Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

The department has a limited number of scholarships and modest levels of assistance grants to provide to students in its programs. Among the most prominent of our scholarships are the Orin Graff and Erma Graff Scholarships for full-time doctoral study, the Billie Cannon DeMont Graduate Scholarship, and the William Coffield Memorial Fund. In addition, the program has three graduate research assistantships generally reserved for full-time doctoral students for two to three years, which carry a tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and health insurance. If you are interested in applying for one of these graduate research assistantship, or a scholarship, or are in need of modest financial assistance, contact the department head, Norma T. Mertz, at 865-974-6150 or

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