Scholarship and grants are types of gift aid that do not have to be repaid. They may
take the form of University scholarships, federal or state grants, or outside scholarships.
The College of Media & Communication offers a variety of undergraduate scholarships.
Students must complete an undergraduate scholarship application. Completion of the
scholarship application qualifies a student for consideration for all appropriate
scholarships. Applicants must be enrolled full time in the College of Media & Communication
for both the fall and spring semesters in the academic year for which the scholarship
The School of Mass Communication Kennedy/Rooker Scholarship
Sadly, Mrs. Faye Nordyke Kennedy, former employee and lifetime supporter of the College
of Media and Communication passed away on Sunday June 5, 2016 at the age of 88. Faye
worked for the College of Media and Communication (then the Department of Mass Communications)
for 14 years as Coordinator of Placement, Internships, and Alumni Activities. Faye
helped countless CoMC students find their first job and served as a consistent connection
to the college for our alumni long after graduation. Read her full obituary here.
Faye was also an active member of the larger Media and Communications community. She
was a member of Press Women of Texas (formerly Texas Press Women) and the National
Federation of Press Women; serving as TPW treasurer for four years and received the
TPW President's Award in 1996. She was a member of the Association for Women in Communications
and was named Lubbock AWC Chapter Communicator of the year in 1995. She received numerous
awards from Texas Tech University, including the College of Mass Communications Lifetime
Support Award in 2007.
Upon her retirement in 1990, The School of Mass Communication Kennedy/Rooker Scholarship
was created in honor of Faye’s years of service to the College (then School). Donations
may be made to this scholarship in her memory below. Donate
Submit Your FAFSA
Even if you don't think you'll qualify for need-based aid, it is a good idea to apply
for all types of aid by completing the FAFSA. Some scholarship awards strongly consider
the information submitted on your FAFSA.
Note: Be sure to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov in addition to your
scholarship application to be considered for need-based scholarships. Preference date:
February 15 for fall entry students and November 15 for spring entry students.
Apply For Outside Source Scholarships
You should also look for scholarship opportunities beyond Texas Tech University. These
scholarships are not controlled or awarded by the university, but by the donors themselves.
The money is awarded by third party donors and then sent to Texas Tech to be disbursed.
More information on how to apply for these scholarships can be found at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/students/scholarships/database.php
You should never pay someone to help you find scholarships. The university offers
ample information and links to helpful free sites that may assist you in locating