• 2024 Veterinary Summer Experience Program

    The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Veterinary Summer Experience Program on February 1, 2024. Since its establishment in 1993, this program has been successful, in large part, due to the efforts of veterinarians and school counselors who help us identify potential applicants. Your assistance is especially needed as we wish to recruit students from all across the state of Tennessee. The program seeks to provide worthwhile opportunities for students interested in veterinary medicine while simultaneously generating a pool of potential veterinary students. To this end, the program has been designed to provide valuable educational experiences and acquaint students with all facets of our exciting profession. Students will shadow in local veterinary practices for four weeks and then spend one week on campus at the University of Tennessee as guests of the veterinary college. While here, they will be involved in various educational programs including lectures, laboratories, and clinical rotations. 

    To apply, a student must:

    • Be a legal resident of the State of Tennessee and enrolled in a Tennessee high school or homeschooled.
    • Be a current high school junior or senior at the time of application submission.
    • Be at least sixteen years of age by June 1, 2024.
    • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
    • Be available for full participation (40 hours/week) between June 17 - July 19, 2024
    • Have not previously participated in the Veterinary Summer Experience Program.
    No exceptions will be made to the eligibility requirements listed above.

    Students not meeting all of the stated requirements should not apply.
    All applicants must submit an application, an official high school transcript, and three reference letters.
    Applications must be electronically submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 29, 2024. Supplemental materials must be postmarked by March 4, 2024. All applicants will be notified of their status via email on or before May 1, 2024. Please do not hesitate to contact our office via email (kstatom@utk.edu) if you have additional questions or concerns. 

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    Knoxville Area Urban League

    National Achievers Society


    National Achievers Society (NAS) was established to identify and motivate academically achieving minority high school students and increase the pool of students who are prepared, motivated and qualified for higher education. NAS is open to African-American youth and other youth of color in grades 10-12 with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. This year’s class includes 153 new scholars and 80 returning scholars, representing every high school in Knox County, as well as Oak Ridge and Jefferson County high schools. NAS scholars and parents participate throughout the school year in weekend activities, projects and initiatives that enhance their cultural, academic and college preparatory experience in a three-year experience from their sophomore through senior year.

    We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 class of the National Achievers Society. This prestigious honor society is open to students of color who will be in grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2023 and have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.







    PCUB seeks to serve individuals who are either potential first-generation college students or who come from a financially disadvantaged background, or both. The goal is to assist the participants to successfully graduate from high school, enroll in college and earn a degree.

    All services are provided at no cost to the participants and their families.

    PCUB provides academic opportunities including:

    • a professional staff that is energetic, caring, and committed to helping you be successful in your educational pursuits;
    • an extraordinary atmosphere at a major college campus—the University of Tennessee, Knoxville—for all the program’s year-round activities;
    • exceptional opportunities to explore other colleges and universities, careers, financial aid options, tutoring, academic subjects, and college simulation during the summer; and
    • an exciting place to meet new friends, have fun, and take the next step in fulfilling and achieving your lifetime dreams and goals.

    PCUB Services

    • Academic instruction
    • Tutoring in core subjects
    • College admissions information
    • Financial literacy
    • Career exploration
    • Academic advising
    • Needs assessments
    • Preparation for the ACT
    • College visits and community service
    • Exposure to college life and experience
    • Academic and summer components


    See Mrs. Hogan in the Counseling Office to pick up an application!



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