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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



To apply:

  • Applications to the June D. Gorski Scholarship Endowment are available at the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Student Services website in the Forms section.
  • 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

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