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Giving to the School of Health Professions

Support Our Students

The UTMB School of Health Professions is a pioneering place. The oldest school of its kind in the South and Southwest, established in 1968, the school has done much to populate our state with the clinical professionals vital to the health and well-being of its citizens. The more than 12,000 graduates who have passed through the school’s doors have filled communities across the state with their expertise.

Today, the school is home to six academic departments (Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health Professions, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nutrition and Metabolism and Respiratory Care) and one division (Rehabilitation Sciences). Those students are guided by 55 full-time faculty and 23 part-time clinical faculty.

Currently, approximately 25% of our students receive scholarships. Our goal is to double that number, building our base of endowments to award scholarships to half our students.

By creating new scholarship endowments, UTMB friends and alumni can make a powerful investment in health care’s future.

A Growing State, A Growing Challenge

At this critical juncture in health care in Texas, we are striving to produce even more graduates to serve a growing state. So we turn to all those who share a kinship with the School of Health Professions: the thousands of alumni who have gotten their start in our programs, the leaders in the many communities who depend on our exceptional graduates, the organizations who embrace our commitment to the future of health care. We invite your support for the school’s students, knowing that your philanthropic engagement is truly an investment in better health and better health care for Texas

What Scholarships Make Possible

Scholarships established by the school’s benefactors serve as both a reward and an incentive for academic achievement. Scholarships also respond to students’ financial needs, helping ensure that monetary concerns are no barrier to a health professions education.

Brandon Phung

"Being a scholarship recipient means that not only have I been able to prove my academic accomplishments to myself and my family, but that I also have generous donors who support and believe in my craft as a student and future practitioner. After graduation, I plan to practice occupational therapy in Texas, where I can contribute to the community that has been supportive of me and my endeavors throughout my life."

Brandon S. Phung
Occupational Therapy Student
Seger, MD Presidential Scholar

Scholarship Criteria

A scholarship can take many shapes. It can be:

  • An incentive for academic achievement, recognizing some of our finest health professions students
  • A response to our students’ financial needs
  • A tool to recognize students committed to volunteerism and community service.
  • A source of support for students from a particular area

Scholarship Endowments and Their Impact

Endowment Income* Facts Would cover...
$10,000 $450 Minimum required to endow a scholarship Partial support for a semester's books for most SHP degree programs
$50,000 $2,250 At this level and above, known as a Presidential Scholarship Nearly half of a Clinical Laboratory Sciences student's tuition and fees for a semester
$100,000 $4,500 Also known as a Presidential Scholarship Most of an Occupational Therapy student's tuition and fees for a semester
$100,000 $4,500 Also known as a Presidential Scholarship Most of an Occupational Therapy student's tuition and fees for a semester
$250,000 $11,250 Also known as a Presidential Scholarship A Respiratory Care student's tuition and fees, books and travel
$500,000 $22,500 Among our most prestigious awards, also known as a Presidential Scholarship A first year Physical Therapy student's annual tuition and fees, with $6,150 left over for books, computer, travel, and living expenses

* The estimated portion of the endowment income available to support the scholarship. Remaining income is reinvested in the principal as a hedge against inflation and a tool for growth.

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