2016 Scholarship Application

TTAA Scholarship Recipients

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Scholarship Timeline

Every year, the Texas Tech Alumni Association awards hundreds of scholarships funded by alumni contributions. These scholarships are awarded to deserving current undergraduate and graduate students as well as incoming freshmen, incoming graduate and transfer students. TTAA scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors including ethnicity, academic merit and financial need.

Available Scholarships

*Please note which specific scholarships you are eligible for and would like to apply for prior to going to the application page, as you will be asked there.

Alumni Association Chapter Scholarships

One of the most worthwhile endeavors of local chapters of the Texas Tech Alumni Association is the awarding of academic scholarships. You must be an incoming freshman or transfer student to qualify for Chapter Scholarships. The awards are based on hometown, academic achievement, honors, activities, and to some degree, financial need. (All applications will be reviewed based on geographic information to determine which chapter is applicable.)

Barb and B.J. Nichols Grand Prairie Scholarship (Grand Prairie Chapter)

Open to any incoming freshman to Texas Tech from Grand Prairie ISD to be decided by the TTAA Alumni Chapter in the Grand Prairie area.

Benton Family Red Raider Scholarship (Van Alstyne High School)

The recipient of this scholarship must be a graduate of Van Alstyne High School that will attend Texas Tech University. Need, academic performance, activities, community service, work experience and leadership are all items that will be considered in selecting the recipient of this scholarship.

Billy Howard Memorial Fund (ESS)

This endowment was created to honor the memory of Billy Howard and is awarded to single student majoring in Exercise and Sports Sciences. The recipient must be a junior or senior, and may NOT be a current or former student-athlete at Texas Tech. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 if employed 20 hours or more per week or a 3.0 GPA if employed less than 20 hours per week.

Black Faculty Staff Association/J.T. Braxton Scholarship in Music (African-American)

This scholarship is open to a student in the Department of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Preference will be given to an African-American music student who must be admitted into the music program and be a jazz musician.

Brenda Peters Yates High School Graduate Scholarship Fund (Diversity, Yates HS)

This scholarship fund, established by former Texas Tech Alumni Association National Board member Brenda Peters, is open to graduates of Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas. Winners must take a minimum of 12 semester hours, serve in leadership roles in community and/or campus organizations and activities.

Courtney Nolan Memorial Fund (ESS)

This scholarship was created to honor the memory of former student-athlete Courtney Nolan. It is open to a current student, sophomore or above, with a major in Exercise and Sports Sciences (ESS) with a major of 2.5 or higher.

Curt Langford Scholarship (Student Alumni Board)

This scholarship was created to honor the tremendous accomplishments and dedication of one of the Texas Tech Alumni Association’s most dedicated employees, Curt Langford. The scholarship is open to all current members of the Student Alumni Board in good standing, regardless of major. 

Dalton and Minnie James Scholarship (General)

Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. Citizen and a graduate of one of the following high schools:

  • Community High School, Nevada
  • DeSoto High School
  • Lorenzo High School
  • Shallowater High School
  • Whiteface High School
  • New Deal High School

David and Renée Underwood Scholarship (Media and Communications)

Funded by their friends and family, this scholarship honors the memory of David Underwood, BBA '81 (Management), and honors his wife, Renée Bergenheier Underwood, BA '78 (Telecommunications) and past president of the Texas Tech Alumni Association, who were both leading members of the advertising, media and communications industry in Lubbock. This award is open to any student of any classification in any major within the College of Media and Communications at Texas Tech University.

Delma Orosco Scholarship Fund (Diversity)

This scholarship is open to any female student from the states of Texas or New Mexico and of Hispanic descent. Students may be of any classification but preference will be given to incoming freshmen. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Donald Brady-Floyd McGrew Memorial Motocross Scholarship

This scholarship, funded by an endowment provided by the Mile High Enduro Club was establish to honor the memory of two outstanding off-road motorcycle advocates in West Texas. This scholarship is open to incoming freshmen with first preference to applicants from Texas, New Mexico, Colorado or Oklahoma that are active in off-road racing in any of the popular circuits for Enduro’s or Cross – Country/Hare Scrambles such as (but not limited to) TSCEC, BJEC, SERA and any future circuits that are similar. This can also include participation in the active MX/TT tracks in the applicants area. Second preference goes to riders active in any of the various off-road family motorcycle clubs in the same states for students that do not race but are active in the off-road motorcycle life style. In addition to the standard application and essay, applicants shall use the second essay to outline the applicant’s participation in the off-road MC Sport, races the applicant has attended and rankings on any circuits. Applicants should remit a letter of recommendation from the President/Chairman of your most active circuit in which the applicant participates or a letter from your club president if you are not an active racer. Demonstration of good character in your racing endeavors will be a serious consideration as well as academic success.

George and Linda McMahan Scholarship (General)

This scholarship, created by Texas Tech alumni and long-time Lubbock business owners George and Linda McMahan, is open to all graduating seniors applying for admission to Texas Tech University. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. While consideration will be given to all applicants, preference will be given to applicants from the following high schools:

  • Wolfforth Frenship High School
  • Lubbock-Cooper High School
  • Shallowater High School

Haley Singer Memorial Scholarship

The Haley Singer Memorial Scholarship is open to incoming freshman from the Victoria, Texas area. The scholarship honors the memory of Haley Singer and provides a one-time $1,500 award to the recipient. The recipient will be selected  by the Victoria Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association.

Jack Robinson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund (Arlington High School)

This scholarship honors the memory of Lt. Col. Jack Robinson Jr. It is intended to award a one-time scholarship to an incoming student who is a graduate of Arlington High School and attending Texas Tech University.

James Bryan and Matty Lynn Stine Scholarship (Wichita Falls Chapter)

This scholarship is open to incoming freshmen from the Wichita Falls area.

James G. Allen, Gen. Ross Ayers Department of English Scholarship (English)

This endowment was created to honor the memory of James G. Allen. The endowment will award a $250 a semester scholarship for a maximum period of four years ($2,000) to a single student graduating from Lubbock High School and pursuing a degree in English or Journalism.

JM Hanks High School Snead Family Texas Tech Scholarship

This scholarship named in honor of long time El Pasoan Bob Snead, is open to any graduate of JM Hanks High School that has been accepted to Texas Tech University in the fall following their senior year of high school. This award is open to any major, however preference will be given to those majoring in English, History, Journalism, Accounting or Business Administration. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a class rank between 50 and 250 and must demonstrate a high level of involvement in extracurricular activities both on and off campus. Special consideration will be given to applicants from African-American military families. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Johnson Jr. Scholarship (Education, Engineering, Agriculture, Human Development and Family Studies)

This scholarship was created to honor the four children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Johnson who attended Texas Tech. It is open to students pursuing degrees in the major fields of Education, Engineering, Agriculture or Human Development and Family Studies. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Kal Segrist Scholarship Fund (ESS)

This scholarship is open to Texas Tech baseball letter winners that have exhausted their eligibility and still have school left or descendants of former baseball letter winners at Texas Tech. If none are available, it is open to any Exercise/Sports Sciences majors currently enrolled at Texas Tech University.

Keith Ingram Scholarship (East Texas)

This scholarship honors the memory of Keith Ingram and is open to students who are graduates of high schools in East Texas. It is open to all majors. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. This is a renewable scholarship for up to three years if the winner maintains a 3.0 GPA and a full-time student. Financial need is a consideration for this scholarship. 

Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any first-year student applying to attend Texas Tech University. Both graduating high school seniors and community college transfer students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicant must have an immediate family member who graduated from Texas Tech (mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, grandmother or grandfather). That family member MUST be a current member of the Texas Tech Alumni Association*.

Minimum Criteria:

  • Graduating high school seniors:
  • GPA: 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Class Rank:  Top 20% or higher
  • Community/Junior College Transfer:
  • GPA: 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Most have completed at least one semester at the current school

Applicants must demonstrate a well-rounded background, including community service and extracurricular involvement. Extenuating circumstances and demonstration of financial need will be considered.

*Graduation from Texas Tech University and membership in the Texas Tech Alumni Association will be verified.

Leonard Bryans Scholarship (General)

This endowment was funded to provide scholarships to worthy and/or needy students in any major or discipline. The scholarship provides a one-time $200 award to any high school valedictorian or salutatorian who attends Texas Tech; a one-time $250 award to any National Merit Finalist who attends Texas Tech; a one-time $400 award to the first 35 junior college transfers to Texas Tech who belongs to Phi Theta Kappa junior college honorary organization.

Lubbock Chapter of Black Ex-Students (African-American)

This scholarship is open to any African-American Students, incoming or current, at Texas Tech University. Students are picked on the basis of merit and financial need with special consideration given to extenuating circumstances.

Marsha Gustafson Scholarship (Journalism)

This scholarship was created to honor the outstanding efforts of former Editor of the Texas Techsan magazine, Marsha Gustafson. The scholarship award is open to current students with a declared major in Journalism.

Move Mountains Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all current Texas Tech students. Preference will be given, but not limited to students of color.  Applicants may be of any major and must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and must complete an essay about the different obstacles that were faced and had to be overcome in the pursuit of their college education. 

Raider Life Scholarship (Raider Life)

This scholarship is open to any student that is admitted to Texas Tech and is an alumni of the Raider Life Program. Winners will be selected based upon academic merit and financial need is a primary criteria for this award. 

Raider Recipes Scholarship (General)

This scholarship was established to provide assistance to one junior, senior or graduate student who has shown the ability to pay at least 50 percent of his/her tuition and living expenses while attending Texas Tech University.

Raymond Argyle Carter Scholarship Fund (Engineering)

This endowment was established to support one undergraduate student in the College of Engineering in the areas of Petroleum, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering with a GPA of at least 3.0, who is a United States citizen, demonstrates high academic commitment and exhibits good character and leadership.

Rosann and Howard Pebley Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering (Engineering)

This scholarship is open to a current student majoring in Mechanical Engineering as chosen by the scholarship committee in the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. School of Engineering.

Texas Tech Alumni Association First Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any graduating senior applying to Texas Tech University. Applicant must be the first generation of their immediate family to attend college at any level. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and a class rank in the top 25 percent or higher.

*Applicants must attest that they are the first generation of their immediate family to attend college.