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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Overview

The Whitacre College of Engineering offers a number of externally funded scholarships.

Once a student applies, he/she is matched to the scholarship for which he/she qualifies. The general scholarship application covers all scholarships — students do not apply for individual scholarships.

For further information, visit the college's scholarship web page.

Available Scholarships

Scholarships in Pulsed Power Science and Technology

The PPST program is designed to improve achievement and expedite student progress through the rigorous curriculum in electrical and computer engineering. Recipients will become part of a mentoring program that will provide direction and support. Students will see and experience clear pathways to graduate school and employment in the fields related to pulsed power engineering and research. Technical activities in pulsed power include high power pulsed accelerators, pulsed power applications, pulse forming networks, high power switching, pulsed electrical insulation and breakdown, electromagnetic energy storage, explosive pulsed power techniques, high current electron and ion diodes, intense particle beams and the associated diagnostics. There is a critical need for highly trained engineers and scientists in pulsed power. Pulsed power applies science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats to national security.

Scholarships in Tech Intrapreneurship Program (TIP)

The Tech Intrapreneurs Program (TIP) is a NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) project to support the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need at Texas Tech University. Students pursuing bachelor's degrees in electrical and computer engineering are eligible to apply. TIP will combine faculty and industry mentorship, workforce development seminars, an international experience, an industrial internship, entrepreneurship programs, and scholarships to produce graduates with intrapreneurship competencies, i.e. the capability to develop a new venture, product, or service within an existing organization. Intrapreneurial skills facilitate career progression and have been shown to improve managerial skills and opportunities.

Engineering focused companies are requesting a diverse workforce that is capable of innovation. Industry partners will provide additional scholarship support, mentorship, and internship opportunities. The project will leverage NSF investment in TTU's I-Corps Site and Node programs that provide innovators and entrepreneurs the training and resources needed for commercializing ideas. The knowledge generated through this research will add to the knowledge of the field on whether or not an intrapreneurial focus will increase engineering student learning outcomes. Scholars educated through this program will benefit society through strong job skills and the knowledge to start their own company. Deep and lasting interactions with industry and faculty mentors will improve student retention and lead to internship and full-time employment opportunities.

Electrical & Computer Engineering