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Maxine Durrett Earl Foundation Scholarship

 This generous award goes to two upper division political science students who meet the following criteria:  

  • GPA above 2.5

  • Preference to students from Garza County and then to the surrounding counties of the South Plains.

  • Preference will be given to student with financial need.  

  • Two awards will be made in the amount of $5,000 each.

J. William Davis Scholarship (#2100-44-2403)

Awarded to two full-time students majoring in political science with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall. Financial need may be considered, but not required. One scholarship is to be awarded to a junior, senior, or graduate student and carries the requirement to be a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. The second scholarship is open to freshman and sophomore political science majors, who would not be members of Pi Sigma Alpha, showing great promise in the study of politics.  

Established in honor of Dr. J. William Davis, Professor Emeritus of Political Science. Administered by the Department Scholarship Committee. Separate department application form required.

Kent Presson Scholarship (#413X-44-8267)

Awarded to full-time graduate or undergraduate students seeking a major in political science based on scholastic ability, leadership. and past accomplishments. Financial need may be considered, but is not required. 

Established by Kent Presson, an alumnus of the Department of Political Science. Administered by the Department Scholarship Committee. Separate department application form required.

Dr. William A. Jackson Scholarship (#412Q-44-8223)

Awarded if possible to a full-time graduate student in the department of political science who seeks a degree with either a major or minor in political science and to persons who seek admission to the University for the purpose of obtaining such a degree. Consideration shall be to scholastic ability, leadership, past accomplishments, the potential for future accomplishments, and the person's need for financial assistance, without regard to priority of any  of these factors, but always keeping in mind what is best for the University.

Established by William A. Jackson Jr. And Mrs. N.G.Kerr in honor of Dr. William A. Jackson, an early member of the Department of Political Science and first head of what later became the Graduate School. Administered by the Department Scholarship Committee. Separate department application form required.

Rushing Family Scholarship in Political Science (#4 l3L-44-8254)

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students seeking a major in political science. Minimum of award is $200. 

Established by the W.B. "Dub'' Rushing family. Mr. Rushing was an earlier graduate of Texas Tech and has been a long-time supporter of the University and its students.

Administered by the Department Scholarship Committee. Separate department application form required.

Gordon Treadway Scholarship (#4389-44-8100)

Awarded annually to one or more graduate or undergraduate students who have demonstrated a strong interest in a public service career. Recipients shall be selected on the basis of need for financial assistance, scholastic ability, leadership, past accomplishments and individual potential without regard to priority of any of' these standards, but those making the selection shall always keep in mind what is best for the student and what is best for the University. Minimum amount of award is $200. 

Established in honor of Gordon Treadaway, a political science alumnus and member of

Texas Tech's first student class. Administered by the Department Scholarship Committee. Separate department application form required.

William E. Oden Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students in Political Science  (#41CY-44-9426)

Awarded to Master's or Doctoral students pursuing a Political Science degree. 

Established in honor of William E. Oden, Professor Emeritus of Political Science.

R. Guy Carter Scholarship - Political Science (#2352-44-3351)

Awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in political science.

Established in honor of R. Guy Carter, an attorney, political science alumnus, and member of Texas Tech's first graduating class in 1928. Administered by the Department Scholarship Committee and the Alumni Association. Separate department application form required.