LEE J. JONES MEMORIAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
Lee J. Jones was born in 1949 in Morristown, Tennessee.
After graduating from Morristown High School and serving
in the Air Force, Lee earned a Bachelor of Science degree
in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological
University. He later earned a Master of Science degree in
Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.
A life-long amateur radio enthusiast, Lee found his niche in
radio frequency design, working as a RF Design Engineer
for Motorola and a RF Test Engineer for Rockwell-Collins.
In 2016, Lee ended his career as Chief Technology Officer
for Ten-Tec, Inc. in Sevierville, Tennessee. Lee was the inventor of a variable bandwidth crystal filter with varactor diodes (known as the “Jones Filter”) and a dual mode direct current power supply. Both patents were assigned to Ten-Tec, Inc. He was a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
A $3,000 engineering scholarship is available for Upward Bound or Talent Search students who desire to pursue engineering as a career. Funds may be used to pay for both academic and living expenses.
1) Must have been accepted for admission into a two-year or four-year engineering post-secondary education program.
2) The post-secondary institution must be an accredited “brick and mortar institution” (not an online college or university). Preference is given to students entering public universities in Tennessee.
3) Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school mathematics teacher describing the students’ math coursework in high school, including dual-credit and AP courses.
4) Submit a copy of high school transcripts.
5) Be recommended for selection by Douglas-Cherokee’s TRIO Project Director.
6) Be registered/enrolled full-time before scholarship funds are disbursed for the first semester.
The deadline to apply is December 31, 2023.
To continue to receive scholarship funds for a second semester, during the first semester the recipient must continue to be enrolled full-time, successfully complete all courses required for an engineering major, and earn a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipient must submit college transcripts each semester.
Note: $3,000 per year (breakdown of $1500 per semester).
To apply, click here.