Scholarships

Student Scholarships 

At UHAA, we make sure that deserving students get the financial help they need in order to be Cougars and Cougar alumni. That is why we awarded over $190,000 in scholarships and scholarship donations last year. For more information, please contact Miguel Cabrera at mcabrera3@uh.edu or at 713-743-1523
For information about additional scholarship offered through the University, please visit here.
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Alumni

We couldn’t do it without your generous support. To learn more about donating to scholarships,please contact Miguel Cabrera at 713-743-1523 or visit https://giving.uh.edu/gift/ to make a gift today!

STUDENTS

APPLY FOR THE UHAA 2021-2022 SCHOLARSHIPS, CLICK HERE

“I would like to thank the Legacy Scholarship Committee for the $1,500 Scholarship through the University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation. I am very grateful to be a recipient of this scholarship. Entering the UH Honors College this fall, I will be a Biology major with a minor in Spanish and a Honors minor in Medicine & Society. After graduating from the University of Houston Honors College, I aspire to attend medical school and ultimately become a physician.
The Legacy Scholarship means a lot more to me than all the other scholarships I have received; my father and both my brothers have attended the University of Houston. I believe this scholarship provides me with the help needed to continue their successful legacy. Also, this scholarship will help reduce my financial burden which allows me to focus on the rigorous coursework in the Honors College here at the University of Houston. Once again, I am honored to be a recipient of the Legacy Scholarship”
—Mark Mathews, 2019 Legacy Scholarship Recipient.

Mr. and Mrs. Rushion and Cicely McDonald Scholarship

The Mr. and Mrs. Rushion and Cicely McDonald Scholarship Endowment is established for the purpose of providing three (3) $2,500 annual scholarships for African American students enrolled at the University of Houston in the colleges of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or Optometry.
CRITERIA
The annual distributed income shall be spent for student scholarship(s) based on the following criteria:

  • The applicant of the scholarship must be an African American student enrolled at the University of Houston and pursuing a major in NSM or the College of or Optometry.
  • The scholarship applicant must be a full-time degree seeking student in good standing and must have completed at least one semester at the University of Houston prior to their application to this scholarship.
  • The scholarship applicant must have maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA within their declared major within NSM or the College of Optometry.
  • The scholarship applicant must be an individual who has maintained and demonstrated current roles of leadership at the University of Houston and/or have current participation in UH, local and national communities and organizations.
  • Scholarship recipients may accept other scholarships and grants in conjunction with this scholarship up to the cost of attendance, which includes tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation and personal expenses.
  • In order to qualify for the spring disbursement of the Mr. and Mrs. Rushion and Cicely McDonald Scholarship, the recipient must continue to maintain the required GPA, leadership participation and full-time student status.
  • Scholarship award is non-renewable. Applicants must reapply annually.
  • Scholarship should be awarded to three (3) students annually in the amount of $2,500 each.

CLICK HERE to apply today

LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation (UHAAF) announces the availability of four $1,500 Legacy Scholarships for freshmen and transfer students 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. Though initial award will be made only to incoming freshmen/transfer students, it 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. Application period begins on January 6th, 2020. Click here to apply.

CAULEY, CEASAR, LEWIS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Founded by Jimmie Cauley, II (’04, MBA ’08), Brandon Ceasar (’04) and D’Marcus Lewis (’05); this annual scholarship is set to support active members and initiates of the Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter at the University of Houston (Eta Lambda) enrolled at the C.T Bauer College of Business.   Selection criteria includes:

  • The recipient must be an active member and initiate of the Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter at the University of Houston (Eta Lambda)
  • The recipient of the scholarship will be an undergraduate student enrolled at the C.T. Bauer College of Business.
  • Scholarship recipients must make a concerted effort o complete all undergraduate studies for a bachelor’s degree within five (5) years.
  • Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA to be considered for selection

Application Criteria

  • Recipient must complete a one-page essay that details the following:
    • Tell us about yourself.
    • Tell us about your goals.
    • Do you currently work part-time/full-time?
    • How do you plan to enhance your commitment to the objectives of the Eta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi?

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 each semester or paid in the Fall semester (if the student is graduating in the fall semester). Click here to apply.

Technology Alumni Scholarship

The Technology Alumni Association offers a $1,000 scholarship to a junior or senior who is enrolled in a minimum 12-hour course load and majoring in a degree from the University of Houston College of Technology.

Hispanic Alumni Scholarship

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

  1. An applicant who will be a first-time student must be accepted for admission to the University of Houston.
  2. If currently enrolled, the student must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  3. The student must maintain a full-time course status (determined by the undergraduate or graduate program) and a 2.5 Grade Point Average or better while attending the University of Houston.
  4. The application with all accompanying materials (transcript, essays, and resume) must be submitted no later than April 17th, 2021.
  5. Preference is given to students of Latino origin.
  6. Preference is given to students with financial need.

The scholarship committee will consider the following when making their selection:

  1. Academic Standing.
  2. Civic Involvement.
  3. Leadership Positions/Qualities.
  4. Financial Need.

Please ensure that your application is accurate and complete. If you have any questions please email scholarships@uhhispanicalumni.org and in the subject line write, “Scholarship Application Question”. In your email, please include your full name, Student ID, and question(s).
Note, recipients will not forfeit other scholarships, grants, loans, or awards. However, if a recipient applies for financial aid, the amount of the award must be used in calculating the total award amount for which the student is eligible for from UHHAA.
All future UHHAA Scholarship recipients will be automatically enrolled in the UHHAA Scholar Program!

The UHHAA Scholars Program aims to provide scholarship recipients with not only funds but with a community of Alumni who are deeply interested in and committed to their success. UHHAA understands the struggle of being a first-generation, minority, and or low–income student. It is, therefore, our goal to provide our Scholars with all the necessary tools for both financial and academic success. This new program will encompass some key features that we think students will enjoy and that will hopefully help them finish their undergraduate career strong.

  • A slack community and network where students can engage with UHHAA Alumni and fellow UHHAA Scholars.
  • Accomplishments featured on our social media pages.
  • Recurring panels where students will be able to ask professionals and UHHAA Alumni all their burning questions about college, the workforce, and life.
  • The ability to send questions to the UHHAA Scholarship email and get feedback.
  • The prestige of being part of a growing cohort of UHHAA Scholars.

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Cougar Athletic Alliance Scholarship

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 2020-2021 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.

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.

Fort Bend Alumni Scholarship

The Fort Bend 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 2020-2021 school year.

Jack J. Valenti School of Communication Alumni Scholarship

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.

Graduate College of Social Work Alumni Scholarships

The Graduate College of Social Work Alumni Association Scholarship committee is now accepting applications for its scholarships.  Two scholarships (A Charlotte Campbell & A General UHGCSWAA) in the amount of $3,000 each, will be awarded for the Spring 2020 Semester.  The recipients will be acknowledged at the UH GCSW Alumni Association Annual Meeting in August.

Details for the scholarship are as follows:

 Applicants can be part-time or full-time students, currently enrolled in the GCSW at the time of scholarship disbursement, must have a GPA of at least 3.25, and have a minimum of 12 SCH.

Advanced Standing Applicants with fewer than 12 SCH can apply with a waiver by providing Advanced Standing Verification, showing proof of credited number of hours received upon being determined advanced standing status.

Additionally, each applicant should include an unofficial transcript that verifies your GPA and a CV Resume.

To apply, please complete and return this application by March 26, 2021.

 

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE (ONLY 1 APPLICATION NEEDED, REGARDLESS OF FORMAT):

 

Questions?

Please contact Dayna Gurley at Daynagurley@gmail.com

Black Alumni Association’s “Pathway to Excellence” 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.

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.

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).

Karen Taylor Webster and Alpha Chi Omega Houston Alumnae Charities Scholarship

This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 for a full time University of Houston student who is a current member in good standing of the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

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.

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.

Engineering Alumni Scholarship

EAA Outstanding Engineering Student Scholarship 

$2,000 ($1,000 per semester)
– Standard criteria: engineering major, 30 hrs at UH, 12 hrs/semester of award
-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 


$2,000 ($1,000 per semester)
– Standard criteria: engineering major, 30 hrs at UH, 12 hrs/semester of award
– 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

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