Student Scholarships and Awards
UNT Health Science Center Foundation Scholarships & Award
TCOM Scholarships & Awards
Weldon Eugene Bond, Jr. D.O. Memorial Scholarship: Weldon Eugene Bond, Jr. D.O. was proud to be the first graduate to walk the stage in the first class of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1974. Accomplishments included being a multi board certified family and hospital physician for over 30 years, proud to be on the Clinical Faculty of The University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas as both Associate and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine as well as serving on the Admissions/Interview Committee for prospective medical students. He was past President of the Alumni Association of the medical school at UNTHSC/TCOM at Fort Worth. This scholarship is to honor the memory of Dr. Bond and to assist in supporting an upper classman interested in pursuing Family Practice.
A.E. Brooks Scholarship: The M.S. Doss Foundation established the A.E. Brooks Endowed Scholarship to perpetuate and advance the osteopathic philosophy and practice of health care in the State of Texas, especially in the focus of rural medicine. This scholarship is a tribute to Mr. A.E. Brooks for his many years as a friend, confidant, and legal advisor to Mr. and Mrs. Doss. For their dedication, this scholarship will assist 1st or 2nd year TCOM students
The Larry L. Bunnell, D.O. Scholarship: Dr. Bunnell was the first full time chair of the Department of Family Practice at TCOM. He establishes this scholarship as a way of paying back TCOM and the Osteopathic Profession for honors, a career, and the opportunities that have been provided him and his family. This scholarship supports 4th year TCOM students with an interest in a career in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Concepts, Practice, and Manual Skills.
Dr. Bunnell shared, “I was the first full time chair of the Department of Family Practice at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to moving to Texas I had been chair of the Dept. of Family Medicine at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and prior to that I was in private practice in Ohio. I was at TCOM for 13 years. When I left the Department, they established the Larry L. Bunnell, D.O. award to the outstanding student in Family Practice in the graduating class. At first Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company funded it and later either the Department or I have funded the award. I am trying to give sufficient funds so as the interest or earnings can fund this award on annual basis.
Next, I am establishing a fund on my demise that could create a fund again on interest and earnings to give a scholarship to a deserving student in year two or three. The scholarship criteria would be established by the Department of Family Practice. I would want this scholarship in memory of my family. My wife passed away on Dec. 1, 2006. My son is a graduate of TCOM and practices in Arlington, Texas and my daughter is a professor at University of Central Florida in the Finance Department. The years in Texas were memorable for our family and this scholarship would continue emphasis on Family Practice in memory of our Family. Funding these two projects is my way of paying back TCOM and the Osteopathic Profession for honors, a career, and opportunities afforded my son and me by giving those who follow a needed incentive to complete their training.
The MaKasha Colonvega Memorial Scholarship: Representatives from the TCOM Class of 2009 established this scholarship to honor and celebrate the life of beloved classmate, MaKasha (Kasha) Colonvega. They shared, “We all strive to find those things in life that empower us to reach our goals. MaKasha (Kasha) Colonvega found her empowerment through education. Dr. Colonvega lost her life tragically on December 7, 2009, just one semester short of graduating from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The MaKasha Colonvega Memorial Scholarship was created to celebrate her memory and her spirit.
Kasha was born in Arkansas and lived there until the age of six when she moved with her mother to Seattle, Washington. Kasha graduated from high school in Seattle and went on to achieve her Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Her insatiable hunger for more lead her to the Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas where she completed her chiropractic curriculum and became a doctor of chiropractic in 2004.
Yearning for more, Kasha continued to work as a research professor at Parker College, becoming well-published in both Chiropractic and Osteopathy and the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. On top of this, Kasha raised her twins while her husband was serving on active duty in the military. Still not satisfied, Kasha made the decision to attend the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center to pursue her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. As a participant in the military’s Health Professions Scholarship Program, Kasha also served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army throughout her enrollment in medical school. Kasha excelled in her studies and her home life despite her husband once again being called to active duty in the Army while she was in medical school.
Kasha was an extraordinary person. What you or I may only dream of achieving became reality for Kasha in the thirty-four short years that she was on this earth. Those who knew Kasha admired her vivacious spirit and humble attitude towards others. Despite the many tasks her daily schedule entailed, Kasha would never turn away a fellow colleague in need. While Kasha excelled throughout the first two years of didactics and secured a spot in the top 5% of her class, she always made time for other people. In the last stretch of clinical rotations, Kasha continued to shine by participating in research work in dermatology at the Brooke Army Medical Center, where she hoped to become a resident in training. That research work was ultimately accepted for publication in late 2008. Kasha did all of this—helping others, furthering her education and career, and continuing to be the primary caregiver for her children—while still advocating for her patients.
To her classmates, Kasha will always be remembered as someone who embodied the virtues of service to others, perseverance and hard work, humility, and infectious curiosity. To her family, Kasha was the epitome of unconditional love. Kasha leaves behind her two children and her mother, stepfather and sister as well as many friends and colleagues who love and admire her. She also leaves behind a legacy of dedication to education and a spirit that reminds us that anything is possible.”
D.O. /Ph.D. Student scholarship: The DO/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program is offered in conjunction with UNT Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Students may choose to conduct research in a wide range of basic science disciplines to complement their medical interests, including cell biology and genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, pharmacology and neuroscience, and physiology.
Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc. Joseph L. LaManna D.O. Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc. to honor Dr. Joseph L. LaManna, D.O. and to support TCOM students who have demonstrated personal integrity, leadership potential, and their dedication and commitment to community service. Dr. LaManna received a Bachelor of Science Degree with majors in Biology and Chemistry from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City in 1943. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the Army Special Training Program. In 1950, he graduated from Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine and interned at lakeside Hospital in Kansas City. In 1951, he opened his office in Dallas. Dr. LaManna began family practice in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas the very first day he arrived in 1951 and in January 2001, he announced his retirement after fifty years of service. During those years he touched thousands of lives, including the hundreds of young physicians he mentored and counseled. The Board of the Trustees of Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc. describes him as “an exemplary to all who serve the community and a paragon to all osteopathic physicians.”
The Dunlap Family Scholarship: Donald C. Dunlap, D.O., chose to dedicate his life’s work to osteopathic medicine because it combines creativity, inventiveness, and the art of health. He has written numerous letters of recommendations for students and graduates of the UNT Health Science Center. To demonstrate his pride and support for the unique position of the Health Science Center in the community and as the pinnacle of training in the osteopathic profession, he established this scholarship fund. The Dunlap Family Scholarship will support and provide assistant to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year TCOM students who have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to community service.
John F. Gaugl Memorial Fund: Dr. John F. Gaugl founded the TCOM’s Department of Integrative Physiology and Anatomy in 1971. In his final lecture to medical students before his passing, he revealed that he had seen many doctors and specialists who misdiagnosed his illness. With amazing insight, he shared this story. “If you close your eyes and listen, you will hear a horse running across a field. You know the sound of a horse. You hear it run, trot, and then gallop. You feel confident it is a horse. However, in some cases when you open your eyes, you realize it is a zebra. As a physician, you will see general signs and symptoms all seeming to point to a specific disease. Sometimes, however, these generalizations are inaccurate. We must open our eyes to each and every possibility because there are times we will hear a horse coming, yet if we open our eyes and look a little closer, we might see a zebra instead.” Dr. Gaugl’s poignant story about his breast cancer provides an invaluable reminder. We need to keep our eyes and ears open to “the presence of zebras” as we diagnose and treat our patients. Our failure to do so can literally be a matter of life and death. John Gaugl, Ph.D. 1937-1997
Elizabeth Reeves Henning Scholarship: This scholarship is made possible by a trust fund in honor of Elizabeth Reeves Henning and established from an estate fund designed to assist a 3rd or 4th year TCOM student.
The Frederick L. Hill Scholarship for Excellence in Primary Care in Texas:
This scholarship was established by the generosity of Dr. Rick Hill and his wife Cindy.
Published in the UNTHSC magazine:
A Full Ride:
Dr. Rick and Cindy Hill Rick Hill, DO ('78), will be sending future generations of Texas family physicians to medical school. And he's getting them there with some really fast cars.
The cars are part of a $2.1 million estate gift to the Health Science Center, its largest individual philanthropic gift to date. But the vehicles represent more than pistons and gasoline - they include a bit of Hill himself.
Calling him a "car guy" is an understatement. Hill is a racecar driver, a mechanic, a collector and a lifelong appreciator of the automobile. He likes cars with "soul" - the kind that he couldn’t afford when he was younger. His garage holds more than a dozen unique cars - from a 1931 Ford Model A to a 2005 Ford GT, also known as the GT40 - and just as many motorcycles.
But he didn't always have that many keys on his ring. He set aside his passion for cars and motorcycle racing when he was accepted to the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in 1974 - back when the old bowling alley on Camp Bowie Boulevard served as a classroom and a mobile home served as the student center. For Hill, going to TCOM was the opportunity of a lifetime, but it was also a huge financial challenge. He put his heart and soul into medical school, and he got some help along the way. "During my second year, the school became state supported and the costs came way down so a guy like me could afford to go, and that was huge," Hill said. "And if it hadn't been for the student loan program, I wouldn't be here doing this now."
Since his graduation in 1978, he's made a habit of giving back. For the past 30 years he has served the community of Humble, Texas, as a family physician. He's treated generations of families - sometimes even if they couldn't pay for his services - and they have repaid him with their loyalty. "We went through the early '80s when oil busted in Houston, "Hill said. “People lost their insurance and didn't have anything. But, we made it work. All those people kept coming even when times improved, and now I've got more work than I can do."
Through the decades he has learned first-hand what a family doctor means to a community. Now he wants to help supply communities across Texas with good family doctors, so he's giving the ultimate gift to make that happen: he's donating assets including his beloved car collection. Hill and his wife, Cindy, are giving this largest-ever single gift to provide scholarships for TCOM students studying to be primary care physicians in Texas. When the donation is fully endowed, it will support TCOM students for years to come, but the Hills are not waiting - they will also make a donation to award the first scholarship this year. With this and other annual gifts, Hill will honor those who helped him along the way. The first scholarship will honor TCOM's first dean, the late Henry Hardt, who was instrumental in Hill's acceptance to medical school.
It's the gift of a lifetime, but Hill said the decision was easy. "If we fund education for family doctors, they will be able to serve a community in Texas," he said. "There will be a benefit to a great number of people. I want to give something back to the people of Texas. I want to give them family doctors.
Drs. W.R. & Constance Jenkins Scholarship: W.R. & Constance Jenkins are both osteopathic physicians who graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in the early 1950’s. Dr. W.R. Jenkins began his career with TCOM in 1971 as an instructor in the Department of Surgery. In 1978, he was appointed Chair of the Department of Surgery and became a full time faculty member. He served as Associate Dean for graduate medical education and continuing medical education from 1987 until 1991. Dr. Jenkins was awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus upon his retirement. Dr. Constance Jenkins joined TCOM in 1978 as an Associate Professor and Director of TCOM’s Central Family Practice Clinic. Dr. Jenkins not only served as President of the Texas Society of the American College of General Practitioners in Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery but also was named “General Practitioner of the Year" in 1992. After retirement in 1991, they received the TCOM Founder’s Medal. This scholarship was established to assist TCOM 3rd year students who desire to pursue a career in primary care.
Elizabeth Pelsma Levy, DO Awards: This fund was established in 1985 by Dr. Elizabeth P. Levy, DO and provides two awards. The first award is for a graduating senior who plans to practice osteopathic medicine in rural areas. The second award is for a TCOM graduate who has met specific criteria for clinical rotation, training, and has 1 year of practice in a rural community.
Jeremiah G. Mills 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Rural Medicine Scholarships: The Jeremiah G. Mills Memorial Scholarship fund, through private donations of family and friends, honors the memory of Jeremiah Garrett Mills who courageously fought Ewing’s Sarcoma for seven years. Jeremiah lost his battle on October 25, 2001 at the young age of 21 years. He was the son of Dr. John G. Mills, Associate Professor in the Surgery Department at UNTHSC and stepson of Kaylene Mills. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to support and provide scholarships for TCOM students who have demonstrated their interest in rural medicine as a field of specialization and who meet the scholastic and special criteria of the scholarship.
MSGA Above and Beyond Scholarship: The Medical Student Government Association is establishing the “MSGA Above and Beyond Scholarship” to honor students who work hard in the classroom while maintaining a strong record of service. MSGA leadership recognizes the time-commitment and diligence required to succeed academically in medical school. It also recognizes that despite this load TCOM is filled with students who commit additional time to serve their peers and neighbors within the community. These driven individuals embody a passion for service which inspires those around them and their sacrifices have helped the University of North Texas-Health Science Center grow from a place of higher education into a pillar of the surrounding community. The intent of the “MSGA Above and Beyond Scholarship” is to recognize and encourage these outstanding students for a job well done. It is the vision of the MSGA that honoring these scholars for their contributions will reaffirm their commitment to service and support their efforts to make this university, and the surrounding community, better places to work and live. The scholarship’s initial donations were from proceeds of the 2013 “Tee-off FORE TCOM” golf tournament.
D.M. Richards Endowed Scholarship: The Medical Student Government Association (MSGA) of TCOM created this scholarship to honor David M. Richards, D.O. upon his retirement for his extraordinary legacy of service. Dr. Richards became TCOM’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1981 and was named president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center when the Texas Legislature established it in 1993. Under his watch, he helped to establish the Academic Health Science Center, the Public Health, and Physician Assistant Program. The Health Science Center established affiliations with hospitals around the state through Dr. Richards’ vision and initiative, as TCOM took the lead in breaking down both real and perceived barriers between the D.O. and M.D. professions. This scholarship provides for 2nd TCOM students who have demonstrated personal integrity, leadership potential, and their dedication to community service and to their medical school.
James O. Royder, D.O. FAAO Scholarship: James O Royder, D.O, FAAO, established this scholarship in honor and support of advancing the osteopathic philosophy and practice of health care in the state of Texas for deserving students at TCOM. Dr. Royder began his distinguished career after graduating from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1966, he opened an obstetrics/gynecology practice. Dr. Royder’s compassion and understanding of pain grew following a serious plane crash while on a medical mission’s trip to Mexico. He decided to change from OB/GYN to general practice and taught manipulative medicine for 5 years at TCOM. In 1981, after he had served with the Naval Reserves for several years, Dr. Royder enlisted for active duty and served 11 years in the Navy. He established the Navy’s first comprehensive pain treatment center in the Philippines during his service, was a regimented surgeon with the Marines, then worked in a navy fleet hospital in the Persian Gulf War. This scholarship supports 2nd year osteopathic medical students who have exhibited the basis of awareness and understanding of professional and social roles of osteopathic medicine in American Health Care.
Dr. C.W. & J. Spellman Endowed Scholarship: Craig Spellman, Ph.D., D.O. is a 1991 TCOM graduate and was the first UNT Health Science Center graduate to establish a student scholarship fund in tribute to a spouse. His wife of 25 years, Joanie Spellman, was a senior scientist and head technical writer for Alcon laboratories until she passed away in December 2000. Dr. Spellman shared, “Education was high on Joanie’s list. Her education. My education. Our sons’ education. Our students’ education. Rewarding and encouraging those who love learning is a perfect way to honor her memory.” This scholarship will provide support a 2nd year TCOM student with a dedication to Osteopathic practices.
Wayne & Norma Lee Stockseth Scholarship: Wayne Stockseth, President of Parts Distributing Company, is an entrepreneur and investor. He and his wife, Norma Lee, became involved in propagating the field of osteopathic medicine when an osteopathic physician living in their neighborhood asked for support in the creation of an osteopathic medical school. The Stockseth’s agreed and helped gather support to open TCOM’s doors. Mr. Stockseth has served as a member of TCOM’s Board of Trustees, Foundation, and Advisory Council. He has also served as Chairman of the North Texas State University (now UNT/TCOM Board of Regents.) This scholarship is designed to support a 3rd year TCOM student who is a Texas resident. The Stockseth Award for Osteopathic Excellence has been offered since 1974 to honor and salute the unique concepts and distinctive futures that help make osteopathic medicine great. This fund also provides the Stockseth Award for Osteopathic Excellence & Chair's Stockseth Award for Osteopathic Excellence.
Ray & Edna Stokes Scholarship: The Ray and Edna Stokes Scholarship fund assists 4th year TCOM students who have a desire to practice primary care in the state of Texas. Ray Stokes was the first employee of TCOM. Hired in April of 1969, Ray Stokes was a fundraiser for TCOM, Texas’ first osteopathic medical school. Mr. Stokes spent the rest of his career at TCOM in various positions and made many major contributions to the college. In 1984, Ray Stokes received TCOM’s highest honor, the Founders’ Medal. His wife, Edna Stokes, worked for TCOM first as a bookkeeper and later as a clinic manager. Mrs. Stokes is known as TCOM’s second employee. In honor of both, UNTHSC has named a boardroom after them. After retirement, Mr. Stokes continued to honor TCOM by authoring a book about the first twenty years of its history.
TOMA Scholarship for TCOM students: This scholarship provides a tuition and fee award to 4th TCOM students with a strong interest and commitment to practice medicine in the state of Texas upon graduation, including Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
TCOM Alumni Scholarship: The TCOM Alumni Association promotes and develops a continuing relationship between the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine administration, faculty, staff, student body, and the alumni. The Board consists of osteopathic physicians from states throughout the United States as well as physicians from the state of Texas. This scholarship is established to provide awards for deserving 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year medical students who meet established personal and academic criteria.
TCOM Memorial Scholarship: The TCOM Memorial Scholarship Fund, created in 1982, originated as a reward for information about the death of TCOM Student Doctor Kathryn Munroe, age 23. In 1986, the fund converted to a scholarship in memory of all former TCOM students who have passed away. The fund has since grown by external donations. In April 2007, a DNA match by a Fort Worth Police Detective in the Cold Case Unit linked a prison inmate in Florida to the death of Kathryn Munroe. This scholarship assists 2nd year medical students at TCOM.
Beverly & Stanley Weiss Award for Rural Health: Stanly & Beverly Weiss created this scholarship fund to honor the profession of osteopathic medicine. Dr. Weiss has served as a chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and as an Associate Professor of Occupational and Personal Health. Mrs. Weiss directed administrative operations for the Cowtown marathon and 10K Runs for 21 years, bringing national recognition to the UNT Health Science Center. This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to 3rd year TCOM students who have demonstrated a commitment to rural medicine practice for their future as well as demonstrate financial need.
Dr. Gil B. Scarnati Memorial Scholarship: On osteopathic medicine and the practice he had to give up: “Osteopathic medicine is an approach and philosophy of medicine which involves both the art and science of medicine. Yet further, it emphasizes treating the patient as a whole, entire human being, rather than a case, disorder or disease. It emphasizes the importance of the interaction and relationship of all aspects of the person as patient, body, mind and spirit. “It is an endeavor in wholeness, of completeness, and one that places just as great an emphasis upon medical expertise as it does upon understanding, empathy and the humane. “I loved teaching my patients and answering their questions. Patients came in sick and anxious, and often I was able to allay their fears and anxieties, and to provide comfort, simply by listening and truly communicating with them. Although many physicians believe this humanistic way of medical practice has become impracticable and unrealistic, it is amazing how significant and productive a 15-minute patient visit can be. “In retrospect, I think that which amazed me the most was the impact one can have on someone else’s life.” ~Gil Scarnati, DO
GSBS Scholarships & Awards
Ben G. Harris, Ph.D. Memorial Award: Dr. Harris joined the faculty at North Texas State University in 1968. He was one of the first faculty members to receive the honor of “Regents Professor” by the UNT System Board of Regents. This award recognizes individuals who performed outstanding teaching, research, or patient care. When presented with this honor, he was quoted as saying, “You come to work day after day for more than 35 years because you love it. You love the lab, the school, and the students.” Dr. Harris’ research interests while in department of Molecular Biology and Immunology were biochemistry and enzymology of parasitic helminthes. In 2003, Dr. Harris received the Benjamin L Cohen, D.O. award for Outstanding Research Achievement. Dr. Harris was a survivor of skin cancer so he participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and was a member of the Institute for Cancer Research team.
Cell Biology and Anatomy Scholarship: This scholarship was established to support doctoral students in Cell Biology and Anatomy within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences who demonstrate a personal commitment to graduate education and research, leadership experience and potential as both an individual and as a student, and personal integrity.
Rachel Dauphin Memorial Scholarship: The Rachel Dauphin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors Rachel Dauphin, a graduate student who courageously fought Hodgkin’s disease. This scholarship will be offered to students seeking a degree through GSBS, shows academic achievement, and volunteerism.
GSBS Endowed Scholarship: The purpose of this scholarship is to support and provide tuition assistance for GSBS students who have demonstrated personal integrity, academic achievement, leadership potential, and their dedication to graduate education and research.
E. Bruce Street, Sr. & Roger J. Williams Endowed Scholarship: Mr. & Mrs. E. Bruce Street, Sr. established the Roger Williams Scholarship in September 1981 to honor Dr. Roger Williams. Dr. Williams was a professor emeritus of chemistry at UT Austin and was a research scientist at the Clayton Foundation Biochemical Institute, which he founded in 1940. Dr. Williams discovered pantothenic acid, known as vitamin B5, and served as the Director of the Institute until 1963. He was dedicated to educating the public and medical profession about the importance of nutrition and biochemical individuality. UNTHSC rededicated the scholarship in 2005 as the E. Bruce Street, Sr., & Roger J. Williams Award in Preventive Nutrition with the passing of Bruce Street as a former UNT Regent.
Rev. Barbara Wordinger Scholarship in The Visual Sciences North Texas Eye Research Institute Fund: Dr. and Mrs. Abbot F. Clark established the Rev. Barbara Wordinger Scholarship in the Visual Sciences in September 2011 to honor the memory Rev. Barbara Wordinger. Rev. Wordinger was an ordained Methodist minister and wife of Dr. Robert J. Wordinger, Professor of Cell Biology and Associate Director of the North Texas Eye Research Institute. She had been diagnosed with glaucoma and was very supportive of graduate student education UNTHSC in general, and particularly in graduate student education in the visual sciences.
Elena & Thomas Yorio First Year Student Scholarship: The First Year Student Scholarship was rededicated in December 2007 to honor Elena & Thomas Yorio. Throughout the years, Dr. Yorio and his wife, Elena, have made outstanding contributions and a tremendous impression on the campus and students. This scholarship supports 1st year GSBS students who show leadership experience and potential, a personal commitment to graduate education, and research and personal integrity.
School of Health Professionals Scholarships & AwardsPA Endowed Scholarship: The Physician Assistant Studies program provides an exemplary graduate-level education with a focus on primary care and meeting the health needs of underserved populations. This program began in 1997 and is ranked as one of the top 35 graduate-level physician assistant programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The scholarship will support deserving 1st year and/or 3rd year Physician Assistant students.
PASA Scholarship: This fund was established by the Physician Assistant Student Association for 2nd year PA students to award individuals who carries a high grade point averages, is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and PASA. Volunteerism is also important as a qualification.
Ruby B. Dean Scholarship for Physician Assistant Studies & for Physical Therapy: Ruby Boren Dean was born in Carthage, Texas and married David P. Dean in 1953. She remained in the Fort Worth community. She and her husband were longtime members of First Presbyterian Church. Together they were contributors to many colleges and schools through scholarships. Although not having any children of their own, they were instrumental in the lives of many young people through helping them get an education. Ruby was a member of Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth Club and Fort Worth Woman's Club, where she was active in the Historical Preservation Trust. Mrs. Dean’s husband was a writer and poet so it was fitting that she served as a past president of the Shakespeare Club as well as the Fort Worth Geological and Geophysical Club and the Petroleum Club.
PA Alumni & Friends Scholarship: This scholarship was established to support PA students.
School of Public Health Scholarships & Awards
SPH Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship supports students with a record of academic excellence and a commitment to a professional role in public health.
SPH Alumni Society: The School of Public Health Alumni Society Scholarship Fund is established to provide scholarships in the area of Public Health. This scholarship is designed to encourage recipients to continue and complete a degree a Public Health profession as well as to carry on the objectives of the School of Public Health Alumni Society.
UNT System College of Pharmacy
Paul M. Perrone Pharmacy Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Perrone Family. “Paula Perrone will never forget hearing her late father, Paul Perrone, tell his story of landing on the Normandy beaches during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. “He was a glider pilot,” she said, “and he made a pact with God that if he survived he would spend the rest of his life helping others.” He did survive, and through the pharmacy he started after the war, spent the rest of his life helping others. And Paula wants to extend his legacy by providing a scholarship for students entering the new UNT System College of Pharmacy set to open in 2013. “This is the perfect way to honor him,” Perrone said. “He was thankful to be alive, and he didn’t renege on his promise. He did more than fill people’s prescriptions – he would talk to them. He had the gift of being able to relate to and comfort people.” And he had a zest for life. He supported himself while attending pharmacy school through competitive bull riding, and he loved practical jokes. “Dad never stood still,” Perrone said. “He believed that scholastics do matter, and he never stopped learning. He believed that learning is a continuum of life.” ~excerpt from the 2012 North Texas Health & Science magazine
Employee & Leadership Scholarships
Rand Horsman Employee Scholarship: Beginning in 2001, W. Rand Horsman, Vice President of Human Resource Services, and others created the annual Hackers Golf Tournament. What started as a small employee golf tournament designed to raise funds for an Emergency Assistance Fund and provide employee scholarship resources merged later with the UNTHSC President’s Invitational Golf Tournament which continued a financial commitment to the goal of establishing an employee scholarship. At the time of his retirement in May 2012, sufficient funds had been raised to endow and start awarding scholarships to HSC employees and their dependents. In recognition for his 26 years of dedicated service to the HSC and his commitment to raising funds for an employee scholarship, President Scott Ransom renamed the “Hackers Scholarship” within the UNTHSC Foundation to: The Rand Horsman Employee Scholarship.The Moorman Family Scholarship: This scholarship is for students who have a 3.0/80/B or above GPA, community service hours, and have held a campus leadership position in student government (MSGA, PASA, GSA, PHSA, etc.) Thomas Moorman, EdD, his wife, Melissa Moorman, and their two children, Emma Elizabeth Moorman and Bennett Thomas Moorman established this scholarship fund because they believe in the value of education and the importance of giving back to the communities they serve. Dr. Moorman is a firm believer in the importance of integrity and character. He believes that we all have a duty to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Students who engage in leadership while in school are more likely to take on leadership opportunities in the communities they will serve. Dr. Moorman and his family have always been compelled to share their blessings with others. “We mentor by our actions and not just by our words.” Thomas Moorman, EdD