Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships for Incoming First-Year & Transfer Students

The School of Art offers many competitive scholarships for undergraduate students. These scholarships are made possible through generous ENDOWMENTS that have been established in the School of Art and in the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, and through generous grants received from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock, Texas.

Competitive Talent-Based Scholarships for Incoming Students are awarded to entering first-year and transfer students based on portfolio or essay evaluations made by the Foundations Committee submitted with your INCOMING STUDENT APPLICATION. Scholarships can range in value from $4,000 to $2,000.

INCOMING FIRST-YEAR AND TRANSFER STUDENTS – to be considered for scholarships in the School of Art you must complete the INCOMING STUDENT APPLICATION

Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students may also apply for the financial need based H.Y. Price Scholarship. Mr. H.Y. Price endowed these scholarships to enable undergraduate men and women of good character and ability to attend Texas Tech University who otherwise would be denied this opportunity for lack of financial means. All students in the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts are eligible.

The deadline to apply for consideration for an H.Y. Price Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year is May 1st. Download the application form by clicking [HERE]. Return the completed form to:

HY Price Scholarship Application
TTU School of Art
Box 42081
Lubbock, TX  79409

For consideration, applicants must also have completed a free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) online application at

Scholarships for Continuing Undergraduate Art Majors

Continuing Undergraduate Art Majors with degree emphases in Art History, Graphic Design, Studio Art (all areas), or Art Education may apply for Talent-Based and Need-Based scholarships. The application PROCESS and FORM for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open. Deadline for application is Friday, March 13, 2020.  Click here for the Application Process with link to the Application Form

School of Art Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship
This competitive, merit-based award recognizes a School of Art student's accomplishments beyond his or her specific area of specialization. It seeks to encourage students' efforts to excel in all the fields of study they consider while at the School of Art. It is awarded to a student whose academic record and portfolio of work attests/demonstrates exceptional work ethic and higher than common expectations, which are invaluable assets in professional life and for those thinking of pursuing graduate studies. The application PROCESS and FORM is the same as above for Continuing Undergraduate Art Majors - just check the box requesting consideration and provide the additionally requested documents.

Real and Muff Musgrave – Medici Circle Art Scholarship
Real & Muff Musgrave established the endowment for this scholarship in 2012 to provide a scholarship which "shall be awarded on a merit/needs basis to a student, in good academic standing (with at least a 3.0 GPA in a 4.0 system in art curriculum), who has completed two years in undergraduate work (any area) in the School of Art and has demonstrated high proficiency in drawing, as judged by the SOA Scholarship Committee. The award shall be renewable for one year, so long as the student has maintained an overall academic standing of 3.0 GPA or higher in a 4.0 system for the preceding year. It is the intent of the principal benefactors that special consideration and encouragement be given to a third year art student [beginning 3rd year of studies] with demonstrated drawing ability, who is pursuing a degree with the goal to derive the bulk of their income from the creation of their art. And that student shall have this support available for their final two years of undergraduate study."

Juniors (or seniors who anticipate taking two years before graduating) may apply. Click here to APPLY FOR the Musgrave-Medici Circle and other DRAWING TALENT scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Other Financial Aid

All inquiries concerning other scholarships, student loans, grants, or work-study, should be directed to:

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
Office of Student Financial Aid
301 West Hall
Texas Tech University
Box 45011
Lubbock, Texas 79409-5011