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The first Rand Horsman Scholarships are awarded

Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Education

HorsmanThe first three UNTHSC scholarships for staff members and their dependents were awarded this semester. The recipients are two staff members and the son of a staff member.

The Rand Horsman Employees Scholarships, each for $1,000, were presented to:

  • Yiye (Yale) Fu, son of Jie Sun. Yale Fu is a first-year student at Stanford Law School. His mother is a senior research associate-laboratory training coordinator in the Life Technologies Center for Forensic Excellence, in the Institute of Applied Genetics, Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics.
  • Nikki McGee, MPH, UNTHSC director of Health Promotion. She’s attending Capella University for an EdD in Educational Leadership and Management, and she is working on her dissertation. She earned her bachelor’s degree at UNT and her master of public health degree at UNTHSC.
  • Emily Mire, MPH, student service coordinator II in the Office of Student Affairs. She’s working on her master of education degree in Counseling at Texas Christian University and her PhD in Health Studies in Higher Education at Texas Woman’s University. She received a master of public health degree from UNTHSC in 2010. Mire said, “This scholarship is definitely a blessing, and I am so thankful to work at an institution that is so supportive of employees.”

These three were chosen from 22 applicants (12 employees and 10 dependents).

UNTHSC employees can choose to designate their Campus Pride donation to the Horsman scholarships. Click here to learn more about Campus Pride.

The scholarships’ namesake, Rand Horsman, recently retired as vice president for Human Capital Management after 25 years of service to the UNT Health Science Center.

“When you work in an educational institution, you really see the value of learning, not only for the individual but for the whole community,” Horsman said.

Applications for the spring semester are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 21, 2012. Among the eligibility requirements are that the staff member be employed by the Health Science Center full time for at least one year and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Dependents must be younger than 25 and enrolled in at least 12 semester hours.

Applications must include a transcript and a letter on how the award will benefit the student and/or the health science center.

The money can be used at any institution of higher learning. Details of eligibility and application forms are available online.

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