The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is happy to announce that Lake County resident Roberto Alamillo Banuelos is one of the first to receive the new Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship to attend the university.
Roberto is a Dyer County High School graduate.
The first Distinguished Tennessean Scholarships were awarded this fall to one incoming, first-year student from each Tennessee County. Follow this link for more information about the scholarship and this year’s recipients.
UT launched the new scholarship program this fall which awards a tuition and mandatory fees scholarship, renewable for four years, to one outstanding student from each county across the state. The new scholarship is part of UT’s continued commitment to providing access to an affordable and valuable education shaped by a rich educational experience.
“While UT has become a destination for students from across the U.S. and globally, our focus remains on increasing access for Tennesseans, especially those who exemplify the volunteer spirit like our Distinguished Tennessean scholars,” says Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management. “We are proud of these outstanding students and proud they’ve chosen to be Volunteers.”