Texas Tech University

Recruitment Opportunities

Distinguished Graduate Student Assistantships

Distinguished Graduate Student Assistantships (DGSA) are offered by Texas Tech University to attract high-quality applicants into our doctoral programs. Awards will be $25,000/year plus tuition and fee waivers for up 4 years, contingent upon satisfactory academic progress. Departments/programs receiving awards must commit to providing a 1:1 match ($12,500 Graduate School; $12,500 department/program per year for up to 4 years).

Departments/programs may have DGSA recipients serve as TAs, RAs, GPTIs, etc., but only at a level of 0.25FTE (e.g., teaching load must be half that of a regular TA/GPTI). Departments/programs may offer stipends above $25,000, but they are 100% responsible for the overage. The Graduate School portion of the DGSA is a 12-month RA appointment. Please note that preference will be given to nominees who have no more than 30 graduate hours.

Students may not apply; they must be nominated.  The nomination must clearly indicate how the nominee's qualifications rank among top applicants in the discipline (supported by appropriate metrics). Nominations for campus-wide competition and department allocations should be submitted here.

Nomination

This nomination cycle will be for awards that will begin fall 2023

Please note that the process has been revised and all DGSA nominations will be submitted via Saleforce.
Click here for instructions.

Timetable for the 2023 - 2024 Academic Year:
Nomination system opens on October 1st
Nomination deadline February 15th
Awards expected to be announced March 1st
Offers may be accepted as soon as awarded but by no later than April 15th

 

Recruitment Fellowships

These awards provide supplements to department stipends in order to make competitive offers to top applicants. Typically, the fellowships are $4,000/yr for four years for Ph.D. students and $4,000/yr for two years for master's students. Students DO NOT apply for these fellowships.

Process: The Graduate School allocates these fellowships to college deans for distribution to departments; programs.  Departments/programs, in turn, use these to augment stipends to make tentative offers; department/program nominates prospective students in Salesforce at the time of tentative offer.  Should a student not accept a tentative offer, the department may "keep" the award until the deadline and use it to recruit another student.

Nomination Button

This nomination cycle will be for awards that will begin fall 2023

Please note that the process has been revised and all recruitment fellowship nominations will be submitted via Salesforce.
Click here for instructions.

Timetable: These are awarded on a rolling basis in conjunction with admission.  The deadline to submit names of awardees to the Graduate School is March 1.  Acceptance of award for student deadline is April 15.

 

Diversity Incentive Recruitment Program

These fellowships aim to increase participation of domestic underserved populations in our graduate programs through multifactorial means. Nominators must upload a letter that demonstrates how their nominee increases participation of individuals from underserved populations. Nominees must be domestic and meet one or more that of the following criteria: first-generation college student, socioeconomically disadvantaged, multilingual, increases geographical representation.

The package includes: 1) waiver of application fee, 2) $4000/y stipend supplement for up to 2 years for Master's and 4 years for Ph.D. students, and 3) a $500 research/travel allowance. Contact donna.rogers@ttu.edu for more information.

Process: Programs that would like to make tentative offers to potential students who meet this criteria should submit a nomination through Saleseforce at the link below as soon as possible. Should a student not accept a tentative offer, the department will have to re-nominate in order to recruit another student. There are a limited number of awards available and they are distributed on a first-come; first-served basis (typically no more than 1-2 awards per department).

Submit Diversity Incentive Recruitment Program Nomination

 

This nomination cycle will be for awards that will begin fall 2023

Please note that the process has been revised and all recruitment fellowship nominations will be submitted via Salesforce.
Click here for instructions.

Timetable: Departments may begin submitting names as early as October each year. The deadline to submit names of awardees to the Graduate School is March 1.

For more information:  gradfellowships@ttu.edu

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Texas Tech Graduate School

Distinguished Graduate Student Assistantship

2022-2023 Award Recipients

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Texas Tech Graduate School

Recruitment Fellowship

2022-2023 Award Recipients

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For more information about Graduate School Scholarships and Fellowships Email us at gradfellowships@ttu.edu