UHD Greater Texas Foundation Scholars Program
For Early College High School Graduates
Applications for the GTF Scholars Program for the Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 academic year are currently being accepted and timely submissions are encouraged but will be considered accordingly as long as program vacancies permit.
In order to be considered for eligibility, applicants must be current seniors enrolled in a Designated Texas Early College High School who will graduate in Spring 2024.
The registration timeline for students graduating from Early College High Schools
in Spring 2024 and starting UHD in the Fall 2024 semester, registration will be posted
on this webpage at the start of the Spring 2024 semester. The application for Fall
2024 is scheduled to be available on the Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) webpage in
Each year there are 40 vacancies. The selection of GTF scholars is not guaranteed by the date of submission, but rather by the eligibility of the candidates applying. Usually, applicants begin to get notification of their acceptance sometime in March after applications and supporting documents have been reviewed and telephone interviews have been conducted. The priority deadline is typically the first of April through the process often extends through April and May before all 40 openings are filled depending, of course, on the volume of submissions and the suitability of applicants.
The UHD Greater Texas Foundation Scholars (GTF) Program supports efforts to ensure all Texas students are prepared for and have access to completing their postsecondary education. It is an academically competitive program designed for the on-time completion of a baccalaureate degree within 3 years.
Selected students will belong to an intellectually and socially vibrant community within the larger university. The GTF program collaborates with UHD’s five colleges to provide its students with an exceptional undergraduate experience as they pursue their degrees and prepare for the future. The foundation is attentive to the needs of high-achieving students, and provides, not only a personalized academic program but also the necessary resources to ensure continued success in the university environment.
- Peer mentoring
- Financial, academic, and social support
- Guided exploration of career fields
- Access to the state-wide annual GTF Leadership Conference for selected scholars
- Fall retreat for team building and reinforcing the Gator experience
- End-of-semester Community Engagement event applying classroom learning to solve real Houston issues