The Gerry C. Gunnin, Ph.D. Public Health Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an eligible student enrolled in an accredited Texas school and pursuing a graduate degree or doctorate in Public Health.
The scholarship is a tribute established to honor Dr. Gunnin's leadership and continue a legacy of advancement in Public Health.
To be considered for the Gunnin scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be enrolled in an accredited Texas Public Health school and program
- Be enrolled as a full-time student
- Carry a GPA of 3.0 or greater
Questions? Call 682-236-7190 or contact us via email.
2012 Award Winner
University of Texas at Houston, School of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Health Services Academy/Quaid-E-Azam University
Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
Rawalpindi Medical College/University of Punjab
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
University of Punjab
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
"I’m a second-year doctoral student with majors in Management Policy and Community Health in the University of Texas, School of Public Health Houston. By profession, I’m a physician then switched my field from clinical to preventive side and really enjoy working in public health.
"With regard to my past experience, I have worked seven years in health projects of HIV/AIDS and malaria with International NGOs, focusing on low-income, minority communities, with an attempt to increase treatment compliance, supportive care, self- and family counseling, in addition to epidemiological studies of high risk population.
"I have a passion of working for community based health projects with special interest in HIV/AIDS and cancer. I truly believe it is an emerging way to encourage meaningful evidence about practices in community; it empowers the community to take ownership. I aim to combine knowledge and action for social change to improve community health and eliminate health disparities. I look forward to this challenge and to participate in such a dynamic field."
2011 Award Winner
Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, College Station, TX
Master of Public Health (Border Health Concentration)
University of Texas-Pan American (UTPS), Edinburg, TX
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Arts in English (Minor Graphic Design)
"I have long struggled between the pursuance of art or science as my life's work. I came to the realization that the area of study I was truly fervent about, health care, was not strictly one or the other, but a fusion of both."
"After having been a teacher at Santa Maria ISD, a school district that serves the underprivileged colonia community of Santa Maria, Texas, I felt the desire to walk the path toward nursing and public health to aid unique populations such as this."
"I was not born in the Rio Grande Valley, but I grew up here; it is my home. I have seen the Valley flourish and progress at a rapid pace. Still, many areas of the Valley have been left behind in terms of development and healthcare. Not only are these areas usually rural and underserved, but they are in a unique situation as they are positioned on the border of Texas and Mexico. I have chosen Border Health and nursing as my areas of concentration as they will help me adapt my deliverance of public healthcare to a specific population."