Six Area High School Students Receive Scholarships from UHV

This spring, the University of Houston-Victoria awarded scholarships totaling $6,000 to local high school students. Worth $1,000 each, the scholarships are meant to encourage promising students in their pursuit of their higher education goals.

Students receiving the awards were Pettus High School graduate Ethelyn Oliver, Tidehaven High School graduate Ashley Adkins, Wharton High School graduate Catherine Shoppa, Nordheim High School graduate Samantha Flores, Edna High School graduate Kamey Karl, and Goliad High School graduate Brittainy Harwell.

The students will be able to redeem the scholarships upon enrollment at UHV. The award will be divided into two $500 disbursements given during the first and second semesters of the students’ UHV studies. They have until 2011 to redeem the awards.

The scholarships were presented to the students during ceremonies held at their high schools. Adkins, Harwell and Karl, were given their awards by representatives of the university. The remaining three scholarships were presented by the students’ respective principals on behalf of the university.

To receive the scholarships, the students submitted applications to the university that demonstrated at least a 2.5 grade point average, a record of community service or extracurricular involvement, and a letter of recommendation from one of their teachers attesting to their academic and leadership skills.

“These scholarships are an important part of UHV’s commitment to serving this region by making higher education accessible to its residents who might otherwise not have the opportunity,” said UHV President Tim Hudson.

As part of this commitment, the university grants over $750,000 in scholarships each year to help students achieve their education goals. For more information on scholarship opportunities at UHV, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (361) 570-4132.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.