Houston Hometown Heroes Scholarship

OPENING OCT. 1 – UST is offering at least one full tuition scholarship for newly admitted HISD high school seniors (graduating in spring 2023), who identify a problem in their local community, and have a plan to solve that problem! We are looking for creative, motivated, service-oriented students who want to make a change for the good of their community. Students cannot apply until they have been admitted to UST, so please apply now!

Students will write a plan by answering these questions:

What problem are you solving?
What is your solution, and how will it create change in your community?
What is the projected timeline / and cost for implementation of your plan?
Have you secured any resources for your plan or have you consulted with community leaders that will help with your plan?

Students must apply to UST and be admitted and should complete a FAFSA application (opens Oct. 1) for the 2023-24 school year.

A scholarship committee will evaluate the applications and those who are advancing to the second level of competition will be notified by end of January, 2023. In person interviews will occur on campus on March 4, 2023. Full tuition scholarship winners will be announced in the weeks following and we will also name runners-up who are eligible for an additional scholarship.

Award
Full tuition
Deadline
01/16/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Will you graduate from a HISD high school in spring 2023?
  2. If yes, which HISD high school?
  3. Please submit a plan (pdf preferred) that answers the following questions: (1) What is the problem you are seeing in your local community that needs addressed? (2) What is the solution to this problem, and how will it create change in your community? (3) What is the timeline that would be needed to implement your solution? (4) What is the estimated cost for your plan? (5) Have you secured any resources for your plan, or consulted with any community leaders who may help with your plan?