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Univision Houston, UHD 'Tu Futuro' Scholarship Program

Area High School Seniors Encouraged to Apply for Full Four-Year Scholarship

Univision Houston, the area’s leading Spanish television station, and the University of Houston-Downtown, the second largest university in Houston, have partnered to create the “Tu Futuro” (“Your Future”) scholarship program. Launching in January 2021 and open to current high school seniors residing in the Houston area, the “Tu Futuro” scholarship program will award one local student with a full scholarship covering the cost of a four-year undergraduate degree at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Students are encouraged to register and submit an application between January 8 and March 5, including an essay detailing “How A College Scholarship Will Help Me Positively Impact My Community,” at univisionhoustonbeca.com. Univision Houston, the University of Houston-Downtown and local scholarship sponsors Luby’s and Community Health Choice, among others, will select a winner from the essay applicants. The “Tu Futuro” scholarship winner will be selected in late March and awarded the scholarship in April to be applied to the 2021-2022 academic year. For additional information and complete scholarship rules, visit univisionhoustonbeca.com.

"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,” said John Hannon, President and General Manager, Univision Houston. “The ‘Tu Futuro’ scholarship program ensures that a local student will have access to a quality education despite any economic barriers they may face. We are proud to partner with the University of Houston-Downtown, a leading local educator and nationally recognized as serving the needs of Hispanics and minorities, on this important initiative.”

"Univision and UHD both realize the importance of providing access to higher education in our community. "Tu Futuro" does just that ... helping students realize their academic dreams by providing full undergraduate tuition, said UHD Interim President Antonio D. Tillis, PhD." It’s a tremendous initiative that yields numerous benefits for area students, their families and our region. UHD is indeed proud to partner with Univision on this project, and I look forward to future collaborations focused on supporting student success.” 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.