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College of Technology Scholarships

The College of Technology awards scholarships to students each academic year. The college awards scholarship money based on a number of factors including major, merit, need and leadership.

Scholarships for College of Technology Students

The submission deadline for all 2016-2017 College of Technology scholarships has passed. Please see other opportunities below.

The scholarships in the table below are available for the 2016-2017 academic year with a deadline of Friday, July 1, 2016. All scholarships:

  1. Are for College of Technology declared majors (see criteria in table below).
  2. Require a COT Application.

Applications must be received via e-mail submission to or returned to College of Technology Advising in the Technology Annex (T) building, room 108 by 5 PM on July 1.

Scholarship amounts are subject to change. Additional awards may be added at a later date.

Scholarship NameCriteriaAmount Awarded
Dr. Peter Bishop Scholarship for Futures Foresight major, full-time, 3.0 GPA 1 award @$1,000
John W. Dalton, Sr. Process and Industrial Construction Management Excellence Scholarship CM major, leadership, junior or senior, undergraduate part-time (minimum 6 hours) or full-time, 2.75 GPA Varies
William R. "Doc" Forkner Memorial Interested in teaching Industrial Technology; exhibits leadership qualities; enrolled in Technology Leadership and Supervision. 1 award @ $1,000
Kay Hamilton Futures Studies Major in Foresight; demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Multiple awards totaling $6,200
Charlie Nicholson Memorial Construction Management major and ABC Student Chapter member. 2 awards @ $975
Piwetz Family Construction Management Construction Management major, pursuing Process and Industry track, financial need 2 awards @ $1,000
Vaughn Construction Scholarship Construction Management major, preference for work experience in field, full-time undergraduate student, must have graduated from TX high school, completed 60 credit hours. 3 awards @ $1,000

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Southern Region Foundation 2016 Otto D. Grove Scholarship

The A4LE Southern Region Foundation offers a competitive merit-based scholarship designed for undergraduate and post-graduate students who desire financial support for their pursuit of undergraduate and post-graduate educational opportunities. Each academic year, student(s) will be selected as the recipient(s) of a $3,000.00 A4LE Southern Region Foundation Otto D. Grove Scholarship Award. Student(s) will be selected from within the Southern Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas).

The entire scholarship submission requirements will be accepted by mailing a hard copy to the A4LE office or by email to by 5:00 p.m. on June 20, 2016.

Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) Scholarships

The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) currently has two scholarship opportunities.

National Scholarship

The National THSOA scholarships are available to full-time student seeking a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate degree in Hydrographic Surveying, Ocean Mapping, Geomatics, Ocean Sciences, Geographic Information System (GIS), Ocean Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field.

At least five scholarships will be awarded this year. The scholarship deadline is November 15, 2016.

Houston Chapter Scholarship

The Houston Chapter of THSOA scholarships are available to full-time first-year, second-year or later students who are currently enrolled in a Hydrographic and/or Geophysical Survey, Geomatic/Geodetic Engineering, Ocean Sciences, Survey or Systems Engineering, Electronics, Software Development, or Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) and that can demonstrate an interest in marine or offshore survey, mapping or survey and positioning in-line with the above subjects. Applicant must be a current resident of Texas or plan on attending a college in Texas.

At least two scholarships will be awarded this year. The scholarship deadline is October 31, 2016.