Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
The priority at UEP is to help students thrive by offering a variety of services that every student will need to get the most out of their college experience and prepare for a successful future.
Foster Care/Adoption Alumni Programs
The following is a partial list of scholarships that may be available to you. We encourage you to consider these as well as other scholarship opportunities that may exist in your local community, the state of Texas & nationally.
Youth Empowerment Alliance (YEA) is an immigrant youth led organization at the University of Houston that aims to improve the present reality faced by undocumented students by being their voice in and out of campus.
The Dream.US is a new multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth who’ve received DACA achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education.
Houston Alumni & Youth Center (HAY)
Implemented in 1986 by the State of Texas to ensure that older youth in substitute care are prepared for their inevitable departure from Family and Protective Services.
Genesys Works is a non-profit social enterprise changing the trajectory of life for disadvantage high schools students through meaningful work experiences.
The Houston Independent School District is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. It serves approximately 215,000 students at 283 campuses.
KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is on a mission to develop in underserved students the academic skills, intellectual habits, and qualities of character necessary to succeed at all levels of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, college and the competitive world beyond.
One Goal is working to ensure every young person in America will have a real opportunity to earn a college degree-and the life that comes with it.