2020 SURF Students Make History and Strive on During COVID-19 Pandemic
In the face of a public health crisis, this is still a historic period for SURF as a record 87 students have received fellowships from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards (OURMA).
UH has Another Banner Year of Fulbright Awardees
The University of Houston recorded another banner Fulbright year in 2019-2020. Eight alumni and current students were awarded grants to research and teach English abroad starting in January 2021. These recipients join a growing list of Cougars to earn a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award after UH was named a Top Producing Fulbright Institution for 2019-2020.
STEM Students Cap Outstanding Undergraduate Research Career with National Science Foundation Honor
Two remarkable students from the Honors College and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF-GRFP) this year: Debora Mroczek, a senior graduating with a double degree in physics and mathematics, and Brian Vu, a senior physics major with a minor in mathematics.
Record Number of UH Students Named CLS Awardees
A record number of University of Houston students were recognized as Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) honorees during the 2019-2020 academic year. Five outstanding candidates were named awardees, which is the most in school history. Ben Rayder, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards, notes that this accomplishment places UH among elite company nationally.
These Colleges Encourage Their Students to Seek Fulbrights. Here’s How It Pays Off
"...Houston’s newfound success was not blind luck. The university made a conscious decision to compete for Fulbrights and other scholarships in hiring its first dedicated director of national fellowships in 2017, Rayder says. Houston raised its number of winners to six in 2018, up from two in 2017, and just one the year before that."
University of Houston Ranked as Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students
For the first time in its history, the University of Houston is ranked among the top producing Fulbright institutions in the nation, announced today by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Mellon Scholar Lives Her Dreams
“As a Mellon Scholar,” Mayorga said, “I’ve had the opportunity to see amazing projects my peers have done. It also feels nice to know that within the Mellon Scholars we are all working on our projects and working for our futures. It reminds me that I am not doing all of this alone..."
First Goldwater Awards Since 2011
For the first time since 2011, not one, but two University of Houston students have been awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship for sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.