LETTER: Thank you Yogi Crowe Scholarship Fund

by Sep 8, 2015OPINIONS0 comments


Dear Scholarship Board,

I want to express my sincerest gratitude to you for continuing to make the Richard (Yogi) Crowe Memorial Scholarship possible and assisting students with obtaining their educational goals.  I was thrilled to learn I have been given the honor of being a recipient and I am deeply appreciative of your support.

I am participating in the MBA program at The University of Tennessee with hopes of expanding the presence of renewable/alternative energy in low-income communities. I aspire to see Cherokee families more financial stable by reducing their utility consumption/expenses. I am very excited about the next 15 months in this program, as it could be a key factor in EBCI becoming a leader in society’s transition to a more environmentally cognizant culture. As a part of the MBA program, I am seeking an internship opportunity at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. An ORNL internship would expose me to current developments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

I want to reassure you that I will be very committed to my educational requirements. I will strive for excellence as a representative of the scholarship and in honor of Yogi Crowe. I am ever so grateful for your belief in me and my efforts to make a positive impact in our society.  Again, thank you for your support and as always GO VOLS.


Kimberly Smith

MBA Candidate 2016

The University of Tennessee