Scholarship Information

STEM faculty and staff at HCC are committed to providing you with quality education and information on scholarships to help you pay for your education. These opportunities may be financial solutions for you while you are enrolled at HCC or plan to transfer to a university. It is your responsibility to apply to these scholarships, meet the deadlines and follow through the paperwork. Remember, you must apply in order to stand a chance!

HCC Programs

T-STEM Scholarship Program

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) awarded HCC the Texas-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Grant Program.
Term of Grant: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2018 
This grant assists to increase graduation rate in STEM and related degree and certificate programs.
Eligible students are awarded an amount not to exceed $2500.00 annually for a maximum of two years of support.

Managers of T-STEM at the HCC colleges are:

Northwest College

Susan Thompson
Southeast College

Professor Marion Foster
Southwest College

Dr. Leena Sawant
Central College

Dr. Dongning Lu
Coleman College

Dr. Min He


For more information, go to: »
Or contact HCC T-STEM Program Director: Professor Branson Brade (


HCC Foundation Scholarships

Let HCC Foundation Help You Pay for College!
Apply today for an HCC Foundation Scholarship!

Complete the online application, and you may receive an HCC Foundation scholarship that pays for part or all of your HCC tuition, fees, and books. The application process is simple and there is only one application you have to complete to be considered for the many scholarships awarded by the HCC Foundation each year.

For more information, go to:

To see the list of scholarships, go to:

Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year is now open.
Deadline to apply: 2:00pm, Friday, June 3, 2016
Scholarship award notifications will be emailed in July 2016.


HCC Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) Program

The West Houston Center for Science and Engineering and the Houston Community College is pleased to announce the opportunity for HCC science, engineering and technology-focused students to apply for acceptance into the HCC-AMP Scholars program. The HCC AMP program is open to all students and has a special focus to reach out to students from underrepresented minority populations and women. The HCC-AMP Scholars program recruits students who are recognized for excellence in academic coursework and their continued motivation to complete their undergraduate degree and pursue graduate education or move into the science, engineering or technology workforce.
HCC AMP Scholars receive a stipend in exchange for participating in a wide range of science and engineering activities, including providing services related to their field of study. Students who are accepted into this program will perform about 3 to 4 hours of community service each week during the semester.  Each student chosen for this program will receive at $1,000 stipend and be designated as a HCC NSF AMP Scholar.
The program is available for spring, summer and fall semesters. Students must apply to renew their membership each semester.

For more details on application process, eligibility, requirements and transferability, please send an email with your name, phone number and "Spring 2015" in the email subject line to:
Or contact:
Dr. Bartlett M. Sheinberg,
Director, West Houston Center for Science & Engineering
2811 Hayes Road, Suite A.408
Houston, Texas 77082



Other Houston Programs

UH Downtown Scholars Academy Program

The University of Houston Downtown campus started the Scholars Academy (SA) in 1999.
The SA, now a nationally recognized program within the University of Houston-Downtown College of Sciences and Technology, is designed to promote academic excellence and achievement in STEM degree programs, primarily for minority and female students, and to encourage the graduates to either continue their studies at the graduate level and/or pursue STEM-related careers.
In addition to scholarships, the program also provides outreach, research, tutoring and mentoring services.

To contact:

Phone: 713.222.5344
Fax: 713.223.7410

U.S. Mail:
Scholars Academy
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Suite 725-North
Houston, Texas, USA 77002-1001

Director: Mary Jo Parker, Ed.D.
Program Manager: Rene Garcia, B.S.
Administartive Assistant II: Vernon Gonzales, B.S.


The Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

The Society of Women Engineers Houston – Area Section (SWE-HA) would like to invite all women engineering students to apply for scholarships that are offered by SWE-HA. The applications can be found on the SWE-HA website at under "Resources" page, then select Scholarships, then select SWE-HA Forms.

The application deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2015.


  • SWE-HA Freshman-Sophomore Scholarship
  • Alice McKay Scholarship
  • Fugro Scholarship
  • Iris Schroder Bullard Memorial Scholarship
  • Schlumberger Scholarship

Coordinator:  Ann Green-Terrell,

Please ensure that all rules and eligibility requirements be followed. Any questions can be made via the contact information listed above.

All winners will be invited to the SWE-HA scholarship and awards banquet on Wednesday April 29, 2015 at the HESS Club.


Around the State

Texas A&M Scholarships

Soil & Crop Science Scholarships at Texas A&M University - and other Transfer scholarship for any major!

The Fall Semester is well underway and here is some scholarship information:

Admission Deadlines:
Spring of 2016 deadline is October 15, 2015
Summer 2016  deadline Is March 1, 2016
Fall 2016 deadline is March 1, 2016

Aggieland Information Day-Campus Open House - November 23

The Department of Soil & Crop Sciences have two great majors:
*Plant & Environmental Soil Science
*Turfgrass Science

$8000 Scholarship Opportunities for Students who want to major in Plant & Environmental Soil Science  or Turfgrass Science
Spring of 2016 deadline is October 15, 2015
Fall 2016 deadline is March 15, 2016

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

University Scholarships for Transfer Students

For for information, please contact:
Staci Glaze Frerich
Texas A&M University
Soil & Crop Sciences Department
Academic Advisor II/Recruitment
MS 2474, College Station, Texas 77843
Phone:  361-290-0988