Scholarship Opportunities

Most students at UTRGV receive some form of financial aid to help offset the cost of their education. This usually consists of some combination of scholarships, grants, loans, possible work-study and other institutional aid programs. Since financial assistance is an important part of the admissions process, it’s essential that you be aware of what aid is available and the application process. Below are some helpful links for you to explore your financial options.

Scholarships from Local or national Organizations


Hispanic Health Coalition

HHC Scholarships For Hispanic and Latino Students Pursuing Health Careers

Five scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded to assist students of Hispanic/Latino heritage to obtain a college degree in the health professions field. 

Scholarship applications accepted Nov. 15, 2018 - Feb. 1, 2019

Apply online at:

Scholarships for students in Biomedical Sciences:

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science  - I. Dean Spradling Graduate Research Grant

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Education and Research Fund invites applications for the I. Dean Spradling Graduate Research Grant.  Deadline for applications to be submitted is December 15, 2018.  The winner is awarded $3000 to support graduate school research investigation. The applicant must be a member of ASCLS and accepted to or presently enrolled in an accredited Master’s or Doctoral program in or related to Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science. For more details about eligibility and requirements, visit the ASCLS website here.

Science Ambassador Scholarship

Calling all women in STEM! 
You can apply for The Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full ride for women studying science, technology, engineering, or math.

How to Apply
Film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply. Your video should be:

  • A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.
  • A demonstration of your passion for the subject. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor in judging.
  • Scientifically accurate. We encourage you to cite sources you use to research your topic.
  • Clear and creative. People who aren't science experts, like students or non–scientist adults, should be able to understand your video.
  • About any STEM topic, not necessarily your field of study.
  • Three minutes or less in length. Please upload your video to YouTube marked ‘public.’

Apply this Fall at

Affordable Colleges Online 

Helping Women Pay for College

This guide provides information about 70 scholarships for women from a variety of areas, including business, education and engineering. There’s a wealth of advice about how to find other sources of funding, with various financial aid websites to check out as well as details of numerous women’s organizations, which often offer their own scholarships.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation


The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Read more about the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program here:

Luis V. Colom, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Endowment

Deadline: April 15, 2018


Endowment established for the use and benefit of students participating in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) research in Cameron County locations to include, Brownsville, Harlingen, Port Isabel, South Padre Island, and state nand federal properties approved by a UTRGV faculty member. Endowment distributions shall be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, to assist with the Medical School Admissions Exam (MCAT), research-related travel by student(s), or anything related to student research projects.


  • Major:STEM
  • GPA: 3.0
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen/Perm Resident
  • Classification: JR, SR
  • Enrollment: Full-Time
  • Need Based: No

For students involved in research Special Conditions: Preference to students who received associates degree working on baccalaureate studies. Preference will be given to texas residents or students who lived in Texas for at least part of their high school experience.

WOMEN IN STEM Scholarship

As a technology company, sees firsthand the shortage of female engineering talent and the shortage of women in technology. We want to do our part in supporting women who are pursuing a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) degree by establishing the Women in STEM scholarship, an annual $2,000.00 scholarship that will be awarded to a woman who best conveys the reason why pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math is important to them.


The Women in STEM Scholarship is open to qualified women who are pursuing an associate, bachelors, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher (over the last two years). Entrant must be a legal resident of the United States, or an International student with a valid visa, and be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time Entrant submits her application. Students are responsible for verifying their eligibility.

How to Enter

To apply for the scholarship please send an email to telling us in 250-300 words why a STEM education is important to you. Please include your Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Date of Birth, and the Name of your Current School. Remember, if we don’t receive all requested information then your submission may be disqualified.

This is a scholarship that will be awarded annually on November 15th, with an application deadline of midnight November 1st (California time.)

To apply and for more information: