Submit a Project Idea!

Empower is the official Texas Tech University System crowdfunding platform that supports the efforts of students, faculty, staff, and university programs for TTU, TTUHSC and TTUHSC El Paso as they raise funds for research, scholarships, special projects and more. 


We are currently accepting applications for projects for the Spring 2019 semester. Please allow a 3 month window between submitting your application and that date when your projects needs funds by. Applications received after December 20th, 2018 will not be reviewed until the first week of January 2019.


If you are looking to fund your own project with Empower, head over to the "About" section, then fill out the application below. Applications will be reviewed by the crowdfunding committee and accepted on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Matella at (please subject your emails: “Crowdfunding Project: Project Name/ Affiliation). 

Tell us about yourself


Tell us about your project

I am a...*

If a registered student organization...What is your organization name/department affiliation? Optional

If a faculty/staff member...What is your affiliated academic or administrative department? Optional

Project Leader's Name and R#*

(If this is a project for a student organization please give the name of your advisor)

Project Leader's Email Address*

(If this is a project for a student organization please give the email address of your advisor)

Project Leader's Phone Number*

(If this is a project for a student organization please give the phone number of your advisor)

Official Project Title*

(The title that will be posted on the crowdfunding site; can be changed later)

What is the Purpose/Goal of your Project?*

(Please be specific)

Who is your Target Audience for your crowdfunding project?*

(Who are you going to ask for donations?)

When do you need fundraised money by? (mm/dd/yyyy)*

(What is your deadline?)

What is your fundraising goal?*

(How much would you like to raise through crowdfunding?)

How will the funds raised be used for your project?*

(Please be as specific as possible; travel expenses, scholarship, general support, research, etc)

If your goal is not met, how will the funds be used?*

Are you or your organization involved in any other fundraising initiatives for this project?*

(If yes, please list those initiatives below)

Do you or your organization have a Texas Tech Foundation fund into which donations can be accepted?*

(If so, please list the FOP. It's okay if you don't know. We will help you out)

Please list any social media accounts/websites that will be used to share information about this project and your crowdfunding efforts*

(Please include the number of active followers and average number of posts per week.)

How many team members will actively help you or your organization to promote the project via social media and email correspondence?*

(Minimum of 4 required)

What is your plan of action to achieve your fundraising goal?*

(How do you plan to reach out to the campus community, recent graduates, personal network, etc?)

Do you currently have images to include in your project?*

(if not, do you have the capabilities to create or obtain images for your project?)

Do you have a short video to promote your project?*

(If not, do you have the capabilities to create a video to communicate your goals, purpose, etc)

Any additional comments you would like to include*

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