Merit and needs-based scholarships are available for students of all backgrounds and academic interests. Don’t pass up an opportunity to fund your education.

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Let your hard work pay off

Apply for at least one scholarship during your studies.

We encourage all of our students to look into scholarship opportunities to help fund their studies. There are a number of online resources, including the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health’s finance page, which can help you identify outside funding opportunities for your degree.

However, the UTHealth School of Public Health is a tightly knit community. People connected to our school know just how critical public health is to building a sustainable future—for all of us. They’ve generously donated their own money to our mission, and as a result, we have a large scholarship base reserved exclusively for our students.

Outstanding New Student Scholarship

No separate application needed

The Outstanding New Student Scholarship is a competitive program open to incoming resident and non-resident students who submit their applications by December 1 for enrollment in the following fall semester.

If you’re an out-of-state student, the Outstanding New Student Scholarship can bring your tuition rate down to equal instate tuition for your first year of study.

Eligibility: Incoming degree-seeking students only. Award is based on academic merit.
Application: Students are evaluated for the scholarship based on their application to their degree program; there is no separate scholarship application for this award.

Who is eligible?

What you need to know before applying.

Some scholarships have additional requirements, but for the most part, currently enrolled students are eligible and competitive for these awards if they:

  • Are working towards a degree (master’s or doctoral level)
  • Remain enrolled from their time of application through the term of the award
  • Maintain good academic standing (C or better in all coursework)
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor

Endowed scholarships: General

Scholarships are awarded based on criteria designated by the donor who created the scholarship—and there is a wide variety of interests, areas of study and student backgrounds represented. Most scholarships are only available to current students, with a few available to incoming students who have not yet completed coursework.

Enrolled students interested in applying to scholarships should visit mySPH

Department-based scholarships

All of our departments offer scholarships specific to their field of study.

Enrolled students interested in applying to scholarship should visit mySPH

Location-based awards 

Some of our locations offer scholarships specifically for students in their region.

Enrolled students interested in applying to scholarships should visit mySPH