Fellowships and Major Awards - University of Houston
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The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards (OURMA) is the University of Houston’s central resource for national fellowships and major awards. We advise students from the entire campus community on a wide array of nationally and internationally prestigious merit scholarship programs for graduates or undergraduates & alumni. These opportunities can provide research and training, mentoring and collaborating, international travel, leadership and professional development, networking, and educational costs among other benefits. Although their purpose might vary, national fellowships and major awards are similar in that they are all funded by sources external to the University of Houston.

Why Should I Apply?

OURMA believes that applying for national fellowships and major awards is an experiential learning opportunity in and of itself. It can provide an unparalleled chance to:

  • Reflect
  • Set goals and clarify motivations
  • Become a better writer
  • Network with faculty, staff, peers, professionals, and community members
  • Identify areas for future growth

How Does OURMA Help?

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards provides the following support to current students and alumni to make them strong possible candidates for fellowships:

  • Initial information and outreach
  • Preparing your strongest application
  • Advising and feedback
  • Organizing campus endorsements and nominations

How Do I Get Started?

For more information and questions about national fellowships and major awards, please contact Dr. Ben Rayder to set up an appointment. Additionally, be sure to check out upcoming fellowships events on the OURMA calendar.

Featured 2023-2024 Fellowship Recipients

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    Isaac DeBerry

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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    Estella Gomez

    Sumners Scholarship

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    Zunayra Hemani

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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    Javier Padron

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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    Veronica de Quastenit

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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    Justin Schnitzer

    Sumners Scholarship

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    Tammy Tran

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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    Leonard Wang

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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Fellowships and Major Awards By the Numbers

  • 54Fulbright recipients since 2018
  • 39different fellowships UH students have earned since 2018
  • 3times UH has been named a Top Producer of Fulbrights since 2018