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TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy

TC Energy

The TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy offers an intensive 9-week online program that is designed for students who have an outstanding high school academic record and are interested in majors in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) or the Cullen College of Engineering. Summer scholars can earn credit for Calculus 1 (MATH 1431), receive a preview of Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1331) up to the first exam, and College Success (CORE 1100) content. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be evaluated for admittance into their first-choice major in NSM or Engineering if they didn’t meet automatic admission requirements.

The program is supported through a gift from the TC Energy Foundation.

Traditionally, the TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy is held in person at the University of Houston. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2021 TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy program will be held 100% online.

Dates & Times

June 7–August 6, 2021
9 am–3 pm

Student Eligibility

  • Be a first-time college student admitted to UH for Fall 2021
  • Select NSM or Engineering as a first-choice major
  • Received credit or currently taking pre-calculus in high school
  • Must plan to attend UH in the fall


The program will cover the cost of Tuition and Fees.

What to Expect

  • An online, rigorous, fast-paced environment that is structured to give participants support to successfully complete MATH 1431 and transition into college
  • Daily homework
  • Learn and strengthen critical thinking and master self-management
  • Network with faculty, staff and administrators
  • Connect with other first year STEM students at UH

The Frequently Asked Questions page offers answers to common questions about the program.

How to Apply

Space for this program is very limited, and students will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. If the program reaches capacity prior to May 1, your application will not be reviewed. Please complete the next steps below as soon as possible.

  1. Complete the TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy application. To view a pdf version of the application, please click here.
  2. Attend a Summer Scholars Information Session

Join Us for an Online Information Session

Information sessions are an opportunity for students and their parents to get additional information about the program and ask questions. Join us at one of the sessions listed below:


  • Thursday, February 11, 6 to 7 pm
  • Wednesday, February 24, 6 to 7 pm
  • Wednesday, March 10, 6 to 7 pm
  • Thursday, March 25, 6 to 7 pm
  • Tuesday, March 30, 6 to 7 pm
  • Wednesday, April 7, 6 to 7 pm
  • Tuesday, April 13, 6 to 7 pm
  • Thursday, April 22, 6 to 7 pm
Location: Online via Zoom -

RSVP for Information Session


Please contact Ashley Askew at with any questions.

Additional Sponsors

National Science Foundation

Project Title: Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation: Senior Alliance. NSF Award number: 1911310.


The program’s chemistry curriculum is sponsored by Halliburton.


Scholarships supported by ConocoPhillips.