Texas Tech University

LGBTQIA Leadership/Service Scholarship

The LGBTQIA Leadership/Service Scholarship is awarded to Texas Tech University undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in the LGBTQIA community. Scholarships are for $500 (one-time payment), with two scholarships awarded in the fall semester and two scholarships awarded in the spring semester. The scholarship will be applied to each recipient's student business account. Students are eligible to receive the scholarship multiple semesters but are ineligible to do so for two consecutive semesters.

The Leadership/Service Scholarship will be offered for Fall 2023.

Minimum Qualifications for consideration are:

  1. Full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Texas Tech University;
  2. Cumulative 2.50 out of 4.0 grade point average (GPA);
  3. Short answer questions;
    1. Identify and briefly describe your leadership responsibilities, activities, community service, and honors received during your high school or college career. Include any relevant experience in the last 4 years.
  4. Essay questions (each response should not exceed 100 words);
    1. Describe a situation in which you demonstrated leadership in matters particularly relevant to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) people.
    2. What leadership abilities/qualities do you have that distinguish you from other student leaders?
    3. What are your academic/professional goals and how will this scholarship help you accomplish these goals? 
  5. Resume that includes the applicant's extracurricular activities, honors, achievements, memberships, etc.; and
  6. Two (2) references who can provide support related to the applicant's leadership/service experience. 

Applicants authorize the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement to examine their transcript(s) as an applicant for the scholarship.

Note to Applicants: State law requires that each student identify any relation to a current Board of Regent member. A student who is related to a current member of the governing board of that institution is prohibited from receiving scholarships unless the scholarship is awarded exclusively based on academic merit or is an athletic scholarship. It is a Class B misdemeanor to file a false statement.

Past Recipients

Spring 2022: Matthew R. Hernandez and Jacob Evans