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Student InterCouncil Scholarship Applications are now open!

The Student InterCouncil (SIC) is awarding three $1,000 scholarships to current UTHealth Houston students this year (one recipient per scholarship).

  •  SIC Academic Achievement Award for academic achievements
  • Toshi Nikaidoh Service Award for outstanding service
  • Shohrae Hajibashi Memorial Leadership Award for excellence in student leadership

UTHealth Houston students who are currently enrolled in fall 2023 classes are eligible to apply for the SIC Academic Achievement Award and Toshi Nikaidoh Service Award. Those involved in student leadership are eligible for the Shohrae Hajibashi Memorial Leadership Award.

Review and consideration for the academic achievement and service awards will be conducted by the SIC Scholarship Committee, so members of the committee are not eligible to apply for those awards. The scholarships will be disbursed in spring 2024; therefore, recipients will also need to be enrolled through spring 2024.

Visit the SIC scholarship opportunities webpage for more detailed information and to access the online applications for each scholarship. Please take the time to look over each scholarship’s requirements and instructions, as they differ.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31.

For questions regarding the SIC scholarship awards, contact SIC Administrative Advisor Tanedra Booker at

Student InterCouncil
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Tanedra (Nedra) Booker
SIC Advisor and Associate Director 

Yuliana Nunez
SIC Advisor and Senior Program Manager 

The Student InterCouncil (SIC) will hold meetings each academic year through the months of August through May. The first meeting is held as the SIC Orientation to introduce new and returning members to the responsibilities and duties of the Student Inter Council.  If you have questions about the SIC meetings please contact the 2023-2024 SIC Vice President, Ms. Jordan Swan or send an email to

Meeting Location: For 2023-2024 the meeting location will be University Center Tower (UCT) room 1726.

Meeting Time:  Third Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

2022-2023 Meeting Dates/Minutes 2023-2024 Meeting Dates/Minutes
August 31, 2022 (Orientation) August 19, 2023 (Orientation)
September 19, 2022 September 19, 2023
October 17, 2022 October 17, 2023
November 14, 2022 November 14, 2023
December (no planned meeting) December (no planned meeting)
January 23, 2023 January  2024
February 20, 2023 February 2024
March 27, 2023 March 2024
April 17, 2023 April 2024
May (no planned meeting) May (no planned meeting)

Student InterCouncil Mission Statement

The purpose of the SIC shall be to improve the quality of student life at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) by providing an opportunity for the voice of the student body to be expressed and for student-based solutions to be advanced in coordination with administrative policies.


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Welcome!  As Historian, my responsibilities include being Editor-in-Chief of the SIC student newsletter, Student Pulse. The Pulse is released quarterly to help develop awareness and communication among the students of all six UTHealth schools. In order to achieve this goal, the SIC needs students to send us news from your school or student organization.  Send us announcements about upcoming events, scholarship awards, fundraising opportunities, volunteering, etc. Together we can work toward a more unified UTHealth student community and support one another toward our common endeavors.

Please send your announcements and information to with a subject line of “Student Pulse Article”.


Academic Year 2022-2023              Academic Year 2023-2024             
December 2022 Student Pulse December 2023 Student Pulse
Spring 2023 Student Pulse Spring 2024 Student Pulse


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Salutation 2022 Salutation 2023
Wellness Week/Sports Day 2022 Sports Day 2023

The Student InterCouncil publishes Student Pulse from September through May at UTHealth Houston. The opinions expressed in Student Pulse do not necessarily represent the opinions of the UTHealth Houston administration and are not UTHealth Houston policy, unless specifically stated. The editors reserve the right to edit any material submitted for this publication.

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