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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

1794 Scholars Program


 Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director

The 1794 Scholars Program (1794) is a two-year enrichment program focusing on the Volunteer experience. Through collaboration with various campus partners, 1794 provides students with a variety of academic and co-curricular experiences to give them a personalized experience, which will serve as a strong foundation upon which to build in their final two years at the university during which 1794 Scholars are encouraged to participate in college and departmental honors programs.

The program focuses on four key areas of campus life. Students will engage in activities related to each of the four pillars during each semester of their program tenure:

  • Academic engagement: embracing an attitude of intellectual curiosity and constantly seeking to expand one's knowledge
  • Global and cultural awareness: developing a better understanding and appreciation of other cultures and combatting prejudice through knowledge
  • Campus involvement: engaging with the UT student community in meaningful ways and contributing to the active campus culture
  • Volunteer spirit: seeking to better our community with a passion for service and to promote social change through leadership

Eligibility

Admission to the 1794 Scholars Program is available to entering first-year students. High school seniors with excellent academic credentials and an interest in embracing the college experience are invited to apply.

Requirements

1794 students will complete one approved activity for each of the four program pillars each semester (fall and spring) of their first and second year of study. A complete list of activities for each pillar will be provided in the student handbook. During their first semester, students will take UNHO 101  in order to fulfill the academic engagement requirement. Students will be expected to participate in honors advising at least once per year while in the program. Students will be required to make timely progress towards graduation while maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Upon completion of the program, students will be expected to complete a capstone project and presentation for the Annual 1794 Scholars Celebration.