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Supporting Tomorrow's Leaders

Please join us in supporting the next generation of leaders!

UTHealth Houston is dedicated to improving lives and creating a brighter future, and the University Classified Staff Council (UCSC) seeks to partner in this process. Our goal is to advise the president and leadership on matters of importance to UTHealth Houston classified employees and to support these employees. One of the ways we provide this support is through the UCSC Educational Awards Program, a competitive, merit-based program that offers financial assistance for higher education to selected, eligible children of classified staff.

The UCSC believes that investing in today’s young people is an important part of improving the future. Whether these young people are interested in health care or another field, they are the leaders of tomorrow who will carry forward our pursuit of excellence and impact positive change for our communities. The UCSC Educational Awards Program assists them on this journey.

Since 2006 the program has granted awards to 233 students and issued over $254,500! The funds provide financial support for children of current, full-time classified employees at UTHealth Houston through a competitive award process based on each student’s accomplishments, achievements, and their volunteerism, as well as their scholastic successes. As we all know, education is expensive, and these awards make a real difference in the lives of bright young people. 

Our main goal is to increase the success of our graduating high school seniors, helping them to make a great start in their future college education. We would like to invite you to be part of this initiative and financially support our students through a donation. Your support of any amount encourages students and shows them that they have potential worthy of investing.

Thank you for being part of this initiative! By donating, you are providing a helping hand to tomorrow’s leaders! Your donation will go toward the college education of a very deserving child of a classified staff employee. Whether you make a one-time gift or pledge to donate annually, all contributions are greatly appreciated.

*There are no administrative fees, so all raised funds can be distributed as awards.


For questions about donating to the Educational Awards Program, contact:

Telisha Green | 713.486.2507 | Telisha.D.Green@uth.tmc.edu

Catherine March | 713.486.2571 | Catherine.R.March@uth.tmc.edu

Nena Fairbanks | 713.500.2011 | Nena.A.Fairbanks@uth.tmc.edu


Cash/Check Donations

If you would prefer to make a cash or check donation, please contact a member of the Educational Awards Committee (see list below) to make drop-off arrangements. Please be sure to include your preferred day and time in the request.

Educational Awards Committee:

Telisha Green, Chair

Catherine March, Vice Chair

Monica Jen Bennett

Jacqueline Brooks

Russell Brown

Nena Fairbanks

Ashley Galvan

Tara Green

Tricia Hill-Thomas

Courtney Liddell

Nicolle Patterson

John Rizkallah

Karen Spillar

Christina Villarreal

Ebony Wolford

Our Goal $30,000 $0

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We need your support!

Your gift, whatever the size, makes a difference. Your donation will go toward the college education of a very deserving child of a classified staff employee. Whether you make a one-time gift or pledge to donate annually, all contributions are greatly appreciated.

In 2022, we raised more than $32,000 to award to college-bound high school seniors thanks to donations from individuals like you from across the UTHealth Houston campus.

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