Staff Council B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship - University of Houston
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This scholarship was inspired by B. Renae Milton, an UH alumna, long-term staff member, and former Staff Council Program Manager, who supported family-friendly policies and put three sons through college.

The Staff Council B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to University of Houston students who are dependents of a UH staff member.

Staff Council awards one $500.00 scholarship to a student who attends UH.

2020-2021 APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 8, 2020

  • Criteria

    To be considered for the Staff Council B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship:

    The Staff member:

    • Must be employed in a full-time, benefits-eligible position at the UH for at least one year as of February 11, 2020.
    • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to staff excellence and service to the University. 

    The Student candidate:

    • Must be a dependent of a UH staff member.
    • Must be a full-time, degree seeking student in good academic standing at the UH.
    • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to academic excellence and potential to succeed and contribution to the university and/or surrounding community.
  • How to Apply

    Each applicant shall submit an application packet containing the following information by Friday, May 8, 2020 5:00PM. (Incomplete packets will not be reviewed).

    • Complete and submit the scholarship application form together with supporting documents to scscholarships@uh.edu in MS Word or PDF format
    • All college transcripts of the student. The transcripts need not be official copies, but they must be legible.
    • Typed essay (maximum one page, double-spaced, 12 point font, no exception) explaining academic goals and a personal statement regarding why you believe you should receive this scholarship. The essay should include information about the staff member's contribution to the university and applicant's contribution to the university and/or surrounding community.
    • Two letters of recommendation (from teacher, manager, community leader, etc.). Letters should be as specific as possible.

    If you have any questions, please contact scscholarships@uh.edu.

  • Selection and Distribution Process

    • The scholarship is credited to the recipients’ UH academic account when proof of registration is received.
    • The scholarship is credited to an academic course for UH credit during FY21 (Fall ’20, Spring ’21 or Summer ’21).
    • The scholarship can only be applied during the academic year for which it is awarded.
    • Any recipient who cannot utilize the scholarship should notify the UH Staff Council Scholarship Committee. Staff member of recipient must still be employed by the University on the first day of class in the semester in which the scholarship is to be awarded.

Past Recipients

  • 2019-2020

    2019 - 2020 B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarships Recipients 

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    Carina Pouraryan (CLASS)                                     Mohamedali Walla (NSM)
    Fariba Pouraryan (Staff, UH Law Center)              Laura Lee (Staff, College of Education)

  • Prior Years

    2018 - 2019 B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarships Recipient

    April Ngo

     

    2017 - 2018 B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarships Recipient

    Hiba Nasir

     

    2016 - 2017 B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarships Recipient

    My Nguyen

     

  • Honoring B. Renae Milton

    B. Renae worked at the University of Houston since 1986. During her tenure she earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the College of Technology while serving in many campus leadership positions.

    From 1999 to 2014, she was the sole staff support for Staff Council, assisting an elected President and membership that changed annually. The ever-growing success of Staff Council and its programs is a testament to B. Renae's loyalty, flexibility, and ability to implement different management and communication styles each year. 


    Click here to view a video of B. Renae Milton's retirement celebration.

  • Support Staff Council Scholarships

    The Staff Council B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship is made possible by the continuous support from fellow staff members, friends and family.

    You can pledge to the scholarship fund online by visiting UH Gives Back or by submitting the Faculty/Staff Donation form for payroll deduction.