or the community.
The goal of the HCS Program is to provide the program participants with the tools necessary
for success in whatever field they choose to study. The primary focus is on the long-term needs of the students,
so students are exposed to leadership development opportunities, professional development workshops and other
activities that supplement in-class learning.