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Transfer Student Finds Success at Texas Tech as Terry Scholar

Allison Hirth & Jeff Ramazani

March 21, 2017

Tristan Russo

(VIDEO) Tristan Russo, 29, estimates he's received close to $80,000 in scholarship money since enrolling at Texas Tech in 2015.

College was never something that was on Tristan Russo's radar. In fact, after high school, he spent eight years working as a mechanic in various auto shops in Florida. So how was it that he'd end up at Texas Tech University and have his tuition paid for? He credits hard work and good timing.

"You can do it," Russo, whose major is petroleum engineering, said. " You've just got to work really hard and that's the one key, just work hard."

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