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Welcome to Texas Tech University-Costa Rica!

If you can demonstrate a financial need and as well as an exceptional talent (including academic talent), you are eligible to apply for an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) scholarship.

Texas Tech-CR, with support from the IDB, wants to make sure that talented students with financial challenges can experience the academic and professional advantages a top-tier U.S. university has to offer.

The IDB scholarship covers a maximum of $12,000 of your total tuition across four years for eligible scholars.

We only award one IDB scholarship per semester. 

Please read ahead and take a careful look at initial requirements.

Then fill out the registration form and submit your documents to start your application.


Contact the Texas Tech-CR recruitment team via the form below. They will help you create an account and complete your Texas Tech application.

Get started!


Use this form to submit your documents and start your application.

Application Form 


All letters of support must be sent directly from the recommender to luciana.mendiola@ttu.edu with the following subject line: LR: (Student’s full name). At least one of the letters should be from a current instructor.


Initial Eligibility


- Submitted application to Texas Tech-CR.
- Cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.5 or greater.
- Score a minimum of 530 on the Math SAT and 480 in Reading OR pass the TSI assessment.
- Take at least 12 credits per Fall or Spring semester at Texas Tech-CR.

Continued Eligibility

- Maintain full-time enrollment in Texas Tech-CR academic program and accumulate at least 12 credits for Fall and Spring semesters.
- Maintain a GPA of 3.5
- Become involved in the Texas Tech-CR community and use your talents to foster student life.
Students who fail to make academic progress towards their degrees may have their scholarship suspended. Lack of progress entails failing below the college's acceptable GPA, deviating from the required class sequence, under-enrollment, retaking or dropping too many classes, or excessive class absences.
Students who are not enrolled and attending class by the first week of the semester risk losing their scholarship.
A student whose cumulative GPA falls below their scholarship's requirement will be placed on Scholarship Probation during the next semester. If their cumulative GPA is still too low at the end of the Scholarship Probation semester, they may suffer a suspension of their scholarship.
Students admitted to Explore Business, Explore STEM, or undeclared must declare a major after their second semester, be it Fall or Spring. Failure to declare a major could result in the suspension of their scholarship at Texas Tech-CR.
Scholarships are applied towards course credits, and do not cover the cost of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) course, book costs, the Student Services fees or the mandatory cost of insurance.



Scholarship applications are approved on a rolling basis.

There is still time to start your application!

Once you submit your documents, the Scholarship Committee will review them.

The committee may also ask you for a personal interview.

 Questions? Contact luciana.mendiola@ttu.edu