Scholarships

Academic Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
(Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

Deadline: Friday, March 21, 2014 by 5:00 pm

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences each year awards a number of scholarships to honor students while they are in the process of completing a degree at the University of Houston. The amount of award varies for each scholarship, and ranges from $500 to $1,200. Students must meet the following minimum qualifications in order to be eligible for a scholarship:

  • Student must have a major declared in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences as specified for each scholarship.
  • Student must have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours before Fall 2014. Seniors who graduate in December 2014 will receive half the total scholarship award for the Fall semester only.
  • Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours during Fall 2014 and a minimum of 12 semester hours during Spring 2015, unless otherwise specified.
  • Student is expected to complete satisfactorily at least 75% of the enrolled semester hours for each semester of the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 academic year.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must be maintained for each semester during the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 academic year.

How to apply for a scholarship:

The application form for the scholarships is attached. It can also be found on the College Website. Students will be considered for all scholarships if they meet the donor’s criteria, but will receive only one scholarship award.  Only one application is necessary for each student, not each scholarship.

Complete the application and attach all the following:

  • A letter of recommendation from one of your instructors in CLASS (letter should be on UH stationary, signed and sealed);
  • An updated degree plan;
  • Official transcripts from each outside college or university if you have earned less than 30 hours of course work while in attendance at UH;
  • Any additional criteria that may be required by the donor as indicated below.

Deadline for Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 scholarships: FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 5.00 p.m.

Each student’s application must be accompanied by all attachments. Incomplete packets will not be considered for a scholarship.  Applications will not be accepted after the deadline!

Complete application packets should be submitted to the CLASS Office of Academic Affairs, 320 Agnes Arnold Hall by the deadline, 5 p.m., Friday March 21, 2014. Application packets may also be mailed or delivered to: CLASS Office of Academic Affairs, 320 AH, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3000, Attn. Scholarship Coordinator

CLASS Undergraduate Scholarships

E. Virginia Barnett

Scholarship for any student with a major declared in CLASS. Additional criteria: outstanding academic performance; must be a current (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 academic year) recipient of another UH scholarship.

CLASS Scholarship

Scholarship for any full-time student with a major declared in CLASS who is in good academic standing. Additional criteria: documented leadership qualities.

Debra Danburg

Scholarships of $500 for any student with a major declared in CLASS. Additional criteria: documented leadership ability and civic involvement; must be enrolled for at least 9 semester hours. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should include mention of all leadership and community/civic involvement (see item #4 on the application).

Robert A. Eckels

Scholarship for any student with a major declared in CLASS. Additional criteria: documented leadership skills; must be enrolled for at least 9 semester hours. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should include mention of all leadership and community/civic involvement (see item #4 on the application).

Houston Area Corps of Cadets/MOAA

Scholarship for any student with a major declared in CLASS who is also a member of one or more selected Corps of Cadets. Additional criteria: documented leadership qualities.

Dr. Ronald S. Lepow

One scholarship of up to $1,200 for students majoring in Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. Additional criteria: student must be in good academic standing.

The Peek Family Scholarship in Political Science. 

Scholarship for students with a declared major in Political Science. Additional criteria: Must have 3.0 or higher GPA, junior standing, full time student with documented leadership qualities.

Don A. Sanders

Scholarship for any student with a major declared in CLASS. Additional criteria: student must demonstrate that he/she is a hard worker with a determination to succeed (see items #4, 5, and 7 on the scholarship application), and has a documented financial need.

Social Sciences Undergraduate.

Scholarship for majors declared in Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. Additional criteria: outstanding academic performance.

Louise Woestemeyer Sch Endowment

Scholarship for any student with a major declared in CLASS. Additional criteria: Must have 3.5 or higher GPA, documented leadership qualities and financial need.


Applications will be reviewed by the CLASS Scholarship Committee, and decisions will be finalized by early May 2014. Applicants will be notified by letter as to their status; information will not be given out over the phone. Prior to the scholarship being activated, recipients are required to write a letter of thanks addressed to the donor and submit it to the CLASS Dean’s Office, 402 Arnold Hall.

Note: The scholarship award will be credited to the student’s account for the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 academic year with funds divided equally between the two semesters. A student who is unable to attend for one or both semesters will forfeit the award for the semester(s) not in attendance. Scholarships are not automatically renewable. Recipients must re-apply each year.