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Natalie Campbell is First UT Student to Win Prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

Natalie Campbell, a senior at UT, who serves as student body president and has earned accolades for her work advocating alongside people with disabilities, has been selected for a Mitchell Scholarship, one of the most prestigious undergraduate awards in the country.

Hera Jay Brown Is UT’s Ninth Rhodes Scholar

Hera Jay Brown, who graduated from UT in August 2018, has been named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar—the ninth current or former UT student to earn this prestigious honor.

UT’s Fulbright Success Continues: 17 Students Offered Awards for 2019–20

UT is looking at another blockbuster year for Fulbright Student awards, with 17 current students and recent graduates offered fellowships and another eight named alternates.

Two Engineering Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Two UT engineering students have been named 2019–2020 Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater Scholarship Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor US Senator Barry M. Goldwater.

Students Win Prestigious Boren Scholarships to Study in Taiwan, Belarus

UT students Brooklyn Battle and Ryan White have received prestigious David L. Boren Scholarships to study abroad.

Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students have received fully funded scholarships to travel abroad this summer to study languages considered crucial to the United States’ future security and stability.

Catching Up with Our Student Fulbrights: Colleen Ryan

Colleen Ryan, of Cookeville, Tennessee, studied in the United Kingdom through the Fulbright program after graduating from UT in 2017. She’s now studying in China as a Schwarzman Scholar.

Catching Up with Our Student Fulbrights: Yuki Minami

UT graduate Yuki Minami, of Baltimore, Maryland, is at Kyushu University in Japan researching the role of Japanese women under the imperial government from 1910 to 1945 on a Fulbright Student Award.

Catching Up with Our Student Fulbrights: Alex Crockett

UT graduate Stephen (Alex) Crockett, of Jamestown, Tennessee, is pursuing a master’s degree in agriculture and rural development at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom on a Fulbright Student Award.

Catching Up with Our Student Fulbrights: Savannah Dixon

UT graduate Savannah Dixon, of Memphis, is teaching English in Guatemala on a Fulbright Student Award.

UT Named Top-Producer for Fulbright

With a record-setting 19 students receiving US Fulbright Program Student Awards last year, UT ranks fourth among public research universities and 12th among all research universities, tying with Harvard University.

UT Senior Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Grant Rigney, senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering and 8th Rhodes Scholar in UTK history, will pursue two fully-funded masters programs at the University of Oxford. Grant worked tirelessly with ONSF to finalize his candidacy for the Rhodes, and we are extremely proud of his achievement.


Students Will Study in Brazil, Tanzania, Jordan on Prestigious Boren Awards

Four UT students have received prestigious Boren Scholarship and Fellowship awards that will allow them to pursue intensive language study, internships, and research abroad and domestically over the next year.

UT ROTC Student Receives Award to Study, Travel in Indonesia

Dara Carney-Nedelman, a rising senior in honors communication studies and a member of UT’s Air Force ROTC and Chancellor’s Honors Program, has received a Project Global Officer award to study the Indonesian language and travel to Indonesia.

Students Off to Russia, South Korea, Morocco on Critical Language Scholarships

Three students have been awarded scholarships to travel abroad to study languages that are imperative to the United States’ future security and stability. This year’s Critical Language Scholarship recipients will study Russian, Korean, and Arabic.

Student Wins Funding to Study Architecture Around the World

Cullen Sayegh, a fourth-year student in the College of Architecture and Design’s School of Architecture, was chosen as the 2018 Aydelott Travel Award recipient for his proposal “Architecture as Infrastructure: Investigating Spatial Networks.”

UT Knoxville Has Another Record-Setting Year for Student Fulbrights

Two Students in Newest Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Two UT students have been named to the latest class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly competitive program that offers selected students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in China.

Dyersburg Grad Gets Newly Added Fulbright; UT Now Has Record 10 Recipients

Will Clifft, a May 2017 graduate, has received a Fulbright award to be an English teaching assistant in Brazil, pushing UT’s number of recipients for this academic year to 10.

ONSF Has Record-Breaking Year

The 2016–17 academic year saw 10 UT students offered Fulbright awards, a record number for us. We also had our first-ever Gates Cambridge and Schwarzman Scholars, and the first Truman Scholarship finalists since 2014.

Students Receive Prestigious Boren Scholarships to Study Abroad

Seniors Lucille Greer and Philip Baites have received prestigious Boren Scholarships that will allow them to spend the next year studying abroad. Greer will travel to Jordan to study Arabic and international politics; Baites will travel to Morocco to study Arabic and various French courses.

Grad Gets Late Fulbright Offer, Pushing UT’s Number of Recipients to Nine

Recent UT graduate Jordan Bakke has received a Fulbright award to spend the next year as an English teaching assistant in Kazakhstan.

Three Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Three students have been awarded scholarships to travel abroad to study critical languages that are imperative to the United States’ future security and stability.

UT Student Receives Boren Scholarship to Study in Jordan

Lucille “Lucy” Greer, who just completed her junior year at UT, has received a prestigious Boren Scholarship that will allow her to spend next year studying Arabic and international politics in Jordan.

Record Number of Students Earn Fulbrights for International Study, Teaching

Eight UT students—the largest number to date—have been offered prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2017­–18 academic year to study and teach in cities around the globe.

Sahba Seddighi Named UT’s First Gates Cambridge Scholar

Sahba Seddighi, who graduated from UT in May 2016, has been named to the highly prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholars program.

Three Undergraduates Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg ­­­­­­have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars.

Miranda Gottlieb Named a Schwarzman Scholar

Miranda Gottlieb, who graduated from UT last spring, has been named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly competitive program that offers selected students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in China.

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