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As an international student, you have the opportunity to receive scholarships from Texas Tech University. All students who are awarded a competitive scholarship of $1,000 also qualify to pay tuition at the resident rate.

Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Estimated Cost of Attendance 2017-2018*

  Tuition
& Fees
Living
Expenses
Books Health-
Insurance
Total
Non-Resident $23,222 $9,384 $1,200 $2,300 $38,226
Resident $10,772 $9,384 $1,200 $2,300 $25,776

* These estimates represent average expenses for the 9-month academic year. Estimates are based on tuition for 15 credit hours per semester. Costs will vary according to the field of study, housing choice, and lifestyle.

Scholarships

First-Time Freshman and Transfers

Freshman Presidential Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Academic Requirements Award Amount Renewal Requirements
At least 1400 SAT* or 30 ACT** and top 10% of class $24,000
(6,000 per year for up to 4 years)
PLUS one-time $4,000 for 2017-2018
3.5 GPA and 15 earned hours per semester
At least 1300 SAT* or 27-29 ACT** and top 10% of class $20,000
($5,000 per year for up to 4 years)
3.25 GPA and 15 earned hours per semester
At least 1200 SAT* or 25-26 ACT** and top 1%-25% of class $16,000
($4,000 per year for up to 4 years)
3.0 GPA and 15 earned hours per semester

SAT* sum of critical reading and math; ACT** composite score. GPA and class ranking are calculated from transcripts by the International Undergraduate Admissions Office. Awards are subject to change.

No supplemental scholarship application is needed for the Freshman Presidential Scholarship. If you qualify for the scholarship, you will receive an offer letter from the President's Office in an e-mail. Set up your Texas Tech E-mail address as soon as you receive your e-raider account activation.


Proven Achievers Scholarship for Transfers

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Academic Requirements Award Amount Renewal Requirements
60 Transferable hours* and 3.5 GPA from a community college $13,000 @ $3,250 per semester for up to 4 semesters 3.25 GPA and 12 earned hours per semester

*Transferable hours exclude credit hours earned from AP, CLEP, Military Credits, ESL, or developmental classes.

No supplemental application is required for award. The award is based off of your FINAL transcript. Awards are subject to change. If you awarded , you will receive an offer letter from the TTU Scholarship Office at your ttu.edu e-mail address.


IB Honors Scholarship

The Honors College is pleased to offer scholarships to all entering freshmen who receive an IB Diploma and have submitted their Honors College contract by the deadline stated in their admission letter. Your application to the Honors College will serve as your scholarship application. Eligible students will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the first year of college. In order to receive this scholarship, students must present the Honors College with a copy of their IB diploma by the deadline specified in their award letter.

More information from the Honors College

Continuing TTU Students

Anne and Bill Fisher Memorial Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

  • Application: TBA
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Eligibility Criteria: TBA

Buena Vista Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

  • Application: TBA
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Eligibility Criteria: TBA

Mary Dregne ICASALS Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

  • Application: TBA
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Eligibility Criteria: TBA

Georgia Dingus Endowed Memorial Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

  • No formal application
  • March deadline. Awarded for the Fall Semester.
  • Applicants organize and submit the following:
    • transcripts;
    • three letters of recommendation;
    • a typed statement discussing the student's interest in international affairs and the United Nations;
    • career objectives;
    • a cover sheet listing the student's name, address, telephone number, email, R#, and major field of study.

Awards up to $1,000 and several lesser ones available.


Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS)

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

A committee of faculty and former study abroad students makes the determination of who will receive a scholarship. OIA /Study Abroad staff have no input in the award decision.

Application information can be found on the Office of International Affairs / Study Abroad website: www.depts.ttu.edu/international/studyabroad/financial/scholarships/sacs.php

  • Eligibility criteria:GPA
    • 2.7 for undergraduate students
    • 3.0 for graduate students
    • 2.0 for Law students
  • Enrolled as a full-time TTU student
  • Participating in a credit-bearing TTU Study Abroad program OR studying at TTU as an international student on an F-1 visa
  • Students who are currently studying at TTU as an international student on an F-1 visa may apply for the SACS each term that they are enrolled at TTU, including summer sessions.

SACS awards are determined by the number of applicants. (In general, approximately 70% of applicants are awarded scholarship funds with smaller awards for short-term experiences, and larger awards for semesters.)

  • Short-term: $300-$500
  • Semesters: $1,000-$6,000

TTU domestic and international degree-seeking students who will study abroad on Texas Tech approved programs, or international students seeking a degree at Texas Tech are eligible to apply. Students may apply and be awarded in more than one term.

A committee of faculty and former study abroad students makes the determination of who will receive a scholarship. Study Abroad staff have no input in the award decision.


Florence and Terry Griswold Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Submit applications to:
Yolanda Calley
4350 Ocean Drive, Apt. 403
Corpus Christi, TX. 78412

Website: www.partt.org/scholarships_details.html

  • Deadlines for both: January 31, 2018
  • Notification of awards by May 1, 2018
  • FTG Scholarship 1: $2500
  • FTG Scholarship 2: $2000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Major: Any; Foreign language/Linguistics
    Scholarship for female citizen of a Pan-American country (other than the United States) who is pursuing a graduate degree at a state-supported college/university in Texas. More than $2500 may be awarded in years when funds are available.
  • Scholarship 1: Applicants must complete an application form found on website link, and provide two letters of recommendation, one from student's academic advisor and one from another professor at the state –supported institution in which she is currently enrolled. Applicants must be female students with a bachelor's or equivalent from a non-United States, Pan American country who wishes to further her education in Texas.
  • Scholarship 2: Applicants must be female graduate students or faculty members who are a U.S. native and legal resident of Texas wishing to pursue her education of foreign language or language studies in a Pan American country. Applicants for this application must fill out and complete an appropriate application form and provide letters of recommendation either from the dean of the graduate school or head of the academic department, or if they are still a student, from two professors from her field of study in the graduate school in which she is enrolled.
  • For both applications, applicants must provide a written statement, as well as copies of official transcripts provided to the scholarship committee. For more information, please visit the linked website.

Good Neighbor Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

  • Applicants: International students from countries in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South America.
  • Deadline: End of January/TBA
  • Application Link: Good Neighbor Scholarship
  • Applications submitted to the committee chair.

This state of Texas scholarship provides a complete waiver of tuition to eligible international students from countries in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South America. Scholarship winners must still pay all applicable university fees. Applicants compete with other international students from their home countries throughout the state of Texas for a limited number of awards that are given to a certain number of students from each country. Awards are based on academic merit. Competition is intense for these scholarships and final award decisions are made by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board(THECB), not Texas Tech University.

The number and amount of scholarships vary based on the number of applicants and funding available. Awards are based on academic merit.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student must be enrolled in the semester in which the scholarship is awarded;
  • Full-time enrollment at TTU in a degree-seeking program;
  • Native-born citizen and current resident of a nation of the Western Hemisphere other than Cuba or U.S.;
  • Resident for at least five years of one of these nations;
  • Hold a non-immigrant Visa (F-1, J-1) and must plan to return to home country upon the completion of academic program;
  • Must be in good academic standing in the program currently enrolled in at TTU;
  • Undergrad must have a minimum GPA of 2.0; Graduate must have a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Must have completed at least one full academic semester at TTU not including current semester;
  • May not be a member of the Communist Party;

The recipient of the Good Neighbor Scholarship shall be exempt from paying tuition for the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer semesters); Recipient will still be required to pay any fees and/or housing/meal plan expenses. Applications are submitted to the committee chair.


Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Note: This is NOT a scholarship. This is financial aid for students.

  • Deadline: 15th of each month
  • Students submit online application to committee chair.
  • Students schedule an appointment to discuss application- financial need with committee chair.
  • Application Link: TPEG Online Application

The TPEG is for very special situations where there is a critical and compelling need to assist a student who has had a sudden and major financial need/problem. It is NOT for chronic financial mismanagement, neglect, and/or abuse. TPEG funding is limited and awards are usually very modest at best. Awards are normally not made during a student's first year at TTU.

Examples of important issues might include, but are not limited to: currency fluctuations in home country or a natural disaster in home country which would affect the economy and financial services sector; thus affecting a student's ability to receive enough funds from home country to pay financial obligations here in the U.S. A TPEG is not meant to pay required student fees. It is not a scholarship and does not waive out-of-state-tuition for students. Any application for a TPEG must be correctly, rigorously, and timely documented to demonstrate need.

Without satisfactory documentation, an application will NOT be considered. Students should fill the TPEG Online Application. They must also schedule an appointment to review and discuss their application with the committee chair.


Tuition Assistance for Students of Mexico

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be planning to return to Mexico after completion of their program;
  • Students must be enrolled full-time; and must demonstrate financial need.
  • Tuition assistance allows Mexican nationals to pay in-state tuition and to WAIVE out-of-state tuition.
  • Deadline: Ten days before the beginning of the semester.

International Peace Scholarship Fund

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program, which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding.

The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or;
  • A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Note: A student with residency for tax purposes only is permitted.
  • Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework.
  • In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.
  • Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

Eligibility Requirements: www.peointernational.org/ips-eligibility-requirements

Deadlines: 2018-2019 Calendar

Award: The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.

Additional Information or Questions: Lubbock Chapter of PEO- Chapter FJ.

Contact:


India Student Association and India Association of West Texas Scholarship

Committee Chair: Dr. Ravi Vadapalli

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Application: www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/financial/GeneralFellowships.php

Deadlines: www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/financial/GeneralFellowships.php

Eligibility Criteria: Previous degree awarded from an Indian University

Award: $1,000/year for one year- Master's or Doctoral


American-Mexican Friendship Waterman Scholarship

Committee Chair: Graduate School coordinates acceptance of applications.

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Application: www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/financial/GeneralFellowships.php. The graduate school coordinates applications and awarding for the Waterman Scholarship.

Deadlines: www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/financial/GeneralFellowships.php

Eligibility Criteria: Previously attended a Mexican University

Award: $4,000 per year for Master's students for two years
$4,000 per year for Doctoral students for four years

Departmental Scholarships

As part of the ApplyTexas.org application, you have the option to fill out a supplemental scholarship application which considers you for funding awarded by academic colleges and departments. Deadlines for this application are February 1st for freshman and March 1st for transfer students.

Working on campus

As an international student, you have the option to work on campus. However, on-campus jobs are not guaranteed. Consult your ISSS advisor regarding your work eligibility. Once you are registered for classes you can apply for jobs. You can begin your job search on the Student Job Portal.