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President's Excellence Scholarship

Application Now Open

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be graduating from high school in the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Demonstrate high academic merit with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Submit a letter of recommendation characterizing your academic potential.
  • Be willing to participate in key institutional networking events.
  • Enroll in at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester.

Award amount is $3,000 ($1,500 for Fall 2024 and $1,500 for Spring 2025).

We are committed to you for four years.

Renewal Requirements

To renew your scholarship for an additional three years, student must:

  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative UHCL GPA.
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester at census date.
  • Complete at least 12 credit hours successfully each fall and spring semester at UHCL to receive a renewal.
  • Maintain consecutive enrollment.

Students will be reviewed each semester for eligibility based on the above criteria.

If recipient graduates with a bachelor’s degree before using all eligible semesters of the scholarship, the remainder of the scholarship will be forfeited.

Being Prepared to Apply for Scholarship

As part of the application process, you will be required to submit  a letter of recommendation (either in PDF, DOC, or DOCX format) characterizing your academic potential. Before you begin, you should have all materials ready and available to upload. Once you submit the application, you will NOT be able to return to your application to attach additional documentation.

Scholarships are competitive. Not everyone who applies will receive a scholarship.

Steps to Apply

  1. Please log into E-Services and click on "Admissions."
  2. Click on "Apply for UHCL Scholarships." Do not fill in any information at this point.
  3. Click "Search."
  4. New Hawk Scholarship should pop up.
  5. Do NOT click on "Apply." **
  6. Click on "Details" to view the criteria.
  7. Make sure you meet the criteria of the scholarship and prepare the required document before applying. **
  8. Go back and click "Apply." The aid year you are applying for is "2025."
  9. Answer the questions and download your document.
  10. Submit.
  11. Once you click on "Apply" and submit the scholarship application you cannot go back to that specific scholarship so you must have documentation prepared before you "Apply."
  12. 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.

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    Fax: 281-283-2502

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