University of Houston Adds $3 Million in New Scholarships

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Working students at the University of Houston could cash in on the school’s new $3 million scholarship program, thanks to a recent gift from a private donor.  To qualify for the Houston Works Scholarship program, students must elect a major in an area of business, engineering, or technology and be in their junior or senior year of school. Eligible majors include:

  • Engineering (all specialties)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Electrical Power Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Additional eligibility requirements include a minimum of 20 hours per week of employment and a full-time courseload at UH. Students selected for the award will receive $4,000 in scholarship funding per semester.

The University of Houston is well-known for its bachelor’s degree programs in engineering. U.S. News & World Report has ranked its undergraduate engineering program among the top 75 in the nation. UH’s online MBA program has also received top honors.

Here at CVO, we’ve recently highlighted the University of Houston in two of our rankings: Online Colleges with High Job Placement Rates and Colleges Making Their Communities Stronger.

The university hopes to add $300 million in new scholarships in the coming years. To reach this goal, it has committed to matching donations to the school dollar for dollar up to $1 million.

According to dean Paul A. Pavlou, “These scholarships will reduce students’ financial burden and allow them to take advantage of all the experiential learning opportunities available at Bauer College.” Interim dean of the Cullen College of Engineering echoed this sentiment, adding that “this gift will allow the College to continue graduating talented students to meet the needs of the industry.”

Interested students can apply online through the university’s scholarship portal. Recipients for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters will be notified by the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.  

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