Philanthropy at the University

Scholarship

A recent perception survey found that one of the greatest areas of concern for students of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is a lack of available scholarships. Creating an endowed scholarship allows our institution to attract the finest students, many of whom might not otherwise be able to afford to nurture their talents without the benefit of financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, but also may consider financial need and other factors, if the donor chooses. For example, one may wish to establish a scholarship specifically for students in a particular field of study. Scholarships may be structured as a one-time award or designed to assist students over the entire course of a multi-year degree plan, provided the students meet certain eligibility and academic standards. Scholarships may be named for the donor or to honor any individual the donor chooses.

For questions or comments, contact:

Ty Sponberg

Senior Gift Assurance Officer
(713) 500-3210
e-mail: Edward.Sponberg@uth.tmc.edu

Below is the current list of endowed scholarships:

Scholarship NameSchoolEndowment Established
Alliance of the Texas Dental Association Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 3/1/2007
Andrew Sowell -Wade Huggins Endowed Scholarship for Cancer Biology Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 8/12/1993
Annie Richardson Norris and Edward Pershing Norris, Sr. Endowed Scholarship in Nursing School of Nursing 5/16/2008
Antje Wuelfrath Gee and Harry Gee, Jr. Family Legacy Award Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 7/24/2008
Barbara L. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 7/10/2008
Ben Love PARTNERS Scholarship School of Nursing 9/8/2005
Bernard Saltzberg Research Scholarship Fund Medical School 12/6/1990
Bryant Boutwell, Dr.P.H. and John P. McGovern, M.D. Medical Student Scholarship Fund Medical School 9/16/1999
Carol Lewis Heideman Endowed Scholarship School of Nursing 3/12/2014
Carolyn and Matt Khourie Endowed Scholarship in Nutrition School of Public Health 7/10/2008
Catherine E. and A. G. McNeese, Jr. Medical Student Scholarship Fund Medical School 6/6/1991
Catherine Tyrrell Campbell Scholarship in Public Health School of Public Health 5/1/2008
Carus Dental Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 7/24/2008
Charles and Rosemary Conlon Scholarship Fund Medical School 11/27/2002
Charles and Sybil Nolan Oncology Nursing Endowed Scholarship School of Nursing 10/19/1998
Cheves M. Smythe, M.D. Scholarship Medical School 2/3/2012
Christopher and Courtney Sarofim Endowed Scholarship Medical School 5/24/2007
City Federation of Women’s Clubs Endowed Scholarship in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 11/2/2004
Collins Hill, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Cardiology Medical School 9/26/2002
Daniel C. Kamas, DDS Endowed Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 2/14/1991
Daniel H. Lam Scholarship Medical School 1/14/2000
David and Eula Wintermann Scholarship Component-Wide 8/31/2009
Dawn M. Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund School of Nursing 3/29/1996
Dean Ornish, MD Endowed Scholarship School of Nursing 2/13/1992
Dean’s Endowed Scholarship Fund Medical School 3/17/2003
Deborah Frances Soderstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund Medical School 6/12/1981
Dee S. and Patricia Osborne Endowed Scholarship in the Neurosciences Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 4/23/2001
Denton A. Cooley, MD Transformation and Hope Scholarship Component-Wide 5/11/2010
Doris Simon Student Fund Medical School 8/12/1993
Dottie and Max Goodloe Endowed Scholarship Medical School 8/31/2006
Dr. and Mrs. Tan Vu Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 1/23/2014
Dr. David W. Martin Memorial Scholarship School of Public Health 5/9/2007
Dr. Donald Charles Kroeger Student Research Scholarship School of Dentistry 2/9/2000
Dr. Edgar H. Boelsche Scholarship School of Dentistry 11/14/2003
Dr. Heyl G. Tebo Endowed Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 11/4/1992
Dr. Lawrence E. Lamb Scholarship Fund School of Public Health 10/10/1985
Dr. M. Stewart West Memorial Scholarship in Biometry School of Public Health 9/17/1997
Dr. Oddis Calvin Turner Endowed Scholarship in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences School of Public Health 2/5/2008
Ed and Myrtle Stinnett Scholarship School of Nursing 1/7/1997
Elaine Elizabeth Barbiere Scholarship School of Nursing 8/29/2008
Erbert William "Danny" D'Anton, D.D.S. Memorial Scholarship Endowment School of Dentistry 3/21/2007
Ernst Knobil Endowed Scholarship Medical School 5/30/2005
Eugene H. Vaughan Endowed Scholarship Component-Wide 5/11/2010
Fadine Jackson Roquemore Endowed Scholarship in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 1/18/2013
Florence and Harold Smith Memorial Scholarship School of Nursing 8/12/2002
Floyd L. Haar, MD Scholarship Fund Campus-Wide 5/11/1995
Foster-Vance Dental Scholarship School of Dentistry 1/22/2009
Frederick C. Elliot/Severin Knutson/Rupert Estel Hall Dental Student Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 4/12/2001
Frederick C. Elliot/Severin Knutson/Rupert Estel Hall Dental Student Scholarship Fund (Quasi) School of Dentistry 2/8/2001
Gigli Family Scholarship Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 2/5/2008
G. Roger Florky Memorial Scholarship Fund School of Public Health 12/1/1994
Georgia F. Castro Endowed Scholarship Campus-Wide 9/8/2005
Gian Luigi Giannotti Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Rheumatology Medical School 7/11/1997
Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD Endowed Scholarship Fund Medical School 1/14/2013
Guy and Alisa McDaniels Memorial Scholarship Fund in Oncology and Infectious Disease School of Public Health 10/12/1998
Harvin Family Endowed Student Scholarship Medical School 9/15/2010
Helen Jimenez Dichoso, RN Endowed Scholarship School of Nursing 2/12/1997
Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund for Baccalaureate Nursing Students School of Nursing 3/12/2004
Helmuth and Mary Fuchs and James R. Waterston Endowed Scholarship Campus-Wide 8/29/2003
Hershal Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship School of Nursing 11/11/2009
Hitoshi Nikaidoh, M.D., Scholarship for Humanism in Medicine Medical School 11/2/2004
Holman Taylor, Sr, MD & Holman Taylor, Jr, MD Scholarship Fund in Dermatology Medical School 12/8/1972
Honorable Bob and Elyse Lanier Endowed Scholarship Medical School 5/24/2007
Houston Sigma Kappa Foundation Endowed Scholarship School of Nursing 7/11/1997
Investing in Student Futures Endowment Fund Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 3/30/2007
Iola B. and James R. Ballinger, DDS Scholarship in General Dentistry School of Dentistry 10/22/2007
J. Fred Annegers Memorial Scholarship Fund School of Public Health 6/21/2000
J.W. Andrassy Endowed Scholarship Medical School 1/21/2009
Jacqueline T. Hecht Founding Director Scholarship Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 4/19/2010
James A. Baker III Transformation and Hope Scholarship Component-Wide 5/11/2010
James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., M.D. Endowed Scholarship Medical School 6/23/2006
Jo Ellen Reed-Gilstrap, R.N. Scholarship Fund School of Nursing 6/12/2002
Joe T. Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund Medical School 4/7/1982
John McDonald, M.D. and Joan Bergstrom, M.D. Endowed Dean’s Scholarship Medical School 4/20/2009
John C. Ribble, MD Endowed Scholarship Fund Medical School 10/24/1995
John C. Ribble, MD Endowed Scholarship Fund (Quasi) Medical School 8/10/1995
John D. Lee, D.D.S. Scholarship School of Dentistry 8/30/2010
John S. Dunn, Sr. Nursing Scholars' Program School of Nursing 9/11/2000
Joseph C. and Selenia E. Valley Memorial Scholarship in Geriatric Nursing School of Nursing 8/10/2009
Joseph T. Ainsworth, MD Country Doctor Endowed Scholarship Medical School 4/1/1993
Julius and Suzan Glickman Endowed Scholarship in Innovation School of Public Health 5/9/2012
Keith D. Burau, Ph.D. Scholarship School of Public Health 8/22/2013
Kinnari M. Prajapati, DDS Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 11/27/2007
Lauren and Adam Strauss Endowed Scholarship School of Public Health 8/13/1992
Laurence E. Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund Medical School 6/11/1987
Lawrence Warren Maher, Jr. D.D.S. Memorial Scholarship School of Dentistry 3/30/2012
Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Campus-Wide 5/9/2007
Leonard D. Ormsby, Medical Schools’ Endowment Fund Medical School 8/8/1985
Leslie A. Chambers Endowed Scholarship School of Public Health 2/10/1994
Linda Walker Winter Memorial Scholarship School of Nursing 6/4/2010
Lu Ann Aday Scholarship in Management, Policy, and Community Health School of Public Health 1/9/2008
Lucy Massenburg Scholarship Fund Medical School 12/7/1973
Lynn Cutrer Angel Scholarship Fund Medical School 6/18/2012
M.D. Anderson Matching Scholarship Fund Medical School 4/11/1985
Marcus M. Key Scholarship in Occupational and Environmental Health School of Public Health 8/10/1995
Margolis, Phipps & Wright Charitable Foundation Presidential Scholarship Campus-Wide 5/30/2005
Marian Frutiger Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology Nursing School of Nursing 4/14/2003
Marion Zetzman Memorial Scholarship Fund School of Public Health 2/5/2009
Mary Ann (Sandy) Santleben Lunsford Student Externship in Cardiovascular Medicine Medical School 10/2/2002
Mary Joe White Scholarship School of Nursing 3/12/2014
Medical School Student Scholarship Fund Medical School 12/5/1997
Meg Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund Medical School 6/14/1990
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph T. Hull Scholarship in Public Health School of Public Health 1/18/2005
Nancy A. Akers Endowed Scholarship School of Nursing 10/5/2000
Nancy Bergstrom Gerontological Nursing Scholarship Endowment School of Nursing 5/18/2006
Organization of Parents and Friends Scholarship Medical School 8/29/2002
Patti Jayne Ross Scholarship Medical School 8/29/2002
People with AIDS International Public Health Scholarship School of Public Health 5/16/2007
People with AIDS Public Health in the Americas Scholarship School of Public Health 5/16/2007
Polly Sparks Turner, MPH, Dr PH Endowed Scholarship in Public Health School of Public Health 2/5/2008
President James T. Willerson/Nancy Beamer Willerson Endowed Scholarship in the School of Dentistry School of Dentistry 6/29/2007
President James T. Willerson/Nancy Beamer Willerson Endowed Scholarship in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 6/29/2007
President James T. Willerson/Nancy Beamer Willerson Endowed Scholarship in the Medical School Medical School 6/29/2007
President James T. Willerson/Nancy Beamer Willerson Endowed Scholarship in the School of Biomedical Informatics School of Biomedical Informatics 5/24/2007
President James T. Willerson/Nancy Beamer Willerson Endowed Scholarship in the School of Nursing School of Nursing 6/29/2007
President James T. Willerson/Nancy Beamer Willerson Endowed Scholarship in the School of Public Health School of Public Health 6/29/2007
Rafaela Garcia Saqr Nursing Scholarship School of Nursing 11/11/2009
Ralph S. O’Connor Endowed Scholarship Medical School 2/5/2009
Ramirez-Rathmell South Texas General Dentistry Scholarship School of Dentistry 3/22/2010
Raul G. Caffesse, D.D.S., M.S. Endowed Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 12/5/1991
Raymond Kenneth Morrow, D.D.S. and Yen Hoang Morrow Scholarship School of Dentistry 5/22/2012
Reuel A. Stallones Memorial Scholarship Fund School of Public Health 10/8/1993
Richard D. Remington Memorial Student Scholarship Fund School of Public Health 3/18/1996
Richard K. Severs Endowed Scholarship Fund School of Public Health 2/10/1994
Richard M. Grimes Scholarship in Public Health School of Public Health 10/5/2007
Robert H. Bigelow Endowed Scholarship School of Public Health 2/25/2011
Roberta M. and Jean M. Worsham Endowed Scholarship Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 8/21/2001
Ronald B. Harrist Scholarship in Public Health School of Public Health 9/14/2011
Ronald J. Lorimor Memorial Scholarship Fund in Behavioral Sciences School of Public Health 6/28/2000
Ronald V. Glauser, D.D.S. Endowed Scholarship School of Dentistry 8/13/1992
RoseAnn Waindel Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Emergency Care Nursing School of Nursing 3/29/1996
Sam and Elizabeth Nixon Student Scholarship Fund Medical School 11/5/2004
SBMI Scholarship Excellence Fund School of Biomedical Informatics 11/26/2012
Schwinn Family Endowment School of Dentistry 3/28/2013
Serafy Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Public Health School of Public Health 9/17/2009
Shirah May Hall Memorial Scholarship in Dental Hygiene School of Dentistry 9/20/2013
Sjoerd Steunebrink Scholarship Endowment Campus-Wide 1/12/1999
Southeast Section of the T.W.P.C.A. Endowed Scholarship School of Public Health 8/13/1992
Student InterCouncil Endowed Scholarship Component-Wide 5/23/2011
Susan G. Sampson Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund School of Public Health 8/12/1993
Sylvan Rodriguez Foundation Scholarship in Honor of George Stancel, Ph.D. GSBS 1/6/2012
T. Bradford Willis Scholarship in Pediatric Dentistry School of Dentistry 6/29/2007
Tanya Kay Ostwald Memorial Scholarship Fund School of Nursing 02/17/2010
Texas Graduate Nurses Association Scholarship and Loan Fund School of Nursing 4/3/1940
The Anna C. Saunders Scholarship School of Nursing 4/5/2007
The Betty Murphy Scholarship Medical School 2/9/2001
The Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 AND 1977 25TH Reunion Scholarship Endowment Medical School 9/16/1999
The Corina Diaz & Walter Bajsel Endowed Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 10/24/1995
The D. Jack Kilian Memorial Scholarship School of Public Health 12/8/1988
The Dierks Surgical Scholarship Fund Medical School 12/5/1991
The Dolan-Mullen Family Scholarship in Public Health Education/Health Promotion School of Public Health 1/28/2003
The Dr. Frank L. Cole Scholarship School of Nursing 11/2/2006
The Fondren Foundation Scholarship Medical School 4/11/2012
The Hardin-Parents Organization Scholarship Medical School 2/9/1989
The John E. Scanlon Memorial Scholarship School of Public Health 6/28/2004
The Nunez, Esteban, Fuentes - NEF Diversity Endowment for Medical Students Medical School 8/10/1995
The Patricia L. Starck Scholarship Endowment School of Nursing 4/18/2007
The Rennie Makohon Lesem Endowed Scholarship in Nursing School of Nursing 8/9/1999
The T. C. Hsu Memorial Scholarship Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 8/29/2003
The UTHealth MS Alumni Association Scholarship Fund Medical School 12/8/1988
The William Randolph Hearst Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Endowment School of Nursing 2/7/2002
Thien Vu Scholarship School of Public Health 12/13/2013
Thomas F. Burks Scholarship for Academic Merit Component-wide 8/29/2008
UT Physicians Endowed Scholarship Medical School 9/18/2006
UTHealth SON – Houston PARTNERS Scholarship Fund School of Nursing 5/11/1995
UTHealth Golf Tournament Scholarship Campus-Wide 11/30/1998
UTHealth Student InterCouncil Scholarship Campus-Wide 8/9/1999
UTHealth Student InterCouncil Scholarship (Quasi) Campus-Wide 5/15/2000
UTHealth SD Faculty Scholarships School of Dentistry 8/22/2013
Visiting Student Scholarship Endowment Medical School 4/20/2006
Wei Yu Family Endowed Scholarship Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 5/22/2012
Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Smith Scholarship Medical School 7/26/2010
William D. and Helen L. Guynn Research and Scholarship Fund Medical School 6/6/1991
William E. Pasteur, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Neurology Medical School 9/22/1998
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Nursing Scholarship School of Nursing 6/21/1996
William "Sam" Leifeste, D.D.S. Memorial Scholarship School of Dentistry 9/20/2013
Women of Rotary Club of Houston University of Texas Dental Branch Student Scholarship and Assistance Fund School of Dentistry 6/11/1987