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Continuing Students Scholarships


UHD does not have a scholarship application process, candidates are selected based on information obtained from our Student Record system. Candidate award selections are based on students' academic merit and hours earned at the end of the Fall semester preceding the upcoming academic year.

Eligible students with the highest ranking at the time of the selection processing will be given priority. Scholarship candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for a UHD Continuing Scholarship:

  • Completion of 45 UHD GPA college credit hours; at the end of the fall term.
  • Students who have earned more than 85 cumulative college credit hours by the end of the fall term are ineligible.
  • Candidates must have a UHD GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • May be renewable up to 1 semester during the spring term, if all requirements are met. Each candidate’s UHD GPA and hours earned will be reviewed at the end of the fall term to determine if renewable for the spring term. Award recipients must have earned 12 college credits for the full-time scholarship and at least 6 hours for the part-time scholarship each term to be eligible for spring renewal.
  • This scholarship will be forfeited, if all requirements are not met. Once the award has been forfeited due to insufficient hours earned and/or low GPA, the award cannot be recovered in the future.

The General Scholarship Committee will approve candidates based on academic merit. Scholarship candidates are selected based on the academic history obtained from the UHD Student Record system in January, before the upcoming academic year.

Candidates are not eligible to simultaneously receive another UHD Institutional renewable scholarship. However, students may receive the Red Rose Scholarship and/or departmental scholarships in addition to a UHD Continuing Student scholarship award.

UHD FULL-TIME STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 2022/2023

 DELPHIAN ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline March 1
Award
  • $4,000 annually ($2,000 each, Fall and Spring semesters)​​
Eligibility ​
  • Male and female students are eligible
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA for all college attended
  • Applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior
  • Must enroll in 12 hours at UHD each semester
  • Must reside in Houston region and be US citizen or legal resident
  • Must demonstrate need by submitting a FAFSA
  • No other awards of higher value may be accepted by applicant
  • ​​Final decision made by UHD Scholarship Committee on recommendation of Delphian Assembly
Application
  • ​Closed​​​​

JESSE H. AND MARY GIBBS JONES ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$1500 per academic year - $750 per semester
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Have earned at least 45 UHD credit hours and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Merit based
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Non-renewable
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

GENE & BETTY McDAVID SCHOLARSHIP
Award
Aw​ard Varies
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Have earned at least 45 UHD credit hours and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Merit based
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Non-renewable
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

HOUSTON COCA COLA​ SCHOLARSHIP
Award
Award Varies
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Have earned at least 45 UHD credit hours and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Merit based
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Non-renewable
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

CLYDE AND SUSAN MILLER​ SCHOLARSHIP
Award
Award Varies
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Have earned at least 45 UHD credit hours and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Merit based
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Non-renewable
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

PRESIDENTIAL INVESTITURE​ SCHOLARSHIP
Award
Award Varies
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Have earned at least 45 UHD credit hours and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Merit based
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Non-renewable
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

SILVER ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP
Award
Award Varies
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Have earned at least 45 UHD credit hours and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Merit based
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Non-renewable
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

ANHEUSER BUSCH SCHOLARSHIP
Award
Award Varies
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Have earned at least 45 UHD credit hours and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Need based - FAFSA Required
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Non-renewable
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

EDMONDS SCHOLARSHIP
Award
Award Varies
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Have earned at least 45 UHD credit hours and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Need based - FAFSA Required
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Non-renewable
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

REMOVE EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS SCHOLARSHIP
Award
Award Varies
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Have earned at least 45 UHD credit hours and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Need based - FAFSA Required
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Non-renewable
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

PETER Y. TSAN SCHOLARSHIP
Award
Award Varies
Eligibility
  • Merit Based
  • Minimum 3.2 UHD GPA
  • Have earned 45 credit hours at UHD and no more than 85 cumulative credit hours
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 hours - maximum 11 UHD college credit hours at UHD each semester
  • Non-renewable
  • No application required, candidates selected by the committee
Application
No Application Required
(Determined by Fall GPA and Spring enrollment prior to the award year.)

DR. YUNG-FA CHANG SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$4000 Scholarship - $2000 Fall and $2000 Spring
Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled at UHD or last school is UHD
  • Merit and need based - must demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 2.75 UHD GPA
  • Must be in pursuit of first baccalaureate degree or masters degree
  • Must enroll and complete 12 or more credit hours each semester
  • May be renewable, if criteria is met each year
Application
Must submit a completed application packet including:
  1. Agreement to participate in a virtual meeting with UHD faculty member Dr. Hsiao-Ming Wang on behalf of the Yung-Fa Chung Grants-in-Aid Endowment. The specific date and time will be announced later.
  2. Names and emails of two teachers or UHD faculty who will serve as references. These may be submitted separately, but no later than May 31, 2022.
  3. Information regarding degree sought, career plans and any special circumstances to be considered, in 75 words or less.
​If selected as a scholarship recipient, each student is required to compose a thank-you letter to the Yung-Fa Chung Foundation and submit to the University of Houston-Downtown Office of Advancement at thompsonsu@uhd.edu​.

Applications must be filled in electronically using the link below. Handwritten applications will not be considered.
Availability Date: January 2022
Deadline​: February 28, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.
Application: ​Download Dr.Yung Fa Chang Application
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

OTHER INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIE​S:​

RED ROSE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 2022/2023
Award
$3000 per academic year – ($1500 for Fall 2022 and $1500 for Spring 2023)
Eligibility

Red Rose Scholars are selected on the basis of their academic achievements, leadership ability, and their potential for contributing to the future of Houston. Red Rose Scholarship recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit a complete application and essay to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Have earned 57 credit hours of college-level course work at the end of the Fall 2021 semester (excluding developmental coursework)
  • All transcripts from colleges previously attended must be in the UHD student record system when application is submitted
  • 24 UHD college credit hours. (UHD credits hours will be reviewed at the end of the Fall semester 2021.)
  • Cumulative UHD GPA of 3.50 or higher at the end of Fall 2021
  • Maintained a UHD GPA of 3.50 or higher at the end of the Summer 2022 to be eligible to receive this award in Fall 2022.
  • You must plan to enroll in 12 or more credit hours during the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters; (excludes developmental coursework), and
  • Enrolled in a Baccalaureate Degree Program, currently pursuing your first undergraduate degree. (PB and Graduate students are not eligible to apply.)

Urban Education Applicants will need to verify that they are participating in a student teaching program, if enrolled less than 12 college credit hours at the beginning of Fall 2022. If selected for this award, student must be enrolled in at least 9 college credit hours and must submit a Deficiency in Scholarship Enrollment Hours Form from an Urban Education Advisor no later than the end of Summer 3 to verify its status; failure to do so will make student ineligible to receive this award.

Social Work Applicants will need to verify that they are enrolled in Field Practicum, if enrolled less than 12 college credit hours at the beginning of Fall 2022. If selected for award, student must be enrolled from at least 10 to 11 college credit hours and must submit Deficiency in Scholarship Enrollment Hours Form from a Social Work Advisor no later than the end of Summer 3 to verify its status; failure to do so will make student ineligible to receive this award.

Your graduation date will be verified through your college advisor. You must plan to graduate in May 2023 or later. Please note that you will become ineligible, if it is determined that you are graduating prior to Spring 2023​.

Availability Date:
October 2021
Deadline Extended
February 28, 2022 - 5​ p.m.
​Application
Download Application (opens in a new tab)​

 

FIFTH YEAR ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP 2022/2023
Award

Initial Award per Academic Year is $6,000 (Fall $3,000/Spring $3,000) Maximum Lifetime Award $12,000 - Minimum need in a semester should be at least $3,000 or greater. Based on your Financial Aid unmet need, which is determined by submission and completion of the FAFSA

Eligibility
  • Resident of Texas; 
  • Complete and file a FAFSA application, which is available at http:www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and demonstrate financial unmet need of at least $3,000 in the semester receiving the award and $6,000 for the academic year – NOTE: student(s) will not be awarded, if unmet need is less than 1/2 the cost of attendance;
  • Must have filed an Application of Intent with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy ($50 fee);
  • Complete an Application for the Fifth-year Accounting Student Scholarship, available below;
  • Enrolled at UHD in at least a half-time basis each semester (6 credit hours or more);
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress in the student’s program of study and meets the scholastic ability and performance standards as measured in the cumulative grade point average; not less than a 2.0 GPA
  • A cumulative grade point average that is equal to or greater than the grade point average required for graduation (equal to or greater than a 2.0);
  • Have registered for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement;
  • Completed at least 120 credit hours of college work, including at least 15 hours of upper level accounting;
  • Must need fewer than 30 semester hours to complete the 150 semester hours;
  • Student has not received this award in a prior year; and
  • Not taken the CPA examination in Texas or another jurisdiction.
  • Awarded student is required to reimburse the Board, on demand, for all funds the student receives from this program, if the student does not take at least one section of the CPA examination within 3 years of submitting the Application of Intent. Failure to do so will require student to reimburse the Board, on demand, for all the funds the student received from this program.

Educational requirements to take the CPA examination:

  • 150 semester hours of college credit
  • 30 semester hours of upper level accounting courses
  • 24 semester hours of upper level business courses
  • 3 semester hours of a Board-approved ethics course

Scholarship Application Process:

Step 1
Must demonstrate financial need completing the 2022/2023 FAFSA and submitting a valid SAR to UHD by deadline, must have financial aid unmet need of at least $3000 remaining in unmet need for the academic year to qualify. (Not eligible if your unmet need is below the minimum requirement of $3,000 per semester and if your unmet need is less than 1/2 the cost of attendance at UHD);

Step 2
Submit an Application of Intent to take the CPA examination to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (applications cannot be considered until a copy of the Acknowledgement from TSBPA is submitted to the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office for review. The TSBA’s web link to access the Application of Intent is listed below: www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/exam-qualification/applications-application-of-intent.html

Step 3
Submit an Application for the Fifth-year Accounting Student Scholarship Program to the College of Business Administrator to complete Section 2.

Step 4
Submit a copy of your Acknowledgement Notice from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, including your 5th Year Accounting Application after Sections 1 and 2 have been completed by you and the COB to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Availability Date:
September 2022
Deadline
February 20th or sooner, until 3 candidates are selected and funds are exhausted.
Application
 

 

GOOD NEIGHBOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2022-2023
Award
One year of tuition (fall, spring, and summer).  Student is responsible for payment of institutional fees and other charges.
Eligibility
  • Be a nonresident from an eligible country;
  • Be a native-born citizen and current resident of a nation of the Western Hemisphere other than Cuba or the United States;
  • Intend to return to the eligible country upon completion of his/her program of study, not eligible if you have permanent resident status;
  • Be admitted unconditionally at an eligible public institution in Texas; and
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
Availability Date:
January 2022
Deadline
March 10, 2022
Application

 

Last updated 4/14/2022 6:00 AM