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Hawk Scholars Scholarship

Scholarship application for Fall 2024 is now open. 

Who is the scholarship for?

  • Degree-seeking new residential graduate students, and
  • Degree-seeking new non-Texas resident undergraduate and graduate, and
  • Degree-seeking new undergrad and graduate international students.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Fall 2024 is first semester as a UHCL graduate student, or first semester as a non-Texas resident undergraduate student, or first semester as an undergraduate international student.
  2. New students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (as recalculated by UHCL)
  3. Must have UHCL Admissions Application on file
  4. Must have paid Admission Application fee
  5. Must have a UHCL identification number

Admission to UHCL is NOT required to apply, but you MUST be unconditionally admitted by the final deadline to be considered for an award.

When applying for Fall 2024 you will input 2025 as the aid year.

Hawk Scholars Scholarship (HSS) is a competitive scholarship based on exceptional merit. Date of unconditional admit and date of scholarship application as well as GPA are used in the awarding process.

If you are awarded a Hawk Scholars Scholarship you must enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester for the duration of the award.

The award amount is $1000 for Fall 2024 and $1000 for Spring 2025. Recipients will be eligible to pay resident tuition for Fall 2024, Spring 2025 and Summer 2025.

Fall 2024 Deadline

Priority Deadline:
April 15, 2024

Final Deadline:
May 15, 2024

*Students offered HSS for Fall 2024 who must defer enrollment to Spring 2025 must update their admissions term and MUST re-apply for the scholarship. Scholarships are not automatically transferred to another term.

HSS is Renewable for 2 Additional Semesters

If renewed, the student will be awarded $1000 for Fall 2025 and $1000 Spring 2026. In addition, renewal students will be eligible to continue paying resident tuition for Fall 2025, Spring 2026 and Summer 2026.

Renewal Criteria

Continue to enroll in and successfully complete at least 6 credit hours each semester. Student must also maintain academic good standing and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

How to Apply

  • Please log into E-Services and click on "Financial Aid"
  • Next click on "Apply for UHCL Scholarships". Do not fill in any information at this point
  • Click "Search"
  • The Hawk Scholars Scholarship should pop up
  • Do NOT click on "Apply" **
  • Click on "Details" to view the criteria
  • Make sure you meet the criteria of the scholarship before applying **
  • Next go back and click "Apply". The aid year you are applying for is "2025"
  • Answer any questions
  • Submit

Once you click on "Apply" and submit the scholarship application you cannot go back to that specific scholarship.

A confirmation will appear when the application is submitted.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 281-283-2480.


  • Student Financial Aid

    Phone: 281-283-2480
    Fax: 281-283-2502

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

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

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