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The Urban Experience Program offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of its diverse members.

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    Alonzo Cantu Scholars

    The Alonzo Cantu Scholarship is for incoming freshmen at the University of Houston who graduated from any high school in Hidalgo County, Texas.

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    BEST Program

    The Black Excellence Scholars Training Program (BEST) seeks to provide academic support and professional development to African American students across all majors and empower them with the necessary tools and resources for success.

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    DREAM Scholars

    DREAM Scholars seeks to expand opportunities for DACA and undocumented students by providing support needed to achieve social and economic mobility.

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    Diamond Family Scholars Program

    The Diamond Family Scholars Program is a comprehensive program designed to support students who have experienced time in foster care with navigating opportunities and maximizing resources while they pursue a Tier One education at UH.

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    Financial Empowerment Series

    The Financial Empowerment Series consists of a series of workshops that provide UEP students and the UH community with financial teaching, resources, and tools to be fiscally responsible and astute.

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    Fostering Success Initiative

    The Fostering Success Initiative (FSI) seeks to provide educational equality and self-determining assistive resources to varying student members.

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    G-Force Work-Study Program

    The G-Force Work-Study Mentorship Program seeks to hire college students to serve as mentors to assist students through outreach, mentoring, and tutoring activities. Mentors promote higher education to local area high school students as well as help with retention for current college students.

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    High School Outreach

    The 3-day immersion summer bridge program serves students transitioning from high school to college with an integrated curriculum focused on breaking down the barriers to success that students face in their first year of college.

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    Las Comadres College Mentoring Program

    Las Comadres is a mentoring program focused on supporting first-generation Latina students by offering culturally relevant conversations and connections with current UH Latina faculty and staff.

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    NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP)

    NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) seeks to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ.

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    Student Assistance Network

    Student Assistance Network engages all members of the UH community and discusses current assistance-related programs on campus in an effort to help advance our food and housing insecurity campaigns.