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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Transfer Students Scholarships

TRANSFER STU​​DENTS:

Completion of your Admissions application and formal acceptance as a University of Houston-Downtown student is required to be considered for a UHD Transfer Scholarship.

While a separate scholarship application is not required, you must meet the following requirements to be considered for the scholarship opportunity:

  • Completion of the admission process and formal acceptance as a UHD student before the end of January 31.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 45 transfer college credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0. The Deans Transfer scholarship requires additional college credit and a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • The most current college transcripts must be received in the Admissions Office by January 10 to allow time for processing. If the most current transcript is not on file, the GPA reflected in our student record system will be our method of selecting transfer candidates for consideration.
  • Candidates will be determined based on the Admissions information obtained in our student record system on or before January 31st. Therefore, an early decision to attend UHD is essential.
  • 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 transfer scholarship candidates will be notified by mail after the selection process is complete. Enrollment status and completion of 12 or more college credit hours is required each semester, if not meet the scholarship cannot be awarded during the upcoming semester. This also is a requirement of receiving the Dean's renewable scholarship. The Dean's scholarship will not be awarded the second year if enrollment requirements are not met. Developmental coursework does not count towards the 12 college credit hours course requirement.
  • Candidates may not be eligible to simultaneously receive another UHD Institutional Scholarship when receiving a UHD Transfer Scholarship. However, additional scholarship awards may be possible, depending on funding availability, at the discretion of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Please note that recipients of the Red Rose Scholarship and Departmental Scholarships are allowed to receive multiple awards during the academic year.​

 NEW TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 2017/2018

Dr. W.I. DYKES SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$1500 per academic year - $750 per semester
Eligibility
  • Must have a cumulative GPA 3.0 from college/university - Submit official transcripts
  • Must be entering for Fall as a new transfer student and accepted through Office of Admissions
  • Must not have previously earned any credits at UHD.
  • Minimum of 45 transfer college/university credits.
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours (fall and spring semesters)
  • Resident of Harris County
  • Must demonstrate citizenship
  • Involved in student activities
  • Non-renewable; not eligible to compete for continuing student scholarships
Application Deadline
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$1500 per academic year - $750 per semester
Eligibility
  • Must be entering Fall as a new transfer student and accepted through the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum of 45 transfer college/university credits-must be classified as a junior or senior
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from college/university - Submit official transcripts
  • Must not have previously earned any credits at UHD.
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours (fall and spring semesters)
  • Financial need may be considered
  • Non-renewable; not eligible to compete for continuing student scholarships
Application Deadline
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$1000 per academic year - $500 per semester
Eligibility
  • Must be entering Fall as a new transfer student and accepted through the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum of 15 transfer college/university credits
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 from college/university - Submit official transcripts
  • Must not have previously earned any credits at UHD
  • Must enroll between 6 TO 11 UHD college credit hours (fall and spring semesters)
  • Financial need may be considered
  • Non-renewable; not eligible to compete for continuing student scholarships
Application Deadline
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

AUTREY SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$1500 per academic year - $750 per semester
Eligibility
  • Must be entering Fall as a new transfer student and accepted through Office of Admissions
  • Student must be of good moral character
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 - Submit official transcripts
  • Must not have previously earned any credits at UHD.
  • Minimum of 45 transfer college/university credits.
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours (fall and spring semesters)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Non-renewable; not eligible to compete for continuing student scholarships
Application Deadline
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

DEANS SCHOLARSHIP
Award
$2000 per academic year - $1000 per µsemester
Eligibility
  • Must be entering Fall as a transfer student and accepted through the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum of 45 transfer college/university credits
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 - Submit official transcripts
  • Must not have previously earned any credits at UHD
  • Must enroll in 12 or more UHD college credit hours (fall and spring semester)
  • May be renewable up to 4 semesters - Fall and Spring awards, if renewable criteria are met each semester, not eligible to compete for continuing student scholarships
  • Renewal of awards is contingent upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and maintaining a 3.0 GPA at the end of each semester.
Application Deadline
No Application – Deadline for completed Admission acceptance is January 31st.

 

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Last updated 5/23/2017 5:54 AM