Disaster Relief and Positive Impact Scholarships

The Student InterCouncil (SIC) has developed one-time student scholarships for UTHealth students experiencing financial challenges due to recent disasters (COVID-19 and/or Winter Storm Uri); and for students who have made positive impacts during the recent disasters. These funds are provided by UTHealth's student government, in partnership with Auxiliary Services, for the sole means of helping and honoring students. Due to the cancelation of several SIC events during the 2020-2021 academic year, the SIC has decided to use their remaining available fund balance in support of students through these scholarships.

These funds will not affect your financial aid package, and are not related to the FAFSA. These funds may have tax implications. Due to the limited funds available, approximately 140 scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be distributed to all six UTHealth schools based on enrollment numbers (140 scholarships: 70 SIC Positive Impact recipients, and 70 Disaster Relief recipients). 

 The scholarship selection will be based solely on the SIC Disaster Relief and SIC Positive Impact scholarship applications; how the scholarship funds will help them; and students’ personal narratives on how the disaster(s) affected them, or how they made a positive impact during one of the recent disasters. All students may apply for these scholarships, and there is no financial basis for applying.   To apply, please use one of the links below.

Links to the applications:

The application deadline is 11:59pm, Thursday, April 1, 2021 (the applications will be received by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer).