Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."

Scholarships

Email notification of upcoming deadlines will be sent to all Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) students. 

Armand J. Guarino Award for Academic Excellence 

Armand J. Guarino, Ph.D. was the founding Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences from 1972-1986. The Guarino Award is the highest student recognition given by the Graduate School. As such, it is a tribute to the outstanding accomplishments in biomedical research, the noteworthy leadership and the extensive involvement in service during their tenure as a graduate students.

Eligibility:
Graduating doctoral and masters students nominated by Chair of COGS of each department

Criteria:
Must demonstrate academic excellence and submit transcripts,CV and letters of recommendation, reprints of published papers

Award Year and Amount:
Annually, $1,000 for M.S. and $1,500 for Ph.D.

Bennie Schreck Scholarship

Eligibility:
All doctoral and master's students

Criteria:
Must demonstrate academic excellence by submitting transcripts, cover letter, and letters of recommendation from supervising professor

Award Year and Amount:
Every other year, $200-$500

The Council for Excellence in Women’s Health

The Council for Excellence in Women’s Health was formed in 2007. It’s mission is to improve the physical and mental health of women in San Antonio by building awareness of women’s health challenges, and to promote a greater understanding of and initiate philanthropic support for the Health Science Center’s women’s health programs and initiatives. The council membership, currently comprised of 86 influential women leaders who live and work throughout San Antonio and South Texas, continues to grow. 

Eligibility:
All Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences doctoral students conducting research related to women’s health and demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA application.

Criteria:
Must demonstrate academic excellence and cover letter, one-page letter of recommendation from the COGS chair, and one-page letter of recommendation from the supervising professor. 

Award Year and Amount: 
Annually, $2,000

Designated Tuition Scholarship

Eligibility:
All doctoral or masters students who demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA application and are Texas residents.

Criteria:
Must demonstrate academic excellence and submit transcripts, CV and letters of recommendation from supervising professor, COGS chair and one additional faculty mentor

Award Year and Amount:
Annually, $1,000-$2,000

Greg Treibs Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:
All GSBS doctoral or master's students with preference given to students from Gillespie County, TX and then students who attended Texas A&M University.

Criteria:
Must demonstrate academic excellence by submitting transcripts, CV and letters of recommendation from supervising professor

Award Year and Amount:
Every other year, $200-$500

Joe A. Bass Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:
First year Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) doctoral students who have completed the Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences course INTD 5000

Criteria:
Students who have earned a 90 average or above for each module of the INTD 5000 course; transcripts and letters of recommendation from the supervising professor will be required.

Award Year and Amount:
Annually, $400-$800

Phyllis & Neil Bowie Student Community Service Award

The award is named for E. Phyllis Bowie, Ph.D., and her husband, Neil. Dr. Bowie, associate professor of cellular and structural biology, retired in 2003 after 34 years on the HSC faculty.

Throughout her outstanding career, Dr. Bowie served as a mentor to many students and faculty members. Since 1993 she directed the Dental Gross Anatomy Course and co-directed the Dental Hygiene Structures of the Head and Neck Course. Dr. Bowie earned the admiration of her colleagues, students and community leaders. She received numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award in 1995.

Eligibility:

All Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences third year or above doctoral students.

Criteria:
Must demonstrate community service through volunteer activities in S.A. and prepare a written description of community activities plus a transcript, CV and letters of recommendation from supervising professor.

Award Year and Amount:
Every other year, $200-$500

UTHSCSA Presidential Ambassador Scholarship

The Graduate School selects a student to receive a UTHSCSA Presidential Ambassador Scholarship. The student selected will be asked to fulfill the following requirements for one year.

1. Participate in distinguished events such as the Presidential Distinguished Lecture and Presidential Awards Ceremony, the annual visit by the Executive Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs for the UT System, the Health Science Center Gala and other events.

2. Assist in promoting their school in whatever ways deemed appropriate by the Dean.

3. Address the Development Board to give members an idea of the quality of students at the UTHSCSA.

4. Occasionally serve as a student representative at community events.

Eligibility:
Each nominee must be a doctoral student who is in good academic standing, is able to speak to groups and will be available for one year to fulfill the obligations of the scholarship.   The student should be in their second or third year. This award is not based on need.  

Criteria:
Must demonstrate academic excellence and submit transcripts, cover letter, and letters of recommendation, reprints of published papers

Award Year and Amount:
Annually, $2,000

Jess Hay Chancellor's Fellowship

The Jess Hay Chancellor's Fellowship was established to tie graduate education to timely and high quality research benefiting the State of Texas. Jess Hay served on The University of Texas System Board of Regents from 1977-89 and was chairman from 1985-87.

Eligibility:
All Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences doctoral students conducting research and nominated by Chair of COGS of each department.

Criteria:
Must demonstrate academic excellence by submitting transcripts, CV and letters of recommendation from supervising professor.

Award Year and Amount:
Two annual $10,000 student research fellowships will rotate between select UT institutions as noted below:

GSBS Travel Award

The Graduate Dean has established a mechanism for supporting qualified doctoral and master's student's travel to national scientific meetings for the presentation of their research.

Eligibility:

All Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students enrolled full time in a doctoral or master's degree program who have completed their qualifying exam and have applied for candidacy.

Award Year and Amount:

Two students per cycle will be awarded up to $1,500.
For more details, see the attached documents and application.


Research Funding Database

Duke Research Funding Database

Open Education Database

STEM Scholarship Search

National Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities

South Texas Academic Rising Stars

Dissertation Fellowships

American Association of University Women

Predoctoral Fellowships

American Heart Association

FORD Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Harriett G. Jenkins

Howard Hughes Medical Institute/International Student Fellowships

National Science Foundation

Predoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31)

UNCF MERK Science Initiative

Fellowships for Dual Degree Students

American Physician Scientist Association

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

Other Resources

Government Grants

Foundation Center

Grant Forward

Minority Scholarships

Funding from Federal Agencies

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Army Research Laboratory

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Agriculture

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Department of Justice

Environmental Protection Agency

Homeland Security University Programs

Office of Naval Research

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Education Association

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Institutes of Health

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Science Foundation

U.S. Geological Survey