UT Martin Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen, Four-Year Merit Scholarships

Qualifying students are allowed only one UT Martin four-year merit freshmen scholarship.

University Scholars Program

  • $2,500 per year for four years, stack-able with the $3,000 Chancellor's Scholarship.
  • Selective Scholarship; Students must be eligible for the Chancellor's Scholarship to apply
  • Thirty students selected by program directors are allowed into the program each year with a maximum of 120 students in the program at one time
  • Continuation requirements: must have a 3.3 GPA at the end of spring semester; participate in a special ten-semester hour curriculum for University Scholar students; and be active in extra-curricular activities including group community service, cultural activities, and service to the student organization.
  • Students who successfully complete the program graduate with the distinction of "University Scholar"
  • Complete the online application by December 1 and participate in the interview weekend activities

Fall 2023 Merit-Scholarship Qualifications

View merit-based scholarships chart

Merit-based scholarships start at a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a 19 ACT (or SAT equivalent) and are awarded as funds are available. Students are automatically considered for merit-based awards when applying for admission, and priority consideration is given to students who apply for admission by February 1. The amounts listed for each scholarships are for new students enrollment at UT Martin in Fall 2023. Merit-based scholarships are not available to students enrolled in online degree programs.

Chancellor Scholarship

  • $3,000 per year/$12,000 for four years
  • Chancellor's Scholarship recipients are eligible for a travel-study stipend to apply toward a university-approved travel experience while enrolled at UT Martin.
  • Academic requirements: See Scholarship Chart
  • Continuation requirements: 3.2 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full-time student
  • Recipients are eligible to enroll in Honors courses
  • How to apply: Your UT Martin admission application
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Out-of-state students will also receive a waiver to cover out-of-state fees (additional estimated value $6,040 per year/$24,160 for four years)

Dean Scholarship

  • $2,000 per year /$8,000 for four years
  • Academic requirements: See Scholarship Chart
  • Continuation requirements: 3.0 at the end of each spring semester, remain a full-time student
  • How to apply: Your UT Martin admission application
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Out-of-state students who qualify for the Dean Scholarship will also receive the Voyager Out-of-State Scholarship

Excellence Scholarship

  • $1,500 per year /$6,000 for four years
  • Academic requirements: See Scholarship Chart
  • Continuation requirements: 3.0 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full time student
  • Out-of-state students who qualify for the Excellence scholarship will also receive the Voyager Out-of-State Scholarship
  • How to apply: Your UT Martin admission application
  • Deadline: February 1

Achieve Scholarship

  • $1,000 per year /$4,000 for four years
  • Academic requirements: See Scholarship Chart
  • Continuation requirements: 2.75 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full time student
  • Out-of-state students who qualify for the Achieve scholarship will also receive the Voyager Out-of-State Scholarship
  • How to Apply: Your UT Martin admission application
  • Deadline: February 1

Harold Conner Scholarship

  • $2,000 per year/$8,000 for four years
  • Selective scholarship
  • To be considered, students must have a minimum ACT of 21 and a 3.25 high school grade point average
  • Continuation requirements: must have 3.0 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full-time student
  • Awards will be made on the basis of the high school academic and leadership record and ACT score
  • Must be classified as an in-state student
  • Preference will be given to students from underrepresented groups.
  • How to apply: Your UT Martin admission application
  • Deadline: February 1

Other Four-Year Scholarships

Voyager Out-of-State Scholarship

  • $5,000 per year for up to four years
  • First-year students must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.
  • Transfer students must be regularly admitted with 12+ transfer hours and a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a full-time student and remain in good standing

Music Scholarship

  • $300 - $1000 per year
  • Awarded by audition to students regardless of major
  • Renewable each academic year

Band Scholarship

  • $300 - $1000 per year
  • Awarded by audition to students regardless of major
  • Renewable each academic year

Army R.O.T.C. Scholarship

  • The U.S. Army offers four, three, and two-year scholarships to qualified men and women on a merit basis. They pay for tuition and fees (or room and board), books, and related academic expenses.
  • If opted out of tuition and fees for (room and board) the student will receive $5,000 towards their room and board per semester.
  • A tax free subsistence allowance of approximately $3,000-$5,000 per year is provided to students who enroll in the advance course or for each year an ROTC scholarship is in effect.
  • For more information contact: jbass22@utm.edu

Transfer Scholarships

Elam Promise Transfer

  • $1,000 per year for up to three years
  • Completed 12+ credit hours
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.5 cumulative transfer GPA
  • Tennessee resident
  • Renewal criteria: 3.00 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full time student
  • Qualifying students are allowed only one transfer scholarship

Elam Promise Transfer, Advance

  • $750 per year for up to three years
  • Completed 12+ credit hours
  • Eligibility criteria:  3.25 – 3.49 cumulative transfer GPA
  • Tennessee resident
  • Renewal criteria: 2.75 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full time student
  • Qualifying students are allowed only one transfer scholarship

Elam Promise Transfer, Achieve

  • $500 per year for up to three years
  • Completed 12+ credit hours
  • Eligibility criteria:  3.00 – 3.24 cumulative transfer GPA
  • Tennessee resident
  • Renewal criteria: 2.75 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full time student
  • Qualifying students are allowed only one transfer scholarship

Voyager Transfer Out-of-State Scholarship

  • $5,000 per year for up to three years
  • Transfer students must be regularly admitted with 12+ transfer hours and a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a full-time student and remain in good standing

Phi Theta Kappa

  • $1,000 per year, up to two years
  • Eligibility criteria: 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA with 12+ completed credit hours, must be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Renewal criteria: 2.75 GPA at the end of each spring semester, remain a full time student

Note: Students enrolled in online degree programs are not eligible for UT Martin Merit-Based Scholarships.

UT Alumni Sponsored Scholarships

Transfer Scholarship

  • $1,000 - $2,000 award
  • 3.5 cumulative college GPA
  • Proven collegiate/community service activity
  • Proven leadership activity in college or community
  • Selection process
  • How to Apply: Your admissions application is your application for this scholarship.
  • Students will be notified of this award with an offer letter.

Valedictorian Recognition Award

  • One-year award
  • $1,000 stipend
  • Minimum 23 ACT is required
  • Selection process
  • How to Apply: Your admissions application is your application for this scholarship.
  • Students will be notified of this award with an offer letter.

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 recognizes students who have demonstrated academic merit and leadership skills.

Alumni Andrew D. Holt Scholarship

  • How to Apply: Your admissions application is your application for this scholarship.
  • Students will be notified of this award with an offer letter.

Joe and Pat Johnson Student Alumni Scholarship

The Joe and Pat Johnson Student Alumni Scholarship is awarded to one student at each undergraduate campus. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding member of the campus student alumni organizations, respectively (i.e. Student Alumni Council in Chattanooga, Undergraduate Alumni Council in Martin, and Student Alumni Associates in Knoxville), who has served the alumni association and his/her campus.

The student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a current student alumni association organization member who meets requirements concerning service and devotion to the UT Alumni Association and student alumni organization
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and full-time academic standing in the prior year
  • If no student qualifies for the scholarship in a particular year, the Student Alumni Scholarship will not be awarded.

Please see your Student Alumni Association representative for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Elam Alumni Legacy Scholarship

UT Martin alumni and their families are part of our family. That's why the UT Alumni Association - Martin Office is proud to offer the Elam Alumni Legacy Scholarship Program. The Elam Alumni Legacy Scholarship program benefits family members of alumni who want to attend UTM.

Who is eligible to be considered for an Elam Alumni Legacy Scholarship?

  • Students must be incoming freshmen (Award is for freshman year only);
  • He or she must be the child/stepchild, or grandchild of a UTM alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated a commitment to the university;
  • Students should demonstrate good academic standing and good citizenship through extracurricular activities.
  • 3.0 High School GPA and a minimum 21 ACT;
  • Applicant must be able to respond yes to questions on the UT Martin Undergraduate Admission Application referring to parents and if they are graduates of UTM. A letter of invite to the student will be mailed from data received from the application process. An application will be e-mailed electronically to the applicant and will be reviewed by the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Committee.
  • Apply through the Scholarship Aviator
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Students will be notified of the award by the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Committee.
Other UTM Scholarships

Accounting

Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources

Alex Haley Scholarship Application

Balanced Man Scholarship from Sigma Phi Epsilon

Business

Chemistry and Physics

English

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Human Performance

History and Philosophy

Humanities

Marketing

Military Science

Music

Nursing

Psychology

Skyhawk Connect Scholarship

Travel-Study/Study Abroad

Visual and Theatre Arts

Hardship Scholarship

Undergraduate students in good standing who belong to an underrepresented group and/or first-generation college student, and have exhausted all financial aid offered may be considered for an Access and Diversity/Alex Haley Scholarship in the event of a financial hardship. Students requesting these funds are required to speak with the Scholarship Coordinator and/or the Director/Assistant Director to assess eligibility. The student will be sent the application to be completed and returned after the interview. Selections will be made based on scholarship criteria as well as specific need and circumstances. Students with the most critical need will be considered first. Awards will begin the week prior to the beginning of each semester and made throughout the semester as needed or until the budgeted funds are depleted for the aid year.

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UT Promise Scholarship

UT Promise is a new undergraduate scholarship program guaranteeing free tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying Tennessee residents attending UT's campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and Memphis. Launching in fall 2020, this innovative scholarship will cover a student's last-dollar amount of tuition and mandatory fees after other financial aid is applied (such a Pell grants, HOPE Scholarship or other institutional scholarships) to students who qualify for HOPE and whose family income is under $50,000 per year.

For more information, including application steps and deadlines, visit the UT Promise web site.