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Institutional Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships include, but are not limited to our Freshman Scholarships, Transfer Scholarships, UHD Full-Time and Part-time Student Scholarships, Deans Scholarship, and Red Rose Leadership Scholarship. These programs are funded by several methods, including endowments.

Institutional Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships are selected at the departmental level, however the processing of awards and administration are handled within the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Marilyn Davies College of Business
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Public Service:

College of Sciences and Technology
Student Affairs Scholarships

More Departmental Scholarships

UH Foundation Scholarships

The University of Houston Foundation (UHF) was chartered to provide independent support to the University of Houston System, the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria. The University of Houston Foundation is operated for the advancement and general welfare of the educational, research and charitable activities of the UH System and universities. UH Foundation will select the recipients of the scholarships listed below.

The University of Houston Foundation ( UHF) now has a new scholarship process. Paper scholarship applications will no longer be  accepted (no exceptions). The new UHF scholarship system will open and begin accepting scholarships on Monday, March 6, 2023 and stop accepting scholarships on Monday, April 3, 2023 for the 23/24 academic year.

Please visit the University of Houston Foundation website and click on the red Scholarship button on the upper right side of the page to access the new scholarship system home page.

If there are issues with the link on the UHF website, please use this url:

All applications must be submitted by April 3, 2023

For further information, call the University of Houston Foundation, 713-622-6061.

Private & External Scholarships

Private & External Scholarships include outside programs in which the processing of these funds flows through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. These programs are selected by outside mechanisms, but are ultimately included in the financial aid/scholarship process. Scholarships awarded by external organizations are disbursed according to guidelines provided by the donor organization.

Private Scholarships    External Scholarships

Once scholarships awards have been disbursed to students’ account, funds will be available for credit towards the students’ tuition and fee bill. If funds awarded are in excess of the students’ tuition and fee bill, a credit will be applied to student’s account and a refund may be issued through the University’s refunding vendor, BankMobile. The Student Accounting Office is responsible for processing students’ refund payments.


IMPORTANT: Your financial aid from all sources cannot exceed the cost of attendance established by the University. If you receive a scholarship, whether it is from the college or from a private source, you should notify the Financial Aid Office. We are required to review your aid package to make sure that you are not receiving more aid than your total cost of attendance. In many cases we are able to include your scholarship or grant without adjusting any of your other aid, increasing the total amount of your aid package. However, sometimes we have to reduce or replace another form of aid. In that case, we always attempt to reduce or replace any loans that you might have been offered first. We strongly encourage you to explore all scholarship opportunities as valuable means to help finance your college education.