Meet past winners of the Horsman Scholarship for staff, dependents

Wed, Jul 9, 2014

Around Campus

Among the many ways UNTHSC team members create a healthier community is by supporting higher education for staff and their dependents via the Rand Horsman Scholarship. The deadline to apply this year is Aug. 15.

The $1,000 scholarships were started by Rand Horsman. Two years ago, he retired as vice president for Human Capital Management after 25 years of service to the UNT Health Science Center. The scholarship fund also receives generous contributions from UNTHSC team members during the annual internal giving campaign.

The Horsman Scholarship application deadline is Aug. 15, 2014, for the fall semester.  Only staff (not faculty) and their dependents are eligible. Here is the application: http://connections.hsc.unt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/horsman_scholarship_rev.pdf.

The first scholarships were awarded in 2012. Among those recipients was Student Affairs Student Services Director Nicki McGee, EdD, MPH. With help from the Horsman scholarship, she completed her doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University.

She encourages all who are interested to apply for the Horsman Scholarship. “Continuing education is an investment,” Nicki says.   “Education and knowledge are things that cannot be taken away.  Continuing education has a price, but scholarships like the Horsman Scholarship are available to help ease the financial burden and turn educational dreams into a reality.  Every dollar counts.  I just feel lucky to have been one of the first recipients.”

Also among the first recipients is Yale Fu, son of UNTHSC Senior Research Associate Jie Sun.

Yale says, “In 2012, I was starting my first year toward a J.D. degree at Stanford Law School. The Horsman Scholarship definitely made my first year of law school more pleasant by easing financial pressures and offering some peace of mind.”

And Student Services Specialist Emily Mire, MPH, also was among the first recipients. She has finished her master’s of education in counseling at Texas Christian University and is on track to graduate in December 2015 with a PhD in Health Studies at Texas Woman’s University.

“I am so thankful to work at an institution that supports employees furthering their education. I am incredibly proud to work at UNTHSC and feel privileged to have the opportunity to serve our students,” says Emily. “My graduate education has challenged me to think critically and differently, helped open doors within both my profession and the community, and has helped me discover what I’m truly passionate about.”

Employees have an opportunity to support the Rand Horsman Scholarship through a designated tax-deductible gift during our internal giving campaign this fall.  For more information, please contact Courtney Leaverton, courtney.leaverton@unthsc.edu, ext. 2282.



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