Scholarships: An Investment in Students
The College of Human Sciences currently has scholarship endowments totaling more than $12 million; however, we need to more than double this amount to meet the needs of our rapidly growing undergraduate and graduate enrollments. Scholarships are provided to the college by generous donors.
Too often, talented and deserving students discover that the costs associated with education are too great and are forced to give up their dreams. Higher education is more expensive than ever before, and even though Texas Tech costs much less than a private school, it still exceeds what many students can pay.
Consider the following: It costs approximately $18,434 or more per year for tuition, fees, and room and board for a student to obtain an education at Texas Tech University. Scholarships help alleviate the burden of tuition expense and other costs of education, thereby allowing student to pursue other educational opportunities such as internships in the U.S. and abroad.
The endowment is one of the most powerful and effective methods of increasing our pool of resources so we can offer scholarship assistance to students and program support in perpetuity at Tech. The corpus will be invested for long-range growth, and a portion of the earnings can be used annually for spending purposes according to Board of Regents policies. Our goals are to protect our endowment against inflation and economic downturns, to fulfill the wishes of our donors, and to provide a permanent way to honor our donors.
A minimum of $10,000 is needed to establish an endowment, and pledge payments are accepted for a period of 3 years. The endowment will be invested and managed in accordance with the policies of Texas Tech Foundation, Inc. and the Texas Tech University Board of Regents.
The College of Human Sciences has raised over $20 million dollars in the last 5 years, both in cash and planned gifts.
There are over $34 million dollars worth of additional needs that include Student Scholarships, Unrestricted Funds, Building Projects & Faculty Support. If you want to make a difference, contact Erin Potts at 806-742-3031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Straight from HS Students
"I greatly appreciate the aid provided by your scholarship. Again, the help that your generous donation has given me is fantastic. Without generous donors like you, I would be struggling to balance work and my studies. Fortunately, I have been able to experience a semester of classes in which I had little to focus on besides my school work. The resulting good grades eared at semester are a clear sign of the help your donation has given me."
- Kristin Petrichenko
"As an education major, I believe that an education is the best gift, and for that, I am forever grateful for your donation."
- Jennifer Iarussi
"I have a young family and the scholarship that was awarded to me has helped us out tremendously. Once again, thank you so much for the scholarship that was initiated as a tribute to Mary Staudt Goodyear’s contributions to the lives of others."
- Ryan Tingey
"I am grateful for your generosity in providing me with a fellowship to help me through my graduate studies. I am approaching the completion of my Ph.D. program and your financial support has meant a great deal to my family and I. Thanks to your help, I am able to focus more on academics than on financial stressors."
- Adam Munk
"I wanted to take the chance to once again express my appreciation to you for rewarding me with the gift of a scholarship. It means the world to me and not a day goes by that I don’t think about how thankful and lucky I am. What you have done requires a big heart, and to give to others is one of the greatest gifts of all."
- Sarah McCall