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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.

TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

A total of 10, $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to U.S. residents who are 16-years of age or older and are attending or accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program and who have been active in community service. The scholarships will be awarded this summer for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Applicants are asked to write an essay of no more than 500 words demonstrating their good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership. Applicants must also provide two references that are directly connected to their community involvement. For full details, go to

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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Chief Bail Bonds Scholarship

Eligibility: The Chief Bail Bonds Marketing & Advertising Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 at any accredited U.S. college or university. We will evaluate and pick a winner by May 5th, 2014. The $500 scholarship will need to be in an essay format and a minimum of 1,000 words.

Scholarship Details: Must be 1,000+ words, 3.0 GPA, and be in an essay or business plan format. How would you market a bail bond company? How would you create a marketing presence for a product most people don’t know they need, until they are in a jam?

Application: Submit your essay of 1,000 words or more by email to Please provide your name, phone number and the college or university of attendance for Fall 2014 or Spring 2015. You may choose one of the following topics to write about and one essay will be chosen as the recipient of a $500 scholarship. Feel free and call us with questions or email us: 619.701.0227

GreenPal Scholarship

If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college, see below link for the instructions and criteria for applying for the GreenPal scholarship.

DEADLINE for scholarship applications is May 30th, 2014.

Scholarships for Undergrad and Grad Students:

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) offers $1000-$1500 scholarships to students who are in their junior year or higher (including grad school) and in need of financial assistance during 2014-2015. Applicants must be majoring in Education, Health, Social Welfare, or Jewish Studies, and have permanent residence in the Greater Houston area. Contact for an application or information. Applications are due by March 10, 2014.

AES Engineers Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at

We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2014
Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at:

Harrison & Bodell Scouting Scholarship


Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.
  • Must be a current or past member in good standing with The Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts
  • Must be age 17 or older

Please write an original 400-600 word essay on:

“How has your time in the scouts (boyscouts, girlscouts) prepared you for college? Please describe what skills, values, or qualities that you developed from scouting that have prepared you for your future.”

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

Submissions must be received by December 31, 2014.

Please refer to below site for application instructions

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Student Award Search Scholarship

Please visit to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

The deadline for applications is May 26, 2014
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award

Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering our future science scholars another opportunity to win up to $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2014-2015 academic school year. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists.

Who Can Apply:

  • Any undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled at an accredited college or university for the 2014 Fall semester
  • Candidates must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field.

Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website. ( Applications will be accepted until 2:59:59 p.m. CT on August 1, 2014. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by August 14, 2014. We strongly encourage all students that meet the scholarship award criteria to apply for this great scholarship! All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to

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  • Applicants must be women graduates of an Alvin ISD or a Pearland 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 2014-2015.

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


  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • There will be no exceptions to the April 30th deadline


Judy Stracener
3715 Van Ness Drive
Alvin, Texas 77511
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Senior Care Scholarship

Awarding:Five $1000 scholarships will be awarded each year

Requirements: Available to students enrolled in a bachelor's degree or graduate level program in any field related to gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, or sociology at an accredited four-year university. Award winners will be selected based on a letter of introduction and a 500-word essay on why they have chosen to go into a field that will serve our aging population.


BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Deadline: June 20, 2014
Amount of Award: $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.

Please visit our website at to learn how to apply

Texas Energy Council - Brookhaven

The Texas Energy Council & the Brookhaven Geotechnology Institute are offering one-year scholarships up to $2500.00 for students in the fields of GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS, ENGINEERING, GEOCHEMISTRY, ENERGY ACCOUNTING& FINANCE , ENERGY LAW AND LAND MANAGEMENT.

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


Requirements and application: 2014 Scholarship Awards

Award amount: $500.00 (for all) Deadline: May 1, 2014 (for all) 2014 “Breaking Down the Barrier” Scholarship Award

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in any field (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Art & Design, Business, Culinary Arts, Education & Teaching, Engineering, Healthcare & Nursing, Human Services, Humanities & Sciences, Law & Justice, Psychology, Technology & IT, and Vocational & Trade. Business Scholarship Award

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Accounting, Administration, Ecommerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, Real Estate, Retail Management, Sports Management, and Supply Chain Management. Healthcare & Nursing Scholarship Award

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in healthcare or nursing (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Dental Assisting, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Informatics, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Coding, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Veterinary Technician. Law & Justice Scholarship Award

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in law and justice (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, and Paralegal Studies. Technology & Computer Science Scholarship Award

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in technology or computer science (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Database Administration, Information Systems, Information Technology, Network Administration, Network Security, Software Engineering, and Web Development.

The Yellow Pages United Mark Smith Scholarship

Create an infographic for a chance to be awarded!

$2,500 toward your college tuition.


From the Internet to LED billboards, marketing isn’t what it used to be. Submit an original infographic that shows how marketing has changed from your parents’ generation to yours. Humor, originality and creativity are encouraged!

Criteria for eligibility:

  • Major in marketing, graphic design, or related majors in an accredited university or college in the U.S.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Full-time status for 2014
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Law firm Console & Hollawell Legal Leader’s Scholarship

Awarding $1,000
Deadline: July 15, 2014

Women Professionals in Government (WPG) Scholarship

Awarding $1,500
Deadline: April 19, 2014

Education Portal

Awarding $500 scholarships
Deadline: April 1, 2014
You can find our scholarships' terms and conditions here:

Find A Law Scholarship

Awarding a $500 scholarship
Deadline: May 15th, 2014

Additional Resources

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