Texas Tech University

Study Abroad Scholarships

Buena Vista Endowed Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awards are for TTU undergraduate students pursuing study abroad. The Scholarship is awarded with preference to a student who demonstrates financial need. Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application.

Timing: The Buena Vista Scholarship will be announced three times year for award during the following academic term.

Deadlines:

  • For Study Abroad during the Fall term: 15 February
  • For Study Abroad during the Spring term: 5 October
  • For Study Abroad during the Summer: 15 February

Application procedure: There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name giving name of scholarship, student name, information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay describing how the Study Abroad experience will address their academic goals and indicate how the scholarship will help meet their financial need.
  4. Completed application should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

Award: The amount of the scholarship is up to $3,000 for the term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

The Winner may be profiled on the OIA web pages


Clinton Colgin Study Abroad Scholarship

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Awards are for TTU undergraduate students pursuing study abroad at the TTU Center in Seville (currently only for study during fall and spring terms). The Scholarship is awarded with preference to a student who demonstrates financial need.

Timing: The Colgin Scholarship will be announced twice a year for award term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad at the TTU Center in Sevilla, Spain.

Deadlines:

  • For Study Abroad during the Fall term: 15 February
  • For Study Abroad during the Spring term 5 October

Application procedure: There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, address, telephone number, email, R#, major field of study, and names and contact information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A short (up to 1000 words, double-spaced) essay describing how the Study Abroad experience will address their academic goals and indicate how the scholarship will help meet their financial need.
  4. Application should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

Award: The amount of the scholarship is up to $3000 for the term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad at the TTU Center in Sevilla, Spain. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year and does not require any service to the University.

Winners may be profiled on the OIA web pages.


Fundacion Amigos del University Center

OIA Scholarship Chair: Dr. Joan Goodman-Williamson

Eligibility: Two awards of $1500 each are for TTU undergraduate or graduate students accepted to pursue study abroad at the TTU Center in Sevilla, Spain during the Fall term. Applicants must have an interest in sharing their study abroad story on social media in order to influence and recruit future students. The Scholarships will be awarded with preference to students who demonstrate financial need through FAFSA and a strong interest in social media. Awardees will be required to submit at least 2 study abroad-related social media posts per week while participating in the Study Abroad program and to assist with 3 recruitment events after their return from their study abroad program.

Timing: The Scholarship will be announced as soon as possible following the determination of the winners.

Deadline:

  • For Study Abroad during the Fall term: 6 March

Application procedure: There is not an application form for this scholarship. Students should nominate themselves, providing as a single PDF file:

  1. A cover sheet giving name of scholarship, student name, , information of two recommenders (see below)
  2. Official transcripts which may be sent electronically by the Registrar to or the student may obtain an official transcript and scan it as part of the application.
  3. 3. A 1-2 page essay describing how the Study Abroad experience will address the academic goals and indicate how the scholarship will help meet financial need. Additionally, students should describe their social media presence (including inclusion of their social media handles), how social media has impacted them and how they intend to influence others while abroad.
  4. 4. Completed application should be sent to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu The email subject line should contain the student name and scholarship name.
  5. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to: oia.scholarship@ttu.edu

Award: The amount of the scholarship is for $1500 per student for the Fall term of the academic year during which the student plans to study abroad. It will be disbursed as a scholarship, paying tuition and fees first, with any remaining balance issued to the student by Student Business Services (SBS). In addition, this award is expected to waive out-of-state tuition for the award year.

The Winner may be profiled on the OIA web pages.