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Elaine A. Evans Middle East Studies Scholarship

We are happy to announce the Elaine A. Evans Middle East Studies Scholarship for undergraduates pursuing a major or minor that focuses on the Middle East.  Applicants must be currently enrolled at (or admitted to attend) the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and must demonstrate successful academic performance.

To apply, send a letter that demonstrates your qualifications for this scholarship to the chair of the Middle East Studies interdisciplinary program, Professor Krista Wiegand (  Qualifications could include a description of your study of the Middle East; any relevant awards, projects, travel, or career plans that relate to the Middle East; as well as financial need.  Applications are due March 22, 2019.

Elaine A. Evans worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of Egyptian Art, and then ended her career at the University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum.  We are grateful to the bequest from her estate that makes this scholarship possible.

Current Recipients

2017 Recipients

  • Lucy Greer
  • Sarah Smith

2016 Recipients

  • Lucy Greer
  • Joud Hassan
  • Sara Poarch

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