Staff Council & Women and Gender Resource Center Scholarships - University of Houston
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The University of Houston Staff Council and the Women and Gender Resource Center are dedicated to providing opportunities for staff members to advance their education.

In an effort to simplify the application process and to promote a wider distribution of the available scholarships, Staff Council and the Women and Gender Resource Center are pleased to announce that we have combined the applications.

By completing one application, you will have applied for both scholarships.

The Women and Gender Resource Center provides five $1000.00 scholarships and the Staff Council provides ten $1000.00 scholarships to employees who plan to attend degree or job related academic credit classes during the fall, spring or summer semesters at the University of Houston.


  • Criteria

    To be considered for these two gender-neutral Scholarships, the staff member:

    • Must be employed in a benefits-eligible position on the University of Houston campus for at least one year as of February 11, 2020.
    • Must have completed 6 hours of undergraduate or graduate credits for evaluation.
    • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
    • Must demonstrate strong commitment to academic excellence and potential to succeed.
  • 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 below and send all other documents listed below to in MS Word or PDF format.
    • All college transcripts. The transcripts don’t have to be official copies, but they must be legible.
    • Typed essay (maximum one page, double-spaced, 12 point font, no exception) explaining career goals (professional objectives) and personal statement (why you believe you should receive this scholarship).
    • Your resume. The resume should include awards, honors, achievements, work experience and activities.
    • Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be as specific as possible.

    If you have any questions, please contact

  • Selection and Award Process

    A Staff Council/Women and Gender Resource Center committee ranks the applications in a blind review process and selects the top fifteen applicants to receive scholarships proportional to the number of applicants at each degree level (undergraduate or graduate).

    • Awards are credited to the recipients’ UH academic account when proof of registration is received.
    • Awards are credited to an academic course (not audit or continuing education) for UH credit during FY’21 (Fall ’20, Spring ’21, or Summer ’21).
    • Awards apply to that year and cannot be moved forward. Any recipient who cannot utilize the scholarship within the year should notify the UH Staff Council Scholarship Committee or the Women and Gender Resource Center. Recipients must still be employed by the University on the first day of class of the semester in which they take the class.
    • A previous recipient may re-apply annually for these Scholarships. Recipient may receive only one scholarship each year.

Past Recipietns

  • Past Staff Council Scholarship Recipients

    2019 - 2020 Staff Council Scholarship Recipients

       bautista,-gillian                             candace_guyanzaldua

     Gillian Bautista (Office of Research, NSM)            Candace Guy-Anzaldua (Dept. of Physics, NSM)


    lanchinguyen                                dina-padovan  

    Lan Chi Nguyen (College of Optometry)                Dina Padovan (UH Police Department)




    2018 - 2019 Staff Council Scholarship Recipients

    Lauren Abbott
    Keri Myrick
    Trang Phan
    Hayley Brown
    Esmeralda Valdez
    Molly Niemczyk
    Candace Guy Anzaldua


    2017 - 2018 Staff Council Scholarship Recipients

    William Clayton
    Stephanie King
    Saira Nadeem
    Sarah Borders
    Miranda Lindsey
    Sam Byrd
    Michael Ahlf


    2016 - 2017 Staff Council Scholarship Recipients  

    Michael Ahlf
    Amanda Anderson
    Sarah Borders
    Andrew Kapral
    Moises Medina
    Saira Nadeem
    Farideh Nekoobahr
    Tan Feng Pao
    Trang Phan


  • Past GWRC Scholarship Recipients

    2019 - 2020 Women & Gender Resource Center Advisory Committee Scholarship Recipients 

    laurenabotttill                                michaelahlf

    Lauren Abott Till (Health & Human Performance)    Michael Ahlf (Center for IT in Education

     pauldurisseau                            andy-moon

    Paul Durisseau (Enterprise Systems IT)                 Andy Moon (Technology Services and Support)


    Vanessa Vasquez (Undergraduate Advising Center, NSM)

Related Links

  • Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC)

    The mission of the Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) is to promote gender equity, gender justice, and student success at the University of Houston through advocacy, education, empowerment, and support services.

  • Staff Tuition Scholarship Program

    The Staff Tuition Scholarship Program is designed to support and encourage employee development through formal education, with a priority on the attainment of a baccalaureate degree and beyond at the University of Houston.

    Please read the Staff Tuition Scholarship Program Guidelines located below. If you have questions please contact the HR Service Center at 713.743.3988.