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External Scholarship Opportunities

Below is a listing of scholarship information that UHCL receives directly from donors and organizations sponsoring scholarships. Please check back as scholarships change often.

The Fogtman Foundation Scholarship

Our mission is to provide scholarships to single mothers who are in their Junior or Senior year of college. This scholarship will be given to the recipient to pay for the childcare services while the mother is attending university classes. Half of the scholarship will be distributed prior to beginning of semester and the remainder distributed mid-term.

Eligibility for The Fogtman Foundation Scholarship Funding:
  • The candidate/mother is a United States citizen with a valid Social Security Number
  • The candidate/mother has joint or full custody of her children
  • The candidate/mother is a Junior or Senior in good standing with the University of Houston – Clear Lake.
  • The candidate/mother has a signed degree plan on file with the University of Houston – Clear Lake.
  • The candidate/mother is enrolled in and maintaining at least six (6) credit hours per semester.
  • The candidate/mother maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • The candidate/mother will show need for caring for the children, and how the money will be spent.
Applicant Requirements
  • Scholarship Application including Essay.
  • Two letters of personal recommendation (relatives are excluded from providing recommendations).
  • Copy of most recent college transcript.
  • Copy of first page of most recent tax return.
  • Copy or invoice of hours enrolled for the semester for which candidate/mother is applying for scholarship.
  • Midterm and at the end of the semester, the candidate/mother will provide receipts for money spent. At the end of the semester grades received from the courses taken will be submitted.

Please download the scholarship application. You can also pick up a paper copy of the scholarship application at the Student Financial Aid office. Completed applications should be mailed to P.O. Box 57764, Webster Texas 77598

Shutterfly Scholarships

Shutterfly is proud to announce the $10,000 educational program we've established to help students like you achieve your educational goals. The program supports not only you, with $5,500 of the $10,000, but also your community by awarding $4,500 of it in equal shares to the primary, middle and high schools where you graduated. So, if you win, it's a win-win for you and your community.


  • 18 years old at the time of application Proof of major
  • Must have completed primary, middle and high school in the United States
  • No personal, identifying information on your essay, including ethnic background, race, city, state or country of birth
  • Write a minimum 600-800 maximum word essay on the required topic (see below)
  • Applicants cannot be related to an employee of Shutterfly or any of its related companies

Business Scholarship:

Graphic Design Scholarship:

Computer Science Scholarship:

Giving Flight to Your Success: Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program

Through this national education initiative, Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet certain eligibility criteria.

A selection committee consisting of national education advocates and community leaders will select the award recipients. Recipients may be awarded 1-4 roundtrip tickets for the student and/or parent to use when traveling to/from the college/university. The complimentary airline ticket(s) can be used for travel to any of the Southwest Airlines destinations in the United States & Puerto Rico as listed on

For more information and application, please refer to:

The HACU Scholarship Program 2015-2016

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to offer numerous scholarship opportunities to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures. Please review each scholarship’s criteria carefully to see if you qualify.

Scholarship information and application can be found at

HACU's Annual Conference, Student Track Scholarship

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 29th Annual Conference will take place October 10-12, 2015, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel in Florida and has scholarships available for undergraduate students.

The Student Track Scholarships cover cost of registration, and conference-related meals (one per day). Travel and lodging are also included for out-of-state students that are selected to receive a scholarship. The application deadline is June 26, 2015.

Applicant eligibility:

  • Undergraduate Status
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Have not received a HACU Conference Scholarship for the 2014 Annual Conference
  • Must be physically attending home institution in the Fall 2015
  • Must be willing to be sponsored by a corporate, federal, or nonprofit sponsor

For more information and how to apply, please refer to:

Ron Carter Achievers Scholarship

Ron Carter Clear Lake wishes to recognize the hard work and dedication of college bound Greater Clear Lake Area High School seniors. That’s why Ron Carter Clear Lake is proud to announce the Ron Carter Clear Lake Community Achievers Scholarship. Each year, recipients will be chosen based on academic achievement, character, leadership, service, and adult recommendations.

Beginning in March, Ron Carter Clear Lake will be awarding five (5) College Scholarships in the amount of $1000 to deserving applicants. One outstanding recipient will be selected for each month starting in March and ending in July. This scholarship is open to high school seniors in the Greater Clear Lake Area and surrounding areas that reside in Clear Creek ISD, Alvin ISD, Deer Park ISD, Pasadena ISD, Dickinson ISD, LaPorte ISD, Pearland ISD and Friendswood ISD. Applicants may be students of public, parochial or home schools.

Click HERE to download the application

$1100 Dolman Law Group Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution
  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian
  • Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend
  • Must provide your video essay (YouTube format preferred) by the deadline of July, 22 2015.
  • A winner will be chosen on July 29, 2015

Submit videos to:

For details please refer to Student-Caregiver Annual Scholarship

Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctors appointments -- we know that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, we know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge. is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

Share your #CaringScholar story by May 31, 2015.


Three students attending a U.S. college or university (and in good academic standing) will each receive a $1,500 grant for tuition and/or books. Grant recipients to be selected and announced by June 30, 2015.

To Apply
  • Read the Scholarship Agreement.
  • Complete and submit the Application Form by 11:59PM PDT on 5/31/2015.
  • Judging will be based on the following criteria, that include, but are not limited to:
    • Submission quality (inspiring, extraordinary, or otherwise compelling).
    • Impact the scholarship will make on the life of the student and the person they care for.
    • Whether the applicant has addressed the application questions and satisfied the application guidelines
  1. For sudents attending a U.S. university or college in Fall 2015, who have been caring for an older relative while attending school. Includes current high school students who are matriculating in Fall 2015 and have been involved in caregiving during high school and intend to continue while attending college.
  2. Students must follow all application instructions and agree to the Scholarship Agreement.

The Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship

Deadline: 10/1

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Description: This scholarship is open to enrolled students with an interest in finance, economics, and trading stocks. To apply, students may submit an essay by following the instructions on the website

How to Apply:

A Place for Mom Scholarship

This scholarship is for students interested in gerontology. The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The applicant must be attending classes at the time of the spring deadline. Deadline to apply is April 15th.

Additional sholarship details and application can be found at:

Reba Crawford Scholarship

Award: $1,000 ($500 Fall 2015 and $500 Spring Semester 2016)

  • Women who are “re-entering the job market”
  • Full or part time, must take at least 6 hours per semester
  • Graduate or undergraduate
  • Must maintain “3.0” on a 4.0 scale average each semester
  • Current Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file at UHCL
Applicant must provide the following information:
  • Completed scholarship application
  • Official transcript from UHCL or most current prior school
  • A letter stating why you are re-entering the job market. Discuss how you are going to develop new skills or techniques for today’s work force, and your academic and career goals. Also discuss outside activities/organizations you have been involved in, and your responsibilities in those organizations. (12.0 font-- double spaced, maximum 2 pages)
  • A Financial Information section to be completed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Applications must be returned to the UHCL Office of Student Financial Aid by: April 15, 2015.

The NET Scholarship


  1. Complete and sign the application form.
  2. Provide a statement of your specific goals in 250 words or less
    • *How do you plan to achieve your goals?
    • *Why do you want to pursue these goals?
    • *Upon completion of your certification what do you aspire to do?
  3. Provide 2 letters of recommendation from former or current teachers/professors/mentors.
  4. Application, goal statement, and letters of recommendation must be received by April 1, 2015

Mail or email your completed application to:

PO Box 58461
Houston, TX 77258

For further information, call Dr. Larna Loeckle at 281-513-8023

CounterPath Scholarship Program

As part of our mission to change the face of telecommunications technology, we are proud to offer a scholarship to support the next generation of innovators. We will award $1,000 to the student who best persuades us that they are most fit to be leaders in the unified communications industry.


  • Be a Canadian or American resident.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited institution in Canada or the United States (University or College).
  • Be enrolled full-time in a software engineering, computer science, or other program relating to unified communications or telecommunications technology.


  • By the application deadline, submit 500 to 1000 words that explain how you see collaborative software, voice, video, messaging and presence changing enterprise communications and collaboration over the next 5 years.
  • Submit your grade transcript for your most recent school year/semester.
  • Submit a proof of enrollment in your current institution.
  • Send your submission to with the phrase "CounterPath Unified Communications Scholarship" in the subject line.


All applications will be reviewed by a jury composed of CounterPath staff. We retain all rights to select the winner at our discretion, based on our own subjective criteria for qualifying merit.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Winner Declared: June 29, 2015

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 8th year.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline - June 15, 2015.

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: Full details are available on our site.

MassMutual Scholars

A national scholarship program for high achieving college students interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry.

The MassMutual Scholars Program is funded by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and is focused on expanding access and opportunity of higher education and employment to students who reflect the rich cultural diversity of our nation. We seek to increase the number of students completing college nationally, assist in decreasing student debt, raise awareness of careers in insurance and financial services, and recruit and retain the top talent touched by our programs.

In 2015, MassMutual looks forward to offering $150,000 in total funding; assisting at least 30 students entering their sophomore, junior, senior, or fifth year of undergraduate coursework with a scholarship worth up to $5,000. Students must complete and submit for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA) at and be interested in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry.

Learn more about MassMutual Financial Group and for information on how to apply the scholarship, please visit:

Scholarship Points

$10,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: February 20, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2015 at the latest.

Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.

Applications can be found by going to:

MCO Scholarship

$500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

  1. Be attending college or university no later than December of 2015.
  2. Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2015.
  3. Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 15, 2015.
  4. Be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college/university

Applications can be found by going to:

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

$500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

  1. Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US by September of 2015.
  2. Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.
  3. Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Applications can be found by going to:

Lifestyle Dentistry Scholarship

$500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

  1. Be attending college or university no later than September 30th, 2015. Current High School Seniors who will graduate in 2015 are eligible. You can be enrolled in any field of study.
  2. Submit answers to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30th, 2015 deadline.
  3. Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Applications can be found by going to:

Women Professionals in Government Scholarship

The $1,500 WPG Scholarship is awarded annually to a female resident of the Greater Houston area who is a student in good standing at an accredited university. The scholarship winner also receives a one-year membership to Women Professionals in Government. Applicants must be pursing studies to further a career in public service. Graduate applicants must have completed at least 12 graduate hours. Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least 30 undergraduate hours. Additionally, applicants are required to submit one essay that describes their career goals, details the challenges they have faced in achieving educational and professional goals, and discusses how they have overcome these challenges. The winner is selected based on her academic history, community involvement, and public service-related employment.

The application deadline is March 20th, 2015. I would appreciate your assistance in distributing this information to potential candidates. For additional information, please email or visit

The Texas Energy Council & the Brookhaven Geotechnology Institute

Offering one-year scholarships up to $2500.00 dollars. If you are considering a CAREER in the Energy industry, we have scholarships available in the many Energy disciplines:


You must be:

In college now (2 & 4 year accredited colleges, undergraduate or graduate level);
Have at least 30 hours of college-level credit;
A GPA of not less than 3.25/4.00 in the college-level classes
Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously won this award, but previous winners are welcome to apply

DEADLINE: March 22, 2015


Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

  • Applicants must be women graduates of an Alvin ISD high school OR be a current or former student at Alvin Community College
  • Students must be preparing to enter the teaching profession and be college sophomores or juniors at the time of application
Award Amounts:
  • Two one-time scholarships of $1000 will be awarded ($500 per semester)
  • Recipients will apply the grant toward junior or senior level courses during the academic year 2015-2016.
Application Procedure:
  • Complete the application form
  • Attach an official copy of your college transcript with cumulative GPA
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Include a written essay on why you have chosen to become a teacher and any other information you think may be pertinent
Deadline for all Documents listed above
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • There will be no exceptions to the April 15th deadline
Completed applications should be returned to:
Judy Stracener
3715 Van Ness Drive
Alvin, Texas 77511

Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship

The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship was established to help needy Texas students attend college. In an agreement with Bank of America, Midland College reviews and recommends the scholarships for Texas residents entering or enrolled in any college or university in the United States. The Slough Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per year ($2,500 per Fall and Spring semesters) for a total of 5 years or the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree, or a total accumulation of 136 semester hours or 36 credits, whichever comes first. Smaller amounts may be awarded on a one-time basis with no guarantee of future awards. All applications must be submitted online ONLY. Please click link below to access application.

Assistance for Child Care Costs!

Attention Students:
Do you have a child or children in child care?
UHCL students can receive financial aid for child care costs through our local Workforce Board!
UHCL students that qualify will be given priority for funds.
As a full time student, or if you are going to school and working for a combined 25 hours per week, you may qualify for financial aid for child care.

For information and guidance on the application process contact:
Workforce Solutions – Call Center
Emilio Zavala: 713 334-5980 x192

You may also visit the website below to get more information on the assistance. Look on the website under “Obtain Financial Support” for a link to “Financial Aid for Child Care”.

To find child care programs in your area contact:
Collaborative for Children:
Call: 211 or (713) 600-1234

DR. LEE K. FEINE & DANIEL LEE MATTIS SCHOLARSHIPS for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

  • Applicants must be college juniors (includes those entering their junior year or above in fall, 2015.)
  • Enrolled in their course of study for academic year 2015-2016.
  • Permanent residence is in the greater Houston metropolitan area*
  • *Houston metropolitan area includes Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Liberty, San Jacinto, and Waller counties.
  • Preparing for a career in a health profession, education, community or social services, or Jewish Studies.

Note: International students who are here on a student visa do not qualify.
NCJW awards are equal opportunity; open to all students, without regard to gender, race, religion, or other.
Awards are based on financial needs, academic achievement, and career goals.
Deadline for submission is March 9, 2015
Additional information and application

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

In 1987, the GFOA’s executive board voted to create a Government Accounting Scholarship to recognize outstanding performance in accounting studies and to encourage careers in state and local government. The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship competition is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a university or college preparing for a career in state and local government finance in the United States or Canada. Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded. Two scholarships of $7,000 each are available for award in 2015.

For more information including how to apply for these scholarships, please visit:

If you have any questions, please call Robert Kotchen at 312-977-9700 ext. 2273

LowVARates - Military College Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,250
Deadline: July 1, 2015
Open to any students

The Forklift Systems Scholarship

The “Giving Students A Lift” essay contest annually provides a one-time award of $1,000 to one deserving undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in college. The scholarship is open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at any accredited U.S. university or college. The current application deadline is November 30, 2014, and the scholarship will be awarded in early January 2015. For more information and application details, please visit for further details.

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship 2014-2015

Applicant must:

  1. Have a minimum of 45 hours completed prior to applying.
  2. Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 as of semester prior to applying.
  3. Be taking a minimum of 9 hours per semester with the 9 hours leading to a degree in education.
  4. Be a graduate of a high school in the Alvin Independent School District OR of a high school whose location is served by the Alvin Community College District AND a student in attendance at University of Houston Clear Lake.
  5. Employees of Alvin ISD who do not currently hold or have a degree in education may also apply.

Download application with instructions

The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship

In the spirt of our founder, who founded his own lawn care company GreenPal's scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall of 2015.

Award Components:
Scholarship is $2,000 paid equally over (4) semesters, this scholarship will be renewed each year with a new winner. Each winner will receive (4) awards of $500 for each semester completed.


  1. Applicant must be graduating High School's Senior Class in 2015 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  2. Applicant must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner
  3. Applicant must have a declared major in the college of Business
  4. Funds must be used for full-time enrollment at accredited two or four-year colleges, Universities, vocational or technical schools in the United States Scholarship

Earn a $1000 Scholarship from! Google has started rolling out Fiber Internet service in cities like Austin, Provo and Kansas City with plans to keep expanding across the country. At 1000 Mbps, fiber is up to 100 times faster than average broadband service. Question: Do we need gigabit internet speed? In less than 400 words tell us whether or not you think we need access to gigabit internet and why it's important!

For more information and how to apply, visit:

Deadline: June 17, 2015

The William Gary Allen Scholarship

Tell us about your vision of the “Home of the Future” in an essay and you may be eligible to be awarded a $1,500 scholarship.

Essay topics may include but are not limited to green/sustainable building methods and technology, accessibility, community amenities, common spaces and other features that you believe will appeal to homeowners and renters in the future.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Research is a critical component for the development and advancement in the life science community. We want to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career in science.

The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

Please visit: for more details and the application.

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

MesotheliomaHelp is pleased to announce the “Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship.” We are proud to offer ten scholarships in the names of two mesothelioma warriors Jan Egerton and Don Smitley.

The scholarship is available to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Our goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos. Mesothelioma is a disease that affects men and women – both young and old.

This essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18-years-old or older and are currently enrolled in a college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. U.S. territories are excluded.

For more details and the application, please visit:

Brazoria County Single Mother Scholarship Women in Leadership Society


To provide financial assistance for further education at a 4 year university, junior or community college, technical training or a recognized certification. This scholarship is available only to single mothers residing in Brazoria County, TX or surrounding counties with preference given to Brazoria County residents. Up to $12,000 in scholarships will be awarded for the academic year with a maximum of $5,000 per person.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be a single mother residing in Brazoria County, TX or surrounding communities with preference given to Brazoria County residents.
  2. Must have joint or full custody of her children.
  3. Must show financial need and have made less than $40,000 the previous year.
  4. Must enroll in and maintain at least six (6) credit hours per semester if attending a college or university.
  5. Must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  6. Must have a high school diploma, GED, or be currently enrolled in college.

Applicant Requirements

  1. Scholarship Application including Essay.
  2. Two letters of personal recommendation (relatives are excluded from providing recommendations).
  3. Copy of high school transcript/GED/or most recent college transcript.
  4. Copy of first page of most recent tax return.
  5. Copy or invoice of hours enrolled for next semester.
  6. Scholarships will be awarded twice a year. For consideration, applications must be submitted by May 1st or October 1st.
  7. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Make a copy of the application for your records.

For more information, contact Ann Wagoner at

Mail completed applications to
Women in Leadership Society
Attn: Ann Wagoner-Scholarship
PO Box 683
Pearland, TX 77588

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