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June D. Gorski Scholarship Endowment


Dr. June D. Gorski

June D. Gorski, DrPH – Professor Emerita

June D. Gorski, DrPH, professor emerita of health education and public health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, established an endowed scholarship in 1995 to further the study and practice of public health. Her advisees in the community health education concentration developed the award criteria, which recognize June Gorski’s contributions, dedication, and passion for health education. The recipients are currently enrolled graduate students in public health or health education who have demonstrated a commitment to community-based initiatives, promotion or preventive measures, advocacy for policy that enhances the human/animal conditions and collaboration to further the mission of “healthy people in healthy communities.”

Past Scholarship Recipients

1996 – 1997  Nicole Brown and Janice McCoy 
1997 – 1998  Blair Oxford and Monica Smith-Albright 
1998 – 1999  Babak Abdolrasulnia and Kari Keeton 
1999 – 2000  Patrick Forand and Margaret Sumrell 
2000 – 2001  Nathan Hale and Jennifer Kayrouz 
2001 – 2002  Marissa Jelks and Robynne Tabaniag 
2002 – 2003  Joseph R. Ralph and Alison Pierce Tolley 
2003 – 2004  Kimberly Tromatore 
2004 – 2005  Elizabeth Brown and Tyeshi Hall 
2005 – 2006  Ashley Reeder, Kate Martin, and Julie Hall 
2006 – 2007  Jeannine de la Torre Ugarte and Heather Lodari 
2007 – 2008  Kenetra Hix and Kelly Melear-Hough 
2008 – 2009  Peggy Johnson and Kiley Winston 
2009 – 2010  Chandra Story and Julie Hansen 
2010 – 2011  Lacreisha Ejike-King, Azieb Kidanu, and Becca Gossett
2011 – 2012  Lindsey Miesel and Chrystal Haire
2012 – 2013  Emily Gaut and Rebekah Kennedy
2013 – 2014  Claire Mason and Kathryn Webb 
2014 – 2015  Amanda Letheren and Jennifer Storer
2015 – 2016  Brittney A. Hardwick and Jessica Jurcak
2016 – 2017  TyKeara Mims and Sarah Walsh
2017 – 2018  Johanna Cimilluca and Margaux Joe
2018 – 2019  Kaela McIver and Madelyn Howe
2020 – 2021  Mariah Dee
2021 – 2022  Oluwafemi Oyedeji and Monica Lee




To apply:

  • Applications to the June D. Gorski Scholarship Endowment are available on the Forms/Resources page of the Office of Advising and Student Services website .
  • The application period is very narrow. An updated application will be posted in January of each year. The deadline for returning completed applications will be the first week of February.
  • Applicants should include a completed application, a resume, and the answer to a short essay question, which will appear on the application.
  • Completed applications should be returned to:
    College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
    1122 Volunteer Blvd. 
    BEC 332 
    Knoxville, TN 37996-3443