Supported by the Provost's Office and the Honors College, the Houston Scholars program is designed to bolster students’ academic and professional goals through faculty mentoring, research proposal development, and a monthly discussion series led by University of Houston faculty from across the campus. Houston Scholars will also learn about national and international award opportunities, and receive assistance in developing applications for competitive programs.
This is a program open to all high-achieving undergraduates at the University of Houston. Interested students should request a letter of nomination from a UH faculty or staff member. Once a student is nominated, they complete an online application. Applications for the program are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Upon acceptance into the program, participants are required to attend three Houston Scholars faculty-led academic discussions each semester, meet with a team member of the Office of Undergraduate Research once each semester, and develop one proposal each academic year. Proposals may include opportunities to conduct research, undertake a service project or internship, attend or present at a professional conference, or do research or study abroad. Houston Scholars will defend their proposals to a faculty committee in January of each year. Competitive proposals will be funded by support provided by the Provost’s Office.
As a Houston Scholar, you are encouraged to meet with a program advisor to develop and refine your research proposal. The following program advisors are available for proposal consultation: