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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has a new Global Ambassador Scholarship program for international students.

Students chosen for the scholarship program will exemplify the spirit of being a Tennessee Volunteer and serve alongside the university’s international recruitment team as ambassadors representing UT, their home country, and international students.

“When I learned of UT’s recent approval to extend scholarships to new international undergraduates, my heart leapt for joy,” said director of international recruitment Stephanie Sieggreen.

In addition to the new scholarship, UT is extending eligibility for three existing institutional scholarships—the Volunteer, Tennessee Explore, and Beacon Scholarships—to include international students. International students must have a minimum 3.0 UT converted and weighted GPA and submit their application for admission by May 1 to be considered.

“These scholarship opportunities will expand UT’s overall global reach by providing greater feasibility to academically solid students, and further demonstrates UT’s commitment to diversity enrichment, future partners, new markets, and supporting great minds,” said Sieggreen.

In the past, UT has admitted and enrolled an average of 262 international students. It is hoped that expanding these scholarship opportunities to international students will increase diversity on campus and build stronger international relationships.

“In the past, UT didn’t have any substantial scholarship opportunities for our international students, which limited their access to higher education with the Volunteer family,” said Associate Vice Provost and Director of Undergraduate Admissions Fabrizio D’Aloisio. “We’re very excited to offer these scholarships to incoming international first-year students and look forward to their positive impact on our campus.”

This new scholarship will award international students who have a minimum 3.0 UT converted and weighted GPA (determined through a process that converts international grades to a US equivalent) up to $60,000 over the course of four years.

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