Expanded Presidential Scholarships Available for Freshmen

New opportunities underline university's commitment to recruiting high-caliber undergraduates.

Seven levels of Presidential Scholarships, ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 per year for four years, will be available.

In order to provide deserving students with a less stressful financial college experience, Texas Tech announced a new family of scholarships available to incoming freshmen for fall 2012.

Seven levels of Presidential Scholarships, ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 per year for four years, will be offered to admitted students ranking in the top 25 percent of their high school class, who scored a total of 27 or greater on the ACT composite or a have a combined SAT math and critical reading score totaling at least 1,200.

Texas Tech President Guy Bailey said the expansion of scholarship opportunities for future students underlines the university’s commitment to recruiting high-caliber undergraduates and to achieving Tier One status.

“Our new family of scholarships allows Texas Tech to be a more viable choice to high-scoring students from very competitive high schools,” Bailey said. “We want prospective students to know they are valuable at Texas Tech.”

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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/