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

2016-2017 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 2016-2017 academic year with a deadline of Friday, April 15, 2016. 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 Scholarship, which requires a separate application.

Applications must be received via e-mail submission to asc@uh.edu or in the Academic Services Center, Technology Annex (T) room 108 by 5 PM on April 15.

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

Scholarship Name Criteria Amount Awarded
Ted R. Akin Endowed Scholarship Leadership, full-time undergraduate or graduate student. 2 awards @ $650
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; student member of ASQ and Greater Houston Section 1405 (membership will be verified at the time your application is received – non-members are not eligible for awards). 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 totaling $3,500
John O. Ashford Memorial Endowment 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
Association of Well Head Equipment Manufacturing Scholarship Endowment MEET major taking courses in petroleum engineering technology; full-time undergrad or grad student; good academic standing; must attend fall AWHEM meeting date TBD. 2 awards @ $1,550
College of Technology General Scholarship Fund Additional funds from many sources and various criteria. Multiple awards totaling $13,000
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
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. 2 awards @ $700
Lucas Faulkenberry Good academic standing, Electrical Power Engineering Technology major TBD
William and Florence Fitzgibbon Memorial Scholarship Based upon academic merit. Varies
William R. "Doc" Forkner Memorial Interested in teaching Industrial Technology; exhibits leadership qualities; enrolled in Technology Leadership and Supervision. 1 award @ $1,000
Barbara and Paul Frison Scholarship CIS major; 3.0 GPA; full-time students with financial need. Varies
Kay Hamilton Futures Studies Major in Foresight; demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Multiple awards totaling $6,200
HOAR Construction Scholarship Undergraduate CM major; full-time; US citizen or permanent resident, preference for Texas resident; 3.0 GPA minimum. 2 awards @ $1,000
James & Shirley Lofstrom Scholarship Junior Supply Chain and Logistics Technology major with at least a 3.0 GPA. 3 awards @ $850 each
Logistical Advantage Scholarship Major in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology with a 3.0 GPA. TBD
Bernard McIntyre Merit-based, 3.25 GPA, full-time Varies
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. TBD
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mullineaux Scholarship Financial need, first generation; graduated from a greater Houston area high school. Varies
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 totaling $3,000
Charlie Nicholson Memorial Construction Management major and ABC Student Chapter member. 2 awards @ $975
Perry Homes Construction Management major, graduated from Houston-area high school, financial need, leadership Varies
William R. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship Preference given to EPET majors; FT undergraduate; in good academic standing. 2 awards @ $1,000
Paul G. Smith, Jr. Scholarship Endowment Leadership and financial need; full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Multiple awards totaling $6,500
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
Mathew P. and Leslie Watford Verghese Endowed Scholarship Leadership, full-time undergraduate or graduate student. 1 award @ $500

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) Scholarships

The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) has three 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.

Southeast Chapter Scholarship

The Southeast Chapter of 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. Applicants be a current resident of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida or plan on attending a college in those states.

At least four scholarships will be awarded this year.