schol' ar.ship' n.

1. learning; knowledge acquired by study; the academic attainments of a scholar.

2. a sum of money or other aid granted to a student, because of merit, need, etc., to pursue his or her studies.


David Cooper Memorial Scholarship Endowment

David Cooper

David H. Cooper 1934-2002

David H. Cooper's psychology teaching career at UT Martin spanned 33 years, from 1969 to 2002.  Mr. Cooper completed his undergraduate work at Western Kentucky University and his Master's degree at Murray State University.  In 1987, he was awarded the UT Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award.  Mr. Cooper was dedicated to teaching and assisting all students, but he was especially devoted to nontraditional students.  He served as faculty advisor to the nontraditional general studies orientation class (Group 45) for many years.  This scholarship serves to honor his dedication to nontraditional students.

Every year two psychology students are awarded the David Cooper Memorial Scholarship of $750.  The award is based upon scholarly achievement, and preference is given to nontraditional students.

Congratulations to the 2008 award recipients


Cassie Hickey
Heidi Davis


Gary Brown Scholarship

Gary Brown

Dr. Gary E. Brown retired from full-time teaching in 2007 after 37 years of service at UT Martin.  He earned his B.A. and Ph.D. from Texas Christian University.  In 1983, he began serving as UT Martin Psychology Department Chair (formerly Department of Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies). In addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities, his scholarly record includes 42 publications and presentations.  He maintains a private practice specializing in the treatment of childhood disorders and applied behavior analysis in Martin, Tennessee.

In order to award students this scholarship, we need your help.  If you would like to make a pledge or contribute to either the David Cooper Memorial Scholarship Endowment, or the Gary Brown Scholarship click here.  Please be sure to designate the scholarship name when giving or contact:


Office of Alumni Relations
1900 Alumni Way- Alumni Center
Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7610
Office of Development
328 Administration Building
University of TN at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7620
Division of University Advancement
318 Administration Building
University of TN at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7626


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