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TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy

TC Energy

The TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy offers an intensive 9-week program that is designed for students who have an outstanding high school academic record and are interested in majors in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) or the Cullen College of Engineering. Summer scholars can earn credit for Calculus 1 (MATH 2413), receive a preview of Fundamentals of Chemistry, and College Success (CORE 1100) content. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be evaluated for admittance into their first-choice major in NSM or Engineering if they didn’t meet automatic admission requirements.

The program is supported through a gift from the TC Energy Foundation.

Dates & Times

June 13–August 12, 2022
9 am–3 pm (4 pm on Thursdays)

Student Eligibility

  • Be a graduating high school senior and plan to attend UH in the fall
  • Select NSM or Engineering as a first-choice major
  • Received credit or currently taking pre-calculus in high school


Free to participate.

What to Expect

  • A rigorous, fast-paced environment that is structured to give participants support to successfully complete Calculus 1 (MATH 2431) and transition into college
  • Daily homework
  • Learn and strengthen critical thinking and master self-management
  • Network with faculty, staff and administrators
  • Connect with other first-year STEM students at UH
  • Earn up to $2,000 in scholarships

The Frequently Asked Questions page offers answers to common questions about the program.

How to Apply

Applications open on February 1. Space for this program is very limited and priority consideration will be given to students who apply and attend an information session by April 24. Notification of application status will be sent by May 7. Applications will only be considered if the following steps are met:

  1. Complete the TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy application. You can also download a PDF version of the application.
  2. Attend a Summer Scholars Information Session.
  3. Join Us for an Online or In-Person Information Session.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are an opportunity for students and their parents/guardians to get additional information about the program and ask questions. Applicants must attend a session for their application to be reviewed. Join us at one of the sessions listed below:

  • Tuesday, February 22 - Online - 6:30–7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 9 - Online - 6:30–7:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 31 - Online - 6:30–7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 2 - In Person - 11 am–12 pm
  • Wednesday, April 13 - Online - 6:30–7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 23 - Online - 11 am–12 pm

Information Session Locations

Online Sessions

Held via Zoom -

In-Person Sessions

University of Houston
4455 University Drive – Skyline Room
Houston, TX 77204

RSVP for Information Session


Please contact Ashley Askew at with any questions.

Additional Sponsors

National Science Foundation

Project Title: Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation: Senior Alliance. NSF Award number: 1911310.


The program’s chemistry curriculum is sponsored by Halliburton.


Scholarships supported by ConocoPhillips.