General Scholarships

These scholarships are open most UHCL degree plans. The application process for general scholarships is available each year during the month of February. Awards are made for the following academic year and are contingent on availability of funding.

Learn more about application information.

  UHCL Alumni Association
 
  • Major: Any degree plan at UHCL
  • GPA: GPA minimum 3.0
  • Status:
    • Undergraduates enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Graduates enrolled in a minimum of 5 credit hours
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  Air Products
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA:
    • Undergraduate minimum 2.5
    • Graduate minimum 3.0
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Demonstrated leadership
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Annual Fund
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: No specific requirement but will be a factor
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate full time enrollment (12 hours hours enrollment)
    • Graduate full time enrollment (9 hours enrollment)
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Emyre Barrios Robinson
   
  • Major:
    • Any UHCL degree program
    • Preference given to undergraduate students pursuing a concentration in women's studies at UHCL
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0
  • Status: Preference given to students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours undergraduate / 5 hours graduate in the semester of scholarship application
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Submit a paragraph (500 - 700 words) on how receiving this scholarship will benefit females in the Mexican American community
  Barbara Bowers Memorial
   
  • Major:
    • Any UHCL degree program
    • Must be a UHCL first semester student at time of application
  • GPA: Undergraduate minimum 2.5 GPA / Graduate minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment / Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Preference given to college or university staff OR UHCL professional or support staff who are first semester UHCL students
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Billie Fowler International Connections of Houston
   
  • Major:
    • any UHCL degree program
    • Prior recipients of the Billie C. Fowler International Connections of Houston scholarship will not be considered. This scholarship does NOT provide a waiver of non-resident tuition.
  • GPA: minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Status: Undergraduate International student / minimum enrollment 6 hours
  • Financial Need: Financial need will be a factor although International students cannot file a FAFSA
  • Additional Documentation: Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Canteen
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree plan
  • GPA:
    • Undergraduate minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Graduate minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Status: Undergraduate International student / /Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment / Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Caren Colley
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree plan
  • GPA:Undergraduate minimum 2.5 GPA / Graduate minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment / Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Students with disabilities who are registered with UHCL's Office of Health and Disability
  • Financial Need: Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need (you may submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  UHCL Development & Advisory Council
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: minimum 3.0
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Distinguished Alumni
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA:
    • Undergraduates minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Graduate minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 9 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Descendent (child or grandchild) of a UHCL alumni
  • Financial Need: Financial need is preferred / FASFA not required, but recommended to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th
  • Additional Documentation: Brief paragraph to include name of person who graduated or attained a certification from UHCL of whom you are a descendent; their major and date of graduation
  DSLabs/ISA
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: minimum 3.0
  • Status:
    • Graduate full time enrollment (9 hours)
    • Must be a current active member of the Indian Students Association at UHCL
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Eve Mieszkuc
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: No specific requirement but will be a factor
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Evaline D. Schergens
   
  • Major: Any Undergraduate UHCL degree program
  • GPA: No specific requirement but will be a factor
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Must be a female
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
   Glenn and Joyce Goerke
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: No specific GPA, but will be a factor
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate
    • Must be a transfer student from a community college
    • Must be a first generation college student
    • Must exhibit leadership qualities
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
   June Hyer - Josephine Sobrino
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: No specific requirement but will be a factor
  • Status:
    • Must be a graduate student as of Fall 2015
    • Exhibit academic achievements and leadership potential
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
   Hays
   
  • Major: Preference to students in any degree plan in the College of Science and Engineering or the College of Education
  • GPA:
    • Undergraduate minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Graduate minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Status: Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment /Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment AND Preference given to first generation college students and students who attended one of the following Houston area high schools listed in Additional Documentation below.
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Are you a first generation college student? Which Houston area high school did you attend? Austin, Chavez, Davis, Milby, Regan, Sam Houston, Waltrip, Washington, Houston, Wheatley, Yates, Lee, Sterling, Ball, LaMarque or Texas City. List NONE if N/A.
   Hall Family Endowment for Presidential Scholars
   
  • Major: Any degree plan in UHCL's College of Business
  • GPA: minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate full time enrollment (12 hours)
    • Graduate full time enrollment (9 hours)
    • Non-traditional student, exemplary students based on academic merit and leadership or having overcome personal challenges.
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community AND if applicable, 1 to 2 page essay explaining how you overcame personal challenges
  Hawks Living On Campus @ UFA Scholarship
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: Must be in academic good standing
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate 6 hours minimum enrollment
    • Graduate 5 hours minimum enrollment
    • Must have a signed contract and be a current resident at University Forest Apartments
  • Financial Need: Not a factor
  • Additional Documentation: A 50 to 100 word essay on this topic: Why I choose to live on campus at UHCL.
  Hugh Lea Leadership
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA:
    • Undergraduate minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Graduate minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Serving as a UHCL student organization leader
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  International Paper
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate full time enrollment (12 hours)
    • Preference given to East Texas high school graduates
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: List the name of the Texas high school from which you graduated
   Lynette Autrey
   
  • Major: Social Sciences, Humanities or Business
  • GPA: minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Strong moral character
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be req uired to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
   Lynette Autrey
   
  • Major: Social Sciences, Humanities or Business
  • GPA: minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Strong moral character
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Lunar Rendezvous Festival
   
  • Major:
    • Any UHCL degree program
    • First consideration given to students who graduated from a Clear Creek School District high school
  • GPA:
    • Undergraduate minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Graduate minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Special consideration given to students or children of those who participated in the Lunar Rendezvous Festival
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation:
    • List the Clear Creek high school from which you graduated
    • Provide evidence of participation or immediate family member's participation in the Lunar Rendezvous Festival
   Mary Ann Holton
   
  • Major:
    • any UHCL degree program
    • First consideration given to students who graduated from a Clear Creek School District high school
  • GPA:
    • Undergraduate minimum 2.10 GPA
    • Graduate minimum 3.10 GPA
  • Status: Undergraduate and Graduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: One page essay relating to this topic: ""What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us

    One recommendation letter that reflects on your humanitarian nature
   Nanette Joan Bruckner / Women's Studies
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program with a Concentration in Women's Studies
  • GPA: No specific requirement, but will be a factor
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate with a minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate with a minimum 5 hours enrollment - Graduate preferred
  • Financial Need: Will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Submit a brief statement about your class(s) regarding Women's Studies
  Nina Cullinan 
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program with a Concentration in Women's Studies
  • GPA: minimum 3.5
  • Status: Undergraduate enrolled full time (12 hours)
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
   David & Stephanie Palmer Family
   
  • Major:
    • Any UHCL degree plan
    • Must be taking at least one class at the UHCL Pearland campus during the semester(s) of the award
  • GPA: Undergraduate minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrolled
    • Must exhibit leadership
    • Preference to students living in one of these zip codes: 77581, 77584, or 77588
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation:If you live in one of the preferred zip codes, please list it

    Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Jean Nettles PASA
   
  • Major:
    • Any UHCL degree plan
    • Must be taking at least one class at the UHCL Pearland campus during the semester(s) of the award
  • GPA: no specific requirement
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment / Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Must be a benefits eligible active member of PASA, employed by UHCL for at least one year. Must be attending at least one class at UHCL.
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation:Brief statement to include job title and department, objective for taking class and list of involvement in PASA over the last 2 years
  Peter P. Bermudez
   
  • Major:
    • Any UHCL degree plan
    • Must be taking at least one class at the UHCL Pearland campus during the semester(s) of the award
  • GPA: minimum 3.5
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment / Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Previous recipient will be given preference for a max of 5 semesters (must continue to meet criteria)
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
   Preston and Joslen B. Johnson
   
  • Major:
  • Any UHCL degree plan in the College of Education or College of Business
  • GPA: minimum 2.8
  • Status: Undergraduate enrolled full time (12 hours)
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Specifics: Must exhibit leadership qualities. Preference given to applicants involved in co-curricular activities.
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  Phi Kappa Phi
   
  • Major:Any UHCL degree program / Must have an approved CPS on file
  • GPA: Top 10% of most recent graduating class
  • Status:
    • College senior or graduate student
    • Agree to complete an application to join Phi Kappa Phi if selected to receive this scholarship
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Specifics: Must exhibit leadership qualities. Preference given to applicants involved in co-curricular activities.
  • Additional Documentation: Summary of education and statement clarifying education and career goals Two letters of recommendation that show capacity for original grad work, personal characteristics showing potential for success in advanced studies and career goals
   UHCL Paver Scholarship
   
  • Major:Any degree plan at UHCL
  • GPA: No specific requirement but merit will be considered
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate enrollment minimum is 6 hours
    • Graduate enrollment minimum is 5 hours
  • Financial Need: Will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
   Removing Educational Barriers
   
  • Major: Any Undergraduate UHCL degree program
  • GPA: Academic good standing
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • First generation college students
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
   Sue Fellman Servant Leadership
 
  • Major:Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: No specific requirement but will be a factor
  • Status: Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment / Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment AND must demonstrate exceptional performance through the Servant Leadership Program within Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLICE)
  • Financial Need: Financial need is not a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Submit list describing activities with SLICE
  Williams A. Staples Support Staff Association
   
  • Major:Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: No specific requirement but will be a factor
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Active benefits eligible SSA member; UHCL employee for at least 6 months or dependent of UHCL employee
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: One page essay describing academic and personal goals; include job title and total length of UHCL service
   Todd Davis Memorial
   
  • Major: Any degree program at UHCL
  • GPA: no specific requirement
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate with 6 hour minimum enrollment
    • Graduate with 5 hours minimum enrollment
    • Must exhibit leadership qualities and have participated in leadership activities
  • Financial Need: Not a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
  University Endowment
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA:
    • Undergraduate minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Graduate minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Must exhibit leadership qualities
  • Financial Need: Financial need will not be a factor
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community.
   UHCL Veterans
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA: Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate with minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Must be active or reserve duty military personnel or an honorably discharged veteran
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
   M. L. Wismer
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
    Must have attended UHCL at least one semester at time of this application
  • GPA: minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate 6 hours minimum enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
    • Preference to Wismer employees and family members of employees / Resided in East Harris County for at least 4 years
  • Financial Need: Financial need will only be a factor if there is a tie / FASFA not required, but it is suggested to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th

 

   William P. Hobby
   
  • Major: Any UHCL degree program
  • GPA:
    • Undergraduate minimum 2.75 GPA
    • Graduate minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Status:
    • Undergraduate minimum 6 hours enrollment
    • Graduate minimum 5 hours enrollment
  • Financial Need: Will be a factor (you will be required to submit a FAFSA at www.FAFSA.ed.gov by the UHCL priority deadline of March 15th)
  • Additional Documentation: Achievement List - Submit a list of honors, awards, achievements, volunteer services for UHCL and or your community
Contact
  • Student Financial Aid

    Phone: 281-283-2480
    Fax: 281-283-2502
    Email: uhcl_fao@uhcl.edu

    SSCB 1.105
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 05
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    School Code:
    011711