Human Development and Family Studies
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), in conjunction with the College of Human Sciences, offers a variety of undergraduate scholarships of different amounts. In order for a student to receive a scholarship from Human Development and Family Studies, it is a requirement of the College of Human Sciences that the student completes an undergraduate scholarship application via the university's scholarship websites and provides additional documentation (see application checklist).
How to Apply
- Undergraduate Application Form: http://www.scholarships.ttu.edu/
For undergraduate applicants, you will be prompted to different options, click on the appropriate application:
- Entering First-Year Students Scholarship Application
- Transfer Student Scholarship Application
- International Students
- Current Student Scholarship Application
You will also see a heading titled, “Other Scholarships” where students can apply for private or third party scholarships, special scholarships, merit-based scholarships, college, and departmental scholarships.
Deadlines for Applications
- Texas Tech University outlines detailed Important Dates and Deadlines for first-year students, transfer students, and current students at this website.
- General University scholarships are awarded by the Financial Aid Office. Need-based awarding begins in early March. It is best for students to submit their FAFSA or renewal FAFSA as soon as they have their family's tax information.
In addition to your application, you must have on file at TTU:
- Official Transcript(s).
- Scores on the A.C.T. or S.A.T. (prospective first-year students). Other applicants should furnish a cumulative GPA.
Selection of Recipients
Once the General Scholarship Application is completed by the required deadline, the recipients are selected by the Human Development and Family Studies scholarship committee. While evaluation is based on the criteria set for the specific award, most awards include: scholarship, excellence, achievement in academic and non-academic areas, leadership, character, seriousness of purpose and/or need. Failure to provide promptly all information requested could result in disqualification of the application. Notification of awards will be mailed to the address on file.
For more information, contact Human Development and Family Studies at (806) 742-3000,
or e-mail Cristobal Chavez at Cristobal.Chavez@ttu.edu.
Entering First-Year Students and Transfer Students Scholarships
High-achieving entering first-year students and transfer students are encouraged to apply for Guaranteed Scholarships from the College of Human Sciences. Incoming first-year students and first-time transfer students who meet the college merit requirements and apply to TTU by January 15 for first-year students and by March 1 for transfer students are guaranteed to receive a scholarship.