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Carl Cowan Scholarship

Carl Cowan Scholarship Application 2015-2016

The Carl Cowan Scholarship Fund was made possible through initial donations and contributions from individuals and businesses after black students and faculty members in the early 1970's sought to identify additional funding sources for black students.  The endowment was originally named the Minority Scholarship and Assistance Fund.  In 1983, the name of the endowment was changed to the Carl Cowan Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Carl Cowan was born in Knoxville in 1902, attended Knoxville College, and received a law degree from Howard University College of Law.  Mr. Cowan practiced law in Knox County from 1934 until 1980 and was appointed as the first African-American Assistant District Attorney in Knox County in 1953.

STIPEND
Four scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded for the 2015 - 2016 academic year.  The funds will be dispersed in increments of $500, to be awarded at the beginning of the fall and spring terms to each recipient.

SELECTION
The selection of the recipients of the Carl Cowan Scholarship Fund will be made by the Carl Cowan Selection Committee, with representation from the Chair of the Commission for Blacks, Director of Multicultural Student Life, and the Director of Africana Studies, or their delegates.

Please click the following link to fill out an application form, and for detailed instructions. All application materials are due to the Office of Multicultural Student Life, Black Cultural Center, 1800 Melrose Avenue by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Carl Cowan Scholarship Application 2015-2016

To donate to the Carl Cowan Scholarship Fund, please follow this link.

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