Texas Tech University

Freshman Presidential Scholarship Levels

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to entering first-time freshman who show exceptional academic ability through superior test scores and class ranking. Annual award amounts pay one-half toward fall and one-half toward spring terms. If you are a non-resident awarded a Presidential Scholarship, you will also qualify to pay in-state tuition. All merit awards are guaranteed for students admitted by April 15th; admission after this date is limited only by availability of these scholarships.

Academic Requirements Award Amount Renewal Requirements
National Merit Finalist  100% of original federally approved cost of attendance(Approximately $25,000 per year for up to 4 years
combining federal institutional and external gift aid)

3.5 GPA and 15 earned hours per semester
At least 1400 SAT*
or 30 ACT** and
top 10% of class
 $24,000 ($6,000 per year for up to 4 years) PLUS one-time $4,000 for 2018-2019 3.5 GPA and 15 earned hours
per semester
At least 1300 SAT*
or 27-29 ACT** and
top 10% of class
$20,000 ($5,000 per year for up to 4 years) 3.25 GPA and 15 earned hours
per semester
At least 1200 SAT*
or 25-26 ACT** and
top 1%-25% of class
$16,000 ($4,000 per year for up to 4 years) 3.0 GPA and 15 earned
hours per semester

 

SAT* sum of critical reading and math sections only; **ACT composite score. Awards and criteria are subject to change.

Students are only eligible for one Presidential Scholarship Level. If you qualify for a Presidential scholarship, you will receive an offer letter from the TTU President's Office.

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Information for Home Schooled, IB Candidates, and students from non-ranking high schools.

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Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Earning scholarships for college starts as you enter high school.

National Merit Finalists

At Texas Tech, National Merit Finalists are awarded 100% of original federally approved cost of attendance.

Presidential Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to entering first-time freshman who show exceptional academic ability through superior test scores and class ranking.

Raise.Me

Texas Tech is proud to have partnered with Raise.me, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities. 

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