Texas Tech University

University Student Housing Scholarships

University Student Housing believes in supporting the mission of Texas Tech University.

As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research, and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world. *

*Approved by the Texas Tech University Board of Regents on May 14, 2010

We believe by helping students financially to afford the costs of college and living on campus; we are preparing the leaders of the future. We also support our staff members with a scholarship to enhance their ability to work and learning at Texas Tech University.

Eight different scholarships are available. Some are general and will benefit many students. Others are specific to various populations of students or those with special interests both on and off campus. Most of our scholarships do require that you live on-campus and continue living with University Student Housing throughout the duration of the award. However, we do offer an off-campus option with three of the available scholarships. Each scholarship has specific criteria which are required to be considered. Please take a moment to read through the various offerings, and we hope to see your name on a scholarship check from University Student Housing soon.

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Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact Tamara McClain at tamara.mcclain@ttu.edu or 806-742-4996

Additionally, we do require that you agree to and upload the Photo/Testimonial Release Form with the application. Should this prohibit you from applying for the scholarship, please contact Tamara McClain to discuss possible options.

Mary W. Doak Scholarship

Mary W. Doak

The Mary W. Doak scholarship is in honor of the accomplishments of Mary W. Doak, who served as the first dean of women for Texas Technological College in 1925. She later became a member of the English faculty in 1945. Doak Hall, named for Mary W. Doak, was the home of University Student Housing for many years.

Student Success research supports that students who choose to live on-campus typically do better both socially and academically. In order to support our on-campus students, University Student Housing offers a $500.00 per semester ($1,000 total for the academic year) scholarship for students who currently live on campus and who will live on-campus for the next academic year. Residency is verified during each semester for scholarship to be awarded.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Currently live on-campus and will live on-campus for the upcoming academic year
  • Maintain full-time student status as outlined by Texas Tech University
  • Consideration is given to students with financial need
  • Agree to a University Student Housing photo release

Fill out the Mary W. Doak Scholarship Application.

Questions listed on Application:

  • How has living on campus positively impacted your college experience at Texas Tech? (250 words maximum) 
  • What challenges have you faced during your college career, and how has living on campus helped you resolve those challenges? (250 words maximum) 
  • Describe your involvement within the residence halls or organizations associated with University Student Housing (i.e., RHA, RHO, Sustainability efforts, etc.). How has that involvement supported your success as a student? (250 words maximum) 

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Sustainability Scholarship

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This Sustainability Scholarship is designed to promote awareness and educate students on the importance of learning how to meet our current needs without endangering future generations' ability to meet their needs. Our focus is making our campus more sustainable based on the three "R's" - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

"Sustainability is the ability to achieve continuing economic prosperity while protecting the natural systems of the planet and providing a high quality of life for its people." - The United States Environmental Protection Agency

Two-thirds of the scholarship award recipients will be provided to on-campus students, and one-third will be provided to off-campus students because we receive recycling items which we sell to pay for these scholarships from both on and off campus recyclers. University Student Housing offers this $500.00 per semester ($1,000 total for the academic year) scholarship for students meeting the following requirements. For on-campus scholarship recipients, residency is verified during each semester for scholarship to be awarded.

Requirements are as follows:

  • For On-Campus Students: Currently, live on-campus and will live on-campus for the upcoming academic year
  • For Off-Campus Students: Current off-campus residents are eligible for this scholarship, and do not have to live on-campus for the academic year
  • Maintain full-time student status as outlined by Texas Tech University
  • Agree to a University Student Housing photo release

Fill out the Sustainability Scholarship Application.

Questions listed on Application:

  • Please describe in your own words what “Sustainability” means to you. (500 words maximum) 
  • Please describe how Texas Tech University can better practice sustainability. (500 words maximum) 
  • Please tell us about your personal sustainability efforts on campus or in your community. (500 words maximum) 

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Graduate/Professional Student Scholarship

Graduate/Professional Student Scholarship

The Graduate/Professional Student scholarship is designed to support those graduate or professional students who currently live on-campus and who will live on-campus for the next academic year. University Student Housing primarily serves traditional undergraduate students. However, over the years, advances in our residential facilities now better serve the needs of graduate and professional program students. University Student Housing offers this $500.00 per semester ($1,000 total for the academic year) scholarship for students meeting the stated requirements. Residency is verified during each semester for scholarship to be awarded.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Currently, live on-campus and will live on-campus for the upcoming academic year.
  • Maintain full-time graduate or professional student status as outlined by Texas Tech University, Texas Tech Law School, or Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
  • Consideration is given to students with financial need
  • Agree to a University Student Housing photo release

Fill out the USH Graduate Student Scholarship Application.

Questions listed on Application:

  • How has living on campus positively impacted your graduate/professional school experience at Texas Tech? (250 words maximum) 
  • What challenges have you faced during your graduate/professional school career, and how has living on campus helped you resolve those challenges? (250 words maximum) 
  • Describe how this scholarship will assist you in completing your graduate/professional school degree? (250 words maximum) 

Fill out the University Student Housing Graduate/Professional Student Scholarship Application.

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Angela Forney Memorial Scholarship

The Angela Forney Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a first-generation college student who exemplifies the spirit of a servant leader by participating in community service, has demonstrated leadership through membership in organizations, maintains a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and is committed to living on-campus for the upcoming year. University Student Housing offers this $500.00 per semester ($1,000 total for the academic year) scholarship for students meeting the stated requirements. Residency is verified during each semester for scholarship to be awarded.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Currently, live on-campus and will live on-campus for the upcoming academic year
  • Maintain full-time student status as outlined by Texas Tech University
  • Must have at least a 2.75 GPA to apply and maintain the scholarship
  • Identify and are listed as a First-Generation college student
  • Possess demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Possess demonstrated leadership through involvement in organizations
  • Agree to a University Student Housing photo release

Fill out the Angela Forney Memorial Scholarship Application.

Questions listed on Application:

  • How has living on campus positively impacted your college experience at Texas Tech? 
  • As a first-generation college student, what challenges have you faced during your college career, and how has living on campus helped you resolve those challenges? (250 words maximum) 
  • How have you given back to the community (campus, local, national, etc.) through service learning and/or community service?
  • How have you been involved within student organizations on campus, and how has this helped develop your skills as a leader?

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Hilda Alonzo Memorial Scholarship

Hilda Alonzo worked in the Housing Services area of University Student Housing (USH) for 35 years. She dedicated her career to making sure the residence halls were clean and tidy for students and staff. This scholarship is awarded to a traditional or non-traditional student enrolled at Texas Tech University working in the area of USH Housing Services and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. There is no on-campus living requirement for this scholarship. University Student Housing offers this $500.00 scholarship for students meeting the stated requirements.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Maintain full-time student status as outlined by Texas Tech University
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply and maintain the scholarship
  • Awarded to traditional and non-traditional students enrolled at Texas Tech University working in the area of Housing Services of University Student Housing.
  • The scholarship is renewable upon the student maintaining a 3.0 grade point average
  • Agree to a University Student Housing photo release

Fill out the Hilda Alonzo Memorial Scholarship Application.

Questions listed on Application:

  • How has working in USH Housing Services positively impacted your college experience at Texas Tech? (250 words maximum) 
  • What challenges have you faced during your college career, and how has working with other professionals in Housing Services helped you resolve those challenges? (250 words maximum) 
  • Please describe how degree attainment will support your professional work goals? (250 words maximum) 

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The Exousia – Michael G. Burrows Memorial Scholarship

In 1998, Michael G. Burrows was a first-year student at Texas Tech and had a promising life ahead of him. He was tragically killed that next fall in a vehicle accident on his way to a student conference. He lived in Murdough Hall, and his death had a strong impact on a fellow student named Zelvis Applin.

Zelvis commented that “Micheal was the type of person who always walked around wearing a smile. He had a way of making you feel better whenever he greeted you…no matter how bad your day was going.” Zelvis wrote and performed a song at Michael's memorial service in October of 1999. It's there he met Deidra Hader, the Complex Director for Stangel/Murdough. They struck up a conversation. Over the next few months, they had conversations about race relations on the Texas Tech campus, and the overwhelming need that exists to draw people together based on commonalities, not differences. From these conversations, Exousia was developed as a contribution to Black History Month education and celebration activities. Admission collected to Exousia helped to fund this scholarship along with a generous financial gift from Michael's mother. University Student Housing offers this $500.00 per semester ($1,000 total for the academic year) scholarship for students meeting the stated requirements.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Maintain full-time student status as outlined by Texas Tech University
  • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA to apply
  • Sophomore level or above
  • Demonstrated ability to overcome adversity by utilizing determination and perseverance
  • Agree to a University Student Housing photo release

Fill out the Exousia – Michael G. Burrows Memorial Scholarship Application.

Questions listed on Application:

  • What challenges have you faced during your college career, and how have you resolved those challenges by using determination and perseverance? (250 words maximum) 
  • How have you given back or helped others who may have faced similar challenges? (250 words maximum) 
  • Please describe how attaining a college degree will help you achieve your life goals? (250 words maximum) 

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RHA Student Leader Scholarship

In support of student leaders and their academic success, the Residence Halls Association (RHA) is pleased to present the annual Student Leader Scholarship program. This scholarship rewards the success of current student leaders and encourages further involvement throughout the next year from those selected. RHA offers this $500.00 per semester ($1,000 total for the academic year) scholarship for students meeting the stated requirements. Residency is verified during each semester for scholarship to be awarded.

Requirements are as follows:

  • Must currently be living in the residence halls at Texas Tech University.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Texas Tech University at the time of application, and for the duration of the award period.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher at the time of application.
  • Must be a student leader making a positive impact within the residence halls. (University Student Staff members and compensated student leaders are not eligible. i.e., CA, SA, SJA, RT, and RHA executive officers.)
  • Must have completed a contract and paid all applicable fees to live in a residence hall for the following academic year, by the time of application deadline.
  • If selected, must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 for the duration of the following academic year.
  • The student must be in good standing with Texas Tech University and University Student Housing.
  • Should a recipient later be hired as a student staff member within University Student Housing, they will become ineligible for remaining allocations of funds.
  • Agree to a University Student Housing photo release

Fill out the RHA Student Leader Scholarship Application.

Questions listed on Application:

  • Describe your involvement within the residence halls and the impact that you feel you have made on your community.
  • Please provide a summary of your overall involvement and leadership experience at Texas Tech. How will you use these experiences to better the residence halls?
  • What is your expected involvement within the Residence Halls for the 2019-2020 academic year?

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Student Staff Scholarship

The Student Staff Leadership Council (SSLC) and University Student Housing (USH) are proud to offer several $1,000 scholarships to University Student Housing student staff members. The scholarships will be awarded ($500 each semester) pending continued employment. Any USH student employee is eligible!

Requirements are as follows:

  • Student Staff member is employed by University Student Housing
  • Will be employed for University Student Housing for the upcoming academic year.
  • Agree to University Student Housing photo release

Fill out the Student Staff Scholarship Application.

Questions listed on Application:

  • How has working with University Student Housing added to your academic and personal success as a Texas Tech University student? (600-word limit)
  • Please give an example of how you have worked in your role to contribute to the SERVE USH model: (250-word limit)

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- seek opportunities to build positive staff relationships
- expect to follow expectations and engage when setting expectations
- recognize individual and team efforts
V - value each other's time and contributions to the team
E - express concerns professionally and in a timely manner

U - utilize each other's strengths
S - succeed together.
H - housing is our home

Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact Tamara McClain at tamara.mcclain@ttu.edu or 806-742-4996