Alex Haley Scholarship Weekend

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Sunday, May 4 — Scholarship Reception & Auction

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come celebrate the legacy of Alex Haley. Proceeds from the auction help support the Alex Haley Scholarships Fund.

Downtown Knoxville Marriott Hotel Ballroom
501 Hill Avenue E

Cost: $50 per person


"The Alex Haley Scholarship has helped me lift the financial burden that comes with college life. I could breathe a little easier knowing that I had $1,000 to go to my financial expenses." — Marcerious Knox

Monday, May 5 — Celebrity Golf Tournament

Gettysvue Polo, Golf, & Country Club
9317 Linksvue Drive

8:00 am Check-in at Gettysvue
8:30 am Start time — full shotgun

Lunch included (immediately following tournament)

$250 per player
$1,000 per team (4 players)

The winning team represents UT in the Acura College Alumni Team Championship at Pinehurst Resort, October 5-8, 2014.


To register to play in the Eleventh Annual Alex Haley Scholarship Golf Tournament, please download the registration form (PDF), print out the form, fill it in, and mail it with your registration fees to the address indicated on the form.


To become an event sponsor of the Eleventh Annual Alex Haley Scholarship Celebrity Golf Tournament, please download the registration form (PDF), print out the form, fill it in, and mail to the address indicated on the form.

If you need additional information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 865-974-3011.


"My education is extremely important to me and my desire to succeed is so strong. To be awarded such a prestigious award in the legacy of Alex Haley really shows that the University of Tennessee values my aspirations just as much as I do. I am so appreciative of that." — Alexis Dabney, Biological Sciences

Too far away to participate or already have plans?

If you would like to help support the Alex Haley Scholarship for African American students, please make a gift and add your valuable support. Thank you for your consideration.


"The Alex Haley Scholarship has been conducive to my secondary education. I am truly blessed to have received this scholarship. With this scholarship, I am one step closer to reaching my goals!" — Requel Gilmore Nursing

About Alex Haley and UT

The University of Tennessee was privileged to count Alex Haley among its great friends during the last years of his life. As an adjunct faculty member in the College of Communications, Haley was a valued and respected member of the UT academic community. In April 1991, he donated his notes, manuscripts, videotapes, and mementos to be housed in UT's Special Collections Library on the Knoxville campus.

Haley touched the lives of many members of the UT community. In 2001 — when the State of Tennessee challenged UT to raise $3,375,000 in private support over five years for African American scholarships — the Alex Haley Scholarships were created as the cornerstone of our fund-raising efforts.

Though the task was completed in the summer of 2006, the challenge to improve diversity within the university remains. The opportunities afforded by these scholarships at the University of Tennessee campuses in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Martin are an important component of ensuring a diverse student enrichment and experience.

In 1993, Haley was once again honored by the University through the Senior Gift Campaign. The seniors voted to raise money through their Senior Gift Campaign to commission a bust of Alex Haley. The bust now resides in the John C. Hodges Library as a tribute to the friendship bestowed by Alex Haley upon the University of Tennessee and the return friendship from the University community.