Knoxville, TN Area Scholarships | Fastweb

Knoxville, TN Area Scholarships

Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Knox County. The city had an estimated population of 186,239 in 2016 and a population of 178,874 as of the 2010 census, making it the state's third largest city in the state after Nashville and Memphis. Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which, in 2016, was 868,546, up 0.9 percent, or 7,377 people, from to 2015. The KMSA is, in turn, the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2013, had a population of 1,096,961.

First settled in 1786, Knoxville was the first capital of Tennessee. The city struggled with geographic isolation throughout the early 19th century. The arrival of the railroad in 1855 led to an economic boom. During the Civil War, the city was bitterly divided over the secession issue, and was occupied alternately by both Confederate and Union armies. Following the war, Knoxville grew rapidly as a major wholesaling and manufacturing center. The city's economy stagnated after the 1920s as the manufacturing sector collapsed, the downtown area declined and city leaders became entrenched in highly partisan political fights. Hosting the 1982 World's Fair helped reinvigorate the city, and revitalization initiatives by city leaders and private developers have had major successes in spurring growth in the city, especially the downtown area.

Knoxville is the home of the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, whose sports teams, called the "Volunteers" or "Vols", are extremely popular in the surrounding area. Knoxville is also home to the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for East Tennessee and the corporate headquarters of several national and regional companies. As one of the largest cities in the Appalachian region, Knoxville has positioned itself in recent years as a repository of Appalachian culture and is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

* Description and images provided by Wikipedia under CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. More

Knoxville, TN Area Scholarships

name award deadline

Randall K. Nutt Scholarship

University of Tennessee at Knoxville - College of Engineering

Varies Varies See Details

Randall K. Nutt Scholarship

University of Tennessee at Knoxville - College of Engineering

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
See Details

Schools in and around Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Four or more years; Public; $29,300 average out-state tuition; $11,110 average in-state tuition
Pellissippi State Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $15,816 average out-state tuition; $3,840 average in-state tuition
South College
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,625 average out-state tuition; $17,625 average in-state tuition
Johnson University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $13,780 average out-state tuition; $13,780 average in-state tuition
ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
Fountainhead College of Technology
Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,550 average out-state tuition; $14,550 average in-state tuition
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public