UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio awarded scholarship funds from Baptist Health Foundation

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(From left to right) Cody Knowlton, president and CEO of Baptist Health Foundation; Melissa Valerio, Ph.D., regional dean of UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio: and Stephanie Hall, administrative coordinator for UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio.

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio has awarded $18,000 to UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio. The funds support scholarships for students enrolled in the school’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) programs. This year, Baptist Health Foundation committed additional funds to support students enrolled in the school’s MBA/M.P.H. and M.D./M.P.H. dual degree programs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The scholarships benefit students serving the San Antonio area through research, service or work, and who are dedicated to the health of San Antonio-area residents and the surrounding eight-county region.

“The Baptist Health Foundation scholarships are essential to our ability to recruit and train population health practitioners to best address the health of the San Antonio community and surrounding area,” says Melissa Valerio, Ph.D., campus dean of UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio.

Last year, six M.P.H. students received scholarships. The application process is currently open for the fall term and a second round of applicants will be accepted in late fall. Scholarships will be awarded in the fall 2017 and spring 2018 terms.

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio distributes grants annually to not-for-profit organizations that provide health care services and health education throughout Bexar County and contiguous counties in South Texas. For more information: https://bhfsa.org/

—Written by Anissa Anderson Orr