FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Dean’s Scholarship Fund
Gifts to the Dean's Scholarship fund are distributed annually to College of Education students. Scholarships are generally $1,000-2,000 and help students attain their higher educational goals. Your gift to the Dean's Scholarship fund will go directly to students who need financial assistance.
Many people choose to endow a scholarship to pay tribute to an individual, organization, business or to provide perpetual scholarships for students. A scholarship endowment can be established for a minimum of $10,000. The donor may take up to three-years to fully fund the endowment. Donors may establish a scholarship endowment with a gift of stock, real estate, or cash.
Dean’s Fund for Excellence
State resources do not fully support the needs of the College of Education. Donations to this fund provide unrestricted support for the college and help strengthen programmatic areas where state money is limited. For example, a fund can used to promote successful endeavors including funding for new academic programs that address the most vital concerns of our times, recruitment of nationally recognized faculty, greater community outreach, more diverse students, and provide needed equipment, academic resources, and research initiatives for students and faculty.
Excellence in Teacher Preparation
The College of Education at Texas Tech University and area school districts are cooperatively involved in a programs to better prepare our students to fill the classrooms of Texas public schools in the future. Funding for program support as well as research is important as we seek excellence in teacher preparation.
Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research provides, studies, and disseminates research-based programming and services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from early childhood through adulthood, their families, and the professionals who serve them. www.burkhartcenter.org
The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Visual Impairment
This Center carries on the work begun at Texas Tech by Virginia Murray Sowell. Her passion was to prepare specialists in visual impairment, orientation and mobility, and deafblindness. The Center promotes quality research to address the academic and social needs of school-age students with sensory impairments and provides public service to assist local, national, and international constituencies. The Sowell Center Lectureship Series has enhanced teacher preparation, research, and public service for students with visual impairments. The Virginia Sowell Center needs $200,000 to endow the lectureship and ensure that the series continues. For more information on the Sowell Center please go to www.educ.ttu.edu/sowell
Center for the Integration of Science Education and Research - CISER
As a university-wide center, the Center for the Integration of Science Education and Research is a national leader in the integration of research and education in the sciences. The Center provides a mechanism for assuring that the increasing research activity at Texas Tech will positively impact the educational experiences of students in the sciences at Texas Tech and in the regional and local K-12 schools.