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Financial Aid Available for International Students


Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship:

One award for $2,500; For a woman who is a citizen of a Pan American country (other than the United States) Deadline for 2015 has passed; deadline for 2016 to be updated when available.

For a woman who is a citizen of a Pan American country (other than the United States) and is pursuing a graduate degree at a state-supported college or university in Texas. More than $2,500 may be awarded in years when funds are available. Go to partt.org and go to "Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship" for more information. Applications CANNOT be submitted by fax.

Deadline for 2015 has passed; deadline for 2016 to be updated when available.


Good Neighbor Scholarship Program:

Number and amount of scholarships vary. Awards are based on academic merit; international students from countries in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South America.

Deadline: February 13, 2017


To apply for the GNS scholarship, click Good Neighbor Scholarship Program 2017 to fill out an application.

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, and final award decisions are made by The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, not Texas Tech University.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in the semester in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Full-time enrollment at Texas Tech University in a degree-seeking program.
  • Native born citizen and current resident of a nation of the Western Hemisphere other than Cuba or the United States.
  • For a list of eligible countries please click here. Must have been a resident of one of these nations for at least five years.
  • Hold a non-immigrant visa (ex. F-1, J-1) and must plan to return to home country upon the completion of your academic program.
  • Must be in good academic standing in the program, which you are currently enrolled.
  • Undergraduates must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Must have completed at least one full academic semester at Texas Tech University 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, and summer).

Recipient will still be required to pay any fees and/or housing/meal plan expenses. To apply for the GNS scholarship, click here to fill out an application. Deadline for 2015 has passed; deadline for 2016 to be updated when available. Students should submit application via email to the selection committee chair: tracy.tindle@ttu.edu


Tuition Assistance for Students of Mexico:

Assistance amount varies. For citizens or permanent residents of Mexico.

Deadline: At least 10 days before the start of the semester

For citizens or permanent residents of Mexico; students must be planning to return to Mexico after completion of program; students must be enrolled full-time; and, they must demonstrate financial need. Assistance allows Mexican nationals to pay in-state tuition and to waive out-of-state tuition. Application form is available to download Deadline is always ten days prior to the start of each semester. Contact selection committee chair: tracy.tindle@ttu.edu

Application form is available to download


Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS):

All international students are eligible to apply for the Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship program. Applications are due by a designated deadline. For international student awardees, the SACS may provide a certain monetary award for an appropriate academic term or summer session. Every TTU student pays the SACS fee every academic term that he or she is enrolled at Texas Tech University, and therefore, is eligible to apply each term. Interested students can get more information SACS

To complete the application, please visit SACScholarship


International Students Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG):

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: November 10, 2017

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

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.

 


Dingus Memorial Scholarship:

Several awards up to $1,000. Awards are for students majoring in LAW, MASS COMMUNICATIONS, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, or CLASSICAL & MODERN LANGUAGES and LITERATURES.

Deadline: March 31, 2017 by 5:00pm

If you are a student majoring in LAW, MASS COMMUNICATIONS, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, or CLASSICAL & MODERN LANGUAGES and LITERATURES, and if you have a deep interest in international relations and can illustrate some type of involvement or tangible contribution to this area of activity, this scholarship might be for you. Awardees must agree with the philosophical ideals of the United Nations and have financial need. This scholarship will be awarded for the academic year beginning August 2017.

You must provide the following: official transcript(s); three letters of recommendation; a short essay that discusses your interest in international affairs and the United Nations (double-spaced, maximum 2 pages, 12 point font); career objectives; and a cover sheet giving your name, address, telephone number, email, R#, and major field of study. There is not an application form. Awards up to $1,000 and several lesser ones available.

For more information, email the selection committee chair: kelley.coleman@ttu.edu


Harold and Mary Dregne Memorial Scholarship:

Scholarships of varying numbers and amounts available. Awards are for an undergraduate (junior level or above, GPA 3.0 or above) or a graduate student, pursuing a degree with an international or interdisciplinary emphasis.

Deadline: TBA

The applicant should be an undergraduate (junior level or above, GPA 3.0 or above) or a graduate student, pursuing a degree with an international or interdisciplinary emphasis. Preference will be given to students in an aridlands program or those studying issues affecting aridlands and seeking to study abroad.

Provide official transcript(s); two letters of recommendation (may be sent directly by the recommender to the address below); a short essay that discusses your international / interdisciplinary / aridlands interest (double-spaced, maximum 2 pages, 12 pt. font); career objectives; and a cover sheet giving your name, address, telephone number, email, R#, and major field of study. There is not an application form. Send applications to the selection committee chair: Dr. Gad Perry, Director, ICASALS, at gad.perry@ttu.edu

Deadline: May 24, 2015 for the Fall 2015 semester.


OIA Undergraduate Scholarship:

Awards for up to $1,000 available. For full-time incoming freshmen, transfer, and current students born outside the United States, regardless of citizenship, residency or national origin. New applications are not currently being accepted.

For full-time incoming freshmen, transfer, and current students:

  • For students born outside the United States, regardless of citizenship, residency or national origin
  • Must be proficient in two languages
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more
  • Must have demonstrable financial need

These scholarships are not considered competitive and do not qualify the recipient for an out-of-state tuition waiver.

New applications are not currently being accepted.

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