Giving to GSBSWhat better way than by a gift to support, encourage and reward students who will become the scientists of tomorrow – our knowledge generators of the future.These outstanding individuals are the very ones who will find the cure to cancer, put an end to diabetes, find the genetic means of controlling heart disease, solve the mystery of Alzheimer's, and discover the pharmaceutical therapy that helps give a child normal brain function.In addition to giving for any purpose including the categories below by cash or check, the Graduate School welcomes your gifts to the following accounts through your credit card:The George M. Stancel, Ph.D. Fellowship in the Biomedical SciencesIn 2011 the GSBS Advisory Council created the George M. Stancel, Ph.D. Fellowship in the Biomedical Sciences to honor Dr. Stancel’s years of outstanding service as dean of the School.Through a competitive process, the fellowship will provide awards to exceptional graduate students on the basis of academic merit in the most promising area of research for any given year as determined by the GSBS Deans.Dean's Excellence FundServes as a discretionary fund that provides for supplemental merit scholarships to recruit outstanding students, a summer undergraduate research program, career development, and other needed programs for which Students funds cannot be used.Student Assistance FundThis fund provides for special anniversary scholarships, bridging support for students when their mentors experience a lapse in funding and other important emergency needs of individual students.Investing in Student Futures
Established by Dr. Priscilla Saunders in memory of her husband Grady Saunders, a wonderful scientist and mentor to graduate students, this endowment is a repository for both large and small gifts either "in memory" or "in honor of" to suit individual wishes. The ultimate hope is that it will grow to generate a full student stipend annually. Your "investment" goes, of course, towards one of the very best causes around—training future generations of scientists.
The students whose lives you touch with your help are the very students charged with the quest to find solutions to our most critical health concerns.While over 50 GSBS student award winners receive monetary award recognition, there are many other exemplary students in a vast number of biomedical sciences areas whose work is waiting to be awarded WHEN FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE. WE COUNT ON YOU!To play a part in increasing this support you may help in several ways:
- Individual giving may be designated to support a student or professor in a particular area of research or health concern.
- A named endowed scholarship (named for yourself, favorite family member, or scientist, for example) may be created with as little as $25,000; a fellowship for $50,000; a Legacy Scholarship $100,000 and a Discovery Fellowship through a five year current use commitment of $130,000 or a $550,000 endowment.
- To fund an endowed professorship, for instance, it takes $100,000--but this and the other gifts may be paid over a five-year period. A distinguished professorship is named with a $250,000 endowment and approved by the Texas Board of Regents, and a chair or university chair may be established for $500,000 or $1,000,000 respectively.
- The Dean's Fall Letter or Spring Campaign are annual giving opportunities. Much of this support is used to recruit top undergraduates to the GSBS. Let us know if you want to be put on the list to receive this letter. Contact Linda.M.Carter@uth.tmc.edu.
c/o Linda Carter
P.O. Box 20334
Houston, TX 77225-0334Thank you to all of our supporters—yours is the vision that will change the future! I am happy to answer any questions you may have about current giving, particular areas needing support, or estate planning.Please contact me at Linda.M.Carter@uth.tmc.edu or telephone (713) 500-9865.Consider a charitable gift annuity to increase your retirement earnings!To see a list of current GSBS Scholarships, please click here.