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Frequently Asked Questions About the College of Education Scholarship Application Process

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  • How do I apply for multiple scholarships?
    • Applicants submit only one application. The Scholarship Committee will review each student's application and determine which College of Education scholarships are available for that applicant. Applicants may receive more than one scholarship.
  • Will you accept a hard copy of the scholarship application and required documents instead of the online application?
    • No. Only applications that have been submitted online with the required uploaded documents will be accepted. Applicants may access the application using the CITE computer lab in Farish Hall or the computer lab in the M.D. Anderson Library on campus.
  • When is the application-deadline date?
    • February 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm. No late applications will be accepted.
  • I will be starting classes as a new student in the upcoming semester. May I apply for a College of Education scholarship?
    • Yes, but there are only a limited number of scholarships for transfer students or incoming freshmen. Most of these scholarships require student applicants who are current, full-time undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Houston.
  • I will graduate in the upcoming spring. Do I qualify for a scholarship? 
    • No, scholarship funds this application period are for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.
  • I am a part-time student. Am I eligible for a scholarship?
    • No, College of Education scholarships are open only to full-time students.
  • What GPA is required?
    • GPA requirements vary for each scholarship. Please review the Available Scholarships page for each scholarship’s criteria. The Scholarship Committee will determine an applicant's eligibility for each scholarship, so applicants do not have to submit multiple applications.
  • If I major in one area (e.g., mathematics) but my minor is in education, can I still qualify for a College of Education scholarship?
    • Yes.

Financial need:

  • How do I demonstrate that I am seeking a scholarship based upon financial need?
    • The College of Education encourages you to complete the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you have not already done so. You do not need to submit any FAFSA forms or tax records to the Scholarship Committee.

Documents to be submitted:

  • Does my transcript have to be an official copy?
    • No. You may go online to your student account and download an unofficial transcript.
  • Do I need to provide written letters of recommendation?
    • No, simply provide name and contact information, and a recommendation form will be sent to your references.
  • In addition to College of Education faculty, can I list as a reference someone outside of the College, such as a former teacher, friend, employer or relative?
    • Yes. However, you must have at least one College of Education faculty member listed (if you are a currently enrolled COE student). The second reference may be someone else familiar with your professional work. 

Award notification:

  • How will I know whether or not I have been awarded a scholarship?
    • A notification letter will be emailed the week of April 6-10, 2020, to your email address on file in PeopleSoft after the Scholarship Committee has made its selections.
  • If awarded a scholarship, how will I receive the funds?
    • Student Financial Services will post the awarded funds to your student account at the beginning of the fall/spring academic year.
  • When can I access my award funds?
    • During the period for which the award was funded, usually beginning the next academic year.
  • What happens if I plan to graduate at the end of the fall semester or will not be enrolled in 12 credit hours for the awarded semester?
    • Contact Geralyn Stevens in the College of Education's Dean’s Office and explain the situation. If appropriate, an approval will be given to combine both fall and spring payments into your last semester. Decisions to do so will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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