The Patricia A. Eichhorn Endowed Scholarship for Returning Students - $500 award
The $500 scholarship is in support of non-traditional, returning students who are furthering their education.
After raising five children, Patricia Eichhorn returned to school and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction. In recognition of her leadership in providing financial assistance to students in transition seeking a second chance to have a productive and rewarding career, her family established the scholarship through an endowed gift to the University of Houston.
The scholarship is open to non-traditional students who are furthering their education. Applicants must be certified degree-seeking students at UH. Candidates may be entering or re-entering a program, or have recently done so.
Recipients must enroll for a minimum of six credit hours of undergraduate or graduate studies in Fall 2011 and a minimum of six credit hours in Spring 2012.
Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better to receive the second payment.
Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need. Submission Deadline: May 20, 2011, noon. No late submissions.
Typed biographical essay of no more than 250 words that includes the applicant's educational goals and ways the scholarship would assist the applicant in attaining them. Official transcript.
Two letters of recommendation from educational or professional sources.
Application Form (available on WGSS website)
Financial Aid Statement (available on WGSS website)
For more information or to turn in your application, contact:
The Women's, Gender & Sexuality Program
624 Agnes Arnold Hall
713 743 3214