Student Support at SPH

UTHealth School of Public Health is committed to doing all we can to help our students become tomorrow’s public health experts. Covering Texas from the Rio Grande Valley to the northern reaches of the state, we train students to solve the unique health problems local communities face each day. And for many, this commitment to caring for local populations persists long after graduation.

When you support students at the School of Public Health through a gift of any size, you help provide financial assistance and scholarships that allow top students to overcome unexpected challenges and focus on learning how to improve public health.

SPH Student Assistance Fund
Pursuing degrees from health promotion to epidemiology, our students will one day solve public health challenges in communities across the state. When external circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic or Winter Storm Uri threaten to derail their progress, the Student Assistance Fund provides emergency resources to ensure students can continue focusing on their education. Through a gift today, your generosity will make a big difference for the next generation of public health professionals.

Robert J. Emery Endowed Fellowship
From prospective students to doctoral candidates, Robert “Safety Bob” Emery, DrPh, helps students tackle the rigors of graduate education. By supporting this fellowship, you will build on Dr. Emery’s legacy and help future experts in environmental and occupational health sciences achieve their dreams with reduced financial stress.

The Graham Wontner-Smith Memorial Scholarship
A faculty member at the School of Public Health for more than 16 years, Christine Markham, PhD, has witnessed the profound impact that scholarships can have on the life of a student. Committed to supporting tomorrow’s public health experts, Dr. Markham established this scholarship to honor the life of her father, Graham Wonter-Smith. With a gift today, you can help ensure our brightest students have the resources they need to complete their education.


L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge Family Scholarship in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Throughout her career, L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge demonstrated a passion for health that she passed on to students throughout the School of Public Health. Your gift toward this scholarship today will help provide vital financial support for doctoral students who are continuing Dr. Bartholomew Eldredge’s work in health promotion and behavioral sciences.
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