Fall 2016 Semester Updates

Classes are starting soon, and we are excited to see you back in action! A new semester always brings new opportunities and a new beginning. We, at the SSS office, have been planning your return all summer and can't wait to see you!

  • ALL computers in the SSS lab are NEW and FASTER- stop by for your printing needs
  • The SSS Welcome Back Orientation is on September 10, 2016- SAVE THE DATE
  • Your FREE academic planner is ready for pick up at the SSS office--Remember: You fail to plan, you plan to fail"

First SSS Meeting of the Semester

All SSS monthly appointments will officially start after the SSS Welcome Back Orientation on Sept.10, 2016.

If you have any questions or need assistance before the SSS Welcome Back Orientation, please schedule an appointment with Alejandra Munoz using or by contacting our front office at 806-742-3629

Let Us Know You're Attending The SSS Welcome Back Orientation

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Looking for $ to cover unmet need?

TASSSP and Sixup are working to make TRIO programs in Texas aware of Uploan™ and to help students secure the funding they need to go college, persist, and graduate. With Uploan™ students can take the financial burden off their families because they don't need a co-signer or a parent to help them apply. Sixup rewards students for academic success.

For more information:

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Scholarship Opportunities

1. Scholarship Matching Site:

2. The Barnes & Noble Leadership Scholarship is awarded each spring /summer for the following academic year. Recipients will receive $500.00 for the fall semester and $500.00 for the spring semester as long as they continue to be enrolled full-time in courses at Texas Tech University.

3. The application for the Raiders Rojos Spring 2017 scholarship is now on-line at

The deadline is Sept 21, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Raider Rojos Spring 2017 Scholarship:

Eligibility Criteria:

First Generation College Student

U.S. Citizen

Enrolled at TTU

Completed a minimum of one full semester at TTU Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 First time recipient of Raiders Rojos scholarship Must attend Recipient recognition events on Oct 15, 2016

Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Lubbock is currently looking for fall interns. If you are looking for an internship, please contact Alejandra Munoz @ with your resume.

Graduate School Prep

We invite Native American, Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander undergraduate men who are presently in their junior year to apply for participation in the Grad Prep Academy, a project that prepares scholars for doctoral study and research-related careers in the five RISE fields: education, health, human services and social policy, juvenile and criminal justice, and workforce development.

For more information, visit:

Looking for something to do before classes start?

SSS is hosting a game night during Raider Welcome. Join us for a fun-filled evening of games on Thursday, August 25th 6:30pm-8:30pm in the SUB Matador Room. Bring your friends!
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Summer Cultural Event- Ceramics in the Lubbock Art District

We had so much fun at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts this summer! SSS students received an introductory class of how to use the wheel, and they made their own clay pottery.

The Clay Studio is open and free to the public on Thursdays from 6pm-9pm. All you have to do is show up! We invite you to take advantage of this fun, free opportunity. For more information, visit: