2021 Kolb Scholarship Winners Announced

Apr 8, 2021, 14:45 PM by Cassi Boatwright

The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship. Kolb scholarship recipients are outstanding medical students who plan to go on to family medicine residencies or to practice family medicine. Congratulations for this honor goes to the UTMB Health School of Medicine students Caroline Kelly, MS3 and Anahi Garza, MS4. Additionally, Ms. Garza has matched into the CHRISTUS Health Family Medicine Program in San Antonio, Texas.    

The Weldon G. Kolb, MD, Medical Student Scholarship was the first scholarship created by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) Foundation twenty years ago. It was established to honor TAFP Past President Dr. Weldon G. Kolb who practiced in La Marque for over 45 years. Dr. Kolb was a graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB Health) and served as president of the Galveston County Medical Society. He was president of the TAFP Foundation for nine years.  Criteria: 1) 3rd or 4th year medical student in good standing at UTMB, 2) meets high academic standards, and 3) has expressed an interest in pursuing a career in family medicine