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External Scholarship Opportunities

Inclusion in the listing does not constitute an endorsement by UHCL.

UHCL is unable to guarantee the accuracy or the timeliness of information found at the resources below. It is critical that you verify the information, particularly where deadlines are concerned.

Current High School Students

Greater Houston Community Foundation

The Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) administers a variety of unique scholarship funds that grant over $4 million annually to college students. The scholarship funds have been established by thoughtful and generous donors and each has a unique set of eligibility criteria and award structure.

GHCF Scholars

Scholarship Application User's Guide

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

  • Eligibility:
    • Be a U.S. citizen and Texas resident.
    • Graduating high school senior from eligible school
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • Plan to attend an accredited, not-for-profit university in the State of Texas.
    • Have met minimum score requirement for either SAT or ACT.
  • Amount: varies
  • Application Deadline: January 31

Learn more: How to Apply

Strategic Officer Recruiting Detachment (SORD)

  • Eligibility:
    • Be a U.S. citizen.
    • Be between the ages of 17 and 26.
    • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.5.
    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Meet physical standards.
    • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).
  • Amount: Tuition and fees
  • Application Deadline: March

Learn more: Army ROTC Scholarship

Scholarships offered through UH Foundation

ABPW/Rosemary Pledger

  • Eligibility: Any degree in the UHCL College of Business. Must be female interested in pursuing a career in Business and/or Public Administration.  Must be a US citizen or permanent resident, as well as a Texas resident.
  • GPA: Minimum 2.5
  • Status: Undergraduate enrolled in at least 6 hours / Graduate enrolled in at least 5 hours. Preference given to women reentering the workforce and have demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Additional Documentation: One-page description of your academic and career goals and how this scholarship would be of financial assistance to you

Application opens in March:  UH Foundation ABPW/Rosemary Pledger

Lightfoot/Johns Family

  • Major: Accounting
  • GPA: No specific requirement but will be a factor
  • Status: Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment or Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment. Preference given to single parents with custody of children living at home
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15)
  • Additional Documentation: Brief paragraph about your children

Application expected in March through UH Foundation

ABPW/Carrie Lee Warren

  • Major: Education
  • GPA:  Outstanding merit
  • Status:  Must be a female pursuing a career in public school education
  • Financial Need:  Will not be a factor

Application expected in March through UH Foundation

Paul Baskaran

  • Major: Graduate degree in Healthcare Administration
  • GPA:  3.0 minimum
  • Status: International student, preferably from India
  • Additional Documentation
    • Birth certificate or passport
    • One-page description of your academic and career goals and how this scholarship would be of financial assistance to you
    • Application and Authorization Form

Application expected in March through UH Foundation

Annapurna Tulasiram

  • GPA:  3.0 minimum
  • Status:
    • Female
    • Person of Color
    • Full Time undergraduate student

Application expected in March through UH Foundation

Sandor Turanyi

  • GPA:  2.5 minimum
  • Status:
    • A first or second generation Hungarian
      • or from the Hungarian minority in a neighboring Country,
      • or an international student from the previously mentioned with a non-immigrant visa (temporary)
    • Completed at least 1 semester at UHCL/UH
    • Full-time enrollment

Application expected in March through UH Foundation

Hispanic Students

HACU Scholarships

  • To be eligible to apply for HACU Scholarships, applicants must meet the following HACU Scholarship Program criteria listed below. 
    • Are currently enrolled  at a HACU-member institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico;
    • Have graduated from a high school (or have earned a high school equivalency diploma) in the U.S. or Puerto Rico;
    • Have completed your first-semester of college at a HACU-member institution;
    • Intend to enroll at a HACU-member institution in the following academic year. If you are transferring institutions, the institution must also be HACU-member to be eligible to apply;
    • Demonstrate financial need if required by the scholarship sponsor (typically determined by the FAFSA)

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Scholarships

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

  • Requirements:
    • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2024
    • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
    • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2024-2025
    • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
    • If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards


Additional Scholarships

Lee & Gatha Jones Legacy Foundation

  • Eligibility: Current college student (at least 2nd semester freshman) with a minimum 2.7 GPA. Graduated from a Texas high school, with preference given to graduates from Galveston County.
  • To Apply: Applicants must submit a recent photo with application to
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

Learn more: Jones Legacy Foundation Scholarship



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