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Scholarships and Awards Application

Undergraduate and graduate Recreation and Sport Management students who are current members of Partners in Sports are eligible to apply for the Partners in Sports Scholarships. A Faculty Rating committee consisting of Recreation and Sport Management professors and the student board will review the materials submitted by each applicant. The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year is 5 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022.

Undergraduate students are eligible if they:

  • Are a current student in good academic standing with the University;
  • Have successfully completed 30 hours of undergraduate coursework;
  • Have been admitted into the Recreation and Sport Management program;
  • Are a current and active member of Partners in Sports.

Master’s students are eligible if they:

  • Are a current student in good academic standing with the University;
  • Have been admitted into the Recreation and Sport Management master’s program;
  • Are in good standing with the Graduate School and the Recreation and Sport Management program;
  • Are a current and active member of Partners in Sports.

Required Materials for Application

Academic Performance:

  • Submit complete college transcripts or academic histories of colleges or universities attended other than the University of Tennessee
  • University of Tennessee academic history

The selection committee will review each student’s complete college transcript with a particular emphasis on academic performance within the major.

Related Experience:

  • Cover letter – Should explain the applicant’s professional development activities and also include all participation with Partners in Sports activities.
  • Resume – Include related experiences to any job, internship, practicum or volunteer work completed in the area of recreation and sport management.

Each student applying for a Partners in Sports Scholarship and Award is required to submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter will explain the student’s reasons for the scholarship/award application. Related experience refers to any job, internship, practicum or volunteer work completed in the area of recreation and sport management. Applicants must also include all participation with Partners in Sports activities.

Professional Potential:

  • One letter of reference from a work supervisor

All letters should be delivered directly to Jim Bemiller in a sealed envelope or by email at jimb@utk.edu.

Summary of All Materials Needed for Consideration:

Please submit the following application materials as one PDF file sent to jimb@utk.edu.

  • Submit complete college transcripts, including all universities attended
  • University of Tennessee academic history
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Letter of reference

Previous recipients of the Partners in Sports Scholarship

YearRecipients
1999-00Alicia Ball, Rocky Kundert
2000-01Chris Barnhill, Kim Kantor, Paula Seward
2001-02Molly Emmerich, Fernando Ito
2002-03Marie Muhvic, Josh Raymond, Austin Shaver, Shelly Shick
2003-04Wendy Dimpl, Holly McDaniel, Tom Satkowiak Austin Shaver
2004-05Megan Hill, Chip Kain, Steven Short
2005-06Jeff Day, Casey Self, Michael Steiner, Nick Stover
2006-07Jeff Day, Carrie Fair, Zach Franz, Stephanie Garant-Jones, Elizabeth Simmons
2007-08Chanel Lattimer, Jamie Stokes, Jackie Wise, Ben DeHaan, Katie Rahme
2008-09Christine Aldridge, Nick Jahn, Max Mello, Amy Silverthorn, Courtney Skidmore, Julia Stump, Angie Taylor
2009-10Mark Britnell, Ashley Jahn, Da woun Jung, Megan Richardson, Julia Stump
2010-11Khristen Dial, Chris Francetti, Whitney Schoenfeld, Jonathan Terrell
2011-12Alexandra Bottone, Travis Galaska, Kyle Hargrove, Jon Janis, Laurie Mitchell, Kate Powell, Katie Wood
2012-13Kayla Cargile, Courtney Carter, Sarah Frazier, Charity Honeycutt, Kristina Phelps, Shannon Price, Sarah Stokowski
2013-14Matt Allison, Kayla Anthony, Blake Denton, Amy Kuuskoski, Lindsay Marlin, Sean McCall,
Sara Mitchell, Andrew Parrish
2014-15Zach Behnke, Ashlie Caldwell, Raven Chavanne, Megan Garrett, Scott Kimsey, Jessica Leifheit, Josh Peterson
2015-16Raven Chavanne, Sam Davy, Ethan Engel, Lucas Forstrom, Ernest Harlan, Jessica Leifheit, Bridget Landis, Derek Phillips, Michelle Woods
2016-17Rachel Gunia, Russell Pointer, Kelsi Schae
2017-18Rachel Gunia, Erin Holland, Josh Lively, Kenny Miller, Andrew Porth, Sara Sturzo, Caleb Wilson
2018-19Sheridan Gannon, Vanessa Gonzalez, Rachel Gunia, Grace Pohl, Stephanie Spencer, Claire Temple, Ariel Williams, Caleb Wilson, Nick Woodard
2019-20Bailey Alexander, Kenzie Arihood, Allegra Collette, Alexandra Pelletier, Trevor Shelby, Grace Walker, Peyton Woods
2020-21Kenzie Campbell, Scott Daughtry, Jacob Hintzman, Jessica Huth, Ryan Jacob, Luke Tucker

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