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Presidential Leadership Scholarship and Presidential Globally Engaged Scholarship

Nominations are now open for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship and Presidential Globally Engaged Scholarship. Currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to be nominated for this opportunity. More information on the nominating process is below.

Presidential Leadership Scholarship

The Leadership Scholarship is awarded to individuals who are excelling in their studies, show involvement in extracurricular activities and demonstrate leadership qualities.

Minimum GPA of 3.0, Leadership Involvement at Texas Tech University, Extracurricular Activities (can be from Academics, Campus-related, Community Service, Cultural/Artistic, Recreation, Service Learning)

Presidential Globally Engaged Scholarship

The Globally Engaged Scholarship is awarded to individuals who wish to enhance their academic experience at Texas Tech by participating in study abroad, an internship, or conduct undergraduate research.

Minimum GPA of 2.75. The student must intend to participate in a study abroad program, internship program, and/or conduct undergraduate research.

Application and Award Information

Faculty and staff, thank you for nominated students for this scholarship opportunity.

Nominated students have been contacted by the Office of the President and are in the process of completing their scholarship applications.
Applications are due April 10, and will then be reviewed by the scholarship committee.

Award recipients, and those who were not selected this year to receive a scholarship, will be notified by the second week in May.

2014 Presidential Scholarship Recipients

Cedric Kudowor – Presidential Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Cedric is a senior seeking a dual degree in Accounting and Geographic Information Systems. "This scholarship will not only alleviate some of the financial burden, but all also allow me to continue my studies within this magnificent institution. I intend to use this nonconventional-degree option to pursue a career in Geographic Information Systems upon graduation."

Samantha Mitchell – Presidential Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Samantha is a senior Anthropology major. She is a first generation college student, and is very active member of Lambda Alpha Honors Society, TTU Anthropology Society, and other organizations. "I work part-time and the financial assistance this award provides has allowed me to pay for a portion of my tuition and text book costs. I plan to spend my final year as a Red Raider pursuing my undergraduate thesis.

Rocio Rodriguez – Presidential Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Rocio is a senior Microbiology/Anthropology major. "I am involved in the local community and various leadership and service organizations, including serving as a student ambassador for the College of Arts & Sciences. This scholarship allows me to focus more on my academics and involvement in these extra-curricular experiences. Thank you for the support to continue my education."

Cynthia Sangang – Presidential Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Cynthia is a senior Petroleum Engineering major with a minor in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. "I am originally from Cameroon and my major is what led me to Texas Tech University. This scholarship provides me not only with significant financial assistance, but also motivates me to study even harder. I plan to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry as a field engineer upon graduation.

Taylor Shackelford – Presidential Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Taylor is a junior Agricultural Communications major. He is heavily involved in President's Select, SGA, student organizations in CASNR and his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha. "I am so thankful to have been selected as a recipient of this scholarship. It means so much for President Nellis to invest in the students. This opportunity will allow me to focus on my studies and leadership opportunities in the future."

Jennie Luu – Presidential Leadership Scholarship Recipient

Jennie is a senior Biology Major. She is a first generation college student, and hopes to go into the medical field. "I aspire and dream to leave a legacy at Texas Tech University, and this scholarship opportunity helps me to reach that goal."

Amy Childress– Presidential Globally Engaged Scholarship Recipient

Amy is a sophomore, International Business major. She had the opportunity to study abroad in Europe because of this scholarship opportunity. "This scholarship will help provide additional funds to explore and learn about Europe during my time abroad. I am truly grateful for what Texas Tech has provided me."

Blake Silverthorn – Presidential Globally Engaged Scholarship Recipient

Blake is a junior, Media Strategies. He had the opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand, focusing on photography and journalism. "The support of the university has truly helped me reach the goals I set when I decided to come to Texas Tech. Because of the overwhelming support from everyone at Texas Tech I have been able to reach those goals, I am now the Director and Student Manager of the Double T Insider and look forward to my future in this field. Thank you for helping me achieve my dreams."

Nicholas Grimes – Presidential Globally Engaged Scholarship Recipient

Nicholas is a senior Political Science, Russian Language Area Studies major. Nicholas has the opportunity to intern with the Secret Service. "This scholarship opportunity allowed me to complete my internship, which has helped me to improve my leadership and communications skills while gaining much knowledge during my entire experience. I am overwhelmingly thankful for the financial support from Texas Tech."

Samantha Rodriguez – Presidential Globally Engaged Scholarship Recipient

Samantha is a senior Social Work major. "The financial assistance provided through this scholarship will allow me to alleviate financial burdens when I begin my 400 hour internship in the Spring of 2015. This opportunity allows me to fully dedicate my time to my education. Because of the support from you and others at Texas Tech University I will be able to reach my goals and positively impact the life of a child in their future."

Victoria O'Hara – Presidential Globally Engaged Scholarship Recipient

Victoria is junior English major. She is conducting research with Dr. Rukavina and Victorian Miscellany in the Department of English. Her focus is on Digital Humanities and how it ties into various fields such as History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology and Architecture. "I am so grateful for all of the opportunities Texas Tech has given me. When I graduate and move on with my academic career, I will always be thankful for my time at Texas Tech."

Stacy Philip – Presidential Globally Engaged Scholarship Recipient

Stacy is senior Biology major, also minoring in Chemistry. "Having the opportunity to continue making breakthroughs in a relatively unchartered field through undergraduate research is an incredibly humbling experience. I never thought I would be able to learn so much on a topic outside the traditional classroom setting. This scholarship opportunity has opened many doors for me, and I am very thankful for the opportunity to continue my research. From here it's truly possible!"


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