Phillips 66 Continues Generous Support of Academics at Texas Tech University

The energy industry leader is committed to advancing education through scholarships and support for programs across campus.

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Since 2013, Phillips 66 has been a tremendous contributor to academics at Texas Tech University with its financial commitment to education in several different areas.

With the most recent annual gift of $250,000, the company has donated $1.27 million to support the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, as well as the University Career Center, the Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program (Mentor Tech) and other numerous programs at Texas Tech.

“We are appreciative of our partnership with Phillips 66 and its commitment to higher education,” said Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech president. “Their generosity benefits Red Raiders while they are students and then with career opportunities after graduation.”

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Phillips 66 has 14,600 employees dedicated to energy manufacturing and logistics, and operating 15 refineries that sell petroleum products at more than 10,000 branded outlets around the world while developing high-grade plastics, chemical compounds and other chemical products.

The company’s 2016 gift to Texas Tech continues to support not only the engineering and business colleges but also Texas Tech Career Services, Military and Veteran Scholarships and Mentor Tech.

Phillips 66 also provides $60,000 to Shield Scholars, a program that began in 2013 for students who show a strong interest in a career in the energy industry and have demonstrated leadership abilities and involvement in student and professional organizations. Texas Tech is one of 10 universities across the nation where Phillips 66 offers Shield Scholars.


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Whitacre College of Engineering

The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has educated engineers to meet the technological needs of Texas, the nation and the world since 1925.

Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 725 graduate students pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered through eight academic departments: civil and environmental, chemical, computer science, electrical and computer, engineering technology, industrial, mechanical and petroleum.

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Rawls College of Business

The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.

The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in seven academic areas: accounting; energy, economics and law; finance; health organization management; information systems and quantitative sciences; management; and marketing.

The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.

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Mentor Tech

Mentor Tech

The Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program (Mentor Tech) was introduced during the fall semester of the 2002. The program seeks to enhance the quality of the educational experiences of students from underrepresented groups through programs, services, advocacy, and campus and community involvement. For additional information, contact the office at (806) 742-8692 or review the programs fact sheet.

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Military and Veterans Program

The mission is to provide exceptional support and facilitation to students, faculty and staff for all issues related to the military and veterans. We are a support agency committed to enabling students to achieve their academic goals through campus and community wide resources with a one-stop problem resolution philosophy. Our success is measured by degree completion. We are dedicated to serving those who served.

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