Competitive Scholarships

About Competitive Scholarships

Available To: First-Year, Transfer Students, Current Students

Admission Application Deadline: November 1 first year, July 1 transfer

SRAR Deadline: November 15

FAFSA Deadline: UT Priority Filing Date

Competitive Scholarships Overview

UT colleges and academic departments offer competitive scholarships for incoming first-year, transfer, and current students.

How to Apply

To be eligible for a competitive scholarship:

First-Year Students:

  • Apply for admission by the November 1 early action deadline and complete the scholarship questions on the application
    • Transfer students should apply by their entry term deadlines
  • Complete your SRAR by November 15 

Transfer Students:

Current Students:

  • Complete the Continuing Undergraduate Student Scholarship application every year

How to Keep Competitive Scholarships

You must maintain full-time enrollment during each semester of receiving your scholarship. Since each scholarship is unique, the criteria may be different by scholarship. Please carefully review those criteria in your MyUTK account and make sure you are meeting those to retain your scholarship.

How does this combine with other scholarships?

Competitive Scholarship awardees (awarded by UTK or the academic college) may qualify for other UT Scholarships, such as the Volunteer, Orange & White, Tennessee Explore, Flagship, Pledge, Promise, or Provost Scholarship.  When two or more scholarships are combined, your award amounts may be adjusted if your combination exceeds UT’s allowable award maximums.