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Scholarship Information

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

414 Ferris Hall
University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996-2100

Materials Science and Engineering combines elements of all engineering fields, and leads to an exciting, satisfying, and financially rewarding career. The Materials Science and Engineering Department has one of the largest undergraduate scholarship programs at The University of Tennessee, and more than half of our students receive scholarship support.  High-school seniors with grade-point-averages of 3.0 or better are eligible to apply for a departmental tuition scholarship. Assuming certain academic requirements are met, the scholarship is renewable for four years. The scholarships are merit based and fall into the following ranges:

First Year: $800 – $1,200 Junior Year: $1,600 – $2,100
Sophomore Year: $1,200 – $1,600 Senior Year: $2,100 – $2,600

These scholarships are available ONLY to students majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and are independent of other sources of financial aid from UT.  It has been our experience that many incoming first-year students have not yet made the extremely important choice of their engineering major. We encourage you to investigate Materials Science and Engineering as a potential career choice. In order to apply for an MSE scholarship, complete and submit the online application form provided by the Scholarship Committee of the UT-MSE Department below.

You are invited to visit us at any time that is convenient for you. We would be delighted to show you and your family members our facilities and discuss our programs with you. If you have questions or wish to arrange for a departmental visit, feel free to call or email one of the MSE faculty listed below.

Hahn Choo
Associate Professor

Claudia J. Rawn
Associate Professor

Veerle Keppens
Professor & Head

Other sources include:


The S-STEM Scholarship Program for East Tennessee Students (TCE website)