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Interfaculty Council

Thomas F. Burks Scholarship for Academic Merit

Dr. Thomas F. Burks was an outstanding researcher, an inspirational teacher, an academic leader and a friend to faculty and students. Establishing a student scholarship in his name is a lasting tribute to his memory and to what he valued in life. The Thomas F. Burks Scholarship for Academic Merit was established on the recommendation of the  Interfaculty Council (IFC) at UTHealth Houston to provide scholarship support to students based on academic merit. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student who is matriculated and has established an academic record at one of the schools of UTHealth Houston.

Scholarship Guidelines and Process
Scholarship Application Packet

TF Burks Scholarship Recipients:

2009-2010 (FY2010)
A.J. Agopian, UTHealth School of Public Health

2010-2011 (FY2011)
Kerry J. Welsh, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

2011-2012 (FY2012)
Madeline M. Burgoyne-Farley, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Charles Darkoh, UTHealth School of Public Health and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

2012-2013 (FY2013)
Gabriel L. Blog, UTHealth School of Nursing
Tamara Jones, DDS, UTHealth School of Dentistry

2013-2014 (FY2014)
Lawrence F. Bronk, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Arsene Hanana, UTHealth School of Dentistry

2014-2015 (FY2015)
Melissa Robinson, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Dustin Staloch, UTHealth Medical School

2015-2016 (FY2016)
Viraj Bhise, UTHealth School of Public Health
Erin Josserand, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Marco Leung, UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Chen Liang, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

2016-2017 (FY2017)
Smruthi Vijayaraghavan, MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Monica Gireud, MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Caroline S. Hussey, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

2017-2018 (FY2018)
Stephen Simington, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
Faiez Saiyed, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Muhammad Amith, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

2018-2019 (FY2019)
Jennifer Hillhouse, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth
Jingcheng Du, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
Kimberly D’Souza, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

2019-2020 (FY 2020)
Ayesha Khan, MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Claudia Martinez, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Alexis S. Mobley, MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

2020-2021 (FY 2021)
Amanda Wegner, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth
Caroline Starling, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Tapsi Kumar, MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Monica Coley, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
Jillian Huffman, UTHealth School of Dentistry
Amier Haidar, UTHealth School of Public Health

2021-2022 (FY 2022)
Medina Colic, MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Elizabeth O. Obekpa, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health
Hannah L. Stewart, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health