University of Houston-Victoria

Arts and Sciences

STEM ERA Scholarship Application

Improving STEM Education in a Rural Area (ERA)

To be eligible for the STEM ERA scholarship, a student must:

  • Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status
  • Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) demonstrating need of at least $7,750
  • For first-year students: Score a minimum of 350 (math), 351 (reading), and 363 (essay) on the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam, or "Commended" scores (2200 or above) on the Math, ELA, and Science Exit Level of Texas state exams

For students applying as juniors: Demonstrate academic achievement and successful completion of pre-requisites necessary to enroll in upper-division classes in their selected major

  • Major in one of the computer-related or mathematics programs at UHV taking at least 12 (UHV) credits per semester
  • Submit scholarship application and two letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrate STEM competency and total program commitment (e.g., STEM-related grades, STEM co-curricular activities from application submission.)
  1. I am currently admitted as a Computer Science/Computer Information or Mathematics major at the University of Houston Victoria

  2. I have a completed FAFSA ( on file for the upcoming academic year

  3. I have two (2) letters of reference emailed directly from the person(s) writing the letter to

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    Please type between 250-500 words for each question listed below.

    1. How will your study of Computer Science/Computer Information or Mathematics help meet your immediate or long-term career goals?
    2. Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
    3. Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

    Recommended: Type your responses to the questions in a word processing software and then copy/paste your responses in this submission box.

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