Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship
The Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship, established in 2013, recognizes and awards a VolsTeach student who has demonstrated high-quality math teaching skills and commitment to the education profession. Brent and Rachel Trentham are alumi of the University of Tennessee.
Elizabeth Harty, the 2019-20 recipient of the Trentham Scholarship is a senior majoring in Mathematics. Elizabeth will complete her Apprentice teaching this fall at Clinton High School teaching 9th and 10 grade math classes. She will graduate in May, 2020.
Stringer-Thompson-Taylor-Richardson-Cox Endowed Scholarship
This endowment was established by Jeanne and Neal Richardson, UT Knoxville alumni, to support those students who show high academic performance and are planning to teach science. The name given to this scholarship honors four generations of Jeanne’s family and the positive influence they shared about the importance of good education.
Robert Hash, a 2019-20 recipient of this endowed scholarship, is a senior majoring in Mathematics. Robert will complete his Apprentice Teaching this fall at West High School teaching 10th grade math classes and will graduate in December, 2019.
The Tom and Judy Edenfield Hodge Scholarship
Natalie Parsons is the 2019-2020 recipient for the Tom and Judy Edenfield Hodge Scholarship. Natalie is from Cookeville, TN and majoring in Chemistry. When asked about her plans after she graduates, she responded with the following: “I hope to begin teaching around the Knoxville area. However, I know not all plans are set in stone so honestly, I’ll teach wherever I am given the opportunity. After teaching for some time, I would like to go to law school and possibly work in education policy. My dream job would be teaching and working in education policy.”
Her best experience in the VolsTeach program was in the Perspectives class with Dr. Kirkpatrick. She said, “Every class challenged what I believed and made me think in a new way. That class was probably my favorite class since I have been at UT. I never really felt like I had a voice till taking that class where I realized to make a difference, we have to talk about difficult things.”
Cloenelda B and Leo Harner Scholarship
Leo E. Harner grew up on a dairy farm in Mantua, Ohio, with eight brothers and sisters. He graduated from Ohio State with a degree in Ceramic Engineering. Following college, he served in World War II from 1942 to 1945. After the war, he moved to Chattanooga where he co-owned and operated T & H Company, a ceramic engineering plant with his brother Ray. Leo was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Cloenelda Braden Harner was born in Tennessee. She attended Millsaps College and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Home Economics. After she graduated from college, she moved to Chattanooga to work and married Leo E. Harner in 1951.
This endowment was established through an estate gift of the Harners.
Tyler Mann, the 2018-19 recipient of the Harner scholarship is a senior majoring in Chemistry. Tyler will complete his Apprentice Teaching at Maryville High School this fall teaching Chemistry classes. Tyler will graduate in May, 2019.
ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship
The mission of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors who attend one of ACS-Hach Land partner institutions and express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. Two VolsTeach students have been selected as recipients of the scholarship for the 2018 – 19 academic school year.
Tyler Mann (L) will be Apprentice Teaching at Maryville High School during the fall semester teaching Chemistry classes and will graduate in May, 2019. Zachary Ward (R) will be Apprentice Teaching at Oak Ridge High School during the fall semester teaching Chemistry classes and will also graduate in May, 2019. Congratulations to Tyler and Zach for receiving this prestigious scholarship.
University of Tennessee Math Department Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to these VolsTeach students who have been recognized by the Math Department during their Honors Day Program on April 19, 2018.
VolsTeach students Tingting Chen and Alana Cooper are recipients of the Polly Anna Harris Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic school year.