Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship

The Greater Texas Foundation provides students who have earned 50 hours of college credit while in high school the opportunity to compete for a $1,000-4,000 Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship at the University of Houston. 

Greater Texas Foundation:

A $605,000 grant from the Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) will assist graduates of schools designated as Early College High Schools make the transition to the University of Houston on their way to completion of their college degrees.

Early College High Schools (ECHS) offer dual-credit college courses to their students and allow them to enter a university with up to half of their degree course load completed.

The University of Houston was one of five Texas colleges to receive the grant.  Other colleges are The University of Texas at Brownsville, The University of Texas at El Paso, University of North Texas and Texas A&M University.

Scholarship Requirements:

Students who have attended a Texas Early College High School are eligible to apply for the Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship.

A student must:

  • Graduate from an early college high school
  • Be admitted to the University of Houston by February 1, 2014
  • Achieve a minimum of a 3.0 college GPA
  • Complete 50 hours of college-level courses by high school graduation
  • Submit your college transcript by February 1, 2014

Maintaining Eligibility:

Prospective and enrolled students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the program, maintain a satisfactory grade point average and complete 30 course credits each academic year.