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University of Houston

Houston, TX
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The University of Houston (UH) is a public state research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. Founded in 1927, it is Texas's third-largest university with nearly 41,000 students. Its campus spans 667 acres in southeast Houston, and was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The Carnegie Foundation classifies UH as a Tier One research university. The U.S. News & World Report ranks the university No. 184 (Tier 1) in its National University Rankings, and No. 103 among top public universities.

The university offers over 300 degree programs through its 12 academic colleges on campus—including programs leading to professional degrees in law, optometry, and pharmacy. The institution conducts nearly $130 million annually in research, and operates more than 40 research centers and institutes on campus. Interdisciplinary research includes superconductivity, space commercialization and exploration, biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and natural resources, and artificial intelligence. Awarding more than 8,200 degrees annually, UH's alumni base exceeds 260,000. The economic impact of the university contributes over $3 billion annually to the Texas economy, while generating about 24,000 jobs.

The University of Houston hosts a variety of theatrical performances, concerts, lectures, and events. It has over 400 student organizations and 16 intercollegiate sports teams. Annual UH events and traditions include The Cat's Back, Homecoming, and Frontier Fiesta. The university's varsity athletic teams, known as the Houston Cougars, are members of Conference USA and compete in the NCAA's Division I in all sports. The football team regularly makes bowl game appearances, and the men's basketball team has made 19 appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament—including five Final Four appearances. The men's golf team has won 16 national championships—the second-most of any NCAA golf program.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $12,685.00 avg tuition

212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204-2018
(713) 743-1000

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Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Scholarships for Students in Texas

Name Amount Deadline
Dan C. Jones and Yvonne W. Jones Scholarship Varies Varies
William R. Laufman Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Billy B. Ross Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
William R. Smallman Scholarship Varies Varies
Tiffany Wise Trulove Scholarship Varies Varies
Robert Alan White Accountancy Scholarship Varies Varies
Abilene Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
Edwin W. and Alyce O. Carroll Scholarship Varies Varies
El Paso Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
E.G. Spencer Scholarship Varies Varies
Fay H. Spencer Memorial Scholarship in Architecture Varies Varies
AIA Southeast Texas Chapter Douglas E. Steinman, Jr., FAIA Scholarship Varies Varies
Waco Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
Wichita Falls Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
Alcon Laboratories Excellence Award $1,000 Varies
David J. Kerko Low Vision Award Varies Varies
Dr. Robert Zipper Memorial Leadership Award $500 Varies
Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award $500 Varies
Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence Varies Varies
Vision Service Plan Award $2,000 Varies
Vistakon Acuvue Eye Health Advisor Student Citizenship Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care $1,000 Varies
William Feinbloom Low Vision Award $1,500 Varies
Avalon Excellence Eyewear Award Varies Varies
Mike Hammond, O.D. Memorial Scholarship $500 Varies
SOLA Quest Scholarship $500 Varies
Vision Quest Scholarship $2,000 Varies
Vision Care Outstanding Clinic Award $1,000 Varies
Dr. William E. White/Class of 1969 Exemplary Clinician Award $1,000 Varies
American Foundation of Vision Awareness Scholarship - Texas Chapter $1,000 Varies
ASCO Student Award in Clinical Ethics $1,000 Varies
Edith Greeman-Glennetta Riley Scholarship $1,000 Varies
FERV "Eye Open" Professional Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Metro Optics Contact Lens Excellence Award $500 Varies
Texas State Optical Scholarship - University of Houston $1,500 Varies
Varilux Student Grant Award $1,000 Varies
Dr. Albert Love Memorial Scholarship $500 Varies
Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Scholarship $500 Varies
Mr. Dan Penick and Dr. Hugh A. Sticksel Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Dr. Hugh A Sticksel Senior Memorial Scholarship $500 Varies
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award $500 Varies
Dr. Troy Fannin Scholarship $500 Varies
Wal-Mart Optical Division Educational Scholarship - Univ of Houston $1,000 Varies
Dr. Michelle Black and Dr. Connie Beaulieu Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Varies
National Optometric Student Association Award - Univ. of Houston $375 Varies
Optometric Student Association Image Award - Univ. of Houston $500 Varies
Seymour R. Marco Foundation Scholarship $500 Varies
Student Texas Optometric Association Scholarship $500 Varies
Benedict Scholarship - University of Houston Varies Varies
Association Administrators and Consultants, Inc., Scholarship - TSA Varies Varies
Northeast Texas Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Tyler J. Viney Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Tyler J. Viney Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship - University of Houston Varies Varies
Larry R. Furman Scholarship Varies Varies
Stephen Thomas Harcrow Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Houston Federation of Professional Women Scholarship Varies Varies
Houston Society of Financial Analysts Scholarship Varies Varies
Eugene H. Hughes Scholarship in Business Administration Varies Varies
Ruth S. Hughes Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Jesse H. Jones Business Leadership Development Scholarship Varies Varies
Jesse H. Jones Business Leadership Development Scholarship Varies Varies
Jesse H. Jones Business Leadership Development Scholarship Varies Varies
Bank of America Academic Success Scholarship - Univ. of Houston, COB Varies Varies
Ruth and Ted Bauer Family Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Thomas Gunter Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship Up to $5,000 Varies
Bonner Leader Program Up to $0 Varies
Terry Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies