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Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships

Bauer Excellence Scholarships (BES) are four-year, undergraduate-level, renewable scholarships offered in conjunction with UH's Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.  These scholarships are available to incoming freshmen who qualify/meet specific criteria.


Scholarship Criteria  

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

  • Apply for admission to UH for the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • Be admitted into UH and the C. T. Bauer College of Business
  • Have a Critical Reading + Math SAT score of 1450 or above, or 32 ACT Composite score
  • Be ranked in the top 10% of their high school class (or individual application review if school does not rank its students)
  • Complete your application for admission, including the submission of all supporting documentation (application, application fee, official transcripts, and test scores), by the priority date. For Fall 2021 applicants, the priority date was November 8, 2020.


How do Students Apply?  

Qualified students who apply and meet the requirements will be contacted with application instructions.



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. Please reference your award letter for specific details. However, if you receive any 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.


Question 2:  Should I still apply for other UH scholarships, such as Tier 1?

Answer:   Yes! There are other UH scholarships that may exceed your BES award amount. For example, the UH Tier 1 Scholarship covers room and board for 2 years 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:  Individual college scholarships, such as BES, will not appear on your MyUH account until after you have attended orientation and enrolled into classes at UH. However, please rest assured that it will appear prior to the payment deadline, which is usually in mid-August.



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 I am still undecided on attending UH Bauer?

Answer: 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 by taking a tour of the University of Houston. Dive into the variety of virtual tours the University of Houston is offering by clicking on TOURS. If you would like to speak with our recruiter for the College of Business, please feel free to reach out to Brian Moreno at we will be happy to arrange a personalized virtual visit for you.



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.