Texas Tech Creates President's Graduate Fellowships

The fellowships are funded in part by the Whitacre Graduate Fellowship Endowment.

Ed Whitacre

Texas Tech University has created the President's Graduate Fellowships, which will showcase the importance of graduate education and attract high quality applicants to Texas Tech.

“Graduate education is a centerpiece of a top-tier university and plays a critical role in meeting the workforce demands of a knowledge-based global economy,” Graduate School Dean Mark Sheridan said. “The creation of the President's Graduate Fellowships will assure the recruitment of the most qualified graduate students, thereby enabling the expansion of Texas Tech University's scholarly enterprise and affirming its commitment to securing the economic vitality of the region, state and nation.”

The President's Graduate Fellowships are funded in part by the Ed and Linda Whitacre Graduate Fellowship Endowment. The fellowships will provide a stipend of up to $32,000 per year, comparable to the prestigious National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship, and will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants in any of the university's doctoral programs. Awards will include tuition and a $2,000/year research and travel allowance, renewable contingent upon progress, for up to five years.

“We appreciate the support of Ed and Linda Whitacre, whose lead gift helped partially fund this important program,” Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said.

For additional information about the Presidential Fellowships click here.

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