Hamill Foundation Awards $150,000 to HBU

Houston Baptist University is thankful to the Hamill Foundation for an award of $150,000, which will strategically benefit undergraduate and graduate students across the University. The gift will be split in thirds between 1) The Hamill Scholars program, which supports undergraduate students in a number of fields of study, 2) scholarships for undergraduate and graduate Allied Health majors in the HBU School of Nursing and Allied Health, and 3) the HBU Academic Success Center. “The Hamill Foundation has supported HBU for many years as they provide a quality education in a faith-based environment,” said Tom Brown, longtime Foundation grants director.

“The generous support of the Hamill Foundation has been critical toward helping our students persist and ultimately graduate in a timely manner,” Dr. David Hao, dean of HBU Student Success & Advising, said. “We literally could not do without them.”

Dr. Renae Schumann, dean of the HBU School of Nursing and Allied Health, said, “We are grateful for the scholarships which benefit both undergraduate and graduate students in Allied Health studies. These learners are future health care providers who will help many. We are glad the Foundation is helping them to reach their goals.”

Margaret Humphreys, director of the HBU Academic Success Center, said, “The Foundation has provided fundamental support of the ASC in helping our students to flourish inside and outside of the classroom. They understand the need for programming, workshops, tutoring and student experience, and how it leads to success. The Hamill Foundation was with us in the beginning, and we’re incredibly grateful for how they’ve continued to support us over the years.”

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