Skip to content

Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Student Awards Applicants:

These scholarships are available to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who have declared a BCMB major.  To apply for these scholarships, a student must submit a letter of interest describing their qualifications, a current transcript, a list of courses currently in progress, and two letters of recommendation.  Additional criteria and submission requirements for each award are described below.  The deadline for receipt of applications is April 1. The application materials can be delivered to the BCMB office (M407 Walters Life Sciences Bldg.) or emailed to Lori Daniels (lori.daniels@utk.edu).

J. Gordon and Elizabeth S. Carlson Undergraduate Scholarship: ($1,000)

This scholarship was created to recognize outstanding BCMB majors that have exhibited academic excellence.  The spirit of this award from Dr. and Mrs. Carlson is also intended to assist meritorious and deserving students who might not otherwise be able to attend the university.  In the letter of interest from the student and the letters of recommendation, it should address these considerations, as well as how this scholarship will promote and support future career goals.

2016 Leslie Stroud
2015 Kristen Booth

Tyler Duke Foundation Scholarship ($2000)

This scholarship in the amount of $2000 has been established to recognize an outstanding BCMB undergraduate major who intends to attend pre-pharmacy school after graduation from UTK.  This scholarship is available to a rising senior who has declared a BCMB major who has an overall GPA of 3.6 or above and a score on the PCAT of at least 80. In addition to the materials requested above, students who wish to apply for the Tyler Duke Foundation Scholarship must submit PCAT scores and a letter of interest describing their qualifications to be considered for the award.

2016 Sarah Mills
2015 Erin Sherwin
2014 Anna Marie Kegley
2013 Courtney Manlove
2012
2011 Rachel Childers

Carolyn W. Fite Scholarship: ($1,000)

This scholarship recognizes an outstanding BCMB major who demonstrates professional promise through an excellent academic record and interest in research and scholarship.  Your high achievements as an undergraduate student are a tribute to your commitment to learning and attainment of your goals.  In addition, to the materials requested above, students need to provide a CV and research statement.

2016 Michael Craig

Emmette and Nannie Hale Scholarship for Pre-Dentistry: ($2000)

This scholarship has been established to recognize an outstanding BCMB undergraduate major who intends to attend dental school after graduation from UTK.  In addition to the materials requested above, the applicant should submit a description (no more than 1 page) regarding how s/he is preparing for a career in dentistry beyond fulfilling the academic requirements for the BCMB major and admission to dental school.

2016 Kayleigh Moody
2015 Kayleigh Moody
2014 Grayson “Tucker” Hunley
2013 Preston Harris
2012 Mariko Crocker

Dr. Richard & Mrs. Ruth Smith Research Scholarship ($500)

The Smith undergraduate research scholarship is intended to recognize an outstanding BCMB undergraduate major who is a rising junior or senior and pursuing independent undergraduate research.  In addition to submitting the materials requested above, the student should submit a one-page description of the research project s/he will be pursuing.  One of the two letters of recommendation should come from the research mentor.

2016 Erika Sanders
2015 Erika Sanders
2014 Jessica Voiles

Dr. John R. Staley, Jr. Scholarship ($1500)

This scholarship has been established to recognize an outstanding BCMB undergraduate major who intends to attend medical school after graduation from UTK.  In addition to the materials requested above, the applicant should submit a description (no more than 1 page) regarding how s/he is preparing for a career in medicine beyond fulfilling the academic requirements for the BCMB major and admission to medical school.

2016 Alexandria Atkins
2015 Trent Stethen
2014 Andre Agassi
2013 Laura Emily DiAngelo

Undergraduate Research Scholarship ($2000 – Scholarship $500 faculty research sponsor)

The BCMB Research Scholarship is intended to recognize an outstanding BCMB undergraduate major who is a rising junior or senior and pursuing independent undergraduate research.  The student should be pursuing an Honors Degree in BCMB.  In addition to submitting the materials requested above, the student should submit a one-page description of the honors research project s/he will be pursuing.  One of the two letters of recommendation must come from the honors research mentor in the BCMB department.

2016 Emily Miller
2015 Jordan Roach
2014 Taylor Fuller
2013 Amber Bassett
2012 Eric Farrell
2011 Suji Jeong
2010 Cameron Landers

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.