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Shubert Family Programming Scholarship

The Shubert Family Programming Scholarship is awarded annually to at least (2) Student Union & Activities student staff members or Student Activities Board (SAB) members who have contributed significant time and talent to the team and will continue to do so for the following year.

The Shubert Family Programming Scholarship is dispersed each spring/summer for the following academic year as long as funds are available. Recipients will receive $1000.00 for the fall semester and $1000.00 for the spring semester as long as they continue to be enrolled in courses at Texas Tech University and meet scholarship eligibility. Recipients must also be either a member of SAB or a student employee of the SUB during that academic year. Texas Tech Health Sciences Center students are not eligible for the scholarship.


  1. Be a fulltime student at Texas Tech University. Texas Tech University Health Science Center students are not eligible for the scholarship.
  2. Must be a member of the Student Activities Board (SAB) with demonstrated progressive levels in responsibility for the year the scholarship will be awarded; or a student employee of the Student Union & Activities department for a minimum of 1 semester.
  3. Must have completed 64 credit hours by the time the scholarship is awarded.
  4. Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and classified as a full-time student at time of application for the scholarship and receipt of the scholarship.
  5. Scholarship is awarded for the period of 2 Academic Semesters. Recipients may not reapply.

To apply for the Shubert Family Programming Scholarship, students must submit the following:

  • The completed application form.
  • A cover letter detailing the candidate's desire and need for the award.
  • A resume highlighting activities, honors, and awards.

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the applicant's service toward the programming ideals of SAB and/or the Student Union, ability to balance a healthy academic workload and the quality of their application.

Representatives from Texas Tech University's professional staff will comprise the Barnes & Noble Leadership Scholarship selection committee.

Award notifications will be sent to chosen applicants by April 30, 2024.

All scholarship funds will be credited toward the Texas Tech student account to cover tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. If the student's bills have already been paid, they will receive a refund check from the Financial Aid Office.

The Shubert Family Programming Scholarship was established to recognize the efforts and achievements of Student Union & Activities Programs and student volunteers.

Funding for the scholarship was provided upon the recommendation of Scott and Maria Heinzman from the Halberg Foundation. Maria was the UC Programs President from 1986-1987 and Scott was the Concerts Chair in the same year.

The foundation was set up by one of Scott's late aunts. Scott's mother is the director of the Foundation. Scott and Maria recommended that the Halberg Foundation establish a UC Programs scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of Tom and Cheryl Shubert.

One scholarship is awarded each year, specifically for an executive officer of the programming board. If funding is available, a scholarship is also awarded to another eligible applicant. The exact amount of the awards will vary depending on the funds available and will be determined and announced in early spring of each year when applications are made available.

  • In 2005, UC Programs changed its name to the Tech Activities Board (TAB).
  • In 2017, Tech Activities Board (TAB) changed its name to Student Activities Board (SAB).
  • In 2022, the scholarship was updated to include student employees of the SUB.

The funds are directly credited to tuition charges. Recipients are announced at the Student Union & Activities recognition event in May.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, March 1, 2024. Questions about the scholarship should be directed to Jon Mark Bernal or Katherine Taylor at (806) 742-3636.