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The University Classified Staff Council (UCSC) has established and annually administers the Educational Award Program for children of full-time UTHealth Houston classified employees. The purpose is to identify and honor high school students and to aid as many as possible.
Applicants must meet all requirements below and submit a complete application packet:
An impartial committee will select the recipient(s) by evaluating each eligible student's redacted application packet.
Applications are judged on:
Award recipient(s) will be selected without regard to financial need, and will be notified as soon as the decision is made.
What is the amount of the award?
The amount awarded to each student differs from year to year and is determined by the selection committee.
What are my obligations and responsibilities if I win?
The award recipient is required to submit a letter of acceptance of the award and proof of college acceptance prior to the disbursement. The UCSC award recipient is responsible for making admission arrangements and fulfilling all requirements of the school chosen. The college or university must be accredited and located in the United States. The winner must enter college as a full-time student in the fall term following selection.
The award recipient is expected to make normal academic progress. While honor grades are not required, award winners have a responsibility to do quality work.
Who handles the award procedures?
All phases of the competition [including selection of recipient(s), determination of the amount and presentation of the award(s)] are handled by the UCSC Educational Awards Committee. All decisions of the Committee are final.
How do I submit my high school transcript?
Please have your high school email your official transcript directly to UTHealthUCSC@uth.tmc.edu or contact us for other options. Electronic transcripts are preferred.
What if my GPA isn’t on a 4.0 scale?
Reach out to your school counselor and request that they convert your GPA to a 4.0 scale.
If you have questions about eligibility and requirements, please contact UTHealthUCSC@uth.tmc.edu.