UHD and Univision Partner Again on 'Tu Futuro' Scholarship Program
Deadline Tomorrow Feb. 25
Univision Houston, the area’s leading Spanish-language television station, and the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), the second largest university in Houston, have partnered for the second consecutive year to present the “Tu Futuro” (“Your Future”) scholarship program. “Tu Futuro” is open to current high school seniors residing in the Houston area and will award one local student with a full scholarship covering the cost of a four-year undergraduate degree at the University of Houston-Downtown. The inaugural “Tu Futuro” scholarship was awarded to Mateo Muñoz, who graduated from Cypress Park High School, CyFair ISD this past June. He is currently enrolled in UHD's University College with a full scholarship.
Students are encouraged to register and apply before Feb. 25, 2022 at univisionhoustonbeca.com. An important requirement is to include an essay detailing “How A College Scholarship Will Help Me Positively Impact My Community.” The “Tu Futuro” scholarship winner will be selected in March 2022 and awarded the scholarship in April 2022. For additional information and complete scholarship rules, visit univisionhoustonbeca.com.
“The ‘Tu Futuro’ scholarship program ensures that a local student gets access to a quality education despite any economic barriers they may face,” said John Hannon, President and General Manager, Univision Houston. “We are extremely proud to again partner with the University of Houston-Downtown, a leading local educator which is nationally recognized as serving the needs of Hispanics and minorities. Informing, empowering, and providing valuable resources to our community is at the heart of everything we do at Univision Houston and our Contigo (With You) community outreach efforts.”
“Higher education opens doors to opportunities for so many students in the Houston-area,” said UHD President Loren J. Blanchard. “The ‘Tu Futuro’ Scholarship helps students achieve their academic dreams and ultimately, contribute to the professional and economic growth of our region. We are honored to again partner with Univision Houston in supporting student success and recognizing young Houstonians whose passion for education is only matched by their commitment to their respective communities.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.