The Haslam Scholars Program was created with a gift from Jimmy and Dee Haslam. Mr. Haslam is president and CEO of Pilot Flying J. Mrs. Haslam is CEO of RIVR Media.
The Haslams chair the Campaign for Tennessee for the Knoxville campus.
Jim and Natalie Haslam also contribute to support the program. Mr. Haslam is the founder of Pilot Corporation and is the chairman of the board for Pilot Flying J. He served on the UT Board of Trustees for twenty-seven years. Mrs. Haslam has been involved in many aspects of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the new School of Music building is named in her honor. The Haslams are the co-chairs of the Campaign for Tennessee.