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The College of Sciences & Technology offers an array of scholarships to science and technology students each year. Some scholarships are need-based, while others merit-based. Each internally and externally funded scholarship will have unique guidelines in terms of criteria, award amount, frequency of awards, deadlines, and submission processes.

Scholarship opportunities:

H-LSAMP Scholarship for CST

Award:up to $5,000 per academic year
Criteria:College applicants must satisfy:
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall in college (minimum 3.0 GPA for High School)
  • Completion of a college-preparatory high school curriculum
  • U.S citizen or permanent resident status

Females and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Scholarship recipients must maintain the minimum GPA each semester and participate in activities as a computer science, mathematics, natural sciences or engineering majors in order to be eligible for renewal each semester.

Application:
  • Apply and be accepted into Scholar's Academy.
  • To apply complete the Scholar's Academy  Application Guidelines form and E-Application.
  • One-page typed statement of your academic and professional goals.
  • Copy of your official high school and/or college transcript(s).
  • Copy of current SAT/ACT scores (high school students only).
  • Two sealed recommendation forms and/or letters from current counselors, Math/Science/English instructors.
  • Completed FAFSA and UHD Financial Aid forms.
Deadline:Applications are accepted year-round. For priority consideration, apply 60 days before the start of the Fall and Spring semester.
Contact: Mrs. Sangeeta Gad and Dr. Mary J. Parker
Phone No:: 713-221-8432

Ongard Sirisaengtaksin Scholarship for Computer Science

Award:$600 for Fall and possibly renewable for Spring
Criteria:
  • Be a declared major in Computer Science
  • Have completed at least 30 credit hours toward the degree, made a B or better in CS 1410, including at least 30 or more hours from UHD
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in the semester the scholarship is received
College applicants must satisfy:
  • Minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in college
  • Major in Computer Science
The $600 for Fall and possibly renewable for Spring upon the availability of funds. To maintain scholarship eligibility for Spring semester, Fall recipients must:
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Make satisfactory progress toward completion of a Computer Science degree
Application:
  • Updated personal information (name, address, telephone number, email); any other scholarships received; any honors received
  • A personal essay that describes your educational goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve those goals
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty, at least one from a College of Sciences and Technology faculty member familiar with your academic work
  • A current UHD transcript and official transcripts of all colleges attended
In selecting scholarship recipients, the Scholarship Committee gives priority to:
  • Potential impact of the scholarship on the educational and personal goals of the applicant
  • The applicant’s commitment to scholarship in their major
  • The applicant’s educational background as documented by official transcripts

All applicants must submit the above materials together in one envelope to the College of Sciences and Technology (N723).

Deadline:February 23
Contact: Dr. Delavina
Phone No:: 713-221-8019


June P. Wood Memorial Scholarship for MS

Award:$750 for the Fall and renewable for the Spring semester
Criteria:
  • Be a declared major in Applied Mathematics
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours toward the degree
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in the semester scholarship is received
Application
To apply, send the following materials together in one envelope labeled “June P. Wood Scholarship Committee” to the MS Department (S705):
  • Please fill out this form and submit it with your scholarship application.
  • A personal essay describing y our educational goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve them
  • A letter of recommendation from one MS faculty member who is familiar with your academic work
  • A current UH-D transcript and official transcripts from all colleges attended

Priority is given to applications that best demonstrate the potential impact of the scholarship on the educational and personal goals of the applicant, the applicant’s commitment to scholarship in mathematics, and the applicant’s educational background as documented by official transcripts.

Application Deadline:

February 23

Phone No:713-221-8012

Edwin and Justine Hodgess Memorial Scholarship for MS


Award:$750 for the Fall and renewable for the Spring semester
Criteria:
In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Be a declared major in Applied Statistics, Mathematics, or Data Analytics (B.A., B.S., or M.S.)
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Have completed at least 45 credit hours toward the degree, at least 30 or more are from UHD
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in the semester the scholarship is received
  • The scholarship may be received up to 2 academic years.
For MSDA Students:
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in the semester the scholarship is received
Application:

All applicants must submit the following materials together in one envelope to the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (S705) by April 17, 2017.

  • Please fill out this form and submit it with your scholarship application.
  • A personal essay that describes your educational goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve those goals
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty, at least one from a CMS faculty member familiar with your academic work
  • A current UHD transcript and official transcripts of all colleges attended

Priority is given to applications that best demonstrate the potential impact of the scholarship on the educational and personal goals of the applicant, the applicant’s commitment to scholarship in mathematics, and the applicant’s educational background as documented by official transcripts.

​​ Application Deadline:February 23
Contact: Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Phone No:713-221-8012

Marianne de Korvin Scholarship for MS

Award:Award amount will vary
Criteria:
  • Must be a declared major in Mathematics, Computer Science or Statistics
  • A certified full-time undergraduate
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed 60 credit hours toward the degree
  • Need-based (must demonstrate financial need)
Contact:Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Phone No:713-221-8012


M. Elizabeth Steen Scholarship for MS

Award:$500
Criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident and a certified full-time or part-time student in good standing
  • Be a declared major in Mathematics (either B.A. or B.S.), preference given to math majors transferring from Lone Star College
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours in the semester scholarship is received
Application:

To apply, send the following materials together in one envelope labeled to "M. Elizabeth Steen Scholarship Committee" to the MS Department (S705):

  • Please fill out this form and submit it with your scholarship application.
  • A personal essay describing your plans for using your mathematics degree and how this scholarship will help you implement them
  • Two letters of recommendation with at least one from an MS faculty member who is familiar with your academic work
  • A current UHD transcript and official transcripts from all colleges attended

Priority is given to applications that best demonstrate the potential impact of the scholarship on the applicants’ plans for using their mathematics degree, and the applicants’ educational background as documented by official transcripts.

Application Deadline:February 23
Contact:Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Phone No:713-221-8012

Miriam Morales Scholarship

Award:$500
Criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be a declared degree-seeking student in Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.), Statistics (B.S.), or Data Analytics (M.S.)
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • Be at least half-time enrolled at UHD and in good standing in the semesters the scholarship is received
For MSDA Students:
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in the semester the scholarship is received
Application:

To apply, send the following materials together in one envelope labeled to "Miriam Morales Scholarship Committee" to the MS Department (S705):

  • Please fill out this form and submit it with your scholarship application.
  • A personal essay describing your plans for using your mathematics degree and how this scholarship will help you implement them
  • Two letters of recommendation with at least one from an MS faculty member who is familiar with your academic work
  • A current UHD transcript and official transcripts from all colleges attended

Priority is given to applications that best demonstrate the potential impact of the scholarship on the applicants’ plans for using their mathematics degree, and the applicants’ educational background as documented by official transcripts.

Application Deadline:February 23
Contact:Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Phone No:713-221-8012


Myrtle C. Watts Scholarship for BA or BS in Math, Statistics, or Data Science

Award:$500
Criteria:

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be a declared degree-seeking student in Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.), Statistics (B.S.), or Data Science (B.S.)
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • Be at least half-time enrolled at UHD and in good standing in the semesters the scholarship is received
Application:

To apply, send the following materials together in one envelope labeled with "M.C. Watts Scholarship for BA or BS Committee" to the MS Department (S705):

  • Please fill out this form and submit it with your scholarship application.
  • A personal essay describing your plans for using your degree and how this scholarship will help you implement them
  • Two letters of recommendation with at least one from an MS faculty member who is familiar with your academic work
  • A current UHD transcript and official transcripts from all colleges attended

Priority is given to applications that best demonstrate the potential impact of the scholarship on the applicants’ plans for using their degree, and the applicants’ educational background as documented by official transcripts.

Application Deadline:February 23
Contact:Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Phone No:713-221-8012

Myrtle C. Watts Scholarship for MS in Data Analytics

Award:Two awards of $500 for the Fall 2018 semester.

This scholarship was established and funded by UHD Alumna Ms. Courtney Watts who earned a BS in Applied Statistics and an MS in Data Analytics at UHD. Ms. Watts hopes to help other UHD students realize their educational dreams while honoring her grandmother Ms. Myrtle C. Watts who impacted Courtney’s life immensely.
Criteria:

College applicants must satisfy:

  • Declared major in Data Analytics at UHD
  • Minimum GPA 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) in graduate studies in the MSDA at UHD
  • Have completed at least 9 credit hours towards the degree upon applying for the scholarship
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours in the semester the scholarship is received

The $500 for Fall and possibly renewable for Spring upon the availability of funds. To maintain scholarship eligibility for Spring semester, Fall recipients must:

  • Maintain good academic graduate standing
  • Make satisfactory progress toward completion of the MS degree in Data Analytics
  • Updated personal information (name, address, telephone number, email); any other scholarships received; any honors received
Application:

All applicants must submit the following materials together in one envelope labeled Myrtle C. Watts Scholarship to the College of Sciences and Technology (N723).

  • Please fill out this form and submit it with your scholarship application.
  • A personal essay that describes your experience at UHD as a graduate student, your educational goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals
  • One letter of recommendation from MSDA faculty member familiar with your academic work
  • A current UHD transcript and official transcripts of all colleges attended

In selecting scholarship recipients, the Scholarship Committee gives priority to:

  • Potential impact of the scholarship on the educational goals of the applicant
  • The applicant’s educational background as documented by official transcripts
Application Deadline:February 23
Contact: Dr. Ermelinda DeLaVina

ESPRIT de Corps Fellowship for Teachers for MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching)  


Award:$6,000 per semester for two years
Eligibility:
  • Have earned a degree in a STEM discipline. Accepted applicants must also apply and be accepted into the MAT program.
Application:
  • A personal essay that addresses why you have chosen science or mathematics teaching as a career path.
  • A current UHD transcript (if applicable) and/or official transcripts of all colleges attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty, at least one from an MS faculty member familiar with your academic work.
  • Fill out the application A scholarship application includes updated personal information (name, address, telephone number, email); proof of citizenship, and proof of having completed an undergraduate STEM degree program.
  • All applicants must submit the following materials together to Dr. Quander in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (S705)”.

Contact:
Dr. Quander
Phone No:713-226-5281
Website: ESPRIT de Corps website

UHD Noyce Scholarship


Award:$12,000/year in scholarship money
Eligibility:

Mathematics Major (junior or senior), 2.8 GPA and seeking secondary mathematics teacher certification.

Application:
  • Completed application.
  • Submit a 1-2 page personal essay addressing why you have chosen mathematics teaching as a career path.
  • Submit all college transcripts (unofficial UHD copies will be accepted but from all other institutions, you must submit an official sealed copy).
  • Two letters of recommendation from two faculty members (at least one from a faculty member in Mathematics or Science) must be submitted directly from your references.
  • All applicants must submit the following materials together to Dr. Quander in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (S705)”.

Contact:
Dr. Quander
Phone No:713-226-5281
Website: UHD Noyce Scholarship website

Cohen Premedical Studies Scholarship for NS


Award:$1000
Criteria:
  • UHD degree-seeking premedical student
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Completed 24 UHD credit hours
  • Must be registered with the UHD Health Professions Advisory Committee as a premedical student (the registration form is available in N813)
  • Must have at least 60 credit hours of college-level credit
  • Have a 3.50 minimum GPA
  • Registered for 12 credit hours at UHD during the semester that the application is submitted

Note: Students are eligible to reapply for this scholarship in future semesters as long as they continue to meet the stated criteria for the scholarship

Application:

Requires 2 letters of recommendation

Download Application

Application Deadline:4:00 pm the third Thursday in October for the fall semester and 4:00 pm the third Thursday in March for the spring semester
Contact: Department of Natural Sciences, N813
Phone No:713-221-8015

The Joan S. Abramowitz Undergraduate Research Scholarship Endowment for NS

Award:$3,000 Full time
Criteria:
  • Must have completed at least 24 hours of college work at UHD
  • Must have completed General Microbiology or equivalent
  • Must be a certified full-time undergraduate or graduate
  • Must have a minimum of 3.25 GPA
  • Scholarship recipient must commit to a minimum of 40 hours per week of research in the lab in which they will work
  • Must be a member of UHD Leeuwenhoek Society
Contact: Department of Natural Sciences, N813
Phone No:713-221-8015

Welch Foundation Scholarships for NS


Award:Up to $1000 Full time to up to $500 Part time
Criteria:
  • Declared Chemistry major
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Interest in completing chemistry, geochemistry or biochemistry research with a science faculty mentor
  • Registration or credit for 3300 Research (Full-time only)
  • UHD Registration required
  • Completed scholarship application form
  • Obtain the signature of a recommending faculty on the application form
  • Attach one-page research statement to the application form describing why you are interested in research, your previous research experience if any, and how you plan to balance research, classes, and other commitments this semester.

Note: You can receive this scholarship in addition to other scholarships for the same semester, depending upon your financial need.

Application: Download application
Application Deadline:

January 20th at 12 noon in room N813.

Contact: Department of Natural Sciences
Phone No:713-221-8015

Scholars Academy Program Scholarship


Award:Up to $5,000 per year
Criteria:
  • Current High School Seniors
    • Have a 3.0 overall GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Minimum SAT test score of 1,000 (500 each on mathematics and critical reading sections) or equivalency on other standardized exams
    • Credit for at least pre-calculus in high school (minimally preferred)
    • Be enrolled as a full-time student and member of the Scholars Academy
  • Automatic Acceptance Pathway for Freshmen into Scholars Academy
    • Be offered and accept a UHD Merit Scholarship Renewable (4 years at $6,000/yr; minimum GPA of 3.5) must complete UHD Admissions application by Dec. 1st
    • Be offered and accept a UHD Non-Renewable Scholarship (1 year up to $5,000; minimum GPA of 3.5)
    • Submit an SA applications following scholarship award
  • Current Transfer applicants
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in college within last 4-5 years
    • Be enrolled as a full-time student and member of the Scholars Academy
    • Be offered and accept a UHD Transfer Merit Scholarship: automatic acceptance into Scholars

    • Note: Most scholarships require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; international students are still invited to apply; New students entering UHD as freshmen or transfers (less than 75 college credit hours) are the first priority. Socially and economically disadvantaged and/or disabled students, veterans, females and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application:
  • Apply and be accepted into Scholar's Academy.
  • To apply complete the Scholar's Academy Application Guidelines form and E-Application.
  • One-page typed statement of your academic and professional goals.
  • Copy of your official high school and/or college transcript(s).
  • Copy of current SAT/ACT scores (high school students only).
  • Two sealed recommendation forms and/or letters from current counselors, Math/Science/English instructors.
  • Completed FAFSA and UHD Financial Aid forms.
  • Apply Online
Application Deadline:December 1st, February 1st, and April 1st
Phone No:713-222-5344
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Dr. Barry S. Garrett Endowed Scholarship Award

Award:$2000 Spring semester (pending available funding)
Criteria:
  • Current member of the UHD Scholars Academy (SA) and a declared major in a Chemistry field
  • Overall GPA of 3.25 or greater
  • Graduating no sooner than next Fall semester
  • Nominations are accepted in the Fall semesters (self-nominations are accepted)
  • Awards will be announced at the annual Student Research Conference (SRC)
  • The awardee will receive the Barry Garrett Scholarship as their SA scholarship ($2000 per semester) for the upcoming spring semester of the current academic year. Thus, the awardee must be an active SA member and enrolled full time in UHD courses that lead to finishing their chemistry degree in the semester awarded.
  • The selected recipient's name will also be engraved within the perpetual plaque outside the SA office
Contact:SA Program Coordinator Ms. Shonesia Wilson 
Application Deadline:November 1st
Phone No:713-222-5344

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