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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.

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

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

In 1993, the GFOA's executive board voted to create the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship to recognize and encourage outstanding minority students enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state or local government finance. The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship competition is for minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. One scholarship of $7,000 is available for award in 2015. The Minorities Scholarship is funded by Tyler Technologies.

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

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2015

2015 Essay Topic: Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself.

The contest is open to registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the Fall 2014 Semester. The essay must be the original, unpublished work of one student. Only one essay per student per year may be submitted.

Submissions will be accepted online through the extended deadline of Monday, December 8, 2014, by 5pm PST. No late entries will be accepted.

For more information and application, please visit:

LowVARates - Military College Scholarship

Amount of Award: $1,250
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014
Open to any students Scholarship

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For more information and how to apply, visit:

Deadline: December 15, 2014

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. In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship

Three $1,500 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on one of our three essay topics. Deadline is December 31, 2014. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2015. Essay topics and scholarship details can be found at

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 Scholarship


  • US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.
  • Stu dents enroll ed (or committed to attend) a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible.
  • Financial situation and/or monetary awards previous scholarships have no bearing on this scholarship award

Application Process:

Successful applicants will fully complete the Scholarship Application. A 'live' version of the application form will be made available ONLY during the open periods listed below. During those periods, the form will provide more detailed instructions on filling out and submitting your application.

Note: An official transcript will need to be mailed as part of your application, and must be received by the end of the application submission period. The application form will provide a physical address where transcripts are to be sent.

Deadline: 12-15-14
Additional Information:

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 2014.

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

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.

The Bridgat Scholarship Program

Established in March, 2014, Bridgat Scholarship Program is administrated by Bridgat Technology Limited, a private company headquartered in Hong Kong. As totally merit-based funds, Bridgat Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at a U.S. accredited institution.

The Scholarships are merit-based and four individuals will be designated each year and awarded a one-time scholarship of up to US$6,500. Major selection criteria includes academic performance and demonstrated leadership in cross cultural activities.

The application for 2014 Bridgat Scholarship begins on October 1, 2014 and ends on December 31, 2014. For more information about our program and application form, please visit

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:

Global English Editing Scholarship Program

The Global English Editing Scholarship Program awards one $1500 scholarship each year to a high performing student in the United States. This year’s winner will be announced on 1 December 2014.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A full-time student (minimum 12 semester units) at an accredited university in the United States.
  • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5.
  • A citizen of the United States, or have a valid green card.

The deadline for this year’s scholarship program is Friday 21 November 2014 (12 noon). Please direct any questions about the scholarship to

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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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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Contact Us

University of Houston - Clear Lake
Office of Student Financial Aid
SSCB 1.105
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058-1098

(281) 283-2480

(281) 283-2502


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Fri. 8am-5pm

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