The Global Response Assistantships for Ukraine Students has taken the initiative to help students impacted by the war in Ukraine by setting up a scholarship at the University of Tennessee. The Global Response Assistantships has especially been designed for international students from Ukraine who are impacted critically by the war.
The students must be applying for a graduate program study and hold a bachelor’s degree. The Global Response Assistantships award will cover tuition fees, airfare, and accommodation. The University of Tennessee is a public land-grant research university situated in Knoxville, Tennessee. Established in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the forerunner campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges.
The University of Tennessee hosts over 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. The university is classified among R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity. Its ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, founded under UT President Andrew Holt and continued under the UT–Battelle partnership, allow for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students.
Also associated with the university are the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, and the University of Tennessee Arboretum, which occupies 250 acres (100 ha) of nearby Oak Ridge and features hundreds of species of plants ancient to the region.
The University of Tennessee is a direct partner of the university’s Medical Center, which is one of two Level I trauma centers in East Tennessee. The university is the only university in the nation to have three presidential papers editing projects. The university also holds collections of the papers of all three U.S. presidents from Tennessee—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson.
However, nine of the university’s alumni have been selected as Rhodes Scholars and one alumnus, James M. Buchanan, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics. The University of Tennessee is one of the oldest public universities in the United States and the oldest secular institution west of the Eastern Continental Divide.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the forerunner campus of the statewide University of Tennessee system, which is governed by a 12-member board of trustees appointed by the Governor of Tennessee. The Board of Trustees appoints a president to supervise the operations of the system, four campuses, and two statewide institutes.
Moreover, Randy Boyd, a former candidate for governor, is currently serving as interim president while a search is conducted for a replacement after the retirement of Joseph A. DiPietro. The president appoints, with the Board of Trustees’ approval, chancellors for each campus. Since 2019, the Knoxville campus has been headed by Chancellor Donde Plowman. Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick is responsible for the academic administration of the Knoxville campus and is also a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
The University of Tennessee is rated 46th among public universities and rated for 103rd among national universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 rankings. The University of Tennessee is rated 2nd most LGBTQ-unfriendly campus by The Princeton Review in its 2020 rankings of the 386 American campuses that it surveys.
Worth of Global Response Assistantships for Ukraine Students
All successful candidates for Global Response Assistantships for Ukraine Students will be provided with tuition and fees, round trip plane tickets between your home city and Chattanooga, room (at UTC), and board worth $4500 per semester.
Eligibility for Global Response Assistantships for Ukraine Students
- To be qualified for Global Response Assistantships, you must have been severely impacted by the war on Ukraine.
- You must be enrolled as a graduate student taking at least nine (9) semester hours of graduate coursework applicable to your graduate degree to be eligible for the scholarship.
- The candidate must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average based on all graduate courses taken at UTC.
How to Apply for Global Response Assistantships for Ukraine Students
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Application Deadline for Global Response Assistantships for Ukraine Students
The application deadline for the scholarship is May 4, 2022.
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