Presidential Scholarships Encourage Enrollment

An additional $500,000 in presidential scholarships will be given to community college transfer students.

Select transfer students will receive a $5,000 scholarship over a two-year period.

Select transfer students will receive a $5,000 scholarship over a two-year period.

In order to provide deserving students with a college experience free of financial stress, Texas Tech announced an additional $500,000 in presidential scholarships available to community college transfer students for fall 2011.

The 2011 presidential transfer scholarships provide $5,000 over two years to students who maintain full-time enrollment and a 3.0 GPA at the Texas Tech Lubbock campus.

Texas Tech offered presidential transfer scholarships to an additional 150 transfer students with at least 40 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA to encourage enrollment for fall 2011.

Texas Tech President Guy Bailey said the expansion of scholarship opportunities for future Texas Tech students underlines the university’s commitment to recruiting high-caliber undergraduates and is one more step closer to achieving tier one status.

"Texas Tech recognizes the value of high-achieving transfer students,” he said. “Our increased commitment to community college transfers demonstrates our pledge to support transfer students’ success.

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Tier One

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Achieving Tier One status will have a transformative effect on Texas Tech. It will put Texas Tech into an elite category of universities, providing our students with unmatched educational opportunities. Attaining Tier One status will not only transform Texas Tech University, it will expand the scope of our research to meet the worlds needs and create an economic boom for Lubbock, West Texas and the state.

The journey to Tier One status began in 2009 when the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) designated Texas Tech and six other schools as emerging research universities.

For more information, visit www.ttu.edu/stratplan/