Texas Tech University

Personal Financial Planning

Scholarships

The Personal Financial Planning program awards scholarships to students based on excellence in academics, leadership, financial need, and other specific criteria set forth by individual scholarships.  A scholarship committee made up of three or more faculty members will review eligible applications and make awards annually.  Students will be contacted during the spring semester to accept or decline scholarship awards.

Current Undergraduate Students: You must apply for scholarships using the general TTU scholarship application, and have your transcripts, SAT, or ACT scores on file.  A letter of recommendation from a faculty member is not required for undergraduate scholarships. Undergraduates must complete the scholarship application by February 1 in order to be considered for academic scholarships for the following academic year. The 2017 - 2018 Scholarship Application is now open!

Graduate Students: You do not need to fill out the general TTU scholarship application only the Graduate School scholarship application. This application will open on November 15 and the application is due January 15.>
Students who receive a scholarship are required to write a thank-you note to the scholarship donor every semester. Failing to submit a thank-you letter will result in your scholarship being revoked. In addition, awardees must be enrolled full-time in the major associated with their scholarship and maintain the GPA specified by the scholarship each semester.

For more information, please visit the College of Human Sciences scholarship information page.

External Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline Additional Information/Application
Deena Jo Heide-Diesslin Foundation Challenge Match Scholarship November 30 Please visit the CFP Board website for additional information.
 JPH Advisory Group Future Planner Scholarship  July 31  Please visit JPH Scholarship for additional information.

 

 Departmental Scholarships

Scholarship Description
A. William Gustafson Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate majoring in Personal Financial Planning. Academic record of overall high school or university GPA 3.3 or better. Demonstrated leadership skills and potential for success as financial services professional. Scholarship awards should be based on a record of excellence in academic performance, service and leadership.
American Express Financial Advisors Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Family Financial Planning (3.0 GPA). Demonstrated leadership skills and potential for success as human sciences professionals. Scholarship awards should be based on a record of excellence in academic performance, service, and leadership.
Betty Splawn Lowder Endowed Scholarship Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Personal Financial Planning in the College of Human Sciences. Commitment to work in the financial planning and counseling industry. Scholarship applicants should exhibit an outstanding record of scholarship, leadership, service and professional potential. Preference to nontraditional women students who wish to further their education or to redirect their career paths and who have financial need. Donors' secondary request is that preference will be given to nontraditional students who wish to further their education or who are redirecting their career paths. In any event, the scholarship will favor students who need financial assistance. Award amount $1,500.
Boeer-Wolf Fellowship Awarded to COHS graduate students who maintain a GPA of 3.0. Some consideration of financial need with priority to be given in the following order: (Graduate - PFP, FCS, ID, FCSE). In the event of no qualified graduate application, an undergraduate may be considered.
The CH Foundation Personal Financial Planning Endowed Scholarship Graduate student in PFP Department. Strong academic record GPA 3.3 or better. Demonstrated leadership skills and potential for success as financial services professionals. Based on a record of excellence in academic performance, service and leadership. The Endowment will be invested and managed by PFP graduate students in accordance with the policies of Texas Tech Foundation, Inc.
Claude David Dollins Scholarship Must be undergraduate or graduate in Personal Financial Planning major in the College of Human Sciences (PFP). Strong academic record - GPA of 2.8 or better for undergraduate; GPA of 3.0 or better for graduate. Demonstrated leadership skills, and potential for success as human sciences professionals. Scholarship awards should be based on financial need, a record of excellence in academic performance, service and leadership.
Edward Jones Endowed Scholarship for Personal Financial Planning Undergraduate enrolled full time with preference give to Personal Financial Planning major. Eligible students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Preference given to students from underrepresented groups or economically disadvantaged students or first generation students. Each scholarship will be no less than $2,500 per academic year. Recipient may be considered for summer internships with Edward Jones in St. Louis. Recipient will be selected in their sophomore or junior year of study for use during their junior or senior year of study.
FJY Financial Scholarship To be eligible, the recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in the Personal Financial Planning department of the College of Human Sciences. Recipients must have an overall university GPA of 3.0 or better. The student should have demonstrated leadership skills and initiative in his/her classes and extracurricular activities.
Helen Randle Scholarship Endowment Undergraduate or graduate majoring in Personal Financial Planning. Demonstrated leadership skills and potential for succeeds as human science professionals and record of excellence in academic performance, service and leadership.
Henry Student Managed Portfolio Scholarship Recipients shall be undergraduates or graduates enrolled full time majoring in Personal Financial Planning. Eligible students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
ING Family Financial Planning Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student in the Family Financial Planning program. Academic record overall high school or university GPA of 3.3 or better and demonstrated leadership skills and potential for success as financial services professionals. Based on academic record, service and leadership.
International Association for Financial Planning Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate student in Family Financial Planning. Demonstrated leadership skills and potential for success as a financial services professional. Strong academic record (overall GPA 2.8 or better for undergraduate and overall average of 3.0 for graduate). Scholarship applicants must document a record of excellence in academic performance, service and leadership.
John C. Kurilecz Personal Financial Planning Scholarship To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in the College of Human Sciences. Preference given to an undergraduate student majoring in Personal Financial Planning. Recipients should be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or better).
Pennington/Bass Financial Planning Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate students in the Family Financial Planning, overall high school or college GPA of 3.0. Demonstrated leadership skills and potential for success as financial services professionals. Excellence in academic performance, service and leadership. Prefer involvement in community service.
Robert and Cindy Snell Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate enrolled in Family Financial Planning (overall GPA of 2.5 or better) or graduate student in Family Financial Planning or Consumer Economics in the College of Human Sciences with an overall GPA of 3.0. Student should have demonstrated leadership skills and potential for success as human sciences professionals. Scholarship awards should be based on a record of excellence in academic performance, service and leadership.
Robert E. Barnhill, III PFP Alumni & Friends Scholarship Recipients must be enrolled in Personal Financial Planning as an undergraduate or graduate student.
Tolleson Wealth Management Scholarship To be eligible, the recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate student, classified as a junior or senior, in the Personal Financial Planning department of the College of Human Sciences. Recipients must have an overall University GPA of 3.4 or better.
W. B. Rushing Family Endowed Scholarship in Personal Financial Planning Undergraduate student majoring in Personal Financial Planning with an overall high school or university GPA of 3.0 or better. Demonstrated leadership skills and potential for success as human sciences professionals. Excellence in academic performance, service and leadership
W.D. & Grace Collier Scholarship Must be undergraduate PFP major. Intended to attract strong academic students with leadership potential.

First-time Entering Freshmen and Transfer Students Scholarships

High-achieving first-time entering freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to apply for Guaranteed Scholarships from the College of Human Sciences. Incoming freshmen and first-time transfer students who meet the college merit requirements and apply to TTU by January 15 for freshmen and by March 1 for transfer students are guaranteed to receive a scholarship.

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