College of Technology Scholarships - University of Houston
Skip to main content

College of Technology Scholarships

For questions regarding the scholarships listed here, please contact cotscholarships@uh.edu.


Applications for the 2021-2022 scholarships are now opened for submissions. The application deadline is Friday, March 26, 2021 (with the exception of the Transfer Possibilities Scholarship). All scholarships:

  1. Are for College of Technology declared majors (see criteria in table below).
  2. Require a completed online COT General Scholarship Application with the exception of the HCSS Endowed Scholarship Application, the Transfer Possibilities Scholarship Application and the John O. Ashford Memorial Endowment, which require a separate application.
The general COT application must be submitted online, the Cuadra Family STEM Scholarship must be received via email submission to cuadrascholarship@gmail.com, and the John O. Ashford Endowment must be received via email submission to cotscholarships@uh.edu.

Scholarship amounts are subject to change. Additional awards may be added at a later date.

HCSS Endowed Scholarships

These endowed scholarships are established in honor of Dr. Sophie Lin Rydin and to promote the values of Dr. Rydin and of HCSS, which she was instrumental in building. The Donor will provide materials to the University – College of Technology that will be provided to every applicant or potential applicant. The Donor's desire is that the applicant will need to look at the provided material in order to complete the application successfully.

Scholarship Amount(s): $4,000 (6 Scholarships Available – see majors listed below)

Deadline: March 26, 2021

How to Apply: Complete the online scholarship application. Applications will be reviewed holistically by the College’s Scholarship Committee, and winners will be notified by email.

Student scholarship(s) will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Enroll full-time as undergraduate in the College of Technology.
  2. Major in one of the following: 1) Computer Information Systems, 2) Construction Management, 3) Digital Media and 4) Technology Leadership and Innovation Management
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Working a minimum of 15 hours per week.
  5. Financial need may be considered.
  6. Submit a 500-word essay describing one or more of your accomplishments or actions that Dr. Sophie Rydin would be proud of and why. Information on Dr. Sophie Rydin will be made available to the students by the scholarship committee and can be found here: SophieRydin.com

The recipient(s) will be determined by the College of Technology Scholarship Selection Committee. The scholarship(s) is renewable provided the student(s) continues to meet the criteria and submits an updated essay, which should include accomplishments Dr. Sophie Rydin would be proud of over the previous year. A recipient may only receive the scholarship for a total of four (4) years.

Transfer Possibilities Scholarship

This scholarship is available to prospective incoming new full-time undergraduate students who are transferring with a minimum of 30 credit hours from a designated Lone Star College (LSC) campus to the College of Technology and majoring in STEM degrees. A preference will be given to biotechnology or computer information system majors. Eligible students must be in good academic standing and must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA from LSC.

Scholarship Amount(s): Multiple Awards @ $15,000

Deadline: July 31, 2021

How to Apply: Complete the online scholarship application. Applications will be reviewed holistically by the College’s Scholarship Committee, and winners will be notified by email.

COT Scholarship Opportunities

The table below provides you with a comprehensive list of scholarships being offered in the College of Technology for both undergraduate (UGRD) and graduate (GRAD) students based on program and/or major. Criteria listed below will be adhered to by the COT Scholarship Committee when making selections.

Note: For consideration of all the scholarships in the table below, simply complete the COT General Scholarship application.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship

Program/Major

Criteria

Career

FT/PT

Recurring

Award

American Society for Quality (ASQ) Greater Houston Chapter Scholarship

Construction Management

Open to members of UH ASQ chapter; Good academic standing, completion of a College of Technology course in quality control, quality management and/or reliability analysis; Interest in quality control and management.

UGRD or GRAD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,000

Anthis Callicut-Gore - Home Economics

Human Development and Consumer Sciences

Open to Retailing and Consumer Science majors; Selected on basis of need and scholastic standing.

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $500

Assoc. Well Head Equipment Manufacturing (AWHEM)

Engineering Technology

Open to all Engineering Technology students with minimum 3.3 GPA; Must demonstrate interest in manufacturing field, especially oil and gas; Recipient needs to attend AWHEM board meeting in December

UGRD or GRAD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,000

Brij and Sunita Agrawal Scholarship in Construction Management

Construction Management

Preference for full time graduate students pursuing MS in CM. 3.5 GPA.

GRAD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,000

Charlie Nicholson Memorial

Construction Management

Open to Construction Management majors that are ABC Student Chapter members

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $475

CIS Chevron Scholarship

Information and Logistics Technology

CIS Undergraduate students, merit based full time

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @$1000

College of Technology General Scholarship Fund

College of Technology

Open to full degree seeking student; merit based

UGRD or GRAD

FT

Y

Multiple awards @ $1,000

Construction Law Foundation of Texas Scholarship

CM

Merit based scholarship for CM majors. 

UGRD or GRAD

PT

N

5 awards @ 1,000

Construction Management Excellence Scholarship

Construction Management

Open to Construction Management undergraduate full-time majors; Minimum 2.50 GPA; Preference for demonstrated leadership, active student extracurricular involvement

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,000

Cris Castaneda Scholarship

Construction Management

Open to full-time undergraduate or graduate Construction Management majors; Must be a US Citizen or resident alien

UGRD or GRAD

FT

N

1 award @ $450

Electrical Engineering Scholarship

College of Technology

Open to EPET undergraduate students, merit based

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ $1000

Glenn Doran Endowed Scholarship

CM

Merit Based. Preference for a junior or senior student majoring in CM.  Recipient must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be working a minimum of 20 hours per week.

UGRD

PT

N

1 award @ $1,000

Herbert and H. & Dorothy F. Curry Endowed Scholarship in Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology

ET program, highest GPA, one recipient

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ $1300

Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants (HAAPC)

Human Development and Consumer Sciences

Open to Merit- and need- based Undergraduate only; Preference for demonstrated leadership; Attendance to March HAAPC banquet is required

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ $2,000

HRD Advisory Board Scholarship

Human Resource Development

Open to all HRD students; GPA 3.0 UGRD; 3.5 GRD

UGRD/GRD

FT

N

5 awards @ $1,000

Iris Walters & Dr. Lana Coble CPC Endowed Scholarship (UH Foundation)

CM

CM Student, AIC member, Female required

UGRD & GRAD

PT

N

TBD

James & Shirley Lofstrom Scholarship

Construction Management

Open to Supply Chain and Logistics Technology juniors; Minimum 3.0 GPA; 1 male; 1 female $500 each

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $500

James Slaughter Scholarship Endowment

Construction Management

Open to undergraduate Construction Management juniors and seniors; Minimum 2.75 GPA; Preference given to students who are studying the process and industrial track

UGRD

PT

Y

Multiple awards at $1000

Jerry Waite Excellence Scholarship

Information and Logistics Technology

Open to Digital Media juniors and seniors; Minimum 3.5 GPA; Bilingual preferred

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $2,000

John W. Dalton, Sr. and Diana Lisa Dalton Process and Industrial CM Endowed Scholarship

Construction Management

Open to Construction Management juniors and seniors; Minimum 3.0 GPA; Preference for demonstrated leadership; Part-time (minimum 6 hours) or full-time

UGRD

PT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,000

Kay Hamilton Futures Studies

Human Development and Consumer Sciences

Open to major in Future Studies; Demonstrated financial need and academic merit

GRAD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,000

Logistical Advantage Scholarship

Construction Management

Open to all Supply Chain and Logistics Technology majors; Minimum 3.0 GPA; Non-renewable; Full- or part-time

UGRD or GRAD

PT

N

1 award @$1000

Lucas Faulkenberry

Engineering Technology

Open to Electrical Power Engineering Technology majors with good academic standing

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ $500

Lynn and Marcel Mason Scholarship

COT

Need and Merit based. GPA: Scholarship recipient must maintain a GPA in accordance with the standards set by College of Technology scholarship committee. Scholarship applicants should demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Technology and exhibit leadership qualities as determined by the scholarship committee.    Renewability is based on endowment performance. 

UGRD or GRAD

FT

Y

1 award @ $1250

Mal Baboylan Scholarship

Information and Logistics Technology

Open to full-time Digital media student. Must have minimum of 3.0 GPA with academic merit

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ $2000

Edward Mark Boe Memorial Scholarship

Information and Logistics Technology

OLS Major, Jr or Sr, 

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ 1,000

Mychael Houck Scholarship

Engineering Technology

CET student, undergrad junior or senior.  Preference for first generation, minimum 2.5 GPA to qualify.   

UGRD

PT

N

1 award @ $1000

Marine Technology Tech Excellence Scholarship

Engineering Technology

Open to full-time Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Power Engineering Technology or Computer Engineering Technology sophomores, juniors and seniors; Minimum 2.5 GPA; Must Demonstrate leadership; Preference given to applicants involved in the Marine Technology Society student chapter at UH

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $750

Mario Sapon Scholarship

College of Technology

Open to College of Technology juniors and seniors; Minimum 3.0 GPA; Preference given to first generation college student

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ $250

Memorial Hermann Scholarship

Human Development and Consumer Sciences

Current HRD student, merit based

UGRD or GRAD

PT

N

1 award @ $1,000

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mullineaux 

College of Technology

Open to first generation undergraduates and graduated students. Must have graduated from a greater Houston high school with 3.0 GPA required. Must demonstrate financial need 

UGRD or GRAD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1000

Merchandising Star Award

Human Development and Consumer Sciences

Open to Retailing and Consumer Sciences juniors and seniors; Merit-based; Preference for demonstrated leadership in the merchandising and retailing field; Must complete essay as indicated in application; Must interview with Human Development and Consumer Sciences faculty; Must attend the Merchandising Star Award luncheon to accept award

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,000

National Association of Purchasing Management: Bay Area

Construction Management

Open to full-time Supply Chain and Logistics Technology students interested in purchasing; Minimum 3.0 GPA; Must attend Bay Area Purchasing Management Association meeting, TBD

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,200

Niaki Malki Scholarship

College of Technology

Open to all College of Technology graduate students; Minimum 3.5 GPA

GRAD

FT

N

1 award @ $500

Paul G. Smith, Jr. Scholarship Endowment

College of Technology

Open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate College of Technology students; Must demonstrate leadership and financial need

UGRD or GRAD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,300

Perry Homes

Construction Management

Open to all Construction Management majors; Must have graduated from Houston-area high school; Must demonstrate financial need and leadership

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ $1,000

Piwetz Family

Construction Management

Open to Construction Management majors pursuing process and industrial track; Must demonstrate financial need

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $1,000

R.P. Doss/Houston Contractors Association

Construction Management

Open to full-time Construction Management juniors and seniors; Must reside in the greater Houston metro area; Must demonstrate financial need

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ $750

Robert "Bob" Telage Engineering and Construction Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Construction Management

Open to Construction Management Students, must be specializing in process and industrial track; undergraduate and graduate students.; must have 2.5 GPA, must demonstrate financial need

UGRD or GRAD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $750

Rosalinda & Celestino Perez Endowed Scholarship (UH Foundation operated)

COT

Merit-based, 3.0 GPA or higher, undergrad degree seeking, part or full time student of Hispanic origin. 

UGRD

PT

N

1 award @ $1,000

Smita Surve Memorial Scholarship

Engineering Technology

Sophomore or Junior student majoring in Biotechnology

UGRD

PT

N

1 award @ $500

State Bar of Texas - Insurance

Construction Management

Open to Construction Management juniors and seniors; Minimum 3.0 GPA; Need-based; Must be employed in the industry

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $2,500

Ted R. Akin Endowed Scholarship

College of Technology

Open to all full-time undergraduate or graduate College of Technology students; Must demonstrate leadership experience

UGRD or GRAD

FT

N

1 award @$600

The Bernard McIntyre Endowed Scholarship

UH Foundation

Open to merit-based, full time graduate students; minimum 3.25 GPA

GRAD

FT

N

 

Tim Frey Memorial Scholarship

CM

FT CM Undergrad Non-renewable.

UGRD

FT

N

1 award at $1270

Vaughn Construction

Construction Management

Open to full-time undergraduate Construction Management majors; Must have completed 60 credit hours; Must have graduated from Texas high school; Preference for work experience in field

UGRD

FT

N

Multiple awards @ $650

Verghese Endowed Scholarship

College of Technology

Open to all full-time graduate or certificate College of Technology students; Must demonstrate leadership

GRAD

FT

N

1 award @ $500

Victor Costa Endowment Scholarship

College of Technology

Open to all College of Technology students; Merit-based; Must demonstrate creativity

UGRD

PT

N

1 award @ $700

Waste Management HRD Scholarship

Human Resource Development

Open to all HRD students; GPA 3.0 UGRD; 3.5 GRD

UGRD/GRD

FT

N

2 awards @ $5,000

William R. "Doc" Forkner Memorial

Information and Logistics Technology

Open to Organizational Leadership and Supervision majors; Must be interested in teaching Industrial Technology; Must exhibit leadership qualities

UGRD

PT

N

1 award @ $1,000

William R. Schmidt Memorial

Engineering Technology

Open to full-time undergraduate Engineering Technology majors; Preference given to Electrical Power and Engineering Technology majors; Must be in good academic standing

UGRD

FT

N

1 award @ $1000

William and Katrina Vespe Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Coach Howie Ryan

COT

Merit based award to Undergrad student in COT major.  Part time or full time. 

UGRD

PT

N

1 award @ $1,000

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

UH Scholarships

The Great Minds in STEM Scholarship

Cuadra STEM Scholarship

ABC Scholarship for Construction Management Majors

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Applications are now being accepted for the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation graphic communication scholarships.

Applications are due by May 1, 2021.

The British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) Scholarships—2021-2022 Academic Year

Undergraduate Award: Tuition-only scholarships awarded for the Fall semester. This scholarship is for students resident in Texas and applying for funding to study in Texas.

Graduate Award: This is an opportunity for students to study at graduate level, whether Texas residents in Texas, Texas residents in the UK or UK residents in Texas. Scholarships will be applied toward tuition costs only and paid directly to the chosen education establishment.

Applications open close on March 31, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements: