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PPOHA M.Ed. Online Scholarship Grant

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Graduate School of Education at the University of St. Thomas a $2.8 million Title V Grant in 2009 to fund the Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program (PPOHA). The purpose of the grant is to implement programs to increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates among Hispanic and need-based graduate students.

The PPOHA grant scholarships are available for the following degree specialties:

  • Educational leadership
  • Special education
  • Dual language instruction

How to Apply

  1. Apply to the University of St. Thomas School of Education – Master of Education.
  2. Submit the Title V PPOHA application, essay and questionnaire.
  3. File for FAFSA and submit a copy to the UST Online M.Ed. Title V PPOHA office.
  4. Verify that you are a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  5. Submit Title V PPOHA application to:
    University of St. Thomas
    School of Education
    c/o Patty Lyerly
    3800 Montrose Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77006

Further Information

  • Scholarships are reviewed each year and are not automatically renewable. We encourage students to apply for the scholarship every academic year.
  • Qualified applicants are eligible for up to a $5,000 annual scholarship based on need and academic ability.

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