Texas Tech University

Scholarship Opportunities

2017 Scholarships

Name Deadline Award Address Requirements
Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship Jan. 30, 2017 $1,000 Website Link
  • All ages may apply
  • Complete the application form including a 140-character message about technology addiction
Niche “No Essay” Scholarship Jan. 31, 2017 $2,000 Website Link
  • Must be in college
  • GPA minimum of 2.0
  • Must be a US student
I Have a Dream Scholarship 2017 Jan. 31, 2017 $1,500 Website Link
  • Be a legal resident
  • 250 words or less explain “what you dream about?”
Sweet & Simple Scholarship 2017 Feb. 28, 2017 $1,500 Website Link
  • Written essay of 250 words or less; "Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you."
  • GPA minimum of 2.0
Superpower Scholarship 2017 Mar. 21, 2017 $2,500 Website Link
  • Write an essay of 250 words or less: “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?”
  • Be a legal resident of the US
  • Enrolled in a University
All About Education Scholarship 2017 Apr. 30, 2017 $3,000 Website Link
  • Short written response to topic, 250 words or less; “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?”
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be a legal US Resident
Fifth Month Scholarship 2017 May 31, 2017 $1,500 Website Link

Short written answer of 250 words or less; “May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original.”

10 Words or Less June 30, 2017 $500   Website Link
  • Must be between the ages of 14 and 25
  • Can be a US and international student
  • Answer the designed question for the specific day
MAES STEM Scholarship Fund Apr. 30, 2017 up to $4,000 Website Link
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must be majoring in a STEM filed (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
E-Waste Scholarship Apr. 30, 2017 $1,000 Website Link Complete the application including a 140-charcter message about e-waste
Rentacomputer Cares Scholarship May 31, 2017 $500 Website Link
  • Submit a video essay describing your goals and dreams
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must be US citizen
Digital Privacy Scholarship June 30, 2017 $1,000 Website Link
  • Complete the application form including a 140-character message about digital privacy
  • Finalist will be asked to write a full length 500-1,000 word essay
Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award June 30, 2017 $1,000 Website Link

• U.S. citizen or permanent resident

• Attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies

Make Me Laugh Scholarship August 31, 2017 $1,500 Website Link

• Be a legal resident

• Currently enrolled for Fall of 2017

• Write 250 words or less of something funny or embarrassing that's happened to you

2nd Chance Scholarship August 30, 2017 $1,000 Website Link

• Must be a legal resident

• Must be enrolled for Spring of 2018 session

Love your Career Scholarship Sept. 11, 2017 $1,000 Website Link
  • Essay of 1,000 words or more (Outlining three steps you plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career you love)
  • Essay must be saved in a PDF format
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • File name must be full name
  • Submission email must include 1. Full Name 2. Phone Number 3. Name of the college/ university attending
  • *Check website for other requirements that possibly could have been added

Graduate Student Scholarships

Name Deadline Award Address Requirements
Jack Cramer Scholarship December 31, 2017 $2,000 Website Link
  • Be a senior in a secondary school
  • Have an overall cumulative grade point average of a 3.0
  • Applied to a university offering an athletic training education program providing eligibility to sit for NATA BOC examination upon matriculation.
  • Be sponsored by an Athletic Trainer who is a current member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and is practicing within their state athletic training statutes if applicable.
  • Have accumulated a minimum of 200 hours of volunteering and observing in a secondary school athletic training room setting under the direct supervision of their sponsoring athletic trainer.
  • Have established his/her intention to continue academic work to the baccalaureate degree level as a full-time undergraduate athletic training student.
  • Application information:
    • Part one: Demographic information
    • Part two: Applicant questionnaire
    • Part Three: Applicant essay (not to exceed 500 words)
    • Part Four: Narrative snapshot of your professional life in 5 years (not to exceed 100 words)
    • Part Five: Essay explaining your vision of your future athletic training program (not to exceed 300 words)
Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship March 30, 2017 $500 Website Link
  • Must be between 16 and 25
  • For marketing, advertising and public relations students
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • One full year of post secondary studies
  • Summit answer to essay questions (can be found on application page, but are different for everyone)
AMBUCS Scholarship Program April 15, 2017 $500-$1,500 Website Link
  •  Must document financial need via the Student Aid Report for the current school year
  • Must be accepted in a junior or senior undergraduate or grauate level program in one of the following areas of study:
    1. Physical Therapy
    2. Occupational Therapy
    3. Speech-Language Pathology
    4. Hearing Audiology
  • Program to which the student is accepted must present a curriculum ACCREDITED by the appropriate health/therapy profession authority
  • Applicant must express intent to enter clinical practice in chosen field of therapy in the United States upon completion of course of study for which aid is requested
  • To apply to go website

Past Fall-2016 Scholarships

Name Deadline Award Address Requirements
1 Tungsten Rings 9/2/2016 $500 1634 E Sandhill Drive,
Utah 84780
  • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • 5-minute video. (purpose: advantages and value of tungsten wedding rings and bands)
  • 1,000-word essay describing life goals, educational plans, personal thought about wedding bands.
  • Videos must be submitted to YouTube.
  • Essays must be submitted to TungstenRings.
2 Stop-painting.com 9/5/2016 $1000 Website Link
  • Must be a current college freshman, sophomore, or junior.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must enroll full-time.(+12hrs)
  • Essay should be between 500 to 1,000 words.(prompt is available on the website)
  • Essay and application must be emailed.
4 Don't Text and Drive 9/30/2016 $1000 Website Link
  • Complete the Online Application Form.
  • Compose a 140-character message about texting and driving.
  • Finalist will be asked to write a 500 to 1,000 word essay about texting and driving.
5 Hit the Books 9/30/2016 $500 info@coffeeforless.com
  • Essay is required and is to be no more than 500 words on the subjects of the importance of education and as to how the scholarship money will help.
  • If you can find a way to include a passion for coffee and keep the essay focused, will give you bonus points on creativity.
  • Essays must be submitted through email.
6 Moll Law Group College 9/30/2016 $1000 scholarship@molllawgroup.com
  • Must be enrolled full-time.(+12hrs)
  • Complete general application.
  • Submit proof of citizenship/legal residency (birth certificate, passport, etc.)
  • Essay must be between 1,000 and 1,500 words that follows with the topics suggested.
  • Application must be sent through email.
7 Return2College 9/30/2016 $1000 info@return2college.com
  • Complete general application.
  • Essay of 3 sentences or less to “Why are you getting your degree?”
  • Eligible to submit multiple applications.
8 Shout It Out 9/30/2016 $1500 support@unigo.zendesk.com
  • Application must include name, contact information, background details.
  • A response to “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?” which should not exceed 250 words.
9 U.S. Bank 9/30/2016 $20,000 Website Link- TBA
  • Must be enrolled full-time.(+12hrs)
  • Complete online application.
  • Must complete the eight education modules (10 to 15 mins)located at https://atwork.everfi.net/usbanks
10 SWASAP Collegiate Scholarship 10/1/2016 varies Contact your TTU SSS advisor
  • Be a current TRIO participant with a minimum of 1 year of TRIO participation.
  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 weighted scale.
  • Must be recommended by TRIO personnel who is a SWASAP member in good standing.
  • Complete SWASAP Scholarship Application.
  • Submit a 350 word (minimum) to a 500 word (maximum) essay addressing the following: “My TRIO Story?” Please include information regarding your history with TRIO and how you plan to utilize the information and experience you've gained through TRIO to further your future educational endeavors.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Submit verification form.
11 Community Veterinary Partners 10/1/2016 $1000 scholarship@cvpco.com
  • Application must be sent through email containing the following:
    • Essay of 500 words.(one of the three given animal related topics)
    • Name, address, phone number, college or university currently attending.
12 Fantasy Sports Daily 10/1/2016 $1000 Website Link- TBA
  • Complete online application, which consist of four short essays (400 to 600 words each).
13 AES Engineering 10/6/2016 $500 scholarship@aesengineers.com
  • DISCLAIMER: Applicant is not required to take engineering courses to apply for this award.
  • Application must be sent through email.
  • Must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words.
  • Application must include applicant's name, school of attendance, and future plans for education placed in the heading of the essay.
14 Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma 10/9/2016 $2500 scholarship@mesotheliomahelp.org
  • Must submit application through email.
  • Submit an essay between 750 to 1,500 words based upon one of the given topics.
  • Must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words.
  • Small photograph (headshot)
  • Short biography
15 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Contest 10/17/2016 $100 Website Link
  • Video contest
  • Short 350 word statement as to how you can change the world.
16 Herrman & Herrman Innovation 10/21/2016 $2500 community@herrmanandherrman.com
  • Application must be submitted as email attachments.
  • Must submit an essay of a minimum of 600 words that address “How has social media affected the safety of driving? Describe the ways that social media had become a distraction for drivers and impacted the safety of our roads and highways.”
  • Must be saved to Word or PDF format.
  • Small photograph (headshot) (.jpg or .png files)
  • Contact information: Full name, School, and Phone number.
17 Institute for Research on Unlimited Love Youth Essay Contest 10/30/2016 $1000 unlimitedloveinstitute2035@gmail.com
  • Application must be emailed.
  • Must submit an essay of 1,500 words or less that encourages the principles of religious freedom, tolerance, and love for all humanity.
  • Essay must be MLA format.
18 The Prize for American Free Speech 11/24/2016 $2500 Website Link
  • Must complete online application.
  • Submit an essay no more than 500 words in response to “What is the importance of free speech to a flourishing society?
19 Education Matters 11/30/2016 $5000 support@unigo.zendesk.com
  • Must complete an online application form.
  • Complete the Scholarship Match quiz/questionnaire at Unigo.
  • Must also include full name, contact information, background details, academic details, and short response to “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?
  • Essay must be in MLA format.
20 ChameleonJohn.com USA University Student Scholarship 12/1/2016 $3000 scholarships@chameleonjohn.com
  • Must complete online application, along with three essay questions which consist of 1,000 characters or less.
21 Savvy Saver 12/13/2016 $2500 Website Link
  • Must write a tweet about the best way to save money as a college student then follow up with an essay response for the meaning of the tweet (400-600 words).
22 Foreclosure.com 12/16/2016 $5,000 scholarship@foreclosure.com
  • Must complete entry form with full name, address, phone number, student ID number, school name, and email address.
  • Essay to given topic (800 to 2,000 words)
  • The essay must be attached on the email as a Word document.
23 Mark A. Forester 12/21/2016 $1,000 scholarship@rockymountainmattress.com
  • Must submit an essay between 300 to 500 words describing how one personally honors American's heroes.
  • Email must contain full name, contact information, and school name.
24 Unigo 12/31/2016 $10,000  Website Link
  • Must be registered at Unigo.com.(free)
  • Complete online application.
  • Submit a short response to “Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? Why?”