Scholarships

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 are now accepting scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. Applications are due by April 15 and finalists will be notified by May 15. Click HERE to be redirected to the scholarship application. However, please read all of the information below before you start working on your application to ensure you properly fill out all of the information.

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.

Optional:

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

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.)

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

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.

Barry and SuDeline Street Scholarship (CASNR)

This scholarship is open to any current undergraduate student in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. This award is open to all majors and classifications in the college.

Bill Quattlebaum Scholarship (CASNR)

This scholarship funded by various donors will provide a scholarship to an undergraduate student in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. This scholarship is open it all majors and will be selected by the CASNR Scholarship Committee.

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.

College of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all majors and classifications in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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

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

David and Renée Underwood Scholarship (Media and Communications)

This scholarship honors the memory of David Underwood, Texas Tech graduate, who was known as a credit to the Media and Communications community in Lubbock, Texas. 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 Endowment

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. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

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

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

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

James Doughty Scholarship Fund (Journalism) 

This fund, established by Texas Tech Alumnus James Doughty of San Antonio, is open to any incoming student majoring in Journalism. Preference will be given to applicants from New Deal, Texas, or first generation, minority or Upward Bound students.

John and Ann Redmon Scholarship Fund (Management)

This scholarship is open to a sophomore majoring in Management in the Rawls College of Business. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 to 3.0 and must exhibit financial need. Preference will be given to students from the Houston or Midland area.

Kal Seigrist 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 (ESS) 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 and it is a renewable scholarship for up to three years if the winner maintains a 3.0 GPA and remains 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 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.*

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 General Scholarship

This endowment was funded to provide scholarships to worthy and/or needy students in any major or discipline. The scholarship provides 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 belong to Phi Theta Kappa junior college honorary organization.

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.

Maxey and Jeanne McKnight Scholarship (Red Raider Club) 

This scholarship provides funds to give scholarships to student-athletes who have completed their eligibility at Texas Tech University and no longer have a scholarship to fund their education.

Rex and Nancy Isom Family Ridership Scholarship (Therapeutic Riding) 

This scholarship is open to riders in the Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center. Applicants must be in good standing with Texas Tech University.

Sybil and Richard Dickey Scholarship (Visual and Performing Arts)

This scholarship is open to any student majoring in Art the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or better.

Texas Tech Alumni Association First Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any graduating senior applying to attend 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.