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Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships

Bauer Excellence Scholarships (BES) are four-year, undergraduate-level, renewable scholarships of up to $10,000 per academic year offered in conjunction with UH's Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.  These scholarships are available to incoming "first-time-in-college" freshmen who qualify/meet specific criteria.


Scholarship Criteria  

In order to be considered for a Bauer Excellence Scholarship, high school students must:

  • Apply and be admitted into UH and the C. T. Bauer College of Business
  • Have a Critical Reading + Math SAT score of 1400 or above, or 32 ACT Composite score
  • Be ranked in the top 15% of their high school class (or individual application review if school does not rank its students)


How do Students Apply?  

No separate application is required. Qualified students who apply to UH-Main Campus
and select “business” as their major of choice via will be considered
for the BES if they are admitted into the C. T. Bauer College of Business.



Bauer Excellence Scholarship FAQ's for Qualified Students


Question 1:  What if I receive other scholarships from UH?  How does that impact my Bauer Excellence Scholarship?

Answer: The answer depends on the type of scholarship(s) and amount awarded.

SCENARIO 1:  If you receive a UH Academic Excellence Scholarship totaling less than $10,000 per year, your Bauer Excellence Scholarship will supplement that award to provide you with $10,000 total, per academic year, in scholarship money. 

  • Example: You are awarded a UH Academic Excellence Scholarship in the amount of $5,500 per year.  Your Bauer Excellence Scholarship will provide you with an additional $4,500 per year for a total of $10,000 per year in combined scholarship award money.

SCENARIO 2:  If you receive a large University-Funded Scholarship in excess of $10,000 per academic year (such as Tier 1 or National Merit) or a Terry Foundation Scholarship, this scholarship(s) will replace your Bauer Excellence Scholarship.

  • Example:  You are awarded a UH Tier 1 Scholarship covering full tuition, as well as room and board.  Your Tier 1 Scholarship will replace your Bauer Excellence Scholarship.


Question 2:  If I am specifically invited to apply for other UH scholarships, such as Tier 1, should I still apply, even if BES already covers tuition?

Answer:   Yes!  While your Bauer Excellence Scholarship will cover basic tuition costs, the UH Tier 1 Scholarship also covers room and board and provides additional monies for study abroad or research experiences.  Thus, it is still to your benefit to apply for Tier 1 or similar opportunities! 


Question 3:  Once I accept my award, when will I see my Bauer Excellence Scholarship monies in my UH online account?

Answer:  Our Bauer Scholarship Coordinator will be in contact with you by the beginning of the June prior to your fall semester start to provide you with further details regarding your scholarship and a timeline for when the monies will appear on your MyUH online student account.   



Question 4:  By accepting my award, am I committing to attend UH as a business major?

Answer: If you accept the Bauer Excellence Scholarship, we will assume you are planning to attend UH as a business major beginning in the upcoming fall semester. 



Question 5:  What if have not made my decision by the deadline indicated on my BES award letter?

Answer:  If we do not hear from you by the deadline, your Bauer Excellence Scholarship may be awarded to another deserving student.  We understand that deciding on which college to attend can be a tough decision. One of the best ways to decide if UH is right for you is to visit the campus!  Please contact us at or 713-743-5205 and we will be happy to arrange a personalized visit for you, including a campus tour, Bauer College tour, Honors College tour, business college class visitation, and meetings with program staff! 



Question 6:  What if I change my mind about my major?  Can I still get the Bauer Excellence Scholarship if I change my major to something other than business before I start at UH, or later on in college? 

Answer:   No.  Only business majors are eligible for the Bauer Excellence Scholarship.  Thus, if you change to another major outside of the business school (either before you begin college or at any point in your UH/college career), you can no longer be awarded the Bauer Excellence Scholarship.