President Jon Whitmore talks to scholarship recipients. Each recipient also received
a laptop computer equipped with programs the students will use in their academic major.
Two new scholarships programs will give entering freshmen students at Texas Tech a
boost toward their degrees.
The Texas Tech Alumni Association First Generation Scholarships and the Presidential
Leadership Scholarships and laptop computers were presented to 140 freshmen students
in August during a ceremony in the Stadium Club of Jones AT&T Stadium.
“Deciding to attend a university is a huge decision and we want to make sure that
we are doing everything possible to help our students succeed,” said Jon Whitmore,
president of Texas Tech University. “These students are representative of the outstanding
young men and women we want to see at Texas Tech.”
The Alumni Association First Generation Scholarship provides selected applicants with
$500 toward tuition and fees. The Alumni Association uses half of the proceeds from
sales of its Texas Tech class ring
to support the scholarships.
interviews of the freshman recipients and the speech given by Jon Whitmore.
“Our class ring represents the spirit and tradition of Texas Tech,” said Bill Dean,
executive vice president and CEO of the association. “We are pleased to be able to
give back to the university in a way that will help new students be successful.”
The Presidential Leadership Scholarship goes to entering freshmen who served in student
government positions in high school. The scholarship is funded by sales of the university’s
Each recipient also received a laptop computer equipped with programs the students
will use in their academic major.
Recipients were selected based on academic records and other factors critical to success
in higher education.