Students may access information regarding Financial Aid, including information on applying for financial aid, available scholarships, financial literacy counseling, and general student loan information at http://www.uthsc.edu/finaid/.
There are a number of College-wide and program-specific scholarships available to students in the College of Health Professions. A list of scholarship descriptions and eligibility criteria is provided but students should refer to program sections of the catalog for specific information about applying for these scholarships.
Chancellor’s Diversity Scholarship
Each program in the college offers at least one scholarship based on diversity criteria. Amounts are based upon available funds. Recipients are selected by each program. The Chancellor’s Diversity scholarship was created to provide opportunities and funding for minority students to receive financial support to begin or continue their academic progression at UTHSC. Criteria include:
- Fully meeting the minimum academic standards for the program.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Providing financial aid with all required documentation to receive the award (FAFSA, etc.)
This is an achievement award and is not need based so the EFC (expected family contribution) is not a factor in the awarding of this scholarship.
(UT National Alumni Association) UTNAA Scholarship
Nominations are requested in April and due May 1. All programs are encouraged to nominate incoming students. The College committee selects one student and one or two alternates in rank order in case selected student declines. Assistant/associate dean for student affairs forwards the selected student(s) to the Office of Financial Aid who then notifies the Alumni Association.
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Annette Brown Memorial Downtown SERTOMA Club Endowment.
The Department of ASP selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship include financial need, successful academic performance. Students who held this scholarship in previous year(s) shall be given preference.
The Department of ASP selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship include financial need, successful academic performance and pursuit of a major in Audiology unless all qualified students in audiology are receiving financial support. Students who held the Davidson scholarship in previous years(s) shall be given preference.
Sol Adler Memorial Fund
The Department of ASP selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship include financial need. First preference is given to PhD students majoring in one of the following areas:
- Language disorders in children
- Multicultural aspects of language and language disorders
- Clinical service delivery to children in unique populations
Secondary preference will be given to master’s students in the same areas of study listed above.
Third preference to undergraduates in Audiology and Speech Pathology who have demonstrated satisfactory academic performance. Students who have held the scholarship in the past shall be given preference in subsequent years.
Jerry Carney/ASHA Leadership Scholarship Endowment
The Department of ASP selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship include successful academic performance. Financial need (in the broadest sense) may be a factor. Recipients from previous years are eligible for selection in subsequent years.
Mary A. Jones Scholarship
The Department of ASP selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship include financial need and successful academic performance.
Deborah King Fellowship Fund
The Department of ASP selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship includes financial need, must be a graduate student majoring in speech pathology and demonstrate successful academic performance. Previous year recipients shall be given preference. Available to students living within the jurisdiction of Knoxville, Scottish Rite (Counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union and Washington)
Ethel Piper Scholarship
The Department of ASP selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship include financial need (in the broadest sense), successful academic performance, preparation to children with communication disorders upon graduation, and a requirement to assist in departmental activities as assigned by the Head of the Department up to a maximum of five hours per week. Previous year recipients shall be given preference.
Harold A. Luper Fund/Scholarship
The Department of ASP selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship includes financial need and be a graduate student in ASP.
Audiology Scholarship Fund
Scholarship selection committee in ASP in consultation with the department chair will select the recipient(s). Criteria include graduate student in audiology, successful academic performance, financial need, evidence of high moral character, dedication to work, willingness to conform to the rules of student conduct. Previous year recipients are given preference.
ASP 100 Club
The purpose of this account is for scholarship awards for students based on criteria as determined by the department. Preference for the award is given to graduate students. The department chair is the primary person responsible for the account and distribution of funds.
Silverstein Endowment Fund
The Department of ASP selects recipient(s) and amount. Awards should be used to benefit students in ASP by supporting student travel to professional conferences and to recognize outstanding clinical students, who in their first year of graduate school, have worked with children
Clinical Laboratory Science
Elizabeth Club Scholarship
Recipients are selected by the programs. This has traditionally been one scholarship per year for students entering into clinical laboratory sciences and DPT, with selection preference being given to Tennessee residents. For female students only, this can be awarded later in the academic year to permit better selection of recipients. The Financial Aid Office determines the amount of the scholarship.
Ann Bell Award
This award is for clinical laboratory science students, and may be renewed for second year. The program faculty selects student and the amount which is based on available funds as determined by department official. Selection criteria include successful academic performance, application date, and demonstrated interest in the profession.
This scholarship is for cytopathology practice students. The program scholarship committee selects one or more students for the award. Selection criteria include financial need, merit and dedication to the profession. The amount awarded and the number of awards depends on available funds as determined by the committee.
This award is for clinical laboratory science students. The faculty in clinical laboratory sciences select the students to receive the award. The Financial Aid Office provides amount of scholarship. Students are considered for this award who have demonstrated exceptional scholastic ability, leadership, and dedication to a career as a health care professional.
Lori Maloy Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is open to all accepted and enrolled MOT students. The program faculty select the student and amount which is based on available funds as determined by department official. The recipient is selected on the basis of financial need and dedication to the profession. Traditionally, selection is made from the MOTII class and it may be awarded at any time in the student’s matriculation.
Physical Therapy Alumni and Friends Scholarship
This scholarship is for students accepted or currently enrolled into the DPT program. Department selects recipient(s) and amount. Criteria for the scholarship include financial need, successful academic performance and pursuit of a non-traditional route for entry into the program. Although the scholarship is awarded for only one year, previous recipients are given preference of selection in subsequent years.
Ann Craig Scholarship in Physical Therapy
This scholarship is for students accepted for admission into the DPT program. Scholarship monies are provided for all three years of enrollment, as long as the recipient continues to demonstrate academic achievement, leadership potential, and commitment to the art and science of the Physical Therapy profession. The scholarship is available only to first generation college applicants. Department selects student and amount which is based upon available funds as determined by department official.
Margaret and Perry Ayers Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student accepted or currently enrolled into the DPT program. Criteria for the scholarship includes successful academic performance, and demonstration of exceptional interpersonal skills with classmates, faculty and patients. Department selects student enrolled in his or her third year of the DPT Program. The amount is based upon available funds as determined by Chair. Financial need may be considered.
Mitzi Zeno Award
This award is for second year students in the PT program with successful academic performance. Preference will be given to students who intend to practice in a neuro-rehabilitation setting upon graduation. Financial need may also be considered. The department chair will determine the amount of the award on an annual basis.
College Student Emergency Loan
Any student with a documented need for a short-term loan may apply for assistance from the College emergency loan fund. Loans must be repaid within 30 days with repayment, including interest, calculated at six percent per annum. The maximum loan amount that can be authorized is determined by funds available in the account at the time the request is submitted. The application for an emergency student loan is available through the Office of the Bursar website located at: (http://www.uthsc.edu/finance/bursar/loan_information.php).