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In order to assist you with locating financial aid, we are supplying the following information. Since this is not a complete list of possible resources, we suggest that you consult the UHD Financial Aid Office.

Delphian Scholarships

The Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters awards two types of Delphian scholarships each spring. The scholarships are for $2,000/semester to qualified students for fall and spring semesters. The Delphian Foundation Scholarship is administered by the Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Scholarship Foundation (HADCSFF). The second is the Delphian Endowment Scholarship that is administered by the University of Houston. We encourage students to apply for both scholarships if they have the qualifications. READ MORE

Gordon and Mary Cain Undergraduate Future Teacher Academic Merit Scholarship

Gordon and Mary Cain Undergraduate Future Teacher Academic Merit Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for students who will be enrolling in Block III and student teaching in the upcoming semester. DOWNLOAD THE FORM

Gordon and Mary Cain Graduate Academic Merit Scholarship Application

Scholarships will be awarded for academic merit. This is a competitive scholarship available for students who are currently enrolled in the MAT or MAT with Certification programs. DOWNLOAD THE FORM

TEACH Grant

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach:

  • in a high-need field
  • at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families
  • for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.

IMPORTANT: If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed (paid to you or on your behalf).

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Teacher Loan Forgiveness

The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. If you have PLUS loans only, you are not eligible for this type of forgiveness. READ MORE

Tenneco Teacher Education Scholarship

The Tenneco Teacher Education Scholarship is for graduates of Jefferson Davis High School. The Tenneco Teacher Education Scholarship Reapplication Form should be used by students who wish to receive the scholarship in subsequent semesters following their initial application.

DOWNLOAD THE FORM (First-time applicants)

DOWNLOAD THE FORM (Reapply; current Tenneco's recipient)

Troops to Teachers

Texas Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a federally funded program designed to assist retiring and separating military veterans to become teachers in their next careers. READ MORE

UHD Noyce Mathematics Teacher Scholarship Program

The UHD Noyce Mathematics Teacher Scholarship program provides $12,000 annual scholarships to UHD students who are majoring in mathematics while concurrently earning secondary mathematics teacher certification in the Urban Education department. READ MORE

UHD Noyce Science Teacher Scholarship Program

This program prepares and educates science majors for careers in science education at the secondary school level. You will work with UHD faculty from the Departments of Natural Sciences and Urban Education, and with a science teacher at a local high school. This $8,000 academic year scholarship is supplemented with stipends for training during the academic year and summer, which can increase your total financial assistance to $10,000. READ MORE

Urban Education Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to help support students in the teacher education program at the University of Houston-Downtown. Specifically, the scholarship will assist students with course and textbook fees during any one (1) of the three (3) semesters in which they are taking their Professional Development Sequence; that being the two semesters in which they are serving as interns in public schools and the one semester in which they are student teaching. A student may receive the scholarship for one semester. Awards are based on available funds and should not be expected as a matter of course. READ MORE

William Joseph "Dr. Joe" Kortz Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to help support students in the teacher education program at the University of Houston-Downtown. Specifically, the scholarship will help students purchase a computer. Awards will be made in the amount of 600.00 per student once a year in the spring semester. Two scholarships will be awarded. DOWNLOAD THE FORM

Last updated or reviewed on 8/20/14

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