The UT Police Department has awarded three students its Memorial Scholarship for the 2019–20 academic year.
Victoria Brooks, Ryan Cutting, and Ronald “RJ” Wade will receive $1,700 each to be used over two semesters.
Brooks is a senior at UT majoring in medical laboratory science. She graduates in December and hopes to obtain a position as a forensic special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. She is the daughter of UTPD Lieutenant Scott Brooks.
Cutting is a junior at UT majoring in human resource management with a concentration in international business studies. After graduation, he will be looking into careers in nonprofit or medical administration. He is the son of UTPD Community Service Officer Frank Cutting.
Wade is a freshman at UT majoring in mechanical engineering. He plans to eventually work in the automotive industry. He is the son of Ronald Wade, a retired UTPD officer who worked at the university from 1995 until 2017.
The UTPD Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually, provides financial assistance to legal dependents of former and current UT Police Department employees to attend UT Knoxville.
The scholarship was established in honor of Benjamin Arthur Bohanan, a UTPD officer who was killed in a car accident on his way home from work in November 2004. It was amended to recognize two other officers—Steven Orlan Nelson and Fred Jack Holt—who died while employed at UTPD.
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