UHAA Scholarships
Submission Deadline03/30/2018
Description

LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Houston Alumni Association (UHAA) announces the availability of a $6,000 Legacy Scholarship for freshmen or transfer entering the University of Houston in the upcoming Fall semester. The Legacy Scholarship Program encourages the children and grandchildren of University of Houston alumni to continue the family legacy and attend the university.

The Scholarship
The award is a four-year scholarship for incoming freshmen in the amount of $750/semester ($1,500/year). The initial award will be made only to incoming freshmen and is renewable for each of the student’s sophomore, junior, and senior semesters (fall and spring) without application, but contingent upon the student remaining in good academic standing at the University of Houston, making satisfactory progress towards a UH undergraduate degree, and maintaining a full-time course load.

Additionally, the student must maintain the following minimum grade point averages per semester:
1st year: 2.5 or higher GPA
2nd-4th year: 3.0 or higher GPA

Eligibility
The applicant must be eligible for admission to the University of Houston as a freshman, and must enroll at the University of Houston in Fall 2018 immediately following high school graduation to receive this award.

At least one parent or grandparent of the applicant must be an alumni of UH at the time of the application deadline for the student to be eligible. 

The selection committee shall consider academic performance, leadership, community service, honors, and career goals in making their selection. The committee shall determine the relative weight given to each criterion. There are no restrictions to applicants based on sex, race, nationality, country of origin, physical disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Recipients of the award shall not forfeit other scholarships, grants, or awards to which they are entitled.

LGBTQ ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship aims to encourage LGBTQ students to pursue studies at the University through this Scholarship Program.  Each scholarship is a one-time award in the amount of ($250 each semester) or one $500 award paid in the Fall semester (if student is graduating in the Fall Semester).

Eligibility
Incoming Freshmen: 
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a state core GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must meet all other admission requirements for the University of Houston.  The recipient must enroll in and complete a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours (full time student), maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Fall semester, and enroll in and complete a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours (full time student) in the Spring semester.

Undergraduates: 
Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student in good standing at the University of Houston, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient must enroll in, and complete, a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours (full time student) in the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters.

Graduate Students: 
Applicant must be a full time graduate student in good standing at the University of Houston central campus, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient must enroll in and complete a minimum course load of 9 semester credit hours (full time student) in the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters.

Scholarship Program Guidelines
The $500 scholarship is paid in two equal increments (Fall and Spring). Applicants must be willing to participate in an interview with the LGBTQ Alumni Association’s Scholarship Committee prior to receiving funds.

Selection Criteria:
The selection committee(s) shall consider scholarship, leadership, civic and community involvement, and financial needs, as well as the essay and interview in making the selection. The Scholarship Committee shall determine the relative weight given to all criteria.

Eligibility for Other Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Recipients of any of these scholarships may apply for (and accept) other scholarships, grants, or awards for which the recipients are eligible. However, if a recipient applies for financial aid, these awards may be used in calculating the eligibility level of the recipient’s financial aid.

Application Deadline:
The completed application must be submitted by March 30th. The application package must include: Scholarship Application and an upload of the student's transcript (UH or high school), and the essay. 
The Scholarship Committee will meet after the application deadline and rank the submitted applications according to all the stated criteria.

Forfeiture:
Failure of the recipient to register for classes (at least 12 semester credit hours for undergraduates and 9 semester credit hours for graduate students) by the UH late registration deadline, as well as failing to meet the G.P.A. standard will constitute an automatic forfeiture of the scholarship.

TECHNOLOGY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

The Technology Alumni Association announces the availability of several $1,000 scholarships to sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are enrolled in a minimum 12-hour course load and majoring in a degree from the University of Houston College of Technology.

THE SCHOLARSHIPS
The scholarship is a one-year award paid in two installments of $500 in both the fall and spring semesters. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher at the University of Houston to receive the second installment of this award.

ELIGIBILTY
The alumni selection committee shall consider scholarship, leadership, extracurricular activities, community involvement and financial need in making their selections. There are no restrictions to applicants based on sex, race, nationality or country of origin. Applicants must be US citizens. Recipients of the award shall not forfeit other scholarships, grants or awards to which they are entitled.

Please upload a recent UH transcript and an essay explaining why you are deserving of this award and what your goals and ambitions are following graduation.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Friday, March 30th, 2018

Winners will be notified by letter in May. If selected as a winner of the TAA Scholarship, the winner must attend the Technology Alumni Association annual meeting in August in order to receive the scholarship.

HISPANIC ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

The Association of Hispanic Alumni Scholarship is a one-time award ranging in amount from $250-$1000. It will be awarded to a selected, currently enrolled undergraduate student and/or an incoming undergraduate student planning to attend the University of Houston main campus with the following conditions:

An applicant who will be a first time student must be accepted for admission to the University of Houston without waiver on an unconditional basis. If currently enrolled, student must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree.  The student must maintain a full time course status and a 2.5 Grade Point Average or better while attending the University of Houston.

 *Application must be submitted no later than March 30th, 2018

*Recipient must be of Hispanic origin.

The scholarship committee members will consider academic standing, leadership and financial need in making their selection. The committee will determine the relative weight given to each criterion. Recipients will not forfeit other scholarships, grants or awards. However, if a recipient applies for financial aid, the amount of the award must be used in the calculating the total amount for which the student is eligible.

COUGAR ATHLETIC ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP

The UHCAA has as its mission, the uniting and reuniting of Cougars, promoting the legacy of athletes, bridging transitions for student athletes, and advancing the interests of the University of Houston. In an effort to support this mission, a scholarship program has been established to assist academically competitive students in financial need. Scholarships are awarded annually based upon predetermined criteria established by the UHCAA Scholarship Committee. 

The Cougar Athletic Alliance via The University of Houston Alumni Association is pleased to offer scholarships for current students that will continue to be enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year. At least three (3) scholarships will be awarded in amounts between $1,000 and $4,000 upon evidence of enrollment and predetermined criteria established by the UHCAA Scholarship Committee

The Scholarships
The scholarship is a one-year award paid in two installments, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the fall semester to receive the second installment of this award.

Eligibility

Applicants must be accepted and enrolled at the University of Houston, have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status, and show proof of matriculation in at least nine (9) hours (Graduate Studies)or twelve (12) hours (Undergraduate).  

Criteria

The UHCAA Scholarship Committee will consider academic performance, extracurricular activities, and financial need in making their selections.  In addition, the Committee places considerable emphasis on community service. Therefore prospective applicants must demonstrate leadership and/or actively participate in a University of Houston organization or an organization outside of the University.  Recipients will be required to volunteer and participate in at least five (5) UHCAA events or 25 service hours for UHCAA (eg. Annual Food Drive, Monthly CAA Meetings, Holiday Toy Drive). Continued financial support will be contingent upon fulfilling the aforementioned requirement.

Application Requirements

The completed application, including the essay prompts listed below, and official transcript showing GPA will be submitted by the student.  Please attach at least two recommendation letters; one that addresses academic achievement and one that addresses community service involvement.  Applications received after the due date may not be considered.  The Committee reserves the right to withhold the scholarship if eligible candidates cannot be identified.

Essay
Please attach a document answering the following questions, the essay should be one - page, double spaced, 12 pt. font (Times New Roman):

 How will this scholarship assist you in fulfilling your major and career goals. How will this help you in inspire other minority  students enrolled at the University of Houston.

Please also upload a one-page biographical sketch - tell us about yourself. 

ASIAN ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

The Asian Alumni Association aims to encourage students of Asian origin to pursue studies at the University through this Scholarship Program.  Each scholarship is a one-time award in the amount of $1,000 ($500 each semester) or one $500 award paid in the Fall semester.

Eligibility
Incoming Freshmen:
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior of Asian origin with a state core GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must meet all other admission requirements for the University of Houston.  The recipient must enroll in and complete a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours (full time student), maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Fall semester, and enroll in and complete a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours (full time student) in the Spring semester.

Undergraduates:
Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student of Asian origin in good standing at the University of Houston, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 24 semester credit hours taken at UH, and must have 24 or more semester credit hours remaining in the degree program at the time of the scholarship award.  The recipient must enroll in, and complete, a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours (full time student) in the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters.

Graduate Students:
Applicant must be a full time graduate student of Asian origin in good standing at the University of Houston central campus, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher over all courses taken at UH, and must have 18 or more semester credit hours remaining in the degree program at the time of the scholarship award. The recipient must enroll in and complete a minimum course load of 9 semester credit hours (full time student) in the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters.

Scholarship Program Guidelines
The $1,000 scholarship is paid in two equal increments (Fall and Spring) and $500 scholarship is paid in one payment (Fall) directly into the recipients’ student account upon verification of enrollment and minimum qualification requirements.

Selection Criteria:
The selection committee(s) shall consider scholarship, leadership, civic and community involvement, and financial needs, as well as content and style of presentation of the essay in making the selection. The Scholarship Committee shall determine the relative weight given to all criteria.

Eligibility for Other Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Recipients of any of these scholarships may apply for (and accept) other scholarships, grants, or awards for which the recipients are eligible. However, if a recipient applies for financial aid, these awards may be used in calculating the eligibility level of the recipient’s financial aid.

Application Deadline:
The completed application package must be received by Friday, March 30th, 2018. The application package must include: Scholarship Application and an upload of the student's transcript (UH or high school).
The Scholarship Committee will meet after the application deadline and rank the submitted applications according to all the stated criteria.

Forfeiture:
Failure of the recipient to register for classes (at least 12 semester credit hours for undergraduates and 9 semester credit hours for graduate students) by the UH late registration deadline will constitute an automatic forfeiture of the scholarship.

FORT BEND ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

The Fort Bend Club of The University of Houston Alumni Association is pleased to offer scholarships for graduating seniors of high schools in Fort Bend County who have been accepted for admission to the University of Houston for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Scholarships
The scholarship is a one-year award paid in two installments, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the fall semester to receive the second installment of this award.

Eligibility
Applicant must be a first time student eligible for admission to the University of Houston as a freshman without waiver, on an unconditional basis and must enroll at the University of Houston in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation to receive this scholarship award.

This award applies only to the University of Houston and not to the other universities in the UH System (ex. UH-Downtown, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Victoria, and UH-Sugar Land).

The Fort Bend Club selection committee shall consider academic performance, extracurricular activities, financial need and relationship with UH in making their selections. The committee shall determine the relative weight given to each criterion. There are no restrictions to applicants based on gender, race, nationality, country or origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Application Deadline
The completed application and a copy of your high school transcript showing GPA and a copy of your SAT/ ACT scores is due by Friday, March 24th. Please attach at least two recommendation letters, one from a teacher or coach and the other from a non- teacher, non- family member, counselor, adviser or employer.

Essay
Please attach an essay of 500 words or less, single spaced, 12 pt. font (Times New Roman, Arial or Courier) answering the following question:
How will this scholarship help you achieve your educational and career goals?

CENTERPOINT ENERGY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FOR COUGAR MARCHING BAND

Scholarship applications must be certified full-time undergraduate or graduate students in good standing. Recipients may accept other scholarships and grand in conjunction with the CenterPoint Energy scholarship and must be an active member of the Cougar Marching Band. Applicants who are Engineering, Technology, Business, Information Technology or Communications majors are preferred. A minimum of one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded (based on available distributable income equaling or exceeding $1,000).

Scholarship Criteria:

Scholarship applications must be certified full-time undergraduate or graduate students in good standing.
Scholarship recipients may accept other scholarships and grand in conjunction with the CenterPoint Energy scholarship.
Scholarship recipients must be an active member of the Cougar Marching Band
Scholarship recipients who are Engineering, Technology, Business, Information Technology or Communications majors are preferred.
A minimum of one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded (based on available distributable income equaling or exceeding $1,000. 

Please complete your application by Friday, March 30th. 

JACK J. VALENTI SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication Alumni Association is pleased to announce the availability of two $2.000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Scholarships
The scholarships will be paid in two installments of $1,000 each in the fall and spring semesters to assist with tuition, fees and textbook costs. The recipients must enroll full time each semester, and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50 at the close of the fall semester to receive the spring installment. These awards apply only to students attending the University of Houston Main Campus and not other universities in the UH System.

Eligibility Requirements
· U.S. citizen or permanent Texas resident
· Current School of Communication undergraduate student or Texas high school graduate approved for admission to the UH main campus in the 2017-2018 academic year without waiver, on an unconditional basis
· Full time enrollment (12 hours per semester) at the UH main campus
· 3.20 minimum cumulative high school GPA(for new undergrads)
· 3.50 minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA (for current undergrads)
· Declared Communication major

Selection Criteria
The scholarship selection committee will consider academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activities, and personal essays. The committee will also consider the applicant’s level of interest and experience in the communication field, although experience is not required for consideration. The committee will determine the relative weight given to each criterion. There are no restrictions to applicants based on gender, race, nationality, physical disability or sexual orientation.

Top candidates may be asked to participate in a brief telephone interview.

Recipients will be notified in writing in May 2018 and are required to attend the Valenti School of Communication Alumni Association’s annual meeting, to be held in August 2018, to accept the awards.

Application Requirements
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Include all of the following items in the application package:
· Completed application
· Official high school transcript(s) for incoming students only
· Official undergraduate transcript(s) for current students
· A minimum of two letters of recommendation. One must come from a teacher/professor, and the other(s) may come from a teacher/professor, advisor, community leader, employer or counselor.

Application Deadline
Application packages must be received by March 30th, 2018 to be considered.

BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S “PATHWAY TO EXCELLENCE” SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship
The Black Alumni Association’s “Pathway to Excellence” scholarships support the academic endeavors of outstanding African-American students who exhibit good academic standing, leadership qualities, financial need and who meet the criteria described below.

Scholarship Requirements
• Matriculated undergraduate students enrolled full-time (minimum 15 hours)
• Matriculated graduate students currently enrolled at least part-time (minimum 6 registered hours)
• Must have a cumulative minimum UH GPA of 2.8
• Must be registered as a student at the UH central campus

Recipients will receive a one-time scholarship totaling $250-500/semester.
They will not forfeit other scholarships, grants or awards.

 The application deadline is ​March 30th, 2018

KELSEY BUZZANCO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is for a University of Houston (Main Campus) student who is a current member of a Greek Letter Fraternity or Sorority and is in good standing with both the University and the Fraternity/Sorority system. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The Requirements:
- Full time UH (main campus) student
- Current member of the University of Houston Greek Letter Fraternity or Sorority system
- In good standing with the University of Houston and the University of Houston Greek Letter Fraternity or Sorority system
- Minimum GPA of 2.5

This scholarship is a one time award of $500.

Application Deadline: March 30th, 2018

BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

A scholarship of $1,500 will be given to an applicant who is a current African-American Law Student at the University of Houston (minimum of six hours required).

A scholarship of $1,500 will be given to an applicant who is a current African-American law student (a minimum of 6 hours required).

In order to be considered for the scholarship, please complete the following:

1.  The Personal, Academic Profile, and Financial Profile attached.

2.  Authorization to release grades and contact information, attached.

3.  A one-page description of your need for this scholarship and how you will help others with your legal training.

4.   Describe any community activities and/ organizations and the nature of your involvement

5.  Attach your resume.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, March 30th, 2018

KAREN TAYLOR WEBSTER AND ALPHA CHI OMEGA HOUSTON ALUMNAE CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is a one-time award of $1000 payable in two installments, $500 for Fall 2018 and $500 in the Spring 2019 semester.

Requirements:
· Full-time University of Houston student
· Current member in good standing of Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega
· Minimum GPA of 2.25
- Letter of Recommendation
· Demonstrated leadership qualities
· Degree of financial need

Deadline for Application
- Completed application must be received by UHAA by March 30th, 2018

TAU KAPPA EPSILON ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS

ARLEY CLAYTON PRICE MEMORIAL TKE SCHOLARSHIP

is a one-year award paid in two installments, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Recipient must be an active member of TKE in good standing and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the fall semester to receive the second installment of this award.

ROBERT D. “BOB” PLANCK LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

is a one-year award paid in two installments, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. The recipient must demonstrate leadership qualities within the TKE chapter, the University of Houston and the community. He must also be an active member of TKE in good standing and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the fall semester to receive the second installment of this award.

THE J.W. “WILLIE” BURNS TKE SCHOLARSHIP

is a one-year award of $500. The recipient must be the Top TKE active member, in good standing and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

THE JUNE AND TOMMY LOTT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

is a one-year award paid in two installments, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Recipient must be an active member of TKE in good standing, demonstrate financial need and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the fall semester to receive the second installment of this award.

Application Deadline
The completed application and an upload of your transcript, showing GPA, is due by Friday, March 30th. Please attach a recommendation letter from a TKE advisor or an individual familiar with your leadership experience (teacher, professor, clergy member, employer, non-TKE advisor, or personal friend).

Essay
Please attach a one to two page essay, single spaced, 12 pt. font (Times New Roman, Arial or Courier) answering the following question:
How will this scholarship help you achieve your educational and career goals? 

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association (NSMAA) aim to encourage students to pursue studies in the sciences and mathematics at the University of Houston through this Scholarship Program.

The Eckhard Pfeiffer Alumni Scholarship is available to entering freshman, continuing undergraduate and graduate students. 
The Carolyn Farb Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association Scholarship is available to entering freshman, continuing undergraduate and graduate students.

The Scholarships
The scholarship is a one-year award paid in two installments, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in the fall semester to receive the second installment of this award.

Eligibility
Incoming Freshman

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with an SAT (Math and Critical Reading) score of at least 1200 (or ACT score of 16 or better), and must meet all other admission requirements for the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

The recipient must enroll in, and complete, a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours (full-time equivalent) as a major in any of the NSM disciplines.

The recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of 2018 and enroll in and complete a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours in the Spring of 2019.

Continuing Undergraduates

An undergraduate student in good standing at the University of Houston.
in a major in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in all courses taken at UH.
must have 24 or more semester credit hours remaining in the degree program at the time of the scholarship award.
The recipient must enroll in, and complete, a minimum course load of 12 semester credit hours (full-time equivalent) in the Fall of 2018 and the Spring of 2019.

 Graduate Students

 must be a graduate student in good standing at the University of Houston.
must be a major in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.must
have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in all science/ mathematics courses taken at UH, and must have 18 or more semester credit hours remaining in the degree program at the time of the scholarship award.
The recipient must enroll in, and complete, a minimum course load of 9 semester credit hours (full-time equivalent) in the Fall of 2018 and the Spring of 2019.

Selection Criteria
The scholarship committee shall consider academic performance, leadership, civic and community involvement, as well as content and style of presentation of the essay in making the selection. Scholarship forms the most important component of an application, and the committee(s) shall determine the relative weight given to other criteria.

There are no restrictions to applicants based on gender, race, nationality, country or origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

This award applies only to the University of Houston and not to the other universities in the UH System (ex. UH-Downtown, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Victoria, and UH-Sugar Land).

Application Deadline
The completed application is due by: 11:59PM Friday, March 30th

Essay
Please attach an essay of 250 words or less, single spaced, 12 pt. font (Times New Roman, Arial or Courier) answering the following question:
Why did you choose to pursue your studies at the University of Houston - College of Natural Sciencs and Mathematics? Describe the reasons you chose your major, and what are your aspirations following graduation?

ENGINEERING ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Houston Engineering Alumni is pleased to offer scholarships for students majoring in Engineering for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Scholarships
The Engineering Alumni Association will provide at a minimum of $8,000 total in scholarships for the Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 academic year.

The following scholarships are given annually by UH Engineering Alumni:
EAA Outstanding Engineering Student Scholarship
$2000 ($1,000 per semester)
- Standard criteria: engineering major, 30 hrs at UH, 12 hrs/semester of award, citizen or permanent resident
-Junior or Senior classification
- Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a minimum major GPA of 3.0
- Outstanding contributions in engineering-related activities (on/off campus)
- Outstanding leadership in UH student engineering societies

EAA Future Engineer Scholarship
$2000 ($1,000 per semester)
- Standard criteria: engineering major, 30 hrs at UH, 12 hrs/semester of award, citizen or permanent resident
- Any classification (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Post Baccalaureate pursuing BS)
- Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a minimum major GPA of 3.0
- Active involvement in UH student engineering societies
- Community involvement

Eligibility
The applicant must be declared as an engineering major at the University of Houston when applying and throughout the duration of the award. The scholarships are open to current Cullen College of Engineering students, and the specific criteria are shown above. 

 Application Deadline

The completed application is due by Friday, March 30th

SPIRIT OF HOUSTON ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS

DAVID BERTMAN
SCHOLARSHIP

for second year (30 credit hours earned)

ROBERT MAYES SCHOLARSHIP

for third year band students (54 credit hours earned)

BILL MOFFIT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

for fourth or fifth year band students (54 credit hours earned)

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

Student must be a full time student in good standing
Student must be enrolled in the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching in the coming academic year
Student must complete a 250 word essay
Student must include transcript

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