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Financial Aid Information


Graduate assistantships, awards with a work requirement offered at the University of Tennessee, are available both within and outside the department.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Fellowships and scholarships, awards that typically require no service, are available both within and outside the department.

Program coordinators will nominate top-qualifying students for each award. If additional materials are needed, nominees will be contacted.

  • Eugene & Mary Sue Akins Graduate Fellowship
  • Dr. Stephen Lee Alderton Graduate Fellowship
  • J. Wallace & Katie Dean Fellowships

  • Travis Hawk Fellowship
  • Helen Carter Murray Scholarship
  • Charles Lowell Thompson Fellowship
  • Dr. Richard Yoakley Fellowship
  • Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence

Spelman College Partnership

EPC is pleased to provide Spelman students and alumnae with a $60 application fee waiver when applying to an EPC program through the Graduate School. In order to retrieve this waiver code, please contact Whitney Denton, business manager, via email at

Other Funding Sources

Graduate School Costs & Funding