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Financial Aid Information

There is currently no information regarding financial aid in relation to the Department of Computer Science. If you wish to learn more about general financial aid at Texas Tech University, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Available Scholarships

ACM Scholarship

Established by the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, a technical society for computer scientists, this scholarship is awarded to students who are majoring in computer science and have attended at least one semester at Texas Tech while maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Award: $200, awarded in the spring only for the following year.

Computer Science Alumni Scholarship

Established by computer science alumni, this scholarship is awarded to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are majoring in computer science, demonstrate financial need, and have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Preference will be given to those with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 who are active in service or professional organizations.

Award: $200 to $500, awarded in the spring for the following year.

Computer Science Outreach Scholarship

For undergraduates in the department including entering freshmen and transfer students. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA at Texas Tech. Entering freshmen should be in the top 10 percent of their class, while transfers should have a 3.0 GPA at their previous college. Participation in computer−related extracurricular activities will also be taken into consideration.

Award: $200, awarded in the spring for the following year.

Exxon Scholarship in Computer Science

Established by the Exxon Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to CS majors with junior standing who demonstrate high academic achievement while maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Award: $1000, awarded in the spring for the following year.

William M. Marcy Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of William M. Marcy, former Chair of the Department of Computer Science, and promotes the advancement of the Texas Tech University Computer Science majors by rewarding hard−working and dedicated students of any classification.

Terry G. Myers Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Myers in memory of their son, the Terry G. Myers Endowed Scholarship is awarded to junior and senior computer science majors who must be a native Texan with an overall GPA of 3.4 or better.

Tim Osmulski Scholarship in Computer Science

Established by HBK Investments and other donations in memory of computer science alumni, Timothy Osmulski, this scholarship is awarded to junior and senior computer science majors who maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Students can reapply for their senior year if the scholarship was awarded during their junior year.

Clifford M. Parrish Memorial Scholarship

Established by Digital Diagnostics in memory of Clifford M. Parrish, this scholarship is awarded to any level of computer science majors. Preference is given to an in−state student with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Involvement in organizational activities will be considered.

Raytheon Scholarship in Computer Science

Established by Raytheon, this scholarship is awarded to computer science majors of sophomore or higher classification with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference is given to students that are involved in community or campus activities.

Award: $1000, awarded in the spring for the following year.

Gary and Maria Ruwaldt Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science

Established by Gary & Maria Ruwaldt, this scholarship is awarded to computer science majors of any classification. Requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 to 3.5. This scholarship may be renewed from year to year provided that the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 to 3.5.

Award: $1000, awarded in the spring for the following year.

Scholarship Promoting Advancement in Computer Education (SPACE)

Established by computer science alumni, this scholarship is awarded to computer science majors who have completed at least 30 hours with a minimum of 12 hours in computer science at Texas Tech with an overall GPA of 3.0 and a computer science GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipient cannot have more than $500 in other awards and must be a full−time student. Recipient must support and promote excellence in computer science at Texas Tech.

Award: $200 annually ($100 per semester), awarded in spring only for the following year.

UPE Scholarship

Established by Upsilon Pi Epsilon, honor society for computer science majors, this scholarship is awarded to computer science majors classified as sophomores or higher. Both overall and computer science GPAs must be at least a 3.5. Applicant must not yet be eligible for UPE and have completed between 9 and 15 hours of computer science core courses at Texas Tech. If only 9 hours have been completed, at least 3 more hours must be in progress during the spring semester with the assurance of the course instructor that the course grade will be an A or B.

Award: $100, awarded in the spring for the following year.

Weiner Scholarship in Computer Science

Established by Dr. Len and Marilyn Weiner, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in computer science. Students must have completed each of the following courses at Texas Tech with a grade of A or B and have an overall GPA for the designated courses of 3.667 or better:

Students must have actively participated in extracurricular computer science activities, such as serving as an officer or member of the executive committee of the Association for Computing Machinery, donating services for tutoring students in computer science courses, being a member of the Texas Tech Programming Team, and/or engaging in other college or departmental activities. Students must be contributing to their own financial support by working at a part−time computer−related job during the academic year and/or full−time during the summer.

Award: $500, $250 in the fall and $250 in the spring.