The department will present an award of $300 to a student in entomology and plant pathology who demonstrated successful academic and research performance by having submitted a research paper for publication prior to their graduation. The paper should be based on work conducted at UT within EPP and submitted AND accepted prior to graduating. The Award will be presented at the Department’s Annual Winter Banquet. In any given year, should no nominations be received by the November 15 deadline or should none of the nominees have an outstanding academic, research and service record, the Award will not be presented.
How to Apply: A call for nominations is issued by the Chair of the Awards, Scholarships, Fellowships Committee ca. October 1. The major advisor, another faculty member, or student may submit letters of nomination. The deadline for submission is November 15. Nominees must not have completed their degree program at the time of presentation of the award. Nominees must not have previously received the award for which they are nominated. A copy of the research paper, the nominee's vita and/or University of Tennessee transcript must be attached to the letter of nomination to the Scholarship Committee.
1.  If selected, the student must attend the department’s annual winter awards banquet.
2.  Awards will be based upon the quality of the research paper, the journal submission for publication, the student must be the senior author of the paper, paper must be produced while a student in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee.
3.  Application packages should include
         a. Letter of nomination
                       i.  Evidence of research conducted by the nominee
                      ii. Evidence of submission of the research paper for publication and documentation from the publishing agency of the papers publication date or the date accepted for publication)
b.  Applicant letter summarizing academic background, research, and future goals