History Donation Designations
Thank you for your interest in giving to the Department of History. If you would like to make a gift to the History Department Fund for Excellence, which is the general/discretionary fund for the department, please click the button below.
If you would like to make a gift to a specific area, please view the chart below that features all designations that have been created for the Department of History to provide scholarships and endowments to students and the department. Click each header to learn more about the designation and to find a direct link to give to that specific scholarship or endowment.
We thank you advance for your support and generosity.
History Department Fund for Excellence
This is the general/discretionary fund for the Department of History.
Alwyn and Nancy Barr Dissertation Writing Endowment
The Alwyn & Nancy Barr Dissertation Writing Endowment shall be used to support a doctoral
candidate in the Department of History.
Blaisdell European History Scholarship Endowment
Giving link for this endowment is coming soon.
Charles L. Wood Lecture Series in History Endowment
For guest lecturers in the Department of History who will speak on subjects that most
interested Charles L. Wood, including ranching, agriculture, and the west.
Clint and Siva Chambers Scholarship Endowment
The scholarship will be awarded by the Department of History for undergraduate or
graduate students majoring in History and studying U.S. History of the West or the
History of Southeast Asia.
David and Winifred Vigness Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Awarded to an outstanding student in American or Latin American History with special
consideration given to student of Southwestern, Texas and Mexican History. The award
is based upon merit only and financial need is not to be considered. The amount of
the award will equal the total of annual earnings from the Endowment.
Dr. Idris R. Traylor, Jr. Scholarship for Continental European History Endowment
For providing a scholarship to a graduate student in History specializing in Continental
European History. The funds may be used for study at TTU or to conduct research in
Europe. Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Department of History Scholarship
Drs. Otto Nelson and Allan Kuethe Graduate Scholarship Endowment
This endowment will be used to support graduate students in the Department of History.
Ernest Wallace Memorial Fellowship Endowment
This will be awarded to graduate students working toward the completion of their thesis
or dissertation in History.
Ethan A. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Eligible to any TTU undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA who has taken a
minimum of one history course at Texas Tech and can convey appreciation and understanding
of the importance of history in a 200 word essay.
James and Phyllis Pipkin Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is being established in the College of A&S Department of History
for undergraduate student(s) majoring in History. Scholarship awardee(s) should be
chosen based on merit and have outstanding work ethic. Student(s) will be selected
by the History Department scholarship selection committee.
Giving link coming soon!
John M. Howe Annual Lecture Series
Lawrence L. and Louise Graves Scholarship Endowment
The income from the endowment shall provide funding for the scholarships. Scholarships
will be awarded annually to graduate and undergraduate students majoring in History
and having a grade point average of 3.0 or above. These awards will be based on scholastic
ability; financial need may be considered, although it need not be paramount in the
selection. Recipients are to be selected by the Executive committee of the Department
Maxine Durrett Earl Charitable Foundation Scholarship in History
Oscar A. Kinchen Scholarship Endowment in History
An endowed scholarship has been established by friends and family in memory of Dr.
Oscar Kinchen. The scholarship shall be for undergraduate or graduate students who
are history majors, preferably with an interest in British or Canadian history. The
student must have a GPA of 3.0 and financial need to be considered. The recipient
shall be made by a committee which includes the British historians and the Executive
Committee of the Department of History at Texas Tech University.
Paul and Alta Cates Scholarship Endowment In History
The scholarship shall be awarded by the Department of History Committee to entering
freshmen that have met the University's minimum SAT/ACT Requirement, have shown leadership
in their school or community, and receive recommendation from their high school principal
Paul H. and Ellen Carlson Fellowship Endowment
This fellowship is being established in the Department of History in the College of
Arts & Sciences to be used for funding a graduate student working on a thesis or dissertation
topically related to the American West, with special consideration given to a student
utilizing resources through the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.
Rachel E. Hudson European Studies Scholarship Endowment
The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who is studying
European and/or Imperial history with a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a minimum
GPA in history course study of 3.5. The money should be used for tuition, books, or
costs incurred for research (copies, travel, fees, etc.)
Robert A. Hayes Latin American History Scholarship Endowment
Will be used for undergraduate or graduate history students with an interest in Latin
American history. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the History Department
Executive Committee and shall be based on both academic achievement and financial
need. Should Latin American history as such cease to be part of the curriculum of
the History Department or the History Department of the Executive Committee cease
to exist, the appropriate authorities may make substitute use of the funds.
Seth Shepard McKay Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Earning to provide scholarships to graduate or doctoral students writing theses in
Texas History. Selection is based on character, academic achievement, ability to write
well, the quality of the initial research, and the potential contribution of the theses.
The amount is variable.
W. B. and Mozelle Rushing Scholarship in History Endowment
Scholarships are to be awarded to undergraduate students as selected by the Dean of
each college and the scholarship committee of the Department of History.