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UHD Greater Texas Foundation Scholars Program​

  |    For Early College High School Graduates   |


Applications for the GTF Scholars Program for the current (2021-2022) academic year are no longer being accepted as all vacancies have been filled. ​

​The registration timeline for students graduating from Early College High Schools in Spring (2022) and starting at UHD in the Fall 2022 semester will be posted on this webpage at the start of the Spring 2022 semester; the application for Fall 2022 is scheduled to be available on this GTF webpage​ in January when the university reopens for the spring semester. Please check back regularly for any updates.​

Each year there are 40 vacancies. The selection of GTF scholars is not guaranteed by the date of submission, but rather the eligibility of the candidates applying. Usually applicants begin to get notification of their acceptance sometime in March after applications and supporting documents have been reviewed and telephone interviews have been conducted. The priority deadline is typically the first of April though the process often extends through April and May before all 40 openings are filled depending, of course, on the volume of submissions and the suitability of applicants.


Join a prestigious community of scholars who have graduated from Early College High Schools and are continuing their educational journey at UHD.

The UHD Greater Texas Foundation Scholars (GTF) Program supports efforts to ensure all Texas students are prepared for and have access to completing their postsecondary education. It is an academically competitive program designed for on-time completion of a baccalaureate degree within 3 years.

Selected students will belong to an intellectually and socially vibrant community within the larger university. The GTF program collaborates with UHD’s five colleges to provide its students an 
exceptional undergraduate experience as they pursue their degrees and prepare for the future. The foundation is attentive to the needs of high achieving students, and provides, not only a personalized academic program, but also the necessary resources to ensure continued success in the university environment.

GTF students receive numerous programmatic benefits including:

• Peer mentoring
• Financial, academic, and social support
• Guided exploration of career fields
• Access to state-wide annual GTF Leadership Conference for selected scholars
• Fall retreat for team building and reinforcing the Gator experience
• End-of-semester Community Engagement event applying classroom learning to solving real Houston issues​

For more information on the program please contact Branden Kuzmick.



Last updated 9/23/2021 10:33 AM