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Marilyn Davies College of Business Scholarships


Each scholarship will have its own unique guidelines in terms of criteria, frequency and timing of awards, the application and forms, deadlines and submission processes.

MDCOB students with application questions should direct them solely to the staff in the MDCOB Dean's office at 713-221-8017 or via email to

When scholarships are awarded, recipients will be provided contact information in order to express their thanks and appreciation to the appropriate scholarship sponsor. 
UHD scholarships are awarded in accordance with all UHD regulations pertaining to nondiscrimination.

Marilyn Davies College of Business Departments Scholarship opportunities:
Insurance & Ri​​sk Management
MSM Scholarships
Retail Management
Stafford Outstanding MIS Graduate Award
Texas Retailers Association
UHD Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Scholarship


Insurance & Risk Management Scholarship

IRM Scholarship

​Visit our Scholarships page for IRM criteria, requirements and scholarship award amounts.

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The Security Management Program maintains a scholarship fund to assist students in meeting the costs of the program. The number of scholarships awarded and their monetary value may vary from year to year, based on the number of qualified applicants and availability of funds.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a scholarship, you must have applied to the MSM program and have been formally admitted to the program.


In addition to and in coordination with the material in the scholarship application packet, the following information will be considered for scholarship awards:

  • Academic and/or professional preparation and experience in the field of study based on material (transcripts and letters of recommendation)submitted with application to the program
  • Impact of the scholarship on the applicant's career
  • Impact of the applicant's contribution to the program
  • And for continuing students in the program who are either new applicants or applicants seeking a renewal of a scholarship, the student's academic performance and progress in the program.

The MSM​ Scholarship Committee makes its recommendations to the Associate Dean of the Marilyn Davies College of Business who will make decisions concerning the recipients, the amount, and the length of time of any awards.

​To Apply:

Complete the application form below and follow the directions concerning a letter explaining the financial impact this scholarship award would have on your personal and career goals.

The application is not considered complete until all required documents have been received.

D​ownload the application

Start of the Spring semester

​Submit application by US Mail to:
MSM Scholarship Committee
UHD, Marilyn Davies College of Business
One Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

​Or the packet can be submitted in person to:
MSM Scholarship Committee
UHD, Marilyn Davies College of Business
Dean's Office, Shea St. Building, B400
320 North Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

Retail Management Scholarships

$750 per academic year.
Award Criteria:

  • Four scholarships for new students coming to UHD and interested in retail management.
Download the application

Stafford Outstanding MIS Graduate Award

The Marilyn Davies College of Business is offering a $1,000 award to an Management​ Information Systems student with the highest overall and MIS grade point averages selected by the MIS faculty. The recipient must be graduating or have graduated with honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Cum Laude).

In addition to the award, the recipient's name shall be added to a plaque housed in UHD's Marilyn Davies College of Business.  One award will be given each year.
No application required. 

​Texas Retailers Association

​Three - $750 scholarships per semester. Recipients can receive this scholarship more than once and can receive this scholarship in conjunction with other scholarships.

Award Criteria:

  • Must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA;
  • Sophomore/Junior/Senior standing;.
  • At least one academic year remaining;
  • Minor in retail management;
  • Enrolled in 6 or more credit hours; and
  • Must be pursuing a degree at UHD.

    Please deliver completed application to the Marilyn Davies College of Business Dean’s Office, B-400 Shea Street Building.

    Download the application

​UHD Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) Scholarship

(Semester award subjective to fund availability)


  • UHD Gamma Iota Sigma International Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science Collegiate Fraternity members in good standing
  • Must be an enrolled Marilyn Davies College of Business student in good standing

Click for online application

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Last updated 11/2/2021 8:03 AM