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School of Health Professions Scholarships


Endowment Title: Cecilia Garcia Akers Endowed Scholarship in Physical Therapy honoring Dr. and Mrs. Hector P. Garcia
Donor Name: Cecilia and James Akers

Purpose: To recognize students with outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to health care as a human service.


Endowment Title: The UTMB Alpha Eta Society Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Institutional funds and cash from various donors.

Purpose: Scholarship support for full-time senior students in the School of Allied Health Sciences who are receiving either baccalaureate or graduate degrees and are members of the UTMB Chapter of Alpha Eta Society.


Endowment Title: M. Irma Alvarado, PhD, OT Scholarship
Donor Name: Dr. Maria I. Alvarado and Dr. J.C. Cooper

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program within the School of Health Professions. To qualify, the applicant must demonstrate financial need and maintain a good academic standing.


Endowment Title: Pedro (Pete) Alvarado Jr., LPTA Scholarship
Donor Name: Dr. Maria I. Alvarado and Dr. J.C. Cooper

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the BRIDGE Physical Therapy Program within the School of Health Professions. To qualify, the applicant must demonstrate financial need and maintain a good academic standing.


Endowment Title: Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Auxiliary of Angleton Danbury

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide scholarships for students enrolled in any of these three professional schools: School of Health Professions, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Preference shall be given to students from Brazoria County, TX or to staff member at the Angleton-Danbury Campus, including clinics in Brazoria County, TX who are pursuing advanced degrees at UTMB in any of the three schools indicated above.


Endowment Title: Mohammad R. Avandsalehi Endowed Clinical Laboratory Sciences Scholarship
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. Mohammad R. Avandsalehi

Purpose: Funds distributed shall be used to award scholarships to Clinical Laboratory Science students in good standing and who are enrolled in the School of Health Professions. Preference shall be given to students with financial need and educational and/or financial hardship.


Endowment Title: Barbara R. Barton Scholarship
Donor Name: Estate of Barbara R. (Rae) Barton

Purpose: For scholarships to student with outstanding academic excellence in Physical Therapy.


Endowment Title: Robert K. Bing Occupational Therapy Scholars Program
Donor Name: Robert K. Bing

Purpose: To promote scholarship and ease the financial burden of professional education and to honor Dr. Robert K. Bing, first dean of the UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences. Students must have (a) minimum 3.0 GPA in the OT program; (b) no course grades less than "C"; (c) no period of either academic or non-academic probation during enrollment in the SAHS; (d) be a member in good standing in the Texas Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.


Endowment Title: Beatrice Brotzman Endowed Presidential Scholarship
Donor Name: Ms. Ruth Morris

Purpose: Scholarship award to a student in the distance education program.


Endowment Title: Charles H. and Pamela A. Christiansen Scholarship Endowment
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Christiansen

Purpose: To award scholarships to incoming students in the School of Allied Health Sciences who have demonstrated financial need and academic promise. Additionally, preference for the scholarship should be given to students enrolled in the occupational therapy program who have demonstrated an active awareness of the importance of volunteerism to enhance communities.


Endowment Title: Edith and Emanuel Cohen/Evelyn A. Gerstein Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. Larry V. (Phyllis) Jendrusch

Purpose: To award scholarship(s) of $500 or more to one or more outstanding students in the School of Allied Health Sciences who have demonstrated professionalism and potential for leadership. Preference shall be given to students participating in the Health Careers Opportunity Program Early Acceptance Project.


Endowment Title: Cultural Diversity Scholarship in honor of Johnette Meadows
Donor Name:

Purpose: This scholarship, in tribute to Johnette Meadows, promotes the importance of cultural diversity in future physical therapy practice and recognizes future physical therapists for their commitment to cultural diversity, as demonstrated through academic, community and professional activities. The recipient of this award must be a full-time student in their third year of curriculum, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must be in good academic standing.


Endowment Title: The Ruby Decker Endowed Scholarship in Physical Therapy
Donor Name: UTMB Physical Therapy Alumni Association

Purpose: To sustain an annual academic scholarship for students enrolled in the graduate program of the Department of Physical Therapy. Recipients shall be selected through a process to be established by the Dean and Departmental Chairperson of the School of Allied Health 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: Kay Hill Delgado Scholarship in Physical Therapy
Donor Name: ProSource Management Solutions

Purpose: To award scholarships to second year Physical Therapy students in good standing enrolled in the School of Allied Health Sciences. Preference will be given to students with an interest in acute care.


Endowment Title: William T. Donoho Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: E. Burke Evans, M.D.

Purpose: To award a scholarship to qualified students in good standing, enrolled in a degree program in the School of Allied Health Sciences. Preference will be given to students with financial need, who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership ability, and a commitment to the University through school and community involvement.


Endowment Title: Dulson Mental Health Award - OT
Donor Name: Mr. Harold Wayne Pitman

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide an award to an occupational therapy student who demonstrates an interest in, and aptitude for, mental health practice.


Endowment Title: Larry Feeler, PT, WorkSTEPS, Inc. Physical Therapy Scholarship in Memory of Walt Jones
Donor Name: Larry C. Feeler, Pres. & CEO, WorkSTEPS, Inc.

Purpose: The Larry Feeler, PT, WorkSTEPS, Inc. Physical Therapy Scholarship in Memory of Walt Jones shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the School of Health Professions at UTMB. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to award scholarships to Physical Therapy students with financial need in the School of Health Professions.


Endowment Title: Dr. Vicki S. Freeman "Pay It Forward" Scholarship in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Donor Name: Dr. Vicki S. Freeman and Major Steven V. Freeman

Purpose: Funds will be used to provide scholarships for clinical laboratory sciences students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Preference shall be given to Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Sciences students who have demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to the clinical laboratory profession through academic and professional involvement, and who demonstrate financial need.


Endowment Title: The Edgar and Grace Gnitzinger Endowed Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Scholarship support for students committed to the practice of geriatric medicine and enrolled in or accepted in the School of Allied Health Sciences.

Purpose: Institutional funds


Endowment Title: The Thomas N. and Gleaves T. James Scholarship Endowment
Donor Name: School of Allied Health Sciences Development account

Purpose: Funds shall be used for the payment of full tuition and tuition-related fees for an entire year of study for one or more full-time students enrolled in the SAHS and may be renewed. Scholarship to be awarded following matriculation to a student in good standing who demonstrates financial need and academic promise.


Endowment Title: M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Scholarship in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Donor Name: M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation, Inc.

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to students attending either The Victoria College or Wharton County junior College who enter the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program at the U.T. Medical Branch at Galveston.


Endowment Title: Rachel Jost Memorial Scholarship
Donor Name: Family and Friends

Purpose: To provide a scholarship for an outstanding student with an interest and commitment to pediatric and/or oncologic physical therapy.


Endowment Title: Kempner Scholarship Fund for Allied Health
Donor Name: Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund

Purpose: For scholarships to encourage students to pursue careers in SAHS, need based.


Endowment Title: Dr. Gene Kindley Scholarship Endowment
Donor Name: Various Donors and Institutional Funds

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to full-time junior students enrolled in the School of Allied Health Sciences, based on academic merit, financial need, and demonstrated leadership.


Endowment Title: The Dr. Diane Lisa Sunshine Leonard Scholarship
Donor Name: School of Allied Health Sciences Fun Run Income

Purpose: To provide scholarships for full-time junior allied health students based upon their overall GPA in basic science courses; leadership in student government, professional and community organizations; research interest and involvement. Financial need will be evaluated for all applicants.


Endowment Title: William J. and Mary K. McGanity Awards
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs. William McGanity

Purpose: To present an award to a student in the Physician Assistant Studies Program and an award to a student in the Medical Technology Program based on their academic excellence and chosen by respective departments.


Endowment Title: Ruth Morris Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Various Donors

Purpose: To support students in the area of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.


Endowment Title: Frances Luanne Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Donor Name: Robert A. Cox, Ph.D. and Various Donors

Purpose: To be used to award a scholarship to a student continuing their medical education in Occupational Therapy with financial need and a with a preference given to a single or married parent.


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: Physical Therapy Student of Distinction
Donor Name: Ms. Julie Cantini

Purpose: Funds distributed from this award will go to students who show evidence of high standards of academic performance with a GPA of 3.5 or above, show evidence of high standards of professionalism with current students being members of the American Physical Therapy Association and incoming students showing evidence of involvement in professionalism activities, and show evidence of service with active participation in a professional organization, committee, school, or community related group.


Endowment Title: The Judy Jones Reinhardt Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: School of Allied Health Sciences Fund Run donation

Purpose: To provide scholarships to full-time Respiratory Care students enrolled at the UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences.


Endowment Title: The A. J. Rodriguez Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Various donors

Purpose: Earned income to award scholarships to full-time UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences senior students in good academic standing, with leadership, service, and financial need as primary factors in awarding scholarships.


Endowment Title: Minnie and Ward Savage Presidential Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences #1
Donor Name: Ms. Minnie Kay Savage

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to students in the School of Allied Health Sciences at UTMB.


Endowment Title: Minnie and Ward Savage Presidential Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences #2
Donor Name: Ms. Minnie Kay Savage

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to students in the School of Allied Health Sciences at UTMB.


Endowment Title: Schapper Endowment for the Study of Spine Rehabilitation
Donor Name:

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment, in honor of Paul Abadie, shall be awarded to a Physical Therapy student within the School of Health Professions that is in good academic standing and show interest and promise in pursuing the study of spine rehabilitation or to a physical therapy student whose investigation is designed to improve the rehabilitation of patients with spinal impairment.


Endowment Title: The Peyton and Lydia Schapper Endowed Scholarship Fund
Donor Name: Mr. & Mrs. Peyton A. Schapper and matching gifts

Purpose: To be used for the benefit of students enrolled in the Department of Health Promotion & Gerontology in the School of Allied Health Sciences.


Endowment Title: School of Health Professions Alumni Association Endowed Fund
Donor Name: Ms. Julie Cantini

Purpose: Funds will be used to support students within the School of Health Professions.


Endowment Title: School of Health Professions Dean's Academic and Competitive Scholarship Award
Donor Name: MSRDP/Institutional Funds

Purpose: To provide annual student awards. The award will cover full tuition and fee for full time students continuously enrolled in an academic year.


Endowment Title: Eva Yzanga Seger, MD Presidential Scholarship
Donor Name: Dr. and Mrs. Bernard M. Seger

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide need based scholarships to students enrolled in any UTMB school who are in good academic standing. First Preference shall be given to students from one of the counties in the South Texas region, defined as the region south of San Antonio and those counties in between the southern and western boundary of the Rio Grande River and the eastern boundary of the Gulf of Mexico.


Endowment Title: Amanda & Shashan Shetty Award for Occupational Therapy
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. Shashan S. Shetty

Purpose: Funds distributed to students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Program in the School of Health Professions with demonstrated financial need.


Endowment Title: SHP Silver Anniversary Scholarship
Donor Name: SAHS Annual Giving Fund

Purpose: Earned income for scholarships to UTMB SAHS students based on academic factors.


Endowment Title: Arthur V. Simmang Scholarship Fund
Donor Name:

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


Endowment Title: The Ralph and Mary John Spence Centennial Scholarship
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. Guy Griffeth

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: Sprit of Generosity in Occupational Therapy
Donor Name: Ms. Suzanne Peloquin, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used for awards to recognize students who have engaged to a high degree in sustained acts of kindness and selflessness within the student group. Students are nominated for this award.


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: Texas Society DAR Endowed Occupational Therapy Scholarship
Donor Name: Texas Society, Daughters of American Revolution

Purpose: Earned income for scholarships in Occupational Therapy who excel academically.


Endowment Title: Elizabeth Collins Thomas Scholarship in Occupational Therapy
Donor Name: Robert K. Bing, Ed.D.

Purpose: The faculty in Occupational Therapy Department, with the approval and collaboration of the Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences establish the criteria and award scholarships to as great a number of students as practical.


Endowment Title: Dr. Oddis Calvin Turner Nutrition and Metabolism Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Polly S. Turner, MPH, DrPH, RPh

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide scholarships for the greatest needs of students with academic excellence enrolled in the School of Health Professions. Preference shall be given to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in the graduate degree program in the Department of Nutrition and Metabolism.
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic merit in accordance with UTMB requirements.
  • Commitment to working in under-served communities after obtaining his/her degree.
  • Actively involved in community service.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  • Recipient may be an entering student at UTMB or a returning student.

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

Purpose: Established by the University Federal Credit Union to support and benefit a SHP student who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence.


Endowment Title: University Federal Credit Union's Endowed Scholarship honoring Edith Camellia St. John
Donor Name: University Federal Credit Union's Endowed Scholars

Purpose: Scholarship to a continuing medical education student with financial need.


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 School of Health Professions
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 SHP 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: Janet L. Vincent Endowed Scholarship in Transfusion Medicine
Donor Name: David A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Purpose: Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide support for students who display academic excellence and are enrolled in or accepted into the UTMB Specialist in Blood Banking or Transfusion Medicine Master's degree programs.


Endowment Title: Brigadier General and Mrs. Donald B. Wagner Endowed Scholarship
Donor Name: Brigadier General Donald B. and Mrs. Jan Wagner

Purpose: Scholarship to a continuing medical education student with financial need.


Endowment Title: Dorothy Wahne and Norma Spann Memorial Scholarship
Donor Name: Mr. & Mrs. Nate Skinner

Purpose: Funds will be disbursed to a student in Occupational Therapy who is in good academic standing, has high financial need and demonstrates an interest in treating the geriatric population.


Endowment Title: Warm Springs Rehabilitation Cornerstone Scholarship in Occupational Therapy
Donor Name: Warm Springs Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc.

Purpose: To provide scholarship awards to students in the Occupational Therapy program.


Endowment Title: Warm Springs Rehabilitation Cornerstone Scholarship in Physical Therapy
Donor Name: Warm Springs Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc.

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to Physical Therapy students who show promise in the field of rehabilitation.


Endowment Title: Mary Jane Webb Memorial Scholarship
Donor Name: Mr. Edward Tully, Various Donors, and an Anonymous

Purpose: Scholarship for a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, with a preference given to students who has demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to the clinical laboratory profession through school and community involvement, and who has financial need.


Endowment Title: Donna J. Weis Memorial Scholarship
Donor Name: Mr. and Mrs. David J. Bolen

Purpose: Funds distributed from this scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate Clinical Laboratory Sciences student with a GPA or higher after 1 year of classes at UTMB. Preference will be given to students who have resided for the majority of their lifetime in the State of Texas.


Endowment Title: The Linda Lange Williams Memorial Scholarship in Physical Therapy
Donor Name: Cynthia Fisher, PT, DPT, MS, PCS

Purpose: Funds disbursed from this endowment will be awarded to outstanding second year Physical Therapy students in the School of Health Professions. Scholarship recipients must have documented financial need, be in good academic standing, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate a commitment to community and/or professional service.


Endowment Title: Susan and Gaddis Wittjen Scholarship in Physical Therapy
Donor Name: Susan and Gaddis P. Wittjen

Purpose: To award scholarships to Physical Therapy students in good standing enrolled in the School of Allied Health Sciences. Preference will be given to students with financial need.


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.


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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