Fifty University of Houston-Downtown Marilyn Davies College of Business students were recognized for their achievements as Ted Bauer Undergraduate Business Scholars during two virtual Zoom ceremonies on November 11 and 13. The students shared their major, the scholarship’s impact on their education goals, the legacies they hope to leave behind, and what they hope to change in the world.
Dr. Charles Gengler, Dean of MDCOB, Interim President Antonio D. Tillis, PhD, Provost Eric Link, Marilyn Davies (for whom the college is named), and Darren Wolfman, Chair of the Ted Bauer Foundation Trustees shared remarks and advice with students to kick off the ceremonies.
Since its inception in Fall 2019, the Ted Bauer Undergraduate Business Scholarship has disbursed a total of $550,000 to 55 MDCOB students. As part of the competitive scholarship, Ted Bauer Scholars must enroll full time as business majors, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and be on track to graduate within two academic years. The scholarship is renewable for up to four semesters (fall/spring, fall/spring) and Scholars receive $4,500 per semester.
Scholars in Cohort 1 began in Fall 2019 for students graduating by May 2021. Cohort 2 began this Fall 2020 for students graduating by May 2022. Five students in the first cohort of Ted Bauer Scholars took full advantage of the supplementary funds and graduated early in 2020. Their forfeiture of the second year of funding allowed the College to select five “replacement” scholars who are on track to graduate with the May 2021 Cohort.
Learn more about MDCOB scholarships.