Office of International Affairs International Student & Scholar Services Financial Assistance

International Student Scholarship & Financial Assistance

This page provides international students attending Texas Tech with information about scholarships available to them. Since applications and deadlines sometimes change, please contact the applicable department to obtain the most up to date information.

UNDERGRADUATES:
• Scholarship applications for freshmen and transfer students are part of the ApplyTexas.org online application. Scholarship applications for current Texas Tech students are available from the Scholarship Office http://www.scholarships.ttu.edu/Howtoapply.asp. The deadline for current students is Feb. 1.
• Check out the Honors College at http://www.honr.ttu.edu for other scholarships.

GRADUATES:
• Check the graduate school website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/scholarships/ for financial opportunities.

ALL STUDENTS:
• Check with your department or advisor for applications. This is usually your BEST source.
• Ask your professors if they are aware of any resources.
• Check the Scholarship Office Bulletin Board in West Hall, 3rd floor. Postings change frequently.
• Join a Professional Organization for your major. Check with your department and/or departmental website.


OIA Undergraduate Scholarship

For full-time incoming freshmen, transfer and current students:

Application forms are now available to download. These $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this spring for the 2014-2015 academic year, beginning in August 2014. These scholarships are not considered competitive and do not qualify the recipients for an out-of-state tuition waiver. Completed applications with essays must be postmarked by Feb. 28, or submitted in Suite 110 of the International Cultural Center by 5 p.m. on Feb. 28. No electronic submissions will be accepted.

The OIA Undergrad Scholarship Application Form

The OIA Ann and Bill Fisher Graduate Scholarship

For incoming and current graduate students:

Application forms are now available to download. These $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this spring for the 2014-2015 academic year, beginning in August 2014. These scholarships are not considered competitive and do not qualify the recipients for an out-of-state tuition waiver. Completed applications with essays must be postmarked by Feb. 28, or submitted in Suite 110 of the International Cultural Center by 5 p.m. on Feb. 28. No electronic submissions will be accepted.

Fisher Scholarship 2014 Application Form


Scholarships and Assistance offered in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013


Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship 1: $2,500 (one award)
For a woman who is a citizen of a Pan American country (other than the United States) and is pursuing a graduate degree at a state-supported college or university in Texas. More than $2,500 may be awarded in years when funds are available. Go to http://www.partt.org/ and go to “Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship” for more information. Applications CANNOT be submitted by fax and must be post-marked by no later than January 31, 2012.

GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR THE 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR

The GNS program for international students from Latin America and the Western Hemisphere awards full tuition waivers for the Fall 2015 Semester, Spring 2016 Semester, and Summer I & II 2016 Sessions for citizens born in the western hemisphere. Students are required to pay all fees, however. The student must have been at least a five-year current resident of a politically independent nation in the western hemisphere (excluding Cuba and the United States); the student cannot be a dual U.S. citizen or have an application pending for U.S. permanent residency; the student must be currently enrolled at TTU and have completed at least one academic semester at Texas Tech University before the start of the 2015-2016 academic year; he/she must maintain full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress; the student should be planning on returning to the country of origin upon successful completion of the academic program.

Deadline for submission of the application for the 2015-2016 academic year will be 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015. Information and application forms for the 2015-2016 academic year will be made available at this site in January of 2015 once this office has received the appropriate notification and information from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in Austin, Texas at that time. Official GNS information should be available to interested western hemisphere student applicants about the third week of January 2015. Notice: This scholarship program is constantly under review and could be discontinued at any time. You are strongly urged not to rely on this award as a means to finance your studies.

(NOTE: Deadline for submission of the application for the 2014-15 academic year has already passed!)



From your major department
Your best chance for getting a scholarship is, believe it or not, from your own major department. If you qualify with the proper grade point average, you are eligible to be considered. Contact the department.

Tuition Assistance for Students of Mexico

For citizens or permanent residents of Mexico; students must be planning to return to Mexico after completion of program; students must be enrolled full-time; and, they must demonstrate financial need. Assistance allows Mexican nationals to pay in-state tuition and to waive out-of-state tuition.
Tuition Assistance for Students of Mexico Application Form

Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS
)
All international students are eligible to apply for the Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship program. Applications are due by a designated deadline. For international student awardees, the SACS may provide a certain monetary award for an appropriate academic term or summer session. Every TTU student pays the SACS fee every academic term that he or she is enrolled at Texas Tech University, and therefore, is eligible to apply each term. Interested students should review all information that is online at the Study Abroad link.
Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship Link

International Students Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is for very special situations where there is a critical and compelling need to assist a student who has had a sudden and major financial problem. It is not for chronic financial mismanagement, neglect, and abuse.  TPEG funding is limited and awards are usually very modest at best.  Awards are normally not made during a student’s first year as a student at Texas Tech.  Examples of important issues might be, but are not limited to, currency fluctuations in one’s home country, or a natural disaster in one’s home country which affects the economy and the financial services sector and, thus, a student’s ability to receive enough funds from his native country to pay his financial obligations here in the United States.  A TPEG is not meant to be used to pay required student fees.  It is not a scholarship and does not waive out of state tuition.  Any application for a TPEG must be correctly, rigorously, and timely documented. Without satisfactory documentation, an application will not be considered.  Students must present their TPEG application in person to the International Student TPEG Coordinator for review and discussion. 
International Studentas TPEG Application


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