Honors & Scholars

Honors Study Abroad Opportunities

This past Wednesday, September 23rd, at the UT Programs Abroad Fall 2015 Study Abroad Fair, honors student representatives showcased several study opportunities available to the Honors student cohort. The trips are eligible for Honors course credit and/or Ready for the World credit.

Click below for a detailed listing:

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Honors Alternative Spring Break to Belize, 12-19 March 2015

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Fulfill your Ready for the World requirement and this year’s community service hours over Spring Break! We will be working on a sustainable farm for a developing orphanage, constructing earth-bag structures for housing. Additional activities include visiting Mayan ruins in Guatemala, horseback riding, and local tours.

Housing: All participants will be housed at a home-stay with the Belizean family who run and operate the sustainable farm and work project.

Airfare: Students will need to pay for their own airfare in addition to the price of the trip. Once a final selection of attendees has been confirmed, an airfare recommendation will be made to students. As you know, airfare is always fluctuating, but expect airfare to range from $700.oo – $1,000 round-trip. (more…)

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Two CHP Students Receive International Recognition for Research

CHPresearchTwo students in the Chancellor’s Honors Program received distinguished recognition for the 2015 Undergraduate Awards. Christopher Reese (Class of 2015, Honors Anthropology) and Caroline Darlington (Class of 2016, Honors Nursing) have been listed as “Highly Commendable” for their innovative research, and they have been invited to receive their award at the 3-day Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland. “Becoming highly commended, means you are recogni[z]ed as being in the top 10% of your field.”

The Undergraduate Awards received 5,117 submissions from students in 255 universities across 39 countries for the 2015 competition.

The Undergraduate Awards is an international, interdisciplinary awards program that accepts submissions from high achieving undergraduate students from around the world. “It aims to celebrate and support the world’s brightest and most innovative undergraduate students by recogni[z]ing their best coursework and projects.” The program accepts submissions from students who are in their senior year of their degree program.

The Office of Honors and Scholars Programs and the Office of Undergraduate Research extends their warm congratulations to these two students.

Haslam Scholars

Welcome, Haslam Scholars Cohort of 2015!


The Haslam Scholars Program welcomed fifteen new students to campus this semester. They had four days of orientation activities including a hiking trip to Clingman’s Dome; meetings with faculty, administration, and student centers on campus; leadership and team building activities; and a service project at Pond Gap Elementary School. They also introduced themselves to the Haslam Scholars community through self presentations. You can read more about them here.

Please join us in welcoming the following fifteen scholars to Knoxville, the University of Tennessee, and the Haslam Scholars Program:

Max Burzinski – Hagerstown, MD

Alayna Cameron – Cookeville, TN

Emily Diehl – Pottstown, PA

Ainsley Ellington – Aloca, TN

Brianna Fiala – Hendersonville, TN

Matthew Lamsey – Signal Mountain, TN

Jack Larimer – Belleville, IL

Jordan Leith – Arlington, TN

Jason Liang – Collierville, TN

Michael Lidwin – Chantilly, VA

Catherine Moore – Dyersburg, TN

Avery Morgan – Columbus, GA

Grant Rigney – Normandy, TN

Julia Scott – Nashville, TN

Patrick Sonnenberg – Spring Hill, TN


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The group before their hike to the top of Clingman's Dome.

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Haslam Scholars Fall 2015 Global Awareness Series

Each semester, the Haslam Scholars Program hosts two lecture series: Friday Faculty and Global Awareness. The Global Awareness series uses the expertise of faculty from many departments at UT to present students with an in-depth look at a region of the world. This semester, the series focuses on North Africa and features a diverse group of faculty from across the University of Tennessee.


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Haslam Scholars Fall 2015 Friday Faculty Series

Each semester, the Haslam Scholars Program hosts two lecture series: Friday Faculty and Global Awareness. The Friday Faculty series features a diverse selection of faculty members from across the university who are asked to present their research or another topic of their choosing. The series exposes students to research across disciplines. This semester’s series features a diverse group of faculty from across the University of Tennessee.


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Honors Grant Applications Now Open

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Applications are now available for the Ready for the World and Research Grants.

The Ready for the World Grant is eligible for Ready for the World travel that occurs during the Spring 2016 Semester.

The fall semester deadline for both applications is October 1st.

Grants are competitive, and students are advised to take this into consideration when applying. Please take time to write a quality, detailed grant proposal. For more details about each grant and to apply, please see:

Ready for the World Grant

Research Grant