Texas Tech Students Receive Interscholastic Scholarships

From a pool of around 700 applications, 61 students from Texas Tech received Texas Interscholastic League Foundation scholarships for their achievements in advanced levels of UIL competitions during high school.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Oct. 24, 2006
CONTACT: Gretchen Pressley, gretchen.m.pressley@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2136

LUBBOCK – From a pool of around 700 applications, 61 students from Texas Tech received Texas Interscholastic League Foundation scholarships for their achievements in advanced levels of UIL competitions during high school.

To be eligible, each student had to advance to the state competition level in UIL sometime during their high school career, said Lynn Elms, the director of the University Interscholastic League at Texas Tech. The average scholarship awarded is about $5,000.

“These students are all intelligent, all team players,” said Elms. “They had to be involved in their school, they are interested in making the grade, and they are passionate about their subject.”

The criteria by which the Texas UIL foundation awards the scholarships includes a successful academic performance during high school, grade point average, high school rank, need for financial assistance, high college entrance scores, and the motivation to succeed through successful participation in UIL academic competitions.

“Academically, Texas Tech is bound to be better,” said Elms, regarding the scholarship students enrollment at Texas Tech. “Because these students challenge their teachers and challenge each other in the classroom. They are the kids we want at Tech.”

The UIL scholarship recipients were honored at a banquet at Texas Tech University on Oct. 23.

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CONTACT: Lynn Elms, director of the University Interscholastic League at Texas Tech, can be reached at (806) 742-2350 or lynn.elms@ttu.edu.