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Institutional Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships include, but are not limited to our Freshman Scholarships, Transfer Scholarships, UHD Full-Time and Part-time Student Scholarships, Deans Scholarship, and Red Rose Leadership Scholarship. These programs are funded by several methods, including endowments.


Departmental Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships are selected at the departmental level, however the processing of awards and administration are handled within the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

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UH Foundation Scholarships

The University of Houston Foundation (UHF) was chartered to provide independent support to the University of Houston System, the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria. The University of Houston Foundation is operated for the advancement and general welfare of the educational, research and charitable activities of the UH System and universities. UH Foundation will select the recipients of the scholarships listed below.

University of Houston – Downtown
University of Houston Foundation - available System wide
All applications must be received by April 8, 2022​
Applications that are emailed, faxed or incomplete will not be accepted.

Mail  applications to: 
University of Houston Foundation
4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77027

For further information, call the University of Houston Foundation, 713-622-6061.

Private & External Scholarships​

Private & External Scholarships include outside programs in which the processing of these funds flows through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. These programs are selected by outside mechanisms, but are ultimately included in the financial aid/scholarship process. Scholarships awarded by external organizations are disbursed according to guidelines provided by the donor organization.

Once scholarships awards have been disbursed to students’ account, funds will be available for credit towards the students’ tuition and fee bill. If funds awarded are in excess of the students’ tuition and fee bill, a credit will be applied to student’s account and a refund may be issued through the University’s refunding vendor, BankMobile. The Student Accounting Office is responsible for processing students’ refund payments​.

IMPORTANT: Your financial aid from all sources cannot exceed the cost of attendance established by the University. If you receive a scholarship, whether it is from the college or from a private source, you should notify the Financial Aid Office. We are required to review your aid package to make sure that you are not receiving more aid than your total cost of attendance. In many cases we are able to include your scholarship or grant without adjusting any of your other aid, increasing the total amount of your aid package. However, sometimes we have to reduce or replace another form of aid. In that case, we always attempt to reduce or replace any loans that you might have been offered first. We strongly encourage you to explore all scholarship opportunities as valuable means to help finance your college education.​

Last updated 4/28/2022 3:05 AM