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The Normandy Scholars Program is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Students selected for the program will register for a 3-credit-hour Normandy Scholars Seminar during spring semester 2022 and participate in a May mini-term study trip to locations in Germany, Poland, and Hungary. All successful applicants will receive a $3,000 scholarship that can only be used to defray program costs. If due to the COVID-19 situation or other reasons the study-abroad trip is cancelled, students will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Participants will be selected based on three main criteria, listed in order of importance: academic promise; the program’s goal of involving a cross-disciplinary group; and financial need. Interested students must have at least a 3.25 GPA and sophomore standing or higher at the time of application.

The application is made through the Programs Abroad Office and will include:

  1. An essay of no more than 400 words addressing the following prompt: Why do societies need to commemorate or memorialize past conflicts? Conclude your essay with some reflections on how this program might contribute to your intellectual or academic development.
  2. The name and email address of one University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty member who can comment on your abilities as a student (you have done coursework with them, or they have been involved in your research work). The faculty member does not have to write a letter, but you should ask them in advance if they are willing to serve as a reference.