We offer a variety of general and merit-based scholarship programs to help ease the cost of your education at Texas Tech. Earning a scholarship starts as you enter your senior year in high school. To increase your chances of an academic award, please apply to Texas Tech as soon as possible. You are encouraged to seek external scholarships which can supplement your award. Texas Tech University offers numerous scholarships for students, depending on varying criteria.
Texas Tech University Presidential Merit Scholarships are awarded to entering first-time freshman who show exceptional academic ability. Annual award amounts pay one-half toward fall and one-half toward spring terms. If you are a non-resident awarded a Presidential Scholarship, you will also qualify to pay in-state tuition. All merit awards are guaranteed for students admitted by June 1; admission after this date is limited only by the availability of these scholarships. SAT and ACT scores vary, but applicants should have at least a 1000 SAT or an ACT of at least 19; applicants should also be at least in the top 40% of their class. Renewal requirements will vary, but applicants should maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and 30 hours.