A total of ten students, selected from each of UTM’s colleges, will be selected each year to participate in the three-year program. Students will be financially assisted for their involvement, however, beyond the monetary support, they will gain invaluable experience that will enhance their lives personally and benefit their communities collectively. As the program matures, it will adapt to match the needs of individual students with the demands of business and the community. Our goal is to make the McWherter Innovators the best trained and most sought-after candidates for positions in their chosen fields, if not creators of new employment opportunities themselves.

Ideal candidates will:

McWherter Innovator Benefits Include:

Applications for student McWherter Innovators are closed for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 due to current conditions with COVID-19. Please check back in the Fall of 2021. Thank you for your interest in the Ned Ray McWherter Institute. If you have any inquiries, please email nrmi@utm.edu.