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Dr. Marva Rudolph Scholarship

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Established in 2014, the Marva Rudolph Fund honors the life and legacy of Marva Rudolph, a long-term employee and champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Rudolph was passionate about students and creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments.  The fund was created to assist students in their personal development as it relates to diversity and inclusion and to support their initiatives to build a more accessible, equitable and welcoming campus community.

The application period has now closed. Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship recipients! 

Graduate Students 

Dailee Metts

Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries

Indrani Singh

PhD in Teacher Education

Isis West

Masters in Public Health, Epidemiology

Joseph Winberry

Information Sciences

Lufuno Phophi

Comparative and Experimental Medicine

Nitesh Shah

Civil Engineering

Riley Krotz


Samira Tamimi

Public Health

Savannah Clay

Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Tamesha Bolden



Undergraduate Students

Abdullah Salim 

Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

Ahmon Watkins

Agricultural Communications

Allison Fordyce


Ameuia Oatis

Biological Sciences

Andrew Davis

English Literature / WGS

Annie Duran Perez

Child and Family Studies

Ariel Lane

Mechanical Engineering

Aybüke Erdem

Political Science

Bryanna Fayne

Animal Science

Carmen Danley

Human Resources Management

Chantel Simpson

Special Education

Christian David Rivera


Christina Abigail Saulsberry

Business Management & Sociology

Courtney Tolbert

Animal Science

Daijah Nabors

Social Work

Donna Mitchell

Journalism & Electronic Media

Gregory Whited

College Scholars: Intersectionality and the Human Body

Isabella Malone

Industrial Engineering

Jacob Abdu

Interior Architecture

Jada Palmer

Therapeutic Recreation

JeJuan Henderson


Jessica Olatt


Jesus Monarrez

Child and Family Studies

Joelle Jarjoura

Business Analytics

Kassidy Boone

Mechanical Engineering

Kayla Mccracken

Neuroscience, Psychology

Kevin Malone


Kya Swint


Kyle Siegel

Business Analytics

Madeline McAlister

Anthropology / DDHR

Madison Allen

Nuclear Engineering

Mya Pinson

Aerospace Engineering

Preston Ruth

Mechanical Engineering

Ricardo Crescencio

Aerospace Engineering

Rickisha Rodgers

English – Creative Writing & Cinema Studies

Ridhwan Shakil


Selecia Mathis

Audiology and Speech Language Pathology

Stephanie Sauceda

Human Resource Management

Swasti Mishra

Computer Science

Sydney Hillman


Sydni Lollar

Biomedical Engineering

Tasimba Jonga

Chemical Engineering

Teesha Brown

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Trevor Thompson