PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholarship Program

Uplift Scholarship Program

The Uplift Scholarship Program: An HCC-PepsiCo Foundation Partnership

The Uplift Scholarship program is a partnership between Houston Community College and The PepsiCo Foundation to tackle education inequalities facing the Black and Hispanic populations.

Under the Uplift Scholarship initiative, a group of academic and technical training courses are offered to provide quality education and workforce pathways for Black and Hispanic students in the attainment of an academic degree or technical certificate toward an industry-recognized credential.

The scholarship program offers a broad range of training and services to help students complete their education and obtain jobs with livable and sustainable wages in high-growth, high-demand fields.

Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students to offset tuition and other associated costs.

Key Qualification Criteria:

  • Potential scholarship recipients should be of African American or Hispanic/Latino descent and pursuing one of the credit or continuing education programs listed on the form below.
  • For credit programs, students must enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  • For those pursuing AAS degree and/or Level 2 certificates must either meet the benchmark scores required for “college-ready” coursework or demonstrate proof of TSI Exemption as referenced HERE
  • Current HCC students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and continue to maintain a 2.5 GPA
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