The University of Houston Alumni Association (UHAA) announces the availability of a $6,000 Legacy Scholarship for freshmen 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 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 UH grade point averages per semester:
1st year 2.5 or higher GPA
2nd-4th years 3.0 or higher GPA
The applicant must be 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 award. (This award only applies to the University of Houston main campus) At least one parent or grandparent of the applicant must be an active member of the UHAA as of the application deadline for the student to be eligible for this award. Parents and grandparents can request a membership application from the UHAA at the phone number listed below.
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. However, if a recipient applies for financial aid, the amount of the award may be used in calculating the total amount of aid for which the student is eligible.
The complete application package must be returned postmarked no later than March 23, 2012 which includes two letters of recommendation, and a high school transcript to:
The University of Houston Alumni Association
Attn: Legacy Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 230345
Click here to download a printable version of the scholarship form.