University College Offers Scholarships to Texans Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree Online or at an Off-campus Site

by JOHN DAVIS

February 02, 2010

Texas Tech's University College is now accepting scholarship applications from Texas residents wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree online or at an off-campus location in Texas.

Beginning in the summer of 2010, students who have earned a minimum cumulative adjusted GPA of 2.0 or higher may apply for a $50-per-credit-hour scholarship for up to four terms. The scholarship awards will be applied to the recipient's tuition statement.

Although students must meet certain requirements to qualify for funding, the scholarship is not based on financial need. The application process takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Eligible degree programs include the distance and off-campus bachelor's of general studies, the online bachelor's of horticultural and turfgrass sciences, and the online and off-campus bachelor's of multidisciplinary studies.

Matt Baker, dean of University College, said he hopes the scholarships offer another funding option to distance and off-campus Texas students.

"We believe that all Texans should have the chance to pursue a degree, and we want to help make that dream a reality for students," Baker said. "Cost is one of the biggest deterrents for students in higher education. These financial awards are another step toward the elimination of that barrier."

The funding for the scholarships comes through support from the Office of the President of Texas Tech University as well as University College. The college plans to consider applications for the available scholarship funds as they are received and will consider all applications submitted prior to May 1, or until funds are exhausted.

To learn more about eligibility and participating off-campus locations, or to apply, visit www.uc.ttu.edu/funds.

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CONTACT: Michele Moskos, marketing director, University College, (806)742-7202 ext. 276 or michele.moskos@ttu.edu.


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