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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 2018-2019*

  Tuition
& Fees
Living
Expenses
Books Health
Insurance
TOTAL  
Non-Resident $23,496 $9,772 $1,200 $2,700 $37,168  
Resident $11,046 $9,772 $1,200 $2,700 $24,718  

* These estimates represent average expenses for the 9-month academic year. Estimates are based on full time enrollment (12+ hours). Costs will vary according to the field of study, housing choice, and lifestyle.

Scholarships

First-Time Freshman and Transfers

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


Anne and Bill Fisher Memorial Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awards is for students attending Texas Tech who were born outside of the United States, have a keen interest in international affairs, and who are fluent in at least two languages. Undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and who have lived a minimum of five years outside of the United States are eligible.

 

Timing: The deadline for applications is 1 March for the following Fall Semester.

The Ann and Bill Fisher Memorial Scholarship will be announced once a year, in the Spring Semester for the following Fall Term. It may not be offered during years when sufficiently meritorious candidates are not proposed.

 

Application procedure: Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file to:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A 1-2 page, double-spaced essay that discusses (a) interest in international affairs; (b) academic and/or career objectives; and (c) country of origin and experience living outside of the United States.
  4. Completed applications should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The award(s) of up to $1000 each will announced prior to the end of the Spring term. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

Winners may be profiled on the OIA web pages.


Buena Vista Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awards are for TTU undergraduate students pursuing study abroad. The Scholarship is awarded with preference to a student who demonstrates financial need. Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application.

 

Timing: The Buena Vista Scholarship will be announced three times year for award during the following academic term.

Deadlines:

  • For Study Abroad during the Fall term: 15 February
  • For Study Abroad during the Spring term: 5 October
  • For Study Abroad during the Summer: 15 February

 

Application procedure: There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name giving name of scholarship, student name, information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay describing how the Study Abroad experience will address their academic goals and indicate how the scholarship will help meet their financial need.
  4. Completed application should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The amount of the scholarship is up to $3,000 for the term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

The Winner may be profiled on the OIA web pages


Clinton Colgin Study Abroad Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awards are for TTU undergraduate students pursuing study abroad at the TTU Center in Seville (currently only for study during the fall term). The Scholarship is awarded with preference to a student who demonstrates financial need.

 

Timing: The Colgin Scholarship will be announced twice a year for award term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad at the TTU Center in Sevilla, Spain.

Deadlines:

  • For Study Abroad during the Fall term: 15 February
  • For Study Abroad during the Spring term 5 October
  • For Study Abroad during the Summer 15 February

 

Application procedure: There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay describing how the Study Abroad experience will address their academic goals and indicate how the scholarship will help meet their financial need.
  4. Application should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The amount of the scholarship is up to $3000 for the term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad at the TTU Center in Sevilla, Spain. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

Winners may be profiled on the OIA web pages.


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.


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.

Georgia Dingus Endowed Memorial Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student at TTU who has demonstrated scholastic ability, has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and has made contributions in the general area of international relations through involvement in activities and career planning. Candidates must believe in the general principles embodied in the United Nations Charter, have financial need, and be majoring in one of the following areas: Political Science, History, Mass Communications, Germanic & Slavic Languages, Classical and Romance Languages or Law. The Scholarship funds may be used for tuition at TTU or for costs associated with attending a professional conference or meeting.

 

Timing: The Dingus Scholarship has an open deadline and will be awarded based on the availability of funds. Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to date funding is needed.

 

Application procedure: Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file to the Chair of the Selection Committee as indicated on the OIA Website.:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A 1-2 page, double-spaced essay that discusses (a) academic interest; (b) academic and/or career objectives; and (c) how the proceeds from this award will be used.
  4. Complete applications should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Evaluation procedure: Applications and award amounts between ($500 up to $2,000) will be reviewed by a Faculty Committee consisting of members of the following areas: (Political Science, History, Mass Communications, Germanic & Slavic Languages, Classical and Romance Languages or Law).

Winners may be profiled on the OIA and other relevant web pages.


Global Academic Achievement Scholarship

Eligibility: Awards are for TTU newly admitted international undergraduate and/or international undergraduate transfer students pursuing a degree at TTU. The Scholarship is awarded with preference to a student who demonstrates high achievement and potential for success at TTU. Students will be ranked using the criteria listed below.

 

Timing: The Award will be determined at the time of acceptance to TTU.

 

Criteria and Awards: There is no application process for this scholarship. Awards are based on the following criteria:

  • International Transfer Students:
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.25 and above and 30-59 transfer hours completed. The scholarship award for students meeting this criteria would be $600.00.
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.25 and 30 or more transfer hours completed. The scholarship award for students meeting this criteria would be $400.00.
  • Newly admitted International students' applications to TTU will be reviewed.
    • Students will be ranked based on their GPA. If needed, the committee will review academic records to make a final recommendation for the award. The Award will range from $400 - $600.

The Award will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). This award is available only to newly admitted students, is not renewable, is not expected to waive out-of-state tuition, and does not require any service to the University.


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.


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


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


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:


Mary Dregne ICASALS Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility:

  • Awards are for TTU students pursuing a degree with an international emphasis.
  • Undergraduates (junior level or above, GPA 3.0 or above)
  • Graduate students - need to have identified and been accepted by a primary advisor at TTU
  • Preference given to foreign students and participants in the Master of Science in Arid Land Studies (MSALS) administered by ICASALS.
  • Students can use scholarship for Study Abroad.

 

Deadline for 2018-19 Academic Year:

  • Deadline for receipt of complete Application: 30 September
  • Winner announced: 20 October

 

Application procedure: There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay that discusses (a) international / interdisciplinary / arid lands interests; (b) career objectives; and (c) country of origin.
  4. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu 5) Send applications to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The amount of the scholarship is $1200 for one year beginning in the Fall term of the academic year for which it is awarded. It will be disbursed in equal amounts for the academic terms in which the student is enrolled (can include summer term) as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

Winners may be profiled on the ICASALS and OIA web pages.


Office of International Affairs Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility: For full-time undergraduate students born outside the United States, regardless of citizenship, residency or national origin who have demonstrable financial need. The scholarship is for one academic year, but it may be renewable subject to continued academic achievement and financial need.

 

For current TTU students: must have at least a 3.0 GPA; 15 earned credit hours per semester;

Entering or Transfer students: curriculum, test scores, and class ranking to be considered;

 

Timing: Applications are due by 1 May

 

Application procedure:

There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Proof of birth outside the United States (copy of birth certificate; other documentation)
  4. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay that discusses current academic interests and demonstrates financial need.
  5. Completed applications should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  6. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to Send applications to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The amount of the scholarship is up to $1000 for the academic year. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.


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  $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.


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.


Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

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

The Texas Public Education Grant (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 problem.

ONLY CURRENT TTU INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MAY APPLY AND BE AWARDED THIS GRANT.

Enrollment Requirements:
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student if applying during the Fall or Spring Semesters

Deadline: September 16, 2018

The Texas Public Education Grant (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 problem. It is not for chronic financial mismanagement, neglect, and abuse. TPEG funding is limited and awards are usually very modest at best. Awards are normally not made during a student's first year as a student at Texas Tech. Examples of important issues might be, but are not limited to, currency fluctuations in one's home country, or a natural disaster in one's home country which affects the economy and the financial services sector and, thus, a student's ability to receive enough funds from his native country to pay his financial obligations here in the United States. A TPEG is not meant to be used to pay required student fees. It is not a scholarship and does not waive out of state tuition. Any application for a TPEG must be correctly, rigorously, and timely documented. Without satisfactory documentation, an application will not be considered.  If you desire to schedule an appointment with Ms. Beth Mora, the International Student TPEG Coordinator (beth.mora@ttu.edu), please email her to schedule an appointment prior to reviewal by the committee, which will take place 7 days after the application due date.

Apply here: TPEG Application


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.

Continuing TTU Students

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


Anne and Bill Fisher Memorial Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awards is for students attending Texas Tech who were born outside of the United States, have a keen interest in international affairs, and who are fluent in at least two languages. Undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and who have lived a minimum of five years outside of the United States are eligible.

 

Timing: The deadline for applications is 1 March for the following Fall Semester.

The Ann and Bill Fisher Memorial Scholarship will be announced once a year, in the Spring Semester for the following Fall Term. It may not be offered during years when sufficiently meritorious candidates are not proposed.

 

Application procedure: Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file to:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A 1-2 page, double-spaced essay that discusses (a) interest in international affairs; (b) academic and/or career objectives; and (c) country of origin and experience living outside of the United States.
  4. Completed applications should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The award(s) of up to $1000 each will announced prior to the end of the Spring term. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

Winners may be profiled on the OIA web pages.


Buena Vista Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awards are for TTU undergraduate students pursuing study abroad. The Scholarship is awarded with preference to a student who demonstrates financial need. Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application.

 

Timing: The Buena Vista Scholarship will be announced three times year for award during the following academic term.

Deadlines:

  • For Study Abroad during the Fall term: 15 February
  • For Study Abroad during the Spring term: 5 October
  • For Study Abroad during the Summer: 15 February

 

Application procedure: There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name giving name of scholarship, student name, information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay describing how the Study Abroad experience will address their academic goals and indicate how the scholarship will help meet their financial need.
  4. Completed application should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The amount of the scholarship is up to $3,000 for the term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

The Winner may be profiled on the OIA web pages


Clinton Colgin Study Abroad Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awards are for TTU undergraduate students pursuing study abroad at the TTU Center in Seville (currently only for study during the fall term). The Scholarship is awarded with preference to a student who demonstrates financial need.

 

Timing: The Colgin Scholarship will be announced twice a year for award term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad at the TTU Center in Sevilla, Spain.

Deadlines:

  • For Study Abroad during the Fall term: 15 February
  • For Study Abroad during the Spring term 5 October
  • For Study Abroad during the Summer 15 February

 

Application procedure: There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay describing how the Study Abroad experience will address their academic goals and indicate how the scholarship will help meet their financial need.
  4. Application should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The amount of the scholarship is up to $3000 for the term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad at the TTU Center in Sevilla, Spain. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

Winners may be profiled on the OIA web pages.


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.

Georgia Dingus Endowed Memorial Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student at TTU who has demonstrated scholastic ability, has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and has made contributions in the general area of international relations through involvement in activities and career planning. Candidates must believe in the general principles embodied in the United Nations Charter, have financial need, and be majoring in one of the following areas: Political Science, History, Mass Communications, Germanic & Slavic Languages, Classical and Romance Languages or Law. The Scholarship funds may be used for tuition at TTU or for costs associated with attending a professional conference or meeting.

 

Timing: The Dingus Scholarship has an open deadline and will be awarded based on the availability of funds. Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to date funding is needed.

 

Application procedure: Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file to the Chair of the Selection Committee as indicated on the OIA Website.:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A 1-2 page, double-spaced essay that discusses (a) academic interest; (b) academic and/or career objectives; and (c) how the proceeds from this award will be used.
  4. Complete applications should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Evaluation procedure: Applications and award amounts between ($500 up to $2,000) will be reviewed by a Faculty Committee consisting of members of the following areas: (Political Science, History, Mass Communications, Germanic & Slavic Languages, Classical and Romance Languages or Law).

Winners may be profiled on the OIA and other relevant web pages.


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.


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


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:


Mary Dregne ICASALS Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility:

  • Awards are for TTU students pursuing a degree with an international emphasis.
  • Undergraduates (junior level or above, GPA 3.0 or above)
  • Graduate students - need to have identified and been accepted by a primary advisor at TTU
  • Preference given to foreign students and participants in the Master of Science in Arid Land Studies (MSALS) administered by ICASALS.
  • Students can use scholarship for Study Abroad.

 

Deadline for 2018-19 Academic Year:

  • Deadline for receipt of complete Application: 30 September
  • Winner announced: 20 October

 

Application procedure: There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay that discusses (a) international / interdisciplinary / arid lands interests; (b) career objectives; and (c) country of origin.
  4. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu 5) Send applications to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The amount of the scholarship is $1200 for one year beginning in the Fall term of the academic year for which it is awarded. It will be disbursed in equal amounts for the academic terms in which the student is enrolled (can include summer term) as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

Winners may be profiled on the ICASALS and OIA web pages.


Office of International Affairs Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility: For full-time undergraduate students born outside the United States, regardless of citizenship, residency or national origin who have demonstrable financial need. The scholarship is for one academic year, but it may be renewable subject to continued academic achievement and financial need.

 

For current TTU students: must have at least a 3.0 GPA; 15 earned credit hours per semester;

Entering or Transfer students: curriculum, test scores, and class ranking to be considered;

 

Timing: Applications are due by 1 May

 

Application procedure:

There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Proof of birth outside the United States (copy of birth certificate; other documentation)
  4. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay that discusses current academic interests and demonstrates financial need.
  5. Completed applications should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  6. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to Send applications to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

 

Award: The amount of the scholarship is up to $1000 for the academic year. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.


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.


Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

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

The Texas Public Education Grant (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 problem.

ONLY CURRENT TTU INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MAY APPLY AND BE AWARDED THIS GRANT.

Enrollment Requirements:
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student if applying during the Fall or Spring Semesters

Deadline: September 16, 2018

The Texas Public Education Grant (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 problem. It is not for chronic financial mismanagement, neglect, and abuse. TPEG funding is limited and awards are usually very modest at best. Awards are normally not made during a student's first year as a student at Texas Tech. Examples of important issues might be, but are not limited to, currency fluctuations in one's home country, or a natural disaster in one's home country which affects the economy and the financial services sector and, thus, a student's ability to receive enough funds from his native country to pay his financial obligations here in the United States. A TPEG is not meant to be used to pay required student fees. It is not a scholarship and does not waive out of state tuition. Any application for a TPEG must be correctly, rigorously, and timely documented. Without satisfactory documentation, an application will not be considered.  If you desire to schedule an appointment with Ms. Beth Mora, the International Student TPEG Coordinator (beth.mora@ttu.edu), please email her to schedule an appointment prior to reviewal by the committee, which will take place 7 days after the application due date.

Apply here: TPEG Application


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.

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.