The Greater Texas Foundation Scholars Program provides students who have earned 50 hours of college credit while in high school the opportunity to compete for a $1,000-4,000 Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship at the University of Houston. The program issued scholarships to only 25 selected first year students for a limited number of years. The scholarship program is closed to new applicants since Fall 2016.
Through the program, Early College High School students have the unique opportunity to pursue and complete a graduate degree in the time it typically takes a student to earn an undergraduate degree. Students can begin planning their post-baccalaureate education by reviewing the graduate degrees offered at UH.
Once selected, in order to maintain eligibility for the GTF Scholarship, requirements include:
- Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Complete 30 course credits toward their degree plan each academic year
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year by March 1
- Make strong academic progress toward completing a bachelor’s degree in two years
For further expectations of the GTF Scholars program: GTF Scholarship Responsibilities
The Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) Scholarship Program selected 25 new students per academic year to receive the GTF Scholarship from Fall 2012 to Fall 2016. The students are graduates from designated Texas Early College High Schools. The scholarship funded the first two consecutive years (four semesters) at the University of Houston for selected GTF Scholars who maintain eligibility. If more time was needed to complete the degree, GTF Scholars were invited to appeal to renew the scholarship for a third year based on program eligibility and academic reasons. The GTF Scholarship ranges from $1,000 – $4,000 per academic year and is supplemented by other aid to cover the full-calculated Cost of Attendance. The scholarship program was initiated in Fall 2012 to be offered to five new student cohorts of 25 students, ending with the Fall 2016 freshman cohort.