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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Freshman Scholarships

FRESHMAN

Completion of your Admissions application and formal acceptance as a University of Houston-Downtown student is required to be considered for a UHD Freshman Scholarship. A separate scholarship application is not available or required, however you must meet the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship opportunity:

  • Apply for admission to the university one semester prior to May graduation; completion of the admissions process in December is a highly recommended. If you graduate in December the same deadlines apply for consideration for this scholarship. (The freshman scholarship will be awarded the next academic year; Fall/Spring.) Please note that if you chose to enroll in college before the Fall semester following your graduation from high school, all college credits and grades will be considered towards your scholarship eligibility status.
  • High school transcripts and college dual credit transcripts must be received by January 10th to allow time for processing; transcripts must be posted in our Student Record System on or before January 31st to be considered. Early high school transcripts are based on your academic progress through December. Please keep in mind that your official transcript(s) should be submitted to the Admissions Office, once they become available.
  • Awards are based on students' high school academic record; 2.7 GPA or higher - based on a 4 point scale.
  • The General Scholarship Committee will approve candidates based on academic merit. Scholarship candidates are selected based current academic history found on our Student Record system.
  • The approved freshman scholarship candidates will be notified by mail and acceptance of your agreement must be submitted by the deadline indicated on your contract.
  • May be renewable up to 8 semesters - Fall and Spring awards, if renewable criteria are met each semester. Your UHD GPA will be reviewed at the end of each academic year; if it drops below the minimum requirement your scholarship will be cancelled. Once award has been forfeited due to low UHD GPA (below 2.7) or because of enrollment status issues (12 or more college credit hours required), award cannot be recovered in the future.  Developmental coursework does not count towards the 12 college credit hours coursework requirement.
  • Candidates are not eligible to simultaneously receive another UHD Institutional Scholarship, such as a UHD Merit Transfer Scholarship or any other UHD renewable or non-renewable scholarship.  However, students may receive the Red Rose Scholarship and Departmental Scholarships in addition to the Freshman Scholarships listed in the section below.
       

NEW FRESHMAN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS 2017/2018

LUCIA LA MADRID CAIN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Award
$1500 per academic year - $750 per semester
Eligibility
  • Minimum 2.7 high school GPA based on a 4 point scale
  • Must be a New Freshman entering for the Fall term
  • Graduated from high school within last two years
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Transcript submission required for Admission acceptance
  • May be renewable, if renewal criteria are met each semester.
Application
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

INTERNATIONAL (SOUTHLAND) PAPER MILLS FOUNDATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$1500 per academic year - $750 per semester
Eligibility
  • Minimum 2.7 high school GPA based on a 4 point scale
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be a New Freshman entering for the Fall term
  • Graduated from high school within last two years
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Transcript submission required for Admission acceptance
  • May be renewable, if renewal criteria are met each semester.
Application
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

CULLEN SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$1500 per academic year - $750 per semester
Eligibility
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA based on a 4 point scale
  • Must be a New Freshman entering for the Fall term
  • Graduated from high school within last two years
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Transcript submission required for Admission acceptance
  • May be renewable, if renewal criteria are met each semester.
Application
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

CULLINAN SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$1500 per academic year - $750 per semester
Eligibility
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA based on a 4 point scale
  • Must be a New Freshman entering for the Fall term
  • Graduated from high school within last two years
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours each semester
  • Transcript submission required for Admission acceptance
  • May be renewable, if renewal criteria are met each semester.
Application
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

HUGH ROY CULLEN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$1500 per academic year - $750 per semester
Eligibility
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA based on a 4 point scale
  • Must be a New Freshman entering for the Fall term
  • Graduated from high school within last two years
  • Must enroll in 12 or UHD more college credit hours each semester
  • Transcript submission required for Admission acceptance
  • May be renewable, if renewal criteria are met each semester.
Application
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

 

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