The Gautam Goyal Scholarship


Gautam Goyal

Gautam Goyal is the Founder & CEO of Three Pillars Capital, a real estate private equity firm. His firm continues to deliver returns to investors and grow with the hard work & ingenuity of Gautam & Josh, his business partner & co-founder.

As a graduate of a high school from Fort Bend County and University of Houston, Gautam is deeply passionate about giving opportunities to students to succeed who might otherwise get overlooked. He benefited from grants and scholarships himself and knows how valuable they can be to a student who needs them.

Award Details


First Year's college related expenses starting with an award amound of $10K per student per semester with no upper limit.

Application Deadline:

April 1st each calendar year

Decision by Date:

May 1st each calendar year


  • High school seniors who attends school in Harris or Fort Bend County
  • GPA of 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
  • Minimum SAT score (math/reading combined) of 1200 or ACT composite score of 15 or greater
  • Accepted for Fall of 2023 on a full time basis
  • Completed Scholarship Application
  • Attend Scholarship Reception

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Essay - An original essay on the following topic:

The importance of good leadership and how it will set you apart and attribute to your success while attending University. You will be assessed on your ability to effectively communicate your thoughts.

Your essay should include personal career objectives, higher education plans, and any additional information you feel will assist the selection committee. The essay should be a minimum of 500 words, double-spaced, with one-inch margins using 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Include your name in the upper right hand corner of the headers for each page.

  • Recommendation letters from 3 teachers
  • Official high school transcript that includes first semester grades of your senior year

To Apply

Email all the above application requirements to