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General Scholarships Available

The scholarships listed below are open to most UHCL degree plans.
All applicants are evaluated for each of the General Scholarships.

The application process for these scholarships is available each year during the month of February.  Awards are made for the following academic year. 

Application information can be found at:  http://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/FAO/Scholarships/Application_and_Timeline

Awards for each scholarship are contingent on availability of funding.

 

Canteen Scholarship
Major:  any UHCL degree program
GPA:  Academic good standing
Financial need:  Will not be a factor
Status:  Current UHCL degree seeking student / undergrad enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours / graduate enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours
Additional Documentation:  None

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UHCL Police Department Scholarship
Major:  Criminology
GPA: 3.0
Financial need:  Will not be a factor
Status:  Undergraduate or graduate enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester (fall/spring)
Additional Documentation: None

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David & Stephanie Palmer Family Scholarship
Major: Any UHCL degree plan
GPA: Academic good standing
Status:  Undergraduate enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
Financial need:  Will not be a factor
Specifics: 1) Must be taking at least one class at the UHCL Pearland campus  2) Must exhibit leadership qualities  3) Preference to those living in zip codes: 77581, 77584 or 77588
Additional Documentation:  None  
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The Hayes Scholarship
Major: Preference given to any degree plan in the School of Science and Computer Engineering or the School of Education
GPA: 2.5
Status: Full time or part time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need:  Will be a factor
Specifics:  Preference given to first generation college students and students who attended the following Houston area high schools:  Austin, Chavez, Davis, Milby, Regan, Sam Houston, Waltrip, Washington, Houston, Wheatley, Yates, Lee, Sterling, Ball, La Marque or Texas City 
Additional Documentation: None


UHCL Veterans Scholarship
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: 2.5 minimum
Status: Full-time or part time undergraduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics: Must be active or reserve duty military personnel or an honorably discharged veteran.


International Paper
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: 3.5
Status: Full-time undergraduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics: Preference to East Texas High School graduate
Additional Documentation: None


Annual Fund
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: No specific requirement, but it will be a factor
Status: Full-time undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Additional Documentation: None


Lynette Autrey
Major: Social Sciences, Humanities, Business
GPA: 3.25
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics: Strong moral character
Additional Documentation: None


Nanette Joan Bruckner Scholarship in Women's Studies
Major: Any UHCL degree program with a Concentration in Women's Studies
GPA: No specific requirement, but it will be a factor
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate. Preference for graduate.
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Specifics and Additional Required Documentation: Please reference Bruckner Application Checklist (pdf).


Emrye Barrios Robinson
Major:  Any UHCL degree program
GPA:  3.0
Status:  Undergraduate or graduate / minimum of 6 hours enrollment
Financial Need:  Will not be a factor
Specifics: Preference will be given to undergraduate students pursuing a concentration in women's studies at UHCL
Additional Documentation:  write a paragraph (500 - 700 words) on how receiving this scholarship will benefit females in the Mexican American community. 

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Mary Ann Holton
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: Undergraduate 2.10 and graduate 3.10
Status: Full-time or part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours); undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics: One of your reference letters should reflect your humanitarian nature
Additional Documentation: One page essay relating to this topic: "What lies before us & what lies behind us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"


Hugh Lea Leadership
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: Undergraduate 2.5 and Graduate 3.0
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Specifics: Demonstrate university leadership
Additional Documentation: None


Evaline D. Schergens
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: No specific requirement, but it will be a factor
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics: Female students
Additional Documentation: None


University Endowment
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: Undergraduate 3.0 and graduate 3.5
Status :Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Additional Documentation: None


Wismer
Major: Any degree program at UHCL
GPA: 2.75
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will not be a factor unless there is a tie
Specifics:

  1. Preference given to Wismer employees and family members of employees
  2. Must have attended UHCL for at least one semester
  3. U. S. citizen or permanent resident
  4. Extracurricular activities in community, High School or College
  5. Resided in East Harris County for 4 years at any one time in your life preceding the date of this application

Additional Documentation: If you are a Wismer employee or a family member of a Wismer employee, you MUST mention it in your essay.


Removing Educational Barriers
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: Academic good standing
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics:  First Generation Student
Additional Documentation: None


Barbara Bowers Memorial
Major: Any UHCL degree program at UHCL
GPA: Undergraduate 2.5 and graduate 3.0
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics:

  1. First semester students
  2. Preference given to college or university staff or UHCL professional or support staff as first semester UHCL students

Additional Documentation: None


DSLabs/ISA
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: 3.0
Status: Full-time graduate
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Specifics: Must be a current active member of the Indian Students Association at UHCL
Additional Documentation: None


Caren Colley
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: UG /2.5 and G/3.0
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics: Students with disabilities who are registered with the Office of Health and Disability
Additional Documentation: None


Nina Cullinan
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: 3.5
Status: Full-time undergraduate
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Additional Documentation: None


Hyer-Sobrino
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: No specific requirement, but it will be a factor
Status: Must be a graduate student as of Fall 2010
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Specifics: Academic achievements and leadership potential
Additional Documentation: None


Air Products
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: 2.5
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or grad
Specifics: Demonstrated leadership
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Additional Documentation: None


Eve Mieszkuc
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: No specific requirement, but will be a factor
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Additional Documentation: None


Peter P. Bermudez
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: 3.5
Status: Undergraduate, full time or part time
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics: Previous award recipients will be given preference as long as they continue to meet the above requirements for a maximum of five (5) semesters
Additional Documentation: None


UHCL Development & Advisory Council
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: 3.0
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
FinancialNeed: Will be a factor
Additional Documentation: None


William A. Staples Support Staff Association
Major: Any UHCL program
GPA: Academic good standing
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Specifics: Active benefits eligible member of SSA, employed by UHCL for a minimum of six months or child (biological or adopted ) thereof or immediate family member (per UHCL Personnel Policy Handbook)
Additional Documentation: one page essay describing academic and personal goals


William P. Hobby
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: 2.75
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Additional Documentation: None


Sue Fellman Omicron Delta Kappa Atrium Circle Scholarship
Major: Any degree program at UHCL
GPA: Academic good standing
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Specifics:

  1. A member of ODK inducted at any university. Not eligible in semester of induction.
  2. Active in the UHCL Circle
    75% participation rate - attend meetings and participate in events
  3. Students are eligible to receive this award one time

Additional Documentation: Date of induction and a brief paragraph describing UHCL Circle participation including dates


Billie C. Fowler International Connections of Houston
Major: Degree seeking international students within any UHCL school or program
GPA: 3.0
Status: Undergraduate; full time or part time
Financial Need: Will be a factor
Specifics: United States citizens and prior recipients of the Billie C. Fowler International Connections of Houston scholarship will not be considered
Additional Documentation: None


The Lunar Rendezvous Festival
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: Minimum 2.5
Status: Full-time or part-time; undergraduate or graduate
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Specifics:

  1. Evidence of demonstrated service and/or contribution to their community
  2. First consideration shall be given to students who have graduated from one of the high schools within the Clear Creek ISD

Additional Documentation: Additional consideration may be given to students who provide evidence of their participation in or volunteer service for the Lunar Rendezvous Festival, Inc. or who provide evidence that an immediate family member (grandparent, parent, sibling or child) has participated in or volunteered for the Lunar Rendezvous Festival, Inc.


The Distinguished Alumni Scholarship
Major: Any UHCL degree program
GPA: Minimum 2.5
Status: Undergraduates with 9 hours minimum per semester and graduates with 6 hours minimum per semester
Financial Need: Preferred as a factor
Special: Descendent (child or grandchild) of a UHCL alumnus/a
Additional Documentation: Name of person who graduated or attained a certification at UHCL of whom you are a descendent.


Phi Kappa Phi
Major: Any degree program at UHCL and an agreement to complete an application to join Phi Kappa Phi if selected to receive this scholarship
GPA: Top 10% of most recent graduating class
Status: College senior or graduate student
Financial Need: Will not be a factor
Specifics: Must have an approved CPS on file
Additional Documentation:
1.Summary of education background and statement consisting of clarification of educational and career goals and personal factors that have influenced your educational achievement.

2.Two letters of recommendation providing information about

  • your capacity for original work as a graduate student
  • your character and personality attributes and observations which can assist in appraising your probable success in advanced study and future career contributions


Hall Family Endowment for Presidential Scholars
Major:  Any degree in in the School of Business
GPA:  3.0 on a scale of 4.0
Status: Full time, undergraduate or graduate,
Financial need:  Will not be a factor
Specifics: Candidates are non-traditional exemplary students based on their academic achievement, leadership involvement or having overcoming personal challenges. All qualified candidates will be interviewed by a selection committee to determine if they meet the exemplary student criteria.
Additional Documentation:  None



 Date Updated: 17-DEC-2013
General Scholarships
UHCL Veterans
UHCL Alumni
Southland Paper Mills
Annual Fund
Lynette Autrey
Nanette Joan Bruckner Scholarship in Women's Studies
Mary Ann Holton
Hugh Lea Leadership
Evaline D. Schergens
Removing Educational Barriers
Barbara Bowers Memorial
DSLabs/ISA
Caren Colley
Hyer-Sobrino
Air Products
Eve Mieszkuc
Peter P. Bermudez
UHCL Development & Advisory Council
William A. Staples Support Staff Association
William P. Hobby
Sue Fellman Omicron Delta Kappa Atrium Circle Scholarship
Marilyn Mieszkuc Memorial Scholarship Endownment for Women in Transition
Billie C. Fowler
The Lunar Rendezvous Festival
Distinguished Alumni Scholarship
Phi Kappa Phi
Hall Family Endowment for Presidential Scholars
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