Scholars in the program enjoy the benefits of:

  • Award of $5000 supplement to the normal graduate school stipend for each of up to 5 years
  • Onetime payment of $3000 to defray relocation and housing costs
  • GSBS-paid health insurance
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring by other Presidential Scholars and peers
  • Meet and host world renowned scientists for seminars/colloquia/group discussions
  • Participate in scientific enrichment and social activities
  • Interact and work in partnership with the Presidential Scholars Steering Committee to further the high quality of the Presidential Scholars Program
  • Contribute to the discourse of the Scholars Program through presentations, publications, collaborative projects and other means
  • Provide and participate in professional development of the UTMB community
  • Work with faculty mentors to identify and obtain independent funding