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2017-2018 Scholarship Information

The Helen Hodges Educational Charitable Trust was established following the death of Mrs. J. A. Hodges, a Lubbock philanthropist.

It was her wish that the trust support outstanding students, both men and women in all fields of study, who either attend Texas South Plains institutions of higher education or are from the Lubbock area.

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Who May Apply
  • Undergraduates who have completed at least 60 semester hours toward a bachelor’s degree (junior standing)
  • Graduate students, including law students, medical students, etc. Please note:  Students enrolled in programs that lead to the master’s degree without first awarding a bachelor’s degree (such as Physical Therapy) are considered undergraduates for these awards.
  • Students who are attending institutions in or who are from the South Plains area
Anticipated Amount of the Awards:
  • $1500 for undergraduates
  • $2000 for graduates
Basis for the Awards:
  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Interview with the trustees
  • Statement of goals
Important Dates:
  • 5:00 PM, Monday, July 17: Application materials due via online application form
  • Week of August 14: Interviews of finalists
  • Mid-August: Award notices
Instructions for Completing this Application
  • Applications must be completed online at this website:
  • The online form asks applicant to provide information in the following categories:  1) Personal and Financial Information (contact information and reflection of financial need), 2) Educational Information (current and previous colleges and schools attended), and 3) Personal Statement (proposed use of funds and personal goals). A preview version of the application is available here.
  • Applications must include transcripts showing college work.  If you are an undergraduate, please include a transcript from all colleges that you have attended other than for dual high school credit.  If you are a graduate student, please include the colleges from which you received degree(s) as well as any work completed at your current institution. Transcripts may be unofficial versions downloaded from your school’s website, especially if you are applying electronically.  Please combine the transcripts into no more than 2 files (1 is preferable); your letter of acceptance (if required) may be included in this file.  You may also scan the transcripts into a single PDF file. Be sure to include your name in the transcript(s) file name (eg, smith_hodgestrans.pdf).
  • If you will enroll for the first time in a graduate or professional school program during 2017, include a copy of your letter of acceptance.  Please note that students who have not yet completed coursework in a graduate or professional program are generally not as competitive as those who have completed previous graduate training.
  • If you have questions about this application or the Helen Hodges scholarships, please contact Dr. Betsy Jones at or (806) 790-1551. Information is also available at
Application Materials

Application Preview

Information Poster 2017

Past Recipients

Recipient List, 1995-2015


Kay Fletcher, J.D.
Community Volunteer, Retired Assistant Dean, TTU School of Law

Betsy Goebel Jones, Ed.D.
Professor of Medical Education & Family Medicine, TTUHSC
Trustee Chair
Contact:, 806-743-6128

Connie Nicholson
Community Volunteer

Frank Ramos, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Administration & Finance, TTU School of Law

Natalie Steadman, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, TTUHSC

Katharine Kent-Craig, 1907-1998
Founding Trustee