Texas Tech University

Six TTU International Students Awarded Good Neighbor Scholarship

The Office of International Affairs is delighted to announce that six Texas Tech students were selected to receive The Good Neighbor Scholarship (GNS) for the upcoming academic year (2021-22).  The GNS is designed to encourage currently enrolled and academically talented students from the countries of the Western (American) hemisphere (other than Cuba and the U.S.) to pursue higher education in the State of Texas, thus establishing a stronger link between the State of Texas and the home country of the students.  Good Neighbor Scholarship recipient, Erica Grant noted, "The good neighbor scholarship to me means opportunities. It allows me to continue my education to become an architect that breaks barriers in design by creating safe and comfortable spaces for those with mental and physical disabilities."

This year's Good Neighbor Scholarship winners include students from the Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Nicaragua representing academic studies in the areas of Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Visual and Performing Arts.  Sukant Misra, Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech, in applauding the recipients said, "These six young scholars and winners of the Good Neighbor Scholarship demonstrate the commitment of Texas Tech students to strengthening the global connections and scholarship across the diverse academic pursuits and cultures of the Western Hemisphere.  Their accomplishments and scholarship have a tremendous impact on championing global connections."

The requirements for the scholarship award for TTU graduate and undergraduate students include the following,

  • Applicants must: have resided in the Western (American) Hemisphere for at least five years;
  • Applicants cannot be members of the Communist Party;
  • Applicants cannot have applied for Permanent Resident status in the U.S., or have dual citizenship that includes the U.S.;
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a program and maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward a TTUI degree at the time of application;
  • Applicants must be a bona fide native-born citizen and resident of an eligible country; and
  • Applicants must meet GPA requirements (Undergraduate students: 2.0; Graduate students: 3.0).
  • Students must intend to return to their home country (or another eligible country outside of the US) after completing their program of study at TTU.

Applications for the Good Neighbor Scholarship will open again in January 2022.  Students are encouraged to apply through the OIA website at Continuing TTU Student Scholarships.