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UT Martin announces 'UT Martin Advantage' initiative


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin announced a new initiative Jan. 20 called the “UT Martin Advantage” to complement the recently-enacted Tennessee Promise legislation.

A major component of the UT Martin Advantage plan is the introduction of a new scholarship. Students who enter the university in their freshman year and continue to meet requirements for the Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarship will be eligible to receive the UT Martin Advantage Scholarship beginning in their sophomore year. This will take effect beginning in the fall 2015 semester.

The initiative also includes the launch of a new website built to show prospective students the long-term advantages of attending a four-year university and participating in the total collegiate experience.

At UT Martin, students have access to award-winning faculty members; hands-on learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom; international travel study opportunities; and a variety of campus activities and organizations often not present on community college campuses.

“We believe that many students benefit from attending a four-year university,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. “The UT Martin Advantage Scholarship provides more students with the opportunity to pursue the total collegiate experience."

For more information, visit the new website at



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