The Pellissippi State Faculty Senate (formerly The Pellissippi State Faculty Council) was established on April 20, 2005. The Senate began functioning as a representative, voting body in fall 2005. The Senate serves both as the governing body of the faculty and as the voice of the collective Pellissippi State faculty. Since its Faculty Council days in the 1980’s and 1990’s, the Senate has been sponsoring the Faculty Senate Student Scholarship, often funded both by Senate-sponsored events like the Faculty Senate book sale and by individual faculty donations.
The recipients of this scholarship will be full-time students, maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, have demonstrated financial need.
Seven $500 scholarships will be awarded each year with one scholarship being given to a qualified student recommended by each department.
Since 2007, $57,840 has been awarded to 50 students.