Specific Scholarships

Specific Field of Study Scholarship Awards

  • Center for Tropical Diseases Graduate Student Award

    Center for Tropical Diseases award is given to a UTMB graduate student who has made a significant contribution to studies on an emerging or tropical infectious disease through research in basic science, epidemiology or clinical science.

  • Charles F. Otis Endowed Award For Clinical Research

    This award is presented to a student in Clinical or Rehabilitation Science for health services or patient-oriented research that improves outcomes of health care in older populations.

  • Chester R. Burns Institute for the Medical Humanities Alumni Award

    The award is presented to an outstanding student enrolled in the Medical Humanities graduate program.  Special preference will be given to applicants whose major interests are in the traditional humanities disciplines (including history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and visual studies). 

  • Dr. Mary Faggard Kanz Travel Award for Environmental Toxicology

    This scholarship provides travel awards for students to attend national or international scientific meetings for environmental toxicology. Recipients of the Dr. Mary Faggard Kanz Travel Award for Environmental Toxicology shall be chosen by a committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

  • Emily E. Dupree Endowed Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Science

    This award is to be presented to a student in Clinical or Rehabilitation Science for interdisciplinary research that promotes function and independence in older adults.

  • George Palmer Saunders II Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is provided to a Ph.D. student enrolled in the Pharmacology and Toxicology program who has demonstrated outstanding research capability and the potential for significant contributions to the field of pharmacology.  This one-year scholarship is available to students in years 1-5.

  • Harold T.Sanders Endowed Fellowship in Vaccine Development

    shall be awarded to a MD or PhD student and used to enhance the learning experience of a Fellow and to promote research and training in vaccine development or vaccine practice.

  • James E. Beall II Memorial Award in Anatomy and Neurosciences

    Awarded to a Ph.D. candidate involved in research related to the function or structure of the nervous system. Applicants will be judged on their teaching ability and the quality and scientific merit of their research.

  • James A. Hokanson, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship

    The award is offered to outstanding students engaged in populations health or public health research.

  • Jane Welsh Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research

    This award recognizes outstanding achievement and research. The nominee should be a regularly enrolled graduate student at UTMB at Galveston, have good grades in formal course work and have demonstrated excellence in the conduct of original research in the cardiovascular area.

  • Jason E. Perlman Research Award

    This award recognizes a student who has made a significant contribution toward the advancement of knowledge in the area of behavioral sciences or the humanities. The nominee should be a regularly enrolled graduate student at UTMB and should have good grades in formal course work.

  • Jen Chieh and Katherine Huang Scholarship

    This award recognizes a graduate student for research excellence in neuroscience.

  • John Stanton Scholarship

    This scholarship award recognizes an outstanding student in the Microbiology and Immunology graduate program.

  • Katherina Siebert Award for Excellence in Oncologic Research

    This award recognizes outstanding achievement and research. The nominee should be a regularly enrolled graduate student at UTMB at Galveston, have good grades in formal course work and have demonstrated excellence in the conduct of original research in oncology.

  • Marianne Blum, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship

    The scholarship recognizes an outstanding student conducting research in the area of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

  • Mason Guest Scholar Award

    The award is presented to a student in the Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics program who shows excellent scholastic and research potential in the fields of cell physiology, molecular biophysics, cell biology, or bioengineering.

  • Medical Humanities Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship is given to a student pursuing a degree in the Medical Humanities who has demonstrated financial need and/or distinguished academic achievement.

  • Michael Tacheeni Scott Endowed Scholarship

    The scholarship recognizes an outstanding student conducting research in the areas of neuroscience, pharmacology or addiction studies in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

  • Peyton and Lydia Schapper Endowed Scholarship (School of Health Professions)

    These scholarships recognize an accepted degree-seeking student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences who has an expressed interest in the area of gerontology and health promotion, and who has demonstrated outstanding professional and personal leadership among his/her peers.

  • Robert A. Welch Award for Excellence in Graduate Research in Chemistry

    The Welch Award recognizes a graduate student who has made outstanding contributions to the biomedical sciences through research in chemistry.

  • Robert Harrison, M.D. Memorial M.D./Ph.D. Scholarship

    The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. Combined Degree Program and is based on outstanding academic performance and credentials, superior medical aptitude and plans for a career in academic medicine, and demonstrated leadership among peers.

  • Robert Shope, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to a student based on outstanding academic credentials, recommendations and demonstration of a commitment to pursuing a career in infectious diseases research.

  • Rose and Harry Walk Research Award

    This award recognizes a graduate student who has made significant contributions toward a better understanding of aging or of mechanisms leading to significant pathologic changes in the human organism. The nominee should be a regularly enrolled graduate student at UTMB at Galveston and have good grades in formal course work.

  • Sealy Center for Vaccine Development Graduate Student Award

    The Sealy Center for Vaccine Development invites nominations for its award recognizing excellence in research in the field of vaccine development. This award is given to a UTMB graduate student who has made a significant contribution to a vaccinology related project consistent with the mission statement of the center (see www.utmb.edu/scvd). Students may be enrolled in any graduate program at UTMB and projects may involve basic science, translational biology, clinical trials, public health policy, community outreach or education.

  • Sealy Center on Aging Graduate Student Award

    This award is given to an outstanding graduate student who has significantly contributed to the knowledge of aging studies through independent research in the basic sciences, epidemiology, behavioral science or the medical humanities.

  • Shirley Patricia Parker Scholarship

    This scholarship honors a graduate student doing research in the field of oncology and who is in financial need.

  • William Bennett Bean Scholarship in the Medical Humanities

    This scholarship is awarded to a degree-seeking graduate student pursuing a career in the Medical Humanities. The student must demonstrate distinguished academic achievement.

  • Zhou Sisters Great Expectations Scholarship

    This scholarship was established to recognize an outstanding student in one of the following programs: Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Experimental Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology or Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Scholarship Awards Listed Below Will be Reviewed by the Programs Specified

  • Barbara Bowman Scholarship

    This scholarship is presented to an outstanding student in the graduate program of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The amount is to be determined. The recipient of the award will be determined by a committee appointed by the Director of the Graduate Program of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Please contact JoAlice Whitehurst, jwhitehu@utmb.edu, (409) 772-2769.

  • Regina R. and Alfonso J. Mercatante Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship will provide for a student enrolled in the nursing doctoral program.  The amount is to be determined. Please contact Dorothy Pearrow, dapearro@utmb.edu, (409) 772-8203.

  • Don W. Micks Scholarship in Preventive Medicine and Community Health

    This award honors a graduate student in the Preventive Medicine and Community Health graduate program with outstanding research accomplishments and career goals that demonstrate substantial evidence of motivation, dedication, creativity, independence, productivity and an enthusiastic attitude. The award is $2,000. The recipient of the award will be determined by the Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. Please contact Tonya Groh, trgroh@utmb.edu, (409) 772-1123.

  • Dr. David C. Eiland, Jr. Scholarship Award in Health Care and Humanities

    This award is presented to a full-time student in the Institute for the Medical Humanities who has demonstrated academic excellence and who has displayed self-knowledge and a commitment to moral and humanistic teaching, health care, and/or styles of institutional leadership. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have no other scholarship or stipend support, who are interested in humanistic dimensions of mental health, and who aspire to an academic career in health professions education. The selection of the award recipient will be made by an IMH committee. The award is a plaque and $2,000. Please contact Donna Vickers, davicker@utmb.edu, (409) 772-9396.

  • Irma Mendoza Scholarship

    This scholarship is presented to an outstanding student of high academic achievement and service in the graduate program of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The recipient of the award will be determined by a committee appointed by the Director of the Graduate Program of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The award is $1,000 and a certificate. Please contact JoAlice Whitehurst, jwhitehu@utmb.edu, (409) 772-2769.


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