J. Frank White Academy’s Harville named UT Haslam Scholar

Published 3:48 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

HARROGATE, Tenn. — J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) graduate Rachel Harville will enter the University of Tennessee (UT) this fall as a Haslam Scholar.

Each year up to 15 first-year students are admitted to the Haslam Scholars program and become part of an intimate academic, service and leadership cohort mentored by top UT faculty. Each receives an endowed scholarship to cover the estimated cost of in-state tuition and fees and the average cost of campus housing, along with funding to support independent research.

Harville, who will major in global studies, has participated in food, culture and leadership forums in Tokyo and Milan. At JFWA, she started a recycling program and spearheaded an effort centered on healthy food practices, including building vertical gardens out of recycled materials. She has been active in school organizations and has served as an informal teaching assistant. She participated in an exchange program in Kent, England.

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She joins an elite group of students with an impressive array of accomplishments in UT’s premiere academic program. Twelve of the new Haslam Scholars hail from Tennessee. The others are from Alabama, Georgia and Kansas.

Haslam Scholars reside in a living and learning community in the Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall. They enjoy an exclusive curriculum, interdisciplinary seminars, and community service-learning. They also participate in a collaborative study abroad experience in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Haslam Scholars Program was founded in 2008 with a $2.5 million donation by Jimmy and Dee Haslam and a $2.5 million donation by Jim and Natalie Haslam.

The J. Frank White Academy is a private coeducational college preparatory school located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and serves students grades four-12 from Claiborne, Union, Campbell and Hancock counties in Tennessee; Bell County, Kentucky; and Lee County, Virginia. For more information contact the Academy at 423-869-6234 or visit www.LMUnet.edu/academy.