Undergraduate Scholarships

The following scholarship awards are available to undergraduate students in the Department of History. Students generally apply for these scholarships in the spring semester and the awards are handed out at the Department's annual banquet, which is held toward the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact one of the department's advisors.

Lawrence L. and Louise Graves Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate history students in any field of study. The recipient must have at least a 3.0 GPA and financial need may be considered. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

Robert A. Hayes Latin American History Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate history students with an interest in Latin American history. Selection is based on both academic achievement and financial need. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history and a brief statement describing your interest in National Latin American History

Oscar A. Kinchen Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate history students, preferably with an interest in British or Canadian history. Selection is based on academic achievement (at least a 3.0 GPA) and financial need. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

W.B. and Mozelle Rushing History Scholarship:

For a deserving undergraduate or graduate student in history. Selection is based on academic achievement. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

David and Winifred Vigness Memorial Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate students in American or Latin American history with special consideration given to students in Mexican, Southwestern, or Texas history. Selection is based on academic achievement - at least a 3.0 GPA. Please provide a statement explaining your interests/goals in history and a brief statement describing your interest in American, Latin American, Mexican, Southwestern or Texas History.

Paul J. Woods Scholarship

For undergraduate students in history. Selection is based on academic achievement (3.5 GPA) in history, overall interest in continued study of history and financial need. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

Ernest Wallace Scholarship - Phi Alpha Theta

For undergraduate or graduate students who have excelled in history courses at Texas Tech University. Selection is based on academic achievement (3.5 GPA) and financial need. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

Rachel E. Hudson European Studies Scholarship

Overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA in history course study of 3.5. The scholarship will go to an undergraduate or graduate student studying European and/or Imperial history. The money should be used for tuition, books, or cost incurred for research (copies, travel, fees, etc.). Please provide a statement about your interests/goals in history and attach a statement about your interest in European/Imperial History. This scholarship also requires that a faculty member familiar with your areas of interest submit a letter in support of your application.

Richard Quade Scholarship

For overall excellence in undergraduate history coursework at Texas Tech University. Please include a statement explaining your interests/goals in history.

Professor Otto M. Nelson Undergraduate Scholarship in History

For an undergraduate student with a demonstrated record of excellence in her/his history coursework. The application also requires two letters of recommendation from faculty members who are familiar with your coursework along with a copy of the applicant's transcript and a personal statement that describes the applicant's interests/goals in history.