Pillar Programs

The Urban Experience Program offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of its diverse members.

BEST Program
The Black Excellence Scholars Training Program (BEST) seeks to provide academic support and professional development to African American students across all majors and empower them with the necessary tools and resources for success.

DREAM Scholars
DREAM Scholars seeks to expand opportunities for DACA and undocumented students by providing support needed to achieve social and economic mobility.

Financial Empowerment Series
The Financial Empowerment Series consists of a series of workshops that provide UEP students and the UH community with financial teaching, resources, and tools to be fiscally responsible and astute.

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program
Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program seeks to increase student retention and graduation rates for first-generation students by awarding individual scholarships to 40 full-time undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Student Assistance Network
Student Assistance Network engages all members of the UH community and discusses current assistance related programs on campus in an effort to help advance our food and housing insecurity campaigns.

Fostering Success Initiative
The Fostering Success Initiative (FSI) seeks to provide educational equality and self-determing assistive resources to varying student members.

Las Comadres
Las Comadres is a mentoring program focused on supporting first generation Latina students by offering culturally relevant conversations and connections with current UH Latina faculty and staff.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP)
NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) seeks to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ.

Diamond Family Scholars Program
The Diamond Family Scholars Program is a comprehensive program designed to support students who have experienced time in foster care with navigating opportunities and maximizing resources while they pursue a Tier One education at UH.

Alonzo Cantu Scholars
The Alonzo Cantu Scholarship is for incoming freshmen at the University of Houston who graduated from any high school in Hidalgo County, Texas.

G-Force Work-Study Program
The G-Force Work-Study Mentorship Program seeks to hire college students to serve as mentors to assist students through outreach, mentoring, and tutoring activities. Mentors promote higher education to local area high school students as well as help with retention for current college students.

High School Outreach
The 3 day immersion summer bridge program serves students transitioning from high school to college with integrated curriculum focused on breaking down the barriers to success that students face in their first year of college.