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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

2017-2018 Succeed in Engineering Technology Scholars (SETS) Scholarship

This NSF-funded scholarship is open to existing SETS scholarship recipients and all CET, EPET and MET students entering their sophomore or junior year. For more information and to apply, please visit the SETS website.

The scholarships in the table below are available for the 2017-2018 academic year with a deadline of Wednesday, April 19, 2017. All scholarships:

  1. Are for College of Technology declared majors (see criteria in table below).
  2. Require a COT Application with the exception of the John O. Ashford Memorial Endowment, which requires a separate application.

All applications are due by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 19th. The general COT application must be submitted online, and the John O. Ashford Endowment must be received via email submission to

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

Scholarship Name Criteria Amount Awarded
ASQ (formerly the American Society for Quality) Greater Houston Section 1405 Scholarship Good academic standing, completion of a COT course in quality control, quality management and/or reliability analysis; interest in quality control and management, member of UH ASQ chapter Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Charlie Nicholson Memorial Construction Management major and ABC Student Chapter member. Multiple awards @ $975 each
CIS Chevron Scholarship Sophomore, Junior or Senior Computer Information Systems student; 3.3 GPA minimum; preference given to applicants involved in professional and/or student organizations and students with internship experience Varies
Construction Management Excellence Scholarship Construction Management major, leadership, undergraduate full-time, 2.50 GPA, preference for active student extracurricular involvement 1 award @ $2,000
Cris Castaneda Scholarship US Citizen or resident alien, Construction Management major, full-time undergraduate or graduate student 1 award @ $775
HOAR Construction Scholarship Undergraduate Construction Management major; full-time; US citizen or permanent resident, preference for Texas resident; 3.0 GPA minimum. 1 award @ $1,000
James & Shirley Lofstrom Scholarship Junior Supply Chain and Logistics Technology major with at least a 3.0 GPA. Multiple awards @ $500 each
John W. Dalton, Sr. Process and Industrial Construction Management Excellence Scholarship Construction Management major, leadership, junior or senior, undergraduate part-time (minimum 6 hours) or full-time, 2.75 GPA Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Logistical Advantage Scholarship Major in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology with a 3.0 GPA; non-renewable Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
National Association of Purchasing Management – Bay Area, Inc. Endowment Scholarship Full-time Supply Chain and Logistics Technology student interested in purchasing. 3.0 GPA required. Must attend Bay Area Purchasing Management Association meeting TBD. Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Perry Homes Construction Management major, graduated from Houston-area high school, financial need, leadership 1 award @ $1,000
Piwetz Family Construction Management Construction Management major, pursuing Process and Industry track, financial need Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
R.P. Doss/Houston Contractors Association Junior or senior full-time student. Construction Management major from the greater Houston metro area; financial need; upper half of college. Multiple awards @ $750 each
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. Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Brij and Sunita Agarwal Scholarship Preference for full-time graduate students pursuing Master's degree in Construction Management; minimum 3.0 GPA Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Women in Construction Scholarship Female majoring in Construction Management, sophomore, junior or senior level; minimum 2.5 GPA, full-time student, financial need considered Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Bob Telage Memorial Scholarship Construction Management students, must be specializing in process and industrial track of program; available to undergraduate and graduate students; must maintain 2.5 GPA or better; financial need considered Multiple awards @ $500 each
Association of Well Head Equipment Manufacturing Scholarship Endowment Engineering Technology students with minimum 3.3 GPA; must demonstrate interest in manufacturing field, especially oil and gas; recipient needs to attend AWHEM board meeting in December Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Halliburton Scholarship Mechanical Engineering Technology students 1 award @ $750
Herbert and Dorothy Curry Scholarship Engineering Technology students; highest GPA awarded 1 award @ $2,000
Luces Faulkenberry Scholarship Good academic standing, Electrical Power Engineering Technology major 1 award @ $500
Marine Technology Society Excellence Scholarship Demonstrated leadership, Mechanical, Electrical Power or Computer Engineering Technology majors eligible; must be sophomore standing or higher; must be full-time student and maintain minimum 2.5 GPA; preference given to applicants involved in the Marine Technology Society student chapter at UH Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
John O. Ashford Memorial Endowment—Support Only, Non-scholarship Mechanical Engineering Technology major enrolled in capstone design course; preference will be given to projects with the greatest financial need, as well as those which will be entered in ASME competitions; please see Ashford application for further information. Varies
William R. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship Preference given to Electrical Power Engineering Technology majors; must be a full-time undergraduate in good academic standing Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Anthis Callicut-Gore Endowed Scholarship in Home Economics Major in Retailing and Consumer Sciences. Selected on basis of need and scholastic standing. Multiple awards @ $500-1,000 each
Kay Hamilton Futures Studies Scholarship Major in Foresight; demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Merchandising Star Award Junior, senior or graduate student Retailing and Consumer Sciences major; leadership in the merchandising and retailing field; essay as indicated in application; interview with HDCS faculty; academic merit; must attend the Merchandising Star Award luncheon to accept award. Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants (HAAPC) Scholarship Merit and need based; Human Resource Development undergraduate only with demonstrated leadership; must attend March HAAPC banquet 1 award @ $2,500
Barbara and Paul Frison Scholarship Computer Information Systems major; 3.0 GPA; full-time students with financial need. Varies
William R. "Doc" Forkner Memorial Interested in teaching Industrial Technology; exhibits leadership qualities; enrolled in Technology Leadership and Supervision. 1 award @ $1,000
Computer Information Systems Scholarship TBA Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Dan Cassler Scholarship TBA 1 award @ $500
Bernard McIntyre Scholarship Merit-based, 3.25 GPA, full-time Varies
College of Technology General Scholarship Fund Additional funds from many sources and various criteria. Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Mathew P. and Leslie Watford Verghese Endowed Scholarship Leadership, full-time undergraduate or graduate student. 1 award @ $500
Paul G. Smith, Jr. Scholarship Endowment Leadership and financial need; full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mullineaux Scholarship Financial need, first generation undergraduate or graduate; graduated from a greater Houston area high school; 3.0 GPA required 1 award @ $1,000
Ted R. Akin Endowed Scholarship Leadership, full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Multiple awards @ $500-1,000 each
William and Florence Fitzgibbon Memorial Scholarship Based upon academic merit. 1 award @ $2,700
Victor Costa Endowment Scholarship Based on academic merit and demonstrated creativity Multiple awards @ $1,000 each
Fred Lewallen Memorial Scholarship TBA Multiple awards @ $500-1,000 each
Iyer Memorial Scholarship TBA Multiple awards @ $500 each

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Jim Boyce, an Accessibility Professional and leader in promotion accessibility throughout Texas. By encouraging students to make accessibility part of their career development, we hope to further promote accessibility in the build environment.

Students who wish to apply must be currently pursuing an accredited degree (i.e., architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, interior design or construction management) in a Texas institution of higher learning. Students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and demonstrate a strong interest in accessibility in both design portfolio and further career interests.

Each year application are accepted through March and the scholarships is awarded in May via the attended institution’s financial aid office.

The scholarship deadline is March 31, 2017.

Public Records Scholarship

In the United States, criminal records are part of the public record. This transparency in regards to criminal records is unique to the United States. Considering that the the United States allows criminal records to be a part of the public record, write a 1000-1200 word essay in response to the following question: How is allowing criminal records to be part of the public record a benefit to the United States?

The deadline for this scholarship is December 1, 2017.

The Sweet Flow Digital Marketing Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity provides the perfect channel to encourage young minds interested in digital marketing and many related industries. Students who are taking classes in Marketing, Business, Technology or Communications may be extremely interested in this scholarship program. Applicants are not required to have specific expertise in these subject areas, passion for digital marketing content creation is enough.

The deadline for this scholarship is December 31, 2017.