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.

Scholarship Applications for 2015

We will begin accepting scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year beginning in January, 2015. 

Before you begin:

You may only complete the scholarship application process ONLY ONCE. You must continue through each section of the application and click "submit." You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission. It is not possible to save your information and complete it at another time. Please wait until you have all application materials ready to go before beginning the process.

  • First-time freshman must provide ACT/SAT scores, high school and class rank information and GPA.
  • Transfer or current Texas Tech students must provide their most recent GPA
  • You must disclose any other financial aid you have been awarded.

Scholarship Application Essay questions:

You must answer three essay questions with a suggested word count of 350-500 words each.

  • What is your reason for choosing Texas Tech?
  • What are your goals, interests and hobbies?
  • What are your extracurricular activities including honors, organizations, positions held, involvement and community service?

An optional section includes the question “Are there any special circumstances you would like the committee to be aware of when making its decision?”

Additional materials:

You must provide official high school or college transcripts; you can upload them electronically or mail them. Your application will not be processed until your transcript has been received.


You may upload or mail up to three recommendations from unrelated persons who know you well. These people may include but are not limited to a teacher, principal, adviser, pastor, employer or community leader.

Mailing Address:

Texas Tech Alumni Association
ATTN: Scholarship Application for (Your Name)
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
PO Box 45001
Lubbock, TX 79409-5001

Available Scholarships

Texas Tech 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.)

  • Abilene
  • Amarillo
  • Austin
  • Central Texas (Brownwood)
  • Collin County 
  • Comal County
  • Concho Valley/San Angelo
  • Cooke County
  • Dallas
  • Denton County
  • Denver, Colorado
  • El Paso
  • Ft. Worth
  • High Plains
  • Highland Lakes (Marble Falls area)
  • Hill Country
  • Houston
  • Lubbock
  • North East Tarrant County
  • Oklahoma City
  • Plainview
  • Rolling Plains
  • Rockwal
  • San Antonio
  • Sweetwater
  • Swisher/Castro Counties
  • Texoma
  • The Lakes (Graham area)
  • Tyler
  • Wichita Falls
  • XIT - Dalhart

Texas Tech Alumni Association Black Alumni Council Scholarship:

This scholarship is selected by the Lubbock Chapter of the Black Alumni Council. Selection is based on academic merit as well as financial need . Open to all students of color and incoming freshmen or transfer students; current or graduate students .

Texas Tech Alumni Association Dalton L. and Minnie R. James Scholarship:

Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a US Citizen and a graduate of one of the high schools listed below:

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

Texas Tech Alumni Association 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 GRADUATE from Texas Tech. (Mother, father, step-mother, step-father, grandmother or grandfather). That family member MUST be a current member of the Texas Tech Alumni Association.*

This scholarship will be a one-time $500 award and may be taken in one semester or split over two semesters.  Up to ten scholarships will be awarded annually based on fund availability. 

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.

Texas Tech Alumni Association George and Linda McMahan Scholarship

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.

This scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award and may be taken in one semester or split over two semesters. Two scholarships will be awarded annually. 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 Schools

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale.