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Texas Tech Awards Presidential Scholarships

The funds are to encourage student participation in undergraduate research, studying abroad and internships.

Written by Jorge Cruz

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech awarded the President’s Competitive Scholarship and the President’s Interactive Scholarship to four students.

This is the first year the scholarships are being offered. Brad Looney from Fort Worth and Jeffrey Chen from Missouri City were each awarded the President’s Competitive Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Faith Jurek from Goldthwaite and Saba Nafees from Fort Worth were each awarded the President’s Interactive Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

“We are excited about these new scholarships, and thrilled to have another opportunity to reward students who excel both in and outside the classroom,” Texas Tech President Guy Bailey said. “Brad, Jeffrey, Faith and Saba all embody what Texas Tech University wants in a student: commitment, excellence and a desire to be the best.”

The scholarship recipients will be honored at an award luncheon on May 11.

The requirements for the President’s Competitive Scholarship include a 3.0 GPA, and involvement in leadership and extracurricular activities. The President’s Interactive Scholarship is designed to encourage student participation in one of the following: study abroad, internships or undergraduate research.

“We encourage all of our students to participate in at least one of the following activities during their time at Texas Tech: undergraduate research, study abroad, and internships,” Bailey said. “We know that these activities broaden our students’ educational experience and success, leading to exceptional opportunities upon graduation.”

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