The Richard (Yogi) Crowe Memorial Scholarship Fund and the University of Tennessee Graduate School have announced that Natalie Welch, an EBCI tribal member, has been provided a $15,000 fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. She is in her third and final year of doctoral studies in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences in Sport Management at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The focus of Welch’s dissertation is the impact of Native American athletes giving back to their communities. She plans to incorporate a documentary piece into her written dissertation and thinks presenting her research through film will be a great way to share our stories and create a greater understanding of Native American athletes. Welch hopes to receive her degree in May 2019. The Yogi Crowe Memorial Scholarship Fund has funded her since she started on her doctorate and also when she worked on her Master’s Degree.
To apply for the 2019-20 University of Tennessee fellowship, students must apply to the Scholarship Fund by making a request in writing to the Yogi Crowe Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Directors, P. O. Box 892, Cherokee, NC 28719 by Feb. 1, 2019 to be considered for this fellowship. If more than one application is received, the Yogi Crowe Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Directors will make a recommendation to UT Graduate School as to who should receive the tuition waiver based upon need.
– Yogi Crowe Scholarship Fund