University College Accepting Scholarship Applications for Texans

Written by Sherrel Jones

Texas Tech’s University College now will accept scholarship applications from Texas residents who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree online or at an off-campus location in Texas.

Although students must meet certain requirements to qualify for funding, the scholarship is not based on financial need. The application process takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Eligible degree programs include the bachelor of general studies, the Bachelor of Science in Horticultural and Turfgrass Sciences and the Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies.

Matt Baker, dean of University College, said he hopes the scholarships offer another funding option to online and off-campus Texas students.

“We believe that all Texans should have the chance to pursue a degree, and we want to help make that dream a reality for students,” Baker said. “Cost is one of the biggest deterrents for students in higher education. These financial awards are another step toward the elimination of that barrier.”

The funding for the scholarships comes through support from the Office of the President of Texas Tech University, as well as University College.  The college plans to consider applications for the available scholarship funds as they are received and will consider all applications submitted prior to May 1, or until funds are exhausted.

Beginning in the summer of 2010, students who have earned a minimum cumulative adjusted GPA of 2.0 or higher may apply for a $50-per-credit-hour scholarship for up to four terms. The scholarship awards will be applied to the recipient’s tuition statement.

To learn more about eligibility and participating off-campus locations, or to apply, visit

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