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Fall 2013 Entering class of 52 scholars have average SAT of 1439 and includes 8 National Merit Scholars

By Allison Monroe
October 11, 2013

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Since 2010, the dawn of each academic year has brought with it a brand new class of Tier One Scholars to the University of Houston. Within each class are future doctors, engineers, political activists, and philanthropists. Throughout their high school years, the 2013 class of Tier One Scholars have excelled both inside and outside of the classroom. Their journey of excellence continues this fall at the University of Houston with the support of the prestigious Tier One Scholarship.

The Tier One Scholars program began as part of UH President Renu Khator’s initiative to attract outstanding, high-achieving students to the university. Since the program’s 2010 inception, each new class has grown more prestigious than the last. Among the fifty-two 2013 Tier One Scholars, eight are National Merit Scholars, 33 ranked in the top 5 percent of their high school graduating class, and they earned an average SAT score of 1439, higher than all previous entering cohorts in the program’s history.

The Tier One Scholarship covers four full years of tuition and fees and two years of on-campus housing at UH. Tier One Scholars also receive stipends to pursue research and to study abroad. Many Scholars are also members of the UH Honors College. To be eligible for a Tier One scholarship, graduating high school seniors must have a minimum SAT score of 1300 and have ranked in the top 10 percent of their class.  View the 2013 Scholar Profiles…