Texas Tech University’s Forum Chapter of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society established the Mortar Board Endowment Scholarship in the Spring, 2002. Mortar Board seeks to enhance the ideals of Scholarship, Leadership, and Service on college campuses throughout the United States. The Texas Tech Forum Chapter, established in 1927, believes strongly in the Society’s ideals and desires to support students who exemplify Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and other noble traits. For these reasons, the Texas Tech Mortar Board Endowment Scholarship was created to recognize the achievements and endeavors of second year, first year transfer or nontraditional students.

Mortar Board would like to congratulate its 2015 endowment scholarship recipient: Michael Kmetz.

The honor of Top Ten Freshmen was created in Fall 2014 when Mortar Board decided that we wanted to find a way to recognize even the youngest students on Texas Tech's campus. The Top Ten Freshmen will be standout students in whom Mortar Board sees promising potential for future goals and contributions to Texas Tech University and the Lubbock Community.

Mortar Board would like to congratulate its 2015 Top Ten Freshmen recipients:

Emily Bryan

Sydney Carpenter

Payton Cassidy

Ashley Gordy

Alyx Horace

Farah Mechref

Rachel Myers

Sydney Stegint

Easton Turner

Taylor Winter

For more information, please email Hailey Buster, Chair of the Mortar Board Scholarship Committee, at