UH Cougar Emergency Fund to Support Students Facing Hardship

The University of Houston has relaunched its emergency fund to assist students facing unexpected financial hardships due to COVID-19. The Cougar Emergency Fund is designed to offer as much as $1,500 in support to eligible students for school-related costs to keep them enrolled and on track despite financial hardship caused by the pandemic.

UH College of Medicine Receives First Scholarship Endowment

The University of Houston College of Medicine has received a $25,000 gift from The Indian Doctors Association (IDA) of Houston to establish its first scholarship endowment. Administered by the University of Houston Foundation, The Indian Doctors Association of Houston Endowed Scholarship will be given to students of Indian descent or who are members of an active student South Asian organization.

The College of Medicine will accept its inaugural class on July 20.

The University of Houston College of Medicine has been granted preliminary accreditation, a monumental milestone that allows the new medical school — the city of Houston’s first in nearly 50 years — to immediately begin recruiting and enrolling students. The first class of 30 medical students will begin July 20, each receiving $100,000 four-year scholarships through philanthropy to cover tuition and fees.


The College of Medicine will join the University of Houston as its 15th academic college, admitting 30 students in its inaugural class in 2020. Our goal is for at least 50 percent of each graduating class to practice primary care specialties — a crucial point of difference that will truly set the College apart from its local and national counterparts.