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About Scholars Academy


The UHD Scholars Academy (SA) is an academically, competitive program in the College of Science and Technology (CST) that promotes scholarship and student success for UHD undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We aim to increase the number of students graduating with degrees in the STEM fields, as well as the number of students pursuing graduate and professional degrees. This comprehensive program is sponsored by:

  • Dr. Barry Garrett Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Texas Governor's Wagner-Peyser
  • The Brown Foundation, Inc.
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Army Research Office
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • U.S. Office of Naval Research
  • Welch Foundation
  • UHD Donors

The UHD Scholars Academy offers a high-quality education through smaller classes, faculty mentoring, modern labs, hands-on experience and flexible course options. Scholars have the opportunity to participate in special extracurricular activities, research internships, community service and STEM-related seminars/field trips. Each student is awarded a scholarship on average of $3,000 - $4,000 per academic year. Summer stipends are also granted for research participation. In addition, Academy members may apply and receive additional financial assistance, such as the TEXAS grant and Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Completion of the FAFSA is required (where citizenship status allows).

Most Scholars are graduates of Houston area high schools; however, many are also out-of-state residents.

At UHD, our goal is to support your academic, personal, and professional goals. With dedicated faculty, small classes and innovative course options, UHD offers excellent educational opportunities in over 40 bachelor's degree programs. UHD prepares individuals to thrive in the multicultural workplace of the 21st century through interaction with its richly diverse student population. At UHD, the emphasis is on teaching excellence and student success.

If you need additional information or have questions, please feel free to contact us 713-222-5344. We look forward to hearing from you.