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Whitfield Horn Scholarship Application


University Women's Club Paul Whitfield Horn Scholarship


Named in the honor of Texas Tech University's first President, in 1941 the endowment was founded as a scholarship fund by the Quarterly Club and has since provided financial assistance to Texas Tech University graduate students.

Recipients are selected primarily for their professional aspirations, demonstrated and potential academic ability, character, and financial need. In 1963, the fund became a joint project of the Quarterly Club and University Women's Club. In 2004, the Quarterly Club disbanded leaving the University Women's Club responsible for the endowment

Funds are raised from membership dues, poinsettias sales, and a silent auction. The endowment is administered by a committee of UWC members appointed by the President for overlapping terms of three years.


The Paul Whitfield Horn scholarship is awarded to applicants accepted for graduate study and working toward a degree at Texas Tech University.

The following factors will be considered in making the award:

  1. Professional achievements and potential for outstanding professional accomplishment.
  2. Academic ability, both demonstrated and potential.
  3. Character.
  4. Financial need.
  5. Likelihood of completing the degree in a timely fashion.

Preferences will be given to the applicant who has attained the highest level; whenever possible, the scholarship will be given to applicants who previously have earned a Master's degree andare working toward a Doctor's degree.


Scholarship Info

Deadline: To Be Announced

Questions:  Mary.Elkins@ttu.edu - Chair of the Selection Committee


To make a donation to the Paul Whitfield Horn Fellowship Endowment, first click on the Give Online button and then use the Search All Funds box and enter "Paul Whitfield Horn".

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