Galveston National Laboratory

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Scholarships


Endowment Title: Ann Anderson Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Dr. Cary W. Cooper and Dr. David W. Niesel

Purpose: The Ann Anderson Scholarship Fund is established in recognition and appreciation of the years of dedicated service by Ms. Anderson to the GSBS and to UTMB. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to award scholarships to support deserving pre-doctoral students who are in good academic standing and enrolled in any program in the GSBS. Recipients shall be selected by a faculty committee appointed by the Dean of the GSBS based on full membership in the GSBS. Students receiving the Ann Anderson Scholarship may include the scholarship award on their curriculum vitae or resume.


Endowment Title: Marie and Talbert Aulds Scholarship
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Aulds, Mr. Talbert J. Aulds, Mr. and Mrs. Darin Fennell and Darlene A. Martin, PhD, RN

Purpose: To award a scholarship to a doctoral student in the School of Nursing with preference given to students pursuing studies in ethics and who have financial need.


Endowment Title: Arthur and Dorothy Barrett Scholarship
Donor Name: Dr. Alan D. Barrett

Purpose: To award scholarships that support a graduate student based on research merit, and not academic course grades, in the area of virology.


Endowment Title: Samuel Baron, MD Research Scholarship
Donor Name: Mrs. Phyllis G. Baron

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to enable students and fellows working with infectious disease/host defense to attend national and international meetings to present their work. This is something Dr. Baron was deeply passionate about; he encouraged it among all his trainees.


Endowment Title: James E. Beall II Memorial Award in Anatomy and Neurosciences
Donor Name: Ms. Mary E. Beall

Purpose: Funds to be used as an annual award given in memory of James E. Beall II to a graduate student engaged in research in the field of anatomy or neuroscience.


Endowment Title: William Bennett Bean Scholarship in the Medical Humanities
Donor Name:

Purpose: Distribution of funds will be for students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences who demonstrate financial need, demonstrate distinguished academic achievement and who are pursuing their degree in the medical humanities.


Endowment Title: Robert Bennett Scholarship
Donor Name: Mary and J. Palmer Saunders

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for students in the Graduate School.


Endowment Title: Biochemistry Student Organization Scholarship
Donor Name: Mary and J. Palmer Saunders

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for students in the Graduate School.


Endowment Title: Mariann Blum, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: James L. Roberts, Ph.D.

Purpose: To award scholarships each year for outstanding students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: Dennis William Bowman Scholarship in Biomedical Research
Donor Name: Mary Moody Northern Endowment and Various Donors

Purpose: To be awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: Chester R. Burns Institute for the Medical Humanities Alumni Award
Donor Name: Faith L. Lagay, PhD

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used for an annual award to an outstanding graduate student or candidate for admission as determined by the Institute for the Medical Humanities graduate program faculty.


Endowment Title: Zelda Zinn Casper Scholars Endowment
Donor Name: Zinn Family and Zelda Zinn Casper Foundation

Purpose: To encourage accomplishments in biomedical research by providing a student in the GSBS with a living stipend and a small travel award during his/her second year of study. Specific program guidelines on file as defined by Zelda Zinn Casper Foundation.


Endowment Title: The Arun Kumar Chopra, Nirmal Rani Chopra and Dharam Dev Chopra Memorial Scholarship in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Donor Name: Drs. Vimlarani and Ashok K. Chopra, CSC, PhD

Purpose: Funds distributed shall be used for the benefit of the students performing research in infectious diseases with emphasis on molecular basis of pathogenesis and drug/vaccine development within departments such as Microbiology and Immunology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Funds distributed shall be used to provide scholarships to outstanding graduate students for the presentation of their research at national/international meetings, or for other graduate school related educational activities.


Endowment Title: Cary and Kay Cooper Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Dr. Cary Cooper and Kay Cooper

Purpose: Funds shall be used to provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: Mary Louise and Jerry Daniels, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Jerry C. Daniels, MD, PhD

Purpose: To be used to provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the School of Medicine or the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: Del Papa Distributing College Endowment
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Del Papa, Jr.

Purpose: The scholarship shall be used to recognize students who have distinguished themselves by their extraordinary academic achievement and have an established financial need. The scholarship will rotate each year between the four UTMB schools.


Endowment Title: Emily E. Dupree Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Science
Donor Name: Drs. Jean L. and Daniel H. Freeman, Jr.

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be awarded to students in Clinical or Rehabilitation Science for interdisciplinary research that promotes function and independence in older adults.


Endowment Title: Elferink Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Donor Name: Lisa A. Elferink, PhD and Cornelis J. Elferink, PhD

Purpose: To award an annual scholarship to a PhD student who has entered candidacy and is continuing his/her graduate education, and who has demonstrated academic excellence.


Endowment Title: Endowed Scholarship for the Institute for the Medical Humanities
Donor Name:

Purpose: Funds distributed will be for students who have demonstrated need, demonstrated distinguished academic achievement and are pursuing a degree in the medical humanities.


Endowment Title: Travel Award in Memory of Christina Fleischmann
Donor Name: The Fleischmann Family Fund, Dr. William R. Fleischmann

Purpose: Funds are to be used to support the ability of students to present their research at National or International meetings.


Endowment Title: GSBS Associates Travel Award
Donor Name: GSBS Alumni Associates

Purpose: Funds shall be used to support student scholarships and stipends, lecturers and scholars, *travel awards* and other activities promoting the advancement of graduate education.


Endowment Title: Mason Guest Scholar Program Award
Donor Name:

Purpose: Funds disbursed will be for graduate students who plan on attending meetings or conferences that focus on neurosciences.


Endowment Title: Ann and John Hamilton Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. John L. (Ann) Hamilton

Purpose: To award scholarships to students continuing their medical education who have demonstrated academic excellence.


Endowment Title: Robert Harrison, M.D., Memorial M.D./Ph.D. Endowment
Donor Name: The Junior Faculty Association and Institutional Funds

Purpose:  Scholarship support to M.D./Ph.D. students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences with outstanding academic performance and credentials, superior medical aptitude and plans for a career in academic medicine, and demonstrated leadership among peers.


Endowment Title: James A. Hokanson, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Various Donors

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to students engaged in population health or public health research in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: Jen Chieh and Katherine Huang Memorial Scholarship
Donor Name: Li-Yen M. Huang, PhD

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide scholarships for students studying Neurosciences and Cell Biology in recognition for excellence in research.


Endowment Title: Dr. Mary Faggard Kanz Travel Award For Environmental Toxicology
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. John L. Stevens, James E. Kanz, PhD, and Mrs. Amanda Kanz-Tachibana and Mr. Yasutaka Tachibana

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide travel awards for students to attend national or international scientific meetings for environmental toxicology.


Endowment Title: Samuel N. Kolmen, PhD and Barbara Kass Kolmen, MD Travel Scholarship
Donor Name: Barbara K. Kolmen, M.D.

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to support graduate students as they travel for fellowships around the world, for temporary research rotations with other institutions and for conferences where they can learn from global luminaries in biomedical science.


Endowment Title: Curtis W. Lambert Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs. Jeffery C. Lambert

Purpose: Scholarships for UTMB Medical School or Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on the basis of superior academic merit and financial need.


Endowment Title: J. Michael Leger, PhD, RN Family Nursing PhD Scholarship
Donor Name: J. Michael Leger, PhD, RN

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide a scholarship to a Nursing PhD student whose focus of research impacts or affects patient safety.


Endowment Title: Irma Mendoza Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Anonymous & friends and family

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and service to the graduate program of biochemistry and molecular biology or biophysical, structural or computational biology.


Endowment Title: Regina R. and Alfonso J. Mercatante Memorial Scholarship
Donor Name: Dr. Judith C. Drew and Mr. William E. Holden

Purpose: To provide scholarship awards to students in the Nursing Ph.D. Program


Endowment Title: Drs. Giovanni and Maria Grazia Micci Award for Mentoring Excellence
Donor Name: Dr. Maria A. Micci and Dr. Giulio Taglialatela

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to support a graduate student in the GSBS who has shown excellence and dedication to mentoring students, (for example, junior graduate students, high school interns, or undergraduate interns), in an effort to help them move forward in their career path.


Endowment Title: The Don W. Micks Scholarship in Preventive Medicine and Community Health
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs. Don W. Micks

Purpose: To sustain an annual scholarship for students enrolled in the graduate program of the Department of PM & CH.


Endowment Title: Bohdan Nechay Endowment
Donor Name: Peter Nechay, M.D.

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for students in the Graduate School.


Endowment Title: Sharon Nelson, PhD and Odd Steinsland, PhD Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Odd Steinsland and Sharon Nelson Steinsland

Purpose: To recognize outstanding students enrolled in the Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate program


Endowment Title: Lois E. Nickerson, R.N. Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name:

Purpose: To award scholarships to students in the Nursing Ph.D. Program.


Endowment Title: Janet and David Niesel Scholarship Endowment
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs. David W. Niesel

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: Leroy Olson, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Mrs. Donna D. Olson

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: The Charles F. Otis Clinical Research Award
Donor Name: Drs. Jean L. and Daniel H. Freeman, Jr.

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be awarded as the Charles F. Otis Clinical Research Award to students in Clinical or Rehabilitation Science for health services or patient oriented research that improves the outcomes of health care in elder populations.


Endowment Title: Eleanor Dupree Otis Biostatistics Award
Donor Name: Drs. Jean L. and Daniel H. Freeman, Jr.

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide an annual award for a student currently enrolled in the GSBS whose major research focus is in Biostatistics. The award shall be selected by the Director of the Office Biostatistics in consultation with the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. This endowed award was created to celebrate and honor the Donor's mother, Eleanor Dupree Otis.


Endowment Title: Parents Council Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: The UTMB Parents Council

Purpose: Funds disbursed from the scholarship shall be awarded to students based on academic excellence and financial need.


Endowment Title: Shirley Patricia Parker Scholarship Endowment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Donor Name: The Estate of Marie S. Parker

Purpose: To Provide financial aid for Oncology students in UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Students shall be selected on the basis of financial need.


Endowment Title: Jason E. Perlman Memorial Fund
Donor Name: Mrs. Rose Ann Levitt

Purpose: Distributions from the endowment will be used to recognize graduate students who have made a significant contribution toward the advancement of knowledge in the area of behavioral sciences or the humanities.


Endowment Title: The Michael Gilles Purgason Memorial Scholarship
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Purgason

Purpose: The funds shall be used to provide scholarship support for Ph.D. student in good academic standing and who are enrolled in the Graduate Program in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at UTMB. In addition, student(s) must display a solid character and demonstrate care for his or her colleagues, which should be addressed through reference letters. Students should also demonstrate academic and research excellence and must show evidence of participation in activities and career goals which align with service to students and/or the community.


Endowment Title: Laura Ray Endowment Fund
Donor Name: Dr. Kyriakos S. Markides and Mrs. Angela Lera-Markides

Purpose: For the benefit of the Graduate Program in Population Health Sciences in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to recognize outstanding students enrolled Graduate Program in the populations health sciences and to provide a perpetual tribute to Laura Ray.


Endowment Title: The Edward S. Reynolds, Jr., M.D. Experimental Pathology Graduate Scholarship Endowment
Donor Name: Dr. Elizabeth Reynolds

Purpose: To support a graduate student scholarship in experimental pathology in honor of Dr. Reynolds, former chairman of the Department of Pathology.


Endowment Title: Harold T. Sanders Endowed Fellowship in Vaccine Development
Donor Name: J. Paul Sanders

Purpose: To award a MD or PhD student to enhance the learning experience of a Fellow and to promote research and training in vaccine development or vaccine practice.


Endowment Title: Shirley and Albert E. Sanders, M.D. Presidential Scholarship
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs Albert E. Sanders

Purpose: This scholarship will be used to award scholarship each year for outstanding students in the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The scholarship will be awarded alternately.


Endowment Title: The George Palmer Saunders II Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs. Stewart I. Adam

Purpose: To provide graduate scholarships for those in the Pharmacology Ph.D. program at UTMB in honor of George Palmer Saunders, II. Top quarter of the class, with demonstrated outstanding research capability.


Endowment Title: Margaret Saunders Travel Award
Donor Name: Mrs. Mary W. Saunders and Mrs. Margaret Adam

Purpose: Funds distributed will be awarded to graduate students to be used for travel to scientific meetings, national or international, for presentation of research accomplishments.


Endowment Title: Peyton and Lydia Schapper Endowed Scholarship Fund
Donor Name:

Purpose: Funds distributed are for a degree-seeking graduate student and has an expressed interest in the area of gerontology and health promotions and has demonstrated outstanding professional and personal leadership by his or her peers.


Endowment Title: Michael Tacheeni Scott Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Tacheeni and Deborah Scott

Purpose: To award scholarships each year for outstanding students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: Sealy Center for Aging
Donor Name:

Purpose: Funds distributed are to help support a graduate student whose research focuses on aging.


Endowment Title: Sealy Center for Vaccine Development
Donor Name:

Purpose: Funds distributed are to help support a graduate student whose research focuses on vaccine development.


Endowment Title: Katherina Siebert Award for Excellence in Oncologic Research
Donor Name: Mrs. Mary W. Saunders and Mrs. Margaret Adam

Purpose: Funds distributed will be awarded to graduate students who are focused on oncologic research.


Endowment Title: Robert Shope Presidential Scholarship
Donor Name: Norbert Herzog, Ph.D. and Institutional Funds

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: Stephen C. Silverthorne Memorial Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Various donors. Colleagues, family and friends.

Purpose: To support scholarship awards to one or more Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students based on their perseverance and excellence in research.


Endowment Title: Arthur V. Simmang Scholarship Fund

Purpose: To provide academic scholarship awards to accepted degree seeking students who demonstrate financial need.


Endowment Title: Doctoral Program of the School of Nursing Scholarship
Donor Name: Mr. Harry R. Moore

Purpose: To provide scholarships to students in the Doctoral Program of the School of Nursing to help offset the costs of becoming a nurse scientist that are not covered through traditional ways.


Endowment Title: SON Alumni Assoc. Fund - GSBS
Donor Name: Ms. Julie Cantini

Purpose: The SON Alumni Association will award a scholarship of $1,250 each to a nursing student in the DNP and PhD programs. Criteria: GPA 3.0 or higher for PhD programs and a GPA 3.5 or higher for DNP programs, in good standing/faculty endorsement, SON Alumni Board will yield to the scholarship committee to select recipients on their behalf. Applicants must have completed one-year of study as a full-time or part-time student.


Endowment Title: The Ralph and Mary John Spence Centennial Scholarshipp
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. Guy Griffeth, Mr. and Mrs. G. Ralph Spence, Jr., Mrs. Mary J. Spence and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate

Purpose: The scholarship shall be used to provide an annual award to an outstanding student from one of the four schools, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Allied Health Sciences, or the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: The Satish Srivastava Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs. J. Mark Petrash and Dr. and Mrs. Srivastava

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used for an incoming Graduate Student in the field of Research and Basic Research. Applicants must submit a paper or online application referencing why they are interested in performing research and why it's important to them.


Endowment Title: John Stanton Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Institutional Funds

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to students engaged in microbiological and/or immunological research in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: Steunebrink Scholarship Endowment
Donor Name:

Purpose: Scholarships for financial aid for students of UTMB. Students shall be selected on the basis of proven academic ability and financial need. This scholarship will rotate on a yearly basis among the UTMB School of Medicine, the UTMB School of Nursing, the UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences and the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Endowment Title: The University of Texas Medical Branch Retirees Association Academic Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: UTMB Retirees Association

Purpose: This scholarship will benefit academically qualified students who attend one of the four UTMB schools.


Endowment Title: UTMB Student Government Association Leadership Scholarship for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Donor Name: Student Government Association c/o Assistant Vice President, University Student Services and Registrar

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide two (2) scholarships of equal value for GSBS students. To qualify, the recipients must be in good academic standing, have completed at least one semester at UTMB, and have demonstrated leadership in a role at UTMB or in the community.


Endowment Title: University Federal Credit Union
Donor Name: University Federal Credit Union

Purpose: Funds distributed are designated for a student enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences who demonstrate outstanding performance in all areas of academic life at UTMB.


Endowment Title: Rose and Harry Walk Memorial Award
Donor Name:

Purpose: Distributions from the endowment will be used to recognize graduate students who have made a significant contribution toward the advancement of knowledge in the area of the aging or of mechanisms leading to significant pathologic changes in the human organism.


Endowment Title: Robert A. Welch Award for Excellence in Graduate Research in Chemistry
Donor Name:

Purpose: Funds distributed are to be used to recognize a graduate student who has made outstanding contributions to the biomedical sciences through research in chemistry.


Endowment Title: Jane Welsh Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research
Donor Name: Mrs. Mary W. Saunders and Mrs. Margaret Adam

Purpose: Funds distributed will be awarded to graduate students who are focused on cardiovascular research.


Endowment Title: Betty J. Williams Scholarship
Donor Name: Betty J. Williams, Ph.D.

Purpose: To provide a tuition scholarship for students in the Graduate School. Selection should recognize an outstanding bench scientist, with special consideration for disadvantaged students.


Endowment Title: The Edwin P. Womack and Jack Edwin Womack Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Mr. William P. Womack

Purpose: Funds from scholarship will be distributed to students in the SOM from West Columbia and/or Brazoria County, Texas shall be given preference for awards. Student shall be accepted to one of the professional schools at UTMB. The student shall have demonstrated financial need. Student shall maintain satisfactory academic standing.


Endowment Title: Zhou-Geng Endowment Fund
Donor Name: Wenjing Zhou, M.D., Ph.D. and Peiqin Geng, M.D.

Purpose: To provide the Zhou Sisters Great Expectations Scholarship to support students in any of the following graduate programs: Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Experimental Pathology.


Endowment Title: Edith and Robert Zinn Presidential Scholarship
Donor Name: Edith and Robert Zinn

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.


Elisabeth Sanders

Elisabeth Sanders
Sr. Enrollment Services Specialist
easander@utmb.edu
409-772-9807

Anne Hale

Anne Hale
Assistant Director
Scholarships
aehale@utmb.edu
409-772-9796

Carol Cromie

Carol Cromie
Director
Student Financial Services
cacromie@utmb.edu
409-772-1215

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