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Give to Family Engagement

Your gift to the Parents and Families Fund supports students and families at UT.

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Parents & Families Fund

The Parents and Families Fund is a special gift-giving program for parents of undergraduate students. The deep interest and generous support of parents have made a significant difference in helping UT maintain its position as an international leader in higher education and in enhancing students’ out-of-class experiences.

Student Scholarships

The Parents & Families Association offers various scholarship programs funded by gifts from donors to the Parents and Families Fund. Several exclusive scholarship programs are available, providing an opportunity for your student to receive funding for unique educational needs at UT or abroad.

  • Academic Scholarship: Students need to fill out the UT scholarship application to be considered for this Parents & Families Association scholarship.
  • Leadership and Service Scholarship: Students can find information and apply for this scholarship at the Dean of Students scholarship page.
  • Study Abroad Scholarships: Students who are traveling abroad can apply for the CIE Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship.

A parent or family member must be a member of the Parents & Families Association (one-time fee or email-only) for students to be eligible for these scholarships.

Grant Program

The Parents and Families Fund provides essential resources and serves students and their families through communications, services, scholarships, and grants for campus events. Family Engagement in the Office of the Dean of Students, along with the Parents Council, coordinates the program, which provides funding for programs and new initiatives to benefit students. Thanks to gifts from donors, we have enhanced the educational experience of students through a wide range of programs:

  • UT to West Tennessee gives West Tennessee students the opportunity to return home during campus breaks when transportation is unaffordable or unavailable.
  • Vol Night Long is a safe, alcohol-free late-night program for all students, held three times each semester and coordinated by the Center for Student Engagement.
  • Take Back the Night is an annual event to raise awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual abuse, arranged by the Women’s Coordinating Council.

Learn more about applying for a Parents and Families Fund Grant here!

Be a Part of the Family Leadership Society

The NEW Family Leadership Society is for families interested in making a significant, and often lasting, impact on campus through philanthropy. For details, click HERE or contact Amy Williams: awilliams@utfi.org, (865) 974-4662.

Support Family Engagement

Give online to benefit the good work being done through the Parents and Families Fund.