Several scholarships are available to support the educational pursuits of students attending classes at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus. The UH Sugar Land Scholarship Application Process for funds to be used during the 2017-2018 academic year will be open April 26, 2017 and close May 31, 2017 11:59 PM (central time).
Scholarship Application Process:
Applicants must be current, certified part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate certificate or degree-seeking students at the University of Houston and attending classes at the UH Sugar Land campus.
All application information is submitted online. The link to the application is available in step 3 below. Please note that you may be eligible for more than one scholarship. One complete scholarship application submission makes you eligible for all qualifying scholarships.
Step 1: Review
Carefully review the list of scholarships (View Scholarships Criteria page) to familiarize yourself with the criteria, both general criteria and those specific to individual awards.
Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in at least one course taught at the UH Sugar Land campus.
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled for the semester(s) of the award.
Please be aware that awards will not be received in time for fee payments. Students are responsible for paying tuition and fees by established deadlines at the University of Houston.
Step 2: Prepare
Complete one application and upload one set of materials (Upload Documents tab). The committee will review your application only for scholarships for which you meet the criteria.
One complete scholarship application submission and required documents upload make you eligible for all qualifying scholarships.
Prepare the following materials:
- Personal statement/essay - (12 point font)
The essay is one of the most important parts of the scholarship application. It allows the scholarship committee to know about you personally, understand your educational goals, and how this scholarship will help you achieve those goals. Your essay should be attached to the application. Do not send a resume as a replacement for the essay. The essay should contain the following information:
Part I - Tell the committee about yourself and education goals. Describe your background: major or degree you are pursuing; why award will assist you in obtaining your degree; how you will contribute to the university after graduation.
Part II - Tell the committee about activities, accomplishments and achievements. This will help us to determine the scholarship for which you are most eligible.
Part III - Tell the committee if you are the first in your immediate family to attend college, if you are a non-traditional student, if you have specific financial needs we should be aware of, or if you have overcome obstacles in your life that have made you more aware of the need for a college education. Special consideration will be given to these circumstances when granting awards.
- Reference Contact Information
Please supply the following information for two professional references, at least one of which is a faculty member from University of Houston Sugar Land. Your references will be emailed a link to the confidential reference form and will submit the form directly back to the Scholarship Committee. Please make sure you have asked your references first for permission to list their name and email address, and be certain the email addresses are exactly correct, as this is an automated process. Those applicants who do not have two completed references will not be eligible for a scholarship.
Name of Reference:
Title of Reference:
Email of Reference:
- A list of honors/leadership or a resume - (12 point font)
Academic honors, awards, prizes, scholarships and/or memberships.
Leadership positions/extracurricular activities beginning with the most recent activities at your college, organization, or in your community (within the last four years.)
- An unofficial transcript. You may go online to your student account (MyUH) and download an unofficial transcript
- FERPA statement (Form No. OGC-SF-2006-02). FERPA authorization form which can be downloaded at Office of Contract Administration's website. Please fill it out, scan into PDF format, and submit it. After you fill out your name, please specify the below information on the form:
- University of Houston department(s) - Select "Other" and list "UH Sugar Land"
- Authorize disclosure of information - Select "Scholarship and/or Honors" and "Photos"
- Information may be released to - Fill out "general public" and select "Public or Media of Scholarship"
Step 3: Submit
Complete the UH Sugar Land Scholarship Application.