Moore County’s William Trice one of the first recipients of UT’s new Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship

MCHS graduate William Trice (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Reed)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee recently announced that Moore County resident William Trice is one of the first to receive the new Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship to attend the university. Trice is a Moore County High School graduate who plans to major in Electrical Engineering at UT.

The first Distinguished Tennessean Scholarships were awarded this fall to one incoming, first-year student from each Tennessee County. UT launched the new scholarship program this fall which awards a tuition and mandatory fees scholarship, renewable for four years, to one outstanding student from each county across the state. The new scholarship is part of UT’s continued commitment to providing access to an affordable and valuable education shaped by a rich educational experience.

“While UT has become a destination for students from across the U.S. and globally, our focus remains on increasing access for Tennesseans, especially those who exemplify the volunteer spirit like our Distinguished Tennessean scholars,” says Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management. “We are proud of these outstanding students and proud they’ve chosen to be Volunteers.”

Each year, one incoming first-year, in-state student from each of the 95 Tennessee counties who demonstrates exceptional academic performance and engagement will be awarded the Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship. Students who apply by December 15, the regular admissions deadline, will be automatically considered for this award. The recipient must be admitted to the university and enroll the fall semester immediately following their graduation from a Tennessee high school.

UT is investing in more scholarships than ever before. In addition to The Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship, the university offers the Tri-Star Scholarship program, the Volunteer Scholarship, and other institutional scholarships to Tennessee residents. More scholarship opportunities can be found here. Students should apply by the regular admissions deadline of December 15 to be fully considered for these scholarships. •

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