The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio’s commitment to supporting students at UT Health San Antonio achieved two milestones in 2016. The foundation announced an annual scholarship gift of $250,000 for academic year 2016-2017, and has now given more than $2 million to the university’s students since 2005.
“This is the largest scholarship gift to the university in the history of the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, and I am profoundly grateful,” said William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio.
The scholarships will benefit students in the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing and School of Health Professions, and students in the affiliated UT Austin College of Pharmacy clinical pharmacy program who study at UT Health San Antonio.
“Students in each of our schools will be touched by this generosity, and this is a very significant impact to our mission to educate the next generation of leaders in health care,” Dr. Henrich said.
In addition to scholarships, the Baptist Health Foundation has supported UT Health San Antonio programs, including a gift of more than $1 million for The Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases. The foundation has now given more than $4.5 million to university scholarships and programs.
“[UT Health San Antonio] remains a significant partner as the foundation furthers its God-ordained mission, and is a wonderful steward of our Lord’s money,” said Cody S. Knowlton, president and CEO of the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio.