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.
- The Scholarship will be available to any full-time student, either undergraduate or graduate, who demonstrates financial need and/or outstanding achievement and involvement.
- Applicants must complete and submit the application in its entirety. A resume must also be submitted in addition to the application. One additional page may be included to detail information requested in application if necessary.
- Applicants agree that their financial need will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid and included with the information to be considered by the selection committee.
- Applicants must submit one letter of support from a faculty or staff member outlining the student’s academic achievements and contributions to the University of Tennessee community.
- The scholarship is intended to be a one-year scholarship.
Two (2) scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year.
*All application materials are due to the Office of Multicultural Student Life by 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2020.