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We’re so excited you or your student may be applying for the ASPIRE Scholarship Program! Here is some informaiton on the application process. If you have any questions, email us at

Steps to submit your application:

  1. Apply to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville online either directly through the UT Knoxville application or the Common App by Nov 1st, 2017.
  2. Fill out the UTK scholarships application
  3. Find ASPIRE Scholarship application on the UTK Scholarship portal and fill it out by December 15th, 2017.
  4. Double check to make sure you submitted your ASPIRE Scholarship application.
  5. Wait until you hear back from us regarding your application status, with the possibility of an interview.


November 1st, 2017: Must apply to UT, Knoxville by this date to be considered for the ASPIRE Scholarship

December 15th, 2017: ASPIRE Scholarship applications are due

February, 2018: Applicants will be informed if they receive an interview invitation

March, 2018: Interviews will take place, either by phone or video conferencing

April, 2018: Applicants will be notified of final decision

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