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Scholarships and Fellowships

Impact begins with opportunity. Today, the students and trainees of UTHealth are passionate and committed learners. Tomorrow, they are our doctors. Our nurses. Our dentists. Our public health experts. The researchers whose work helps solve the toughest health challenges.

Scholarships and Fellowships

In order to train the next generation, we must do our best today while always looking to improve tomorrow. This is the core of what it means to educate: training people to become experts and training them to apply that expertise in service of meaningful progress.

Across our six schools at UTHealth, educators and learners alike share a commitment to progress, to people, and to health. They commit to our communities, and your philanthropy is a commitment to them. Scholarships and fellowships provide UTHealth with the means to attract the brightest minds, many of whom may not be able to nurture their talent without the benefit of financial assistance.

  • Scholarships: Scholarship funds support students who will go on to enhance health in our communities. They are awarded based on academic merit, financial need, or other factors in accordance with a donor’s wishes.
  • Fellowships: A fellowship supports graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, or residents as they pursue advanced training in the health issues that matter most in our communities. These valuable funds provide our students and trainees with the resources to support their continued education.

We build healthier communities when we commit to the people who will serve, heal, and advocate for them. This ripple effect is one reason why scholarships and fellowships mean so much: They make a difference for their recipients, who go on to care for patients, help communities, and move health care forward.

The success of our learners is measured by lives improved, pain relieved, and futures brightened. As our students move forward to become the next generation of health care leaders, your support of Many Faces. One Mission. can help them lead health initiatives and advance breakthrough cures—and all of the benefits to our communities that their commitment creates.

  • This scholarship is a blessing and relief to my parents who are first-generation immigrants and who continue to support me despite their own financial shortcoming. I will be able to put 100% of my focus on becoming an outstanding nurse without having the financial burden.

    Anna Punnoose

    RN-BSN critical care student

    Tanya Kay Ostwald Memorial Scholarship

    Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

  • I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary post-heart transplant. My scholarship weaves together, in a beautiful way, my story, my heart donor's story, and the scholarship donor’s family’s story. My transplant extended my graduate school timeline, and my scholarship provides greatly appreciated financial assistance toward my tuition.

    Kaitlyn Amos

    MS Genetic Counseling student

    Barbara L. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

    MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

  • My experiences living in a border community with a large minority population have pushed me to become a public health expert to give back to my community by addressing health disparities and improving health. This scholarship is further motivation in that journey, and it allows me to gain invaluable experience as a doctoral student and public health professional.

    Diane Huerta

    DrPH in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences student

    L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge Family Endowed Scholarship in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

    UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso