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Scholarships

A variety of undergraduate scholarships exist within the university such those offered by the university, college and department. Scholarships also exist external to the university such as those provided by corporations, non-profits, and professional organizations. Prospective, incoming freshman, incoming transfer, and continuing students are highly encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

For internal UH scholarships, state law requires that each student identify any relation to a current University of Houston Board of Regent member. A student who is related to a current member of the governing board of that institution is prohibited from receiving scholarships unless the scholarship is awarded exclusively based on academic merit or is an athletic scholarship.

Any scholarship counts as a financial resource and must be considered when constructing a student award package. Total student aid cannot exceed a student’s cost of attendance. The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the typical student to attend the University of Houston. Your COA includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses. University of Houston awards are subject to change depending on the entire student award package and the students’ COA.

UH Department of Computer Science

Computer Science Scholarship

Computer Science (COSC) undergraduate scholarships are awarded for one academic year (fall through spring) to entering and continuing COSC undergraduates. Applicants are evaluated on academic scholarship, leadership and civic involvement, with heavy emphasis on academic scholarship. Visit the webpage for the application and additional details.

S-STEM Scholarship

Available for academically meritorious, professionally talented computer science undergraduate students. Funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the S-STEM scholarship program prepares recipients for global challenges of the 21st century by enriching their academic preparation in multi-disciplinary approaches. Visit the S-STEM website for eligiblity requirements and application.

UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathmetics (NSM)

NSM Scholarship Program

A variety of scholarships are available to incoming freshman and continuing undergraduate students. Only one application must be submitted to be considered for all scholarships listed. Visit the webpage for additional information and application.

STEM Scholarship

The STEM Scholarship Program with PARENT Support is funded by a National Science Foundation grant to NSM and targets students who are academically motivated NSM majors with financial need as identified by FAFSA. The program employs traditional and non-traditional curricular and co-curricular activities to foster an academic and family learning community through activities such as a Parental Academy to advance the student’s education through parent/family engagement; monthly STEM Student Interest Group meetings which will provide co-curricular activities for networking, professional development, academic and career-guidance, and social interaction; and a Mentoring Network, which includes mentoring by faculty, Academic Advising staff, and peers. Visit the webpage for additional information and application.

NSM Alumni Association (NSMAA) Scholarship

This scholarship aims to encourage students to pursue studies in the sciences and mathematics at the University of Houston. Applicants must be incoming freshman or continuing undergraduate students. Visit the NSMAA website for additional information and application.

UH University Scholarships

External Scholarships

  • Great Minds in STEM HENAAC Scholarship: addresses the immense need that the United States has to produce more domestic engineers and scientists. The goal of the program is to ensure STEM college retention with a 3.0 grade point average or higher; to guarantee college graduation with an undergraduate technical degree in four-five years; and, to contribute to Hispanic communities by producing STEM role models for future generations and securing the country's place as the finest technological leader in the world.
  • Microsoft Scholarship: Microsoft awards tuition scholarships and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for both scholarships will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.
  • Other External Scholarships