Texas Tech University

Ways to Give

Dean’s Scholarship Fund

Gifts to the Dean’s Scholarship Fund are distributed annually to College of Education students. Scholarships are generally $1000-$2000 and help students attain their higher educational goals. Your gift to the Dean’s Scholarship Fund will go directly to students who need financial assistance.

Endowed or Non-endowed Scholarships

Many people choose to endow a scholarship to pay tribute to an individual, organization, business or to provide perpetual scholarships for students. Endowed or non-endowed scholarships can be established for a minimum of $25,000. The donor may take up to five years to fully fund either endowment. Donors may establish a scholarship endowment with a gift of stock, real estate, or cash.

Dean’s Fund for Excellence

State resources do not fully support the needs of the College of Education. Donation to this fund provide unrestricted support for the college and help strengthen programmatic areas where state money is limited. For example, a fund can be used to promote successful endeavors including funding for new academic programs that address the most vital concerns of our times, recruitment of nationally recognized faculty, greater community outreach, more diverse students, and provide needed equipment, academic resources. And research initiatives for students.

Excellence in Teacher Preparation

The College of Education at Texas Tech University and area school districts are cooperatively involved in programs to better prepare our students to the fill the classrooms of Texas public schools in the future. Funding for program support, as well as research, is important as we pursue excellence in teacher preparation.

Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research

The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research provides, studies, and disseminates research-based programming and service to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from early childhood through adulthood, their families, and the professionals who serve them. burkhartcenter.org

The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education for Sensory Disabilities

This Center carries on the work begun at Texas Tech by Virginia Murray Sowell. Her passion was to prepare specialists in visual impairment, orientation and mobility, and deafblindness. The Center promotes quality research to address the academic and social needs of school-age students with sensory impairments and provides public service to assist local, national and international constituencies. The Sowell Center Lectureship Series has enhanced teacher preparation, research and public service for students with visual impairments. The Virginia Sowell Center needs $200,000 to endow the lectureship and ensure that the series continues.