Access and Diversity

Dr. Joseph Mehlhorn

Interim Dean of Graduate Studies

227 Administration Building

University of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, TN 38238


(731) 881-7012

Dr. Joseph Mehlhorn, Interim Dean


Access and Diversity

Graduate Coordinators nominate eligible students for a limited number of Access and Diversity awards. If you are interested in this scholarship, contact your graduate coordinator (listed below).


Nature of Award

Tuition award for a minimum of 2, and a maximum of 6, credit hours (degree credit coursework).

Available for Fall and Spring semesters (and Summer if funds are still available), based on satisfactory performance and progress toward completion of the desired degree.


Minimal Qualifications

Underrepresented students at UT Martin

United States citizenship

Unconditional or Conditional admission to a UTM graduate degree program (Permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies necessary to change degree program)

Enrolled students must be in Good Standing---academically eligible (cumulative and each term)

Enrollment of a minimum of 2 credit hours of degree credit coursework


Desired Qualifications

Unconditional Admission

First generation college student

Beginning student (no more than 6 semester hours taken prior to Fall semester)

Admission to a degree program which has a significant underrepresentation (first priority: MSANR; second priority: MBA, MSEd, or MSFCS).


Deadline for Nominations

Nomination recommendation forms are submitted to the Graduate Studies Office by the Graduate Coordinator two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Nomination forms received after that deadline will be considered on an ad hoc basis subject to the availability of funds.


Graduate Coordinator/Contact:

Agriculture Dr. Joey Mehlhorn

Family and Consumer Sciences Dr. Lisa LeBleu

Business Dr. Kevin Hammond

Education Dr. Clinton Smith or Laurie Green


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