Texas Tech University

Benjamin Rude Memorial Scholarship

Benjamin Rude (1974-1987), son of professors Don and Carolyn Rude, loved to build with wood, Legos, and models. He used his projects to solve problems, such as building a box for keeping firewood dry. Ben (pictured with Freckles) also loved art, including painting and three-dimensional projects. As a volunteer for the South Plains Food Bank, he packed food boxes for needy people. A skiing accident killed him when he was 12. The scholarship in his memory honors his traits of creativity, problem solving, and social service.

For graduate and undergraduate students who have completed at least 6 hours in 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level English courses and earned a 3.5 GPA in English and 3.0 GPA overall. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation and an essay that demonstrates the applicant's academic aptitude, creative ability, and plans for future study. Administered by the Student Awards and Scholarships Committee. Amounts are given for graduate and undergraduate students.