Scholarship Honoring James Moreland Aims To Increase Minority Engineering Students At UTC
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
A scholarship named for Chattanooga community advocate James Moreland is helping fund minority engineering scholarships at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The James Moreland Minority Engineering Scholarship aims to raise the number of undergraduate minority students completing engineering degrees. During the recently completed 2021-2022 academic year, the scholarship assisted over 20 students enrolled in the UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Starting with the 2022-2023 academic year, the scholarship—which is a last-dollar scholarship to ensure coverage of tuition and fees—will now be available to current and prospective UTC students.
"For decades, Mr.
Moreland has been a key presence in East Chattanooga," officials said. "A member of Olivet Baptist Church and former president of the Avondale Neighborhood Association, he has been an advocate for community improvements and, among other successes, helped obtain city funds to build a new recreation center in the neighborhood."