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International Student Awards and Scholarships

This page provides international students attending Texas Tech with information about scholarships available to them. Since applications and deadlines sometimes change, please contact the applicable department to obtain the most up to date information.

International students are eligible for all award and scholarships offered by the English Department and Texas Tech University. The office of International Affairs provides additional funding opportunities, including general scholarship and financial assistance. Your best chance for getting a scholarship is, believe it or not, from your own major department. If you qualify with the proper grade point average, you are eligible to be considered. Contact your department for more details.

 

OIA Undergraduate Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the academic year beginning August 2011. The scholarship is administered by Texas Tech’s Office of International Affairs. It is not considered a competitive scholarship. It may be renewed after one year if the candidate is in good academic standing and the scholarship committee determines that the financial need continues to exist. The application forms may be downloaded, completed and sent to the OIA Scholarship Committee to arrive no later than Feb. 28, 2011.

Eligibility

For full-time incoming freshmen, transfer and current students born outside the United States, regardless of citizenship, residency or national origin:

 

The OIA Ann and Bill Fisher Graduate Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the academic year beginning August 2011. The scholarship is administered by Texas Tech’s Office of International Affairs. It is not considered a competitive scholarship. The application forms may be downloaded, completed and sent to the OIA Scholarship Committee to arrive no later than Feb. 28, 2011

Eligibility

For incoming and current graduate students born outside the United States, regardless of citizenship, residency or national origin:

 

Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship

For a woman who is a citizen of a Pan American country (other than the United States) and is pursuing a graduate degree at a state-supported college or university in Texas. Typically, one award of $2,500 is given per year, though more than $2,500 may be awarded when funds are available.

 

Good Neighbor Scholarship for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

The GNS program for international students from Latin America and the Western Hemisphere awards full tuition waivers for the Fall 2011 Semester, Spring 2012 Semester, and Summer I & II 2012 Sessions for citizens born in the western hemisphere.  Students are required to pay all fees, however.  The student must have been at least a five-year current resident of a politically independent nation in the western hemisphere (excluding Cuba and the United States); the student must be unconditionally admitted to Texas Tech University or be currently enrolled full-time maintaining satisfactory academic progress; the student should be planning on returning to the country of origin upon successful completion of the academic program.  (Deadline for submission of this application for the 2011-2012 academic year has already passed.)

Deadline for submission of the application for the 2012-2013 academic year will be 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012.  Information and application forms for the 2012-2013 academic year will be made available at this site in January of 2012 once this office has received the appropriate information from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin, Texas.  Official GNS information should be available to interested western hemisphere student applicants about the third week of January 2012.

 

Tuition Assistance for Students of Mexico

For citizens or permanent residents of Mexico; students must be planning to return to Mexico after completion of program; students must be enrolled full-time; and, they must demonstrate financial need. Assistance allows Mexican nationals to pay in-state tuition and to waive out-of-state tuition.

 

Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS)

All international students are eligible to apply for the Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship program. Applications are due by a designated deadline. For international student awardees, the SACS may provide a certain monetary award for an appropriate academic term or summer session. Every TTU student pays the SACS fee every academic term that he or she is enrolled at Texas Tech University, and therefore, is eligible to apply each term.

 

International Students Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is for very special situations where there is a critical and compelling need to assist a student who has had a sudden and major financial problem. It is not for chronic financial mismanagement, neglect, and abuse.  TPEG funding is limited and awards are usually very modest at best.  Awards are normally not made during a student’s first year as a student at Texas Tech.  Examples of important issues might be, but are not limited to, currency fluctuations in one’s home country, or a natural disaster in one’s home country which affects the economy and the financial services sector and, thus, a student’s ability to receive enough funds from his native country to pay his financial obligations here in the United States.  A TPEG is not meant to be used to pay required student fees.  It is not a scholarship and does not waive out of state tuition.  Any application for a TPEG must be correctly, rigorously, and timely documented. Without satisfactory documentation, an application will not be considered.  Students must present their TPEG application in person to the International Student TPEG Coordinator for review and discussion.