Out for Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Houston-area residents who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate unmet financial need.

TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for first-time-in-college students who are eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Students must demonstrate significant financial need, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and attend one of TheDream.US’s partner colleges.

Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants Waiver

This award is available for research and teaching assistants employed in Texas who are not residents of Texas; assistants’ spouses and children are also eligible. Eligible applicants must attend a public college or university in Texas.

Waiver for College Faculty and Their Dependents

This award is available to non-Texas resident college teachers and professors who are employed at a public college or university in Texas. The waiver allows the teacher/professor and/or his/her immediate family members to pay resident tuition rates.

Military: Honorably Discharged, Separated or Retired Veterans Who Move to Texas Waiver

This award is available to former members of the U.S. Armed Forces or former commissioned officers of the U.S. Public Health Service who are retired or have been honorably discharged. The student must have enrolled in a Texas public college or university for any term or semester at a state institution of higher education that begins before the first anniversary of the member’s separation.

Mexican Citizens with Financial Need – Border Nations Waiver

This award is available for Mexican citizens who are planning to attend a public college or university in Texas. The student must demonstrate financial need.

Texas Competitive Scholarship Waiver

This award is available for U.S. and international students who have been awarded a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000 and who plan to attend a public college or university in Texas.

Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)

This award is available for U.S. and international students attending a Texas college or university. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Exemption for Students under Conservatorship of the Dept. of Family and Protective Services

This award is available for Texas resident students who have been in the care or conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS). Applicant must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a public Texas college or university no later than his/her 25th birthday.

Exemption for Firefighters Taking Fire Science Courses

This award is available for Texas resident firefighters who are enrolled in courses offered as part of a fire science curriculum. Applicants must be enrolled in a public Texas college or university.