The University of Houston today announced HP Inc. has donated $500,000 to the UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment. This new scholarship funding has been designated for top students who are the first in their families to attend college.
The University will match the donation, raising the total to $1 million.
“We at HP view this gift as an investment in the future workforce, both for our company and for the nation,” said Greg Shoemaker, HP Inc. Global Head of Supply Chain, Central Direct Procurement Services. “We are pleased to partner with the University of Houston as it works to attract these talented and motivated students to our city and region.”
The UH Tier One Scholarship was established in 2009 when an anonymous donor gave the University a $7 million gift to recruit promising students seeking a top-tier education. President Renu Khator announced plans to double that amount by providing matching funds for all major gifts to the UH Tier One Scholarship Fund.
“HP’s commitment will allow more high-achieving undergraduates to pursue academic excellence inside and outside the classroom. Lifting the financial limitations for these students allows them to realize their ambitions and achieve the unexpected,” Khator said.
“This generous gift from HP Inc. will allow UH to continue its efforts to attract top students to the city and the University,” said Eloise Dunn Stuhr, vice chancellor/vice president for university advancement. “Today’s Tier One Scholars will be the leaders of tomorrow.”
The Tier One Scholarship program, housed in the Honors College, provides a renewable scholarship supporting up to five years of undergraduate study. Tier One Scholars are also eligible for stipends for undergraduate research and study abroad. To learn more about the scholarship, see http://www.uh.edu/tieronescholars/.