Student Affairs

Scholarships for SHP Students

All current and newly admitted students are invited to apply to UTMB Health's online scholarship application through your MySTAR account.

Visit the UTMB Scholarship website and good luck!

SHP Scholarship Application Open/Close Dates

Beginning March 1, the Scholarship Application will be open to all new and continuing students and can be accessed via myStar or by logging into AcademicWorks.

The deadline to complete your scholarship application(s), including any reference letters that are required, is May 15.

Deadline Note: APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED PAST THE DEADLINE DATE. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that your general application is complete, along with any "apply to" applications.

Applications are not a first come, first serve application process. All applicants will be considered equally.

Financial Aid

To be considered for need-based scholarships, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for aid year 2022-2023 using your 2020 IRS tax information

  • All students who have completed a FAFSA or applied for financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year should complete their Renewal FAFSA by going to after you have completed your tax return. When completing the FAFSA it is highly recommended that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows your tax return information to auto populate the FAFSA. If you do not do this, you may be required to file a correction to your FAFSA. You will need a to have your FSA ID Username, Email or Mobile Number and your FSA ID Password. If you cannot remember either, please follow the directions for recovery on the login page at Once on the site, students may begin filling their FAFSA via the "Filling Out a FAFSA" section. If you did not complete a FAFSA for 2021-2022, you will need go to establish a pin number in order to complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA.
  • Note: Please allow 5-7 business days for your completed FAFSA to be uploaded into our system.
  • Students who do not qualify to complete the FAFSA will not be considered for need-based scholarships.

GPA Notice

ALL GPAs will be reviewed prior to the disbursement of funds with regards to the timing of scholarships being offered and the academic term in which they are being awarded. If your GPA has fallen below the minimum 3.0 for general scholarships or 3.5 for academic scholarships, your scholarship will be forfeited. Also, if you are placed on academic probation prior to the disbursement of funds, you will forfeit your scholarship.

Incompletes: If a student receives an "I" (incomplete) it will not affect their GPA or their ability to qualify for scholarships.


Contact Elisabeth Sanders, Sr. Enrollment Services Specialist at or call 409-772-9807.

Scholarship Application Workshop

Previously recorded on April 16, 2020

SHP Students can access the Zoom session video recording. We appreciate everyone's understanding as we navigated as first time Zoom user/presenters

Watch Workshop Presentation

Discussion Topic:
Learn how to build a stronger application, the application and award process.

Presented by Anne Hale, Assistant Director - Enrollment Services - Scholarships and Endowments and Co-presenter Michelle Conley, SHP Student Affairs Program Manager.

External Scholarships

Students often qualify for awards from external organizations and we encourage you to pursue all opportunities. Externally funded grants, scholarships and loan programs are offered and selected by agencies or committees outside UTMB Health. Therefore, UTMB Health is not responsible for establishing criteria or participating in the selection or notification of recipients.

Referrals to websites outside The University of Texas Medical Branch do not constitute an endorsement by UTMB Health or the Office of Student Financial Aid of the sites' sponsors or of the products presented on the sites.

Scholarship Scams

Be aware of the tactics companies use to convince students to utilize their services.

Visit: Federal Student Aid Information on Financial Aid Scams

Student Scholarship Luncheon

Updates will be announced.

Each year we award scholarships to deserving students.

The Student Scholarship Luncheon is an opportunity for you to meet the donor of your scholarship and in some cases a family member, friend or representative of the donor.

The entire program is designed to be short so that you and your donor can spend plenty of time talking. Don't forget that lunch will be served! This luncheon provides not only a chance to talk to donors of scholarships but also to showcase talented students. You will receive an invitation soon to this luncheon. In the meantime, please make arrangements to take time out of your busy schedule to attend.

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Conley
Student Affairs Program Manager
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
UTMB School of Health Professions
301 University Blvd, 4.230
Galveston, TX 77555-1136
P: 409-772-3006
F: 409-772-1550

Contact Us

Office of Student Affairs
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1136
O: SHP/SON 4.230
P: 409-772-3006
F: 409-772-1550

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