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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 Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation (The Whitaker Foundation) proud announce the next round of its nationwide Art Scholarship Program, The Whitaker Foundation Scholarship Fund. The Foundation intends to support art students with a special emphasis on watercolor and museum studies and to help them meet the diverse needs of today’s professional art and museum world. See more here. For more information, please contact Mari Johnson, Project Coordinator or visit the foundation's website.

Create Real Impact Scholarship - $1,500 - 10 Award (Deadline: November 5, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

Applications can be found by going to:

SP Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: October 30, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

B) Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - $5,000 - 20 Award (Deadline: December 5, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to all college and high school students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must meet the age requirement by October 5, 2015.

Applications can be found by going to:

10 Words or Less Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: January 29, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2016.

B) In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.

Applications can be found by going to:

Zeiger Firm Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: February 2, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

In order to participate, prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the fall 2016 semester. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the question on the website.

Applications can be found by going to:

IAPMO Scholarship - $1,000 - 3 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2016)IAPMO Scholarship - $1,000 - 3 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

Must be a current high school senior; or enrolled or accepted as a full-time (12 credit hours) student in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program.

Applications can be found by going to:

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Sponsoring organization: Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

Amount: Up to $7,500, non-renewable or transferrable

Application due date: January 30, deadline for online nomination

Candidates must be planning to pursue research careers in computer science or other STEM degree programs. Each year, the foundation awards up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships, which cover eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board for up to $7,500 for one academic year. A student can only win this scholarship once and must be nominated by his or her college or university rather than filling out a traditional application.

For more information and application, visit:

Microsoft General Scholarships

Sponsoring organization: Microsoft

Amount: Amount varies depending on full or partial tuition

Application due date: January 30

Applicants must demonstrate a passion for computer science or related STEM subject as well as a commitment to leadership. They must be enrolled in a computer science or related four-year undergraduate degree program located in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a financial need. They must also apply for a summer internship, but not all applicants will be accepted. Microsoft offers similar scholarships dedicated specifically to women, minorities, and students with disabilities as well. Scholarships is a teacher advocacy site for students interested in considering teaching (and many other avenues within the field of Education) as a career.

We offer a yearly $2,5000 scholarship for college students studying to become teachers or work in the field of education. The "Inspire Our Future" scholarship is open to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral candidates.

Applicants can major in the following:
  • Child Development (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate)
  • Early Childhood Education (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate)
  • Education (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate)
  • Educational Administration (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate)
  • Secondary Education (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate)
  • Special Education (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate)
Here is our scholarship for students studying Elementary Education:
In addition to our own scholarship, we inform prospective teachers about many other scholarship opportunities that are available to them:

Viking Mergers’ Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship

Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements

Those applying need to be able to demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship. Demonstration can include ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  • Majoring in business, entrepreneurship, or small business management
  • Currently operating a side business while in college
  • Involvement in a family business
  • Being involved in an activity that will support their business/career goals of entrepreneurship. For example: if you wish to open a dance studio, and you’re majoring in dance, but you teach dance on the side to a few kids, or if you’re an active member of an entrepreneur club or organization at your school.

As part of the application process, you’ll need to explain how your major, business, or extracurricular activities express your interest in entrepreneurship.

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled an accredited college or university in the United States, and also have a GPA of at least 2.5 for the prior semester or otherwise have an academic status in “good standing” (if GPAs are not used). The winner must apply the full amount of the scholarship towards costs directly associated with the cost of education within 12 months of receiving the award. These costs include: tuition, books, room & board, etc. Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to apply in any subsequent years.

Application Details

Please submit the following:

An online application (see form below)
A formal letter of recommendation
Either a video or short essay that answers the following questions:
If you could start a company or business with a celebrity (dead or alive), whom would it be and why? Also, what type of company or business would you start with that celebrity and why?

If you choose to make a video, it needs to be between three and four minutes in length. If you choose to submit a paper, it needs to be between 400 and 600 words.
Apply Now at

ZIP Conferencing Scholarship

For students in business, marketing or communication related fields, the award will be $2500 for responses of 500-1000 words on two questions:

1. In what ways have the use of new communication technologies affected the way that you interact with he world around you?

2. How do you plan on employing the skills learned from those experiences in pursuit of your professional goals?

Entries are due by December 31, 2015 and winners announced on January 15, 2016. For complete information on entries, and application - please see our page at:

TourRadar Scholarship

The TourRadar Scholarship is aimed to those who are studying marketing, business or hospitality/tourism, and offers students the opportunity to win a US$1000 cash prize to be used towards furthering their education, as well as a US$1000 travel voucher so they can get some worldly experience.

As well as the monetary prize, there is also the opportunity to receive experience in one of our TourRadar offices around the world, to see how a travel startup works from the inside, as well as spending time in the offices of G Adventures and on the road with them, to see how a travel company works out there on the road.

All the details of the scholarship can be found here,

The CourseMinded Scholarship

The CourseMinded Scholarship is open to any student that is interested in teaching online, or taking online classes, is eligible for the $1,000 scholarship.

For more information and application, please see our page at

David Elden College Scholarship

Amount of Award: $500
2016 Spring Semester Deadline: February 10,2016
Who can apply?:Any student who is currently enrolled at an accredited US university or college with a grade point average of at least 2.7.

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program

11:59 PM EST, March 31, 2016


$2000 (Two Thousand US Dollars)

Award Conditions:
There will be three winners every year, but a student can only win once

Award Eligibility:
To qualify for the scholarship, you must be an Undergraduate, a Graduate, or a High School senior with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited University or College

Application Requirements:

Write an essay according to the instructions provided below and send it to Scholarships at

Eligible Nationalities:

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program is open to people of all nationalities

Bill Bishop and the Bishop Law Office

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.
  • Must be enrolled as either an undergraduate or in the final year of high school
  • Have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday; OR they must have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday.
  • Be under the age of 25 as of Jan 15, 2016
  • Scholarship is for undergraduate studies only

Essay Topic:
Please write an original 400-600 word essay on: How has being a foster youth shaped you and prepared you for your future?

One winner will be awarded $1000.00 to be used toward your tuition, book or other school expenses.

Submissions must be received by Jan 15, 2016

How to Win:
One winner will be selected and notified via provided contact information.

How to Apply:
Please send all submissions via email to:

Please include the following:
Include your essay as an email attachment (.docx , .doc, or .txt files are best)
Include your Full Name, email address, Mailing Address, and a phone number at the top of your essay. This will be the information that we use to contact you if your essay is selected as the winner.
Please include 1-2 sentences about yourself (What school, college or university you attend or plan to attend and your plans for the future)

Please DO NOT include:
CD ROMs, letters of recommendation, tax returns, bank balances, resumes, or transcripts
Please DO NOT call asking where to send your essay. Send your submission to

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

$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 2016-2017 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 March 15, 2016
  • A winner will be chosen on March 30, 2016

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.

Please visit: for more information and application. Submissions due Dec 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.

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, 2016

Additional sholarship details and application can be found at:

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: November 15, 2015
Winner Declared: December 31, 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 10, 2016.

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.

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

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 presents a semiannual $1,250 college scholarship to a deserving military student. The money will come in two increments during the fall and winter semesters of each year. The company is currently accepting applicants for the Winter 2016 college scholarship.

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

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 2016.

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

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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