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TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy

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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.

The TC Energy Summer Scholars Program Experience: TC Energy partners with UH’s College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics to support the TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy. The program helps STEM-focused students get a jumpstart on their college coursework and connect with their classmates. Take a look at last summer’s program highlights.

Read more about the 2023 TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy

Dates & Times

June 10–August 9, 2024
9 am–3 pm (4 pm on Wednesdays)

Student Eligibility

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


Free to participate.

What to Expect

The Chem Olympics is just one of many opportunities incoming freshmen have to collaborate with each other as part of the TC Energy Summer Scholars Academy at UH. The program offers students a wide array of collaborative experiences in STEM in a variety of settings.
  • 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 $1,000 in scholarships

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

How to Apply

1. Attend a Summer Scholars Information Session

Information sessions are an opportunity for students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to get additional information about the program, ask questions and meet with previous scholars. Join us at one of the sessions listed below:

  • Thursday, February 22 - Online - 6:30–7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 5 - Online - 6:30–7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 20 - Online - 6:30–7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 30 - In Person - 11 am–12 pm
  • Tuesday, April 2 - Online - 6:30–7:30 pm
  • Monday, April 8 - Online - 6:30–7:30 pm

Online Sessions:
Held via Zoom

In-Person Sessions:
University of Houston

4455 University Drive – Skyline Room

Houston, TX 77204

RSVP for an Information Session

2. Complete the Application

After attending an information session, students will receive a link to the application. The application deadline is April 11. View a PDF version of the 2024 application.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, February 1 - Information Session RSVP Open
  • Saturday, March 23 - Housing Scholarship Interviews
  • Monday, April 8 - Last Information Session
  • Thursday, April 11 - Application Deadline
  • Saturday, April 13 - Housing Scholarship Interviews
  • Thursday, May 9 - 6:30–7:30 pm - 2024 Virtual Welcome Event
  • Monday, June 10 - First Day of Class
  • Friday, August 9 – Last Day of Class, Final Exam and Awards Ceremony
  • Wednesday, August 14 - Fall Semester Advising
  • Monday, August 19 – First Day of Fall Semester


Please contact Ashley Askew at or 713-743-7063 with any questions.

Additional Sponsors

National Science Foundation

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


Scholarships supported by ConocoPhillips.


The program’s chemistry curriculum is sponsored by Halliburton.

Phillips 66

Scholarships supported by Phillips 66.