Two have founded nonprofit organizations. One is a sign language interpreter. Another was a high school offensive lineman who also served as a head teacher for an English tutoring program. They all excel in the classroom and have been active in school and community organizations.
These are just a few of the accomplishments of the 14 high school seniors who will be attending UT this fall as Haslam Scholars, UT’s premier academic program.
Ten of the 14 new Haslam Scholars are from Tennessee. The others are from North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, and Nebraska. They were selected from more than 300 applicants based on their academic achievement, leadership potential, and service to their communities.
Haslam Scholars are part of an intimate academic, service, and leadership cohort mentored by top UT faculty. Each scholar receives an endowed scholarship to cover the estimated cost of in-state tuition and fees, the average cost of campus housing, and funding to support independent research. Out-of-state Haslam Scholars receive a waiver for in-state tuition.
The Haslam Scholars Program was founded in 2008 with a $2.5 million donation by Jimmy and Dee Haslam and a $2.5 million donation by Jim and Natalie Haslam.
Find the complete list at tntoday.utk.edu.