Pictured above: Monty Montgomery (SVP and Retail Banking Manager), Tommy Schumpert (SouthEast Bank Scholars Program Director), Elizabeth Minor (VP – Credit Manager), Tyler Rozzell, Brandon Williams, Lauren Dunn, Jacob Whitehair, Brianna Bell, and Hector Davila.

Current SouthEast Bank scholarship recipients and bank representatives gathered for a luncheon on Friday, Feb. 17 in celebration of the recipients and to kick off the upcoming academic year.

“We want to thank SouthEast Bank for their ongoing support of our students,” said Dr. Robert Dooley, Dean of the UTC College of Business. “Their Scholars program allows these excellent and deserving freshmen to pursue higher education and achieve career and personal success. We are so appreciative of SouthEast Bank’s investment in the future of our students and our communities.”

The SouthEast Bank scholarship program provides $5,000 each academic year per student and is renewable for three years beyond the initial award. The scholars who have received this award are a prestigious group of students from Tennessee who are selected based on their exceptional character and academic achievement. In addition to meeting the minimum criteria of achieving a 3.25 high school grade point average or a 23 ACT score, students who receive the scholarship also demonstrate financial need and a high level of community involvement.

SouthEast Bank Scholars is a scholarship program designed to recognize and reward outstanding students seeking higher education in Tennessee. This program underwrites tuition expenses for qualified incoming freshmen at participating colleges and universities statewide. SouthEast Bank, with total assets in excess of $500 million, operates full service banking offices throughout the regions of East and Middle Tennessee.

The SouthEast Bank Scholarship is open to incoming freshmen who enter UTC in Fall 2017, and who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a Tennessee resident and from one of the following counties: Bradley, Knox, McMinn, Loudon, Putnam, Hamilton, Meigs or Rhea.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a successful academic performance. Preference will be given to incoming freshmen who demonstrate a 3.25 GPA from high school or a 23 on the ACT.
  • Applicants must be pre-business
  • Applicants must demonstrate a financial need per FAFSA (FAFSA should be on file with UTC Financial Aid by April 15th, 2017)

Applications are due April 19th, 2017. To learn more, or to apply, visit http://www.utc.edu/college-business/resources/scholarships/southeast-bank-scholarship.php 

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