Your Membership Supports
Your gift to the Texas Tech Alumni Association helps to meet academic needs throughout Texas Tech University by providing the following:
The association continually assists in the area of academic recruiting. Each year the association contributes in attracting the finest students to Texas Tech.
Every year, the Alumni Association provides hundreds of scholarships to deserving students.
Each year, the association presents a number of awards to alumni, professors and university staff. The awards include the Distinguished Alumni Awards, Distinguished Service Award, Lauro F. Cavazos Award and the Top Techsan Awards.
The Alumni Association supports a network of more than 70 chapters across the nation. Chapters are organized geographically and serve as a way for Red Raiders to connect with each other and remain connected to Texas Tech. Activities vary from chapter to chapter, but common events are annual dinners, networking events, golf tournaments, freshman send-offs and fundraising efforts for the local chapter scholarship fund.
Graduation Lapel Pins
During each commencement ceremony, the association awards every graduate with a lapel pin. This pin is worn only by Texas Tech graduates.
Highest Ranking Graduate Awards
At all commencement ceremonies, the Alumni Association honors the highest-ranking graduates for each academic college. Each recipient is mailed a plaque upon being recognized at commencement.
New Faculty Awards
Annually, the association honors one faculty member from each college. Faculty whose tenure tract appointment began no more than four years prior are eligible for nomination.
- National Merit Scholarship program support
- Honors College support
- Opportunity Plan loan program support
- Aid to the faculty for faculty enrichment
- High school counselors conference
- Unrestricted funds for various use in academic advancement, program enrichment and institutional development