The College of Arts and Sciences uses an online application for all its scholarships. You may also wish to read the comprehensive information on Arts & Sciences Scholarship Information on the college's pages. Based on your current classification at Texas Tech, you should apply as follows:
First-Year and Transfer Students
- Apply directly via Texas Tech University - requires your eRaider credentials
For an English major who exhibits leadership and promise, has some financial need, and exemplifies those qualities of academic achievement deserving of such a prestigious award. Administered by the Student Awards and Scholarships Committee. One award per year.
Helen Locke Carter Memorial Scholarship
For a graduate or upper division undergraduate student majoring in English who demonstrates promise and scholarly interest in the theory and practice of literacy. The number of awards is variable and the amounts will be at least $500 per year.
For a senior English major or graduate student in English who has positive traits such as creativity, a talent for self-expression, enthusiasm, an ability to inspire others, and a minimum overall 3.5 GPA. Administered by the Student Awards and Scholarships Committee. Amount is substantial to the recipient and conveys excellence. One award.
For an upper-division student who has shown a potential for creativity in her examinations or papers. Such evidence should be supported by a nominating letter from a faculty member of the Department of English. Neither GPA in English nor cumulative GPA is a factor. Neither age nor major is a factor. The recipient can be a full-time or a part-time student. If applicants are otherwise equal, need will be considered. Administered by the Student Awards and Scholarships Committee. Amount is approximately $250.
For an entering freshman from Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas, who intends to major in English. The recipient shall have the minimum GPA declared by Coronado High School for honor students. Financial need will be considered subsequent to merit in the award. This scholarship is nonrenewable with a new recipient selected each year. Administered by the Student Awards and Scholarships Committee.
For sophomore English majors who have excellent records of character and scholarship (minimum 3.0 GPA overall). If all other qualifications are equal, financial need is the determining factor. Administered by the Student Awards and Scholarships Committee.
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.
For a graduate or undergraduate technical communication major who shows exceptional promise as a member of the profession, either in the academic or corporate world, and who embodies the values that characterize Professor Carolyn Rude's career at Texas Tech University. These values include integrity, commitment to the development and growth of the Technical Communication program, and personal generosity in sharing skills to help others at the university and in the community. Administered by the Student Awards and Scholarships Committee in consultation with the Director of Technical Communication. Amounts may vary. One award.
For an outstanding undergraduate English major who exhibits academic excellence. Administered by the English Department Scholarships and Awards Committee.
For an undergraduate student who is a technical communication major. A minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent is required. Administered by the English Department Scholarships and Awards Committee in consultation with the Director of Technical Communication.