New Scholarships Available for Distance and Off-Campus Students
February 4, 2010
Applications are open for off-campus and online bachelor's degree programs.
Students can apply for a $50-per-credit-hour scholarship for up to four terms and
these scholarships will not be based on financial need.
Texas Tech's University College
is now accepting scholarship applications from Texas residents wishing to pursue
a bachelor’s degree online or at an off-campus location in Texas.
Beginning in the summer of 2010, students who have earned a minimum cumulative adjusted
GPA of 2.0 or higher can apply for a $50-per-credit-hour scholarship for up to four
terms. The scholarship awards will be applied to the recipient’s tuition statement.
Although students must meet certain requirements to qualify for funding, the scholarship
is not based on financial need. The application process takes about 15 minutes to
Eligible degree programs include the distance and off-campus bachelor’s of general studies
, the online bachelor’s of horticultural and turfgrass sciences
, and the online and off-campus bachelor’s of multidisciplinary studies
Matt Baker, dean of University College, said he hopes the scholarships offer another
funding option to distance and off-campus Texas students.
"We believe that all Texans should have the chance to pursue a degree, and we want
to help make that dream a reality for students," Baker said. "Cost is one of the biggest
deterrents for students in higher education. These financial awards are another step
toward the elimination of that barrier."
The funding for the scholarships comes through support from the Office of the President
of Texas Tech University as well as University College. The college plans to consider
applications for the available scholarship funds as they are received and will consider
all applications submitted prior to May 1, or until funds are exhausted.
To learn more about eligibility and participating off-campus locations, or to apply,