Craig and Galen Brown Foundation scholarships are among the most prestigious scholarships awarded to undergraduates at Texas A&M. Brown Foundation scholarship recipients are known as Brown Scholars, and are recognized as high-achieving, well-rounded leaders at A&M. The majority of Brown Scholars major in engineering disciplines and, since 1994, 100+ Brown Scholars have received the Outstanding Senior Engineering Award at Texas A&M.
Brown Scholars have held the highest positions at A&M and achieved the highest honors and awards, including Outstanding Senior of the A&M graduating class, Corps Commander, Rhodes Scholar Finalist, Fulbright Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, and Gathright Scholar. Brown Scholars have held the highest positions in A&M clubs and organizations including, but not limited to, Texas A&M National Scholar Ambassadors, Maroon Coats, TAMU BUILD, Sling Health, MSC, Engineering Honors, Student Engineers’ Council and the Brown Foundation Freshmen Leadership Organization.
The Brown Foundation additionally offers graduate scholarships to the School of Engineering Medicine (EnMed). EnMed is a first-in-the-nation graduate program that blends experiential learning in engineering innovation with medical school training to create a new kind of doctor, a Physicianeer, with the goal of transforming health care to benefit patients and society-at-large. EnMed students simultaneously earn master’s degrees in engineering and medicine in four years. The Brown Foundation proffers high school candidates for admission to EnMed utilizing the E2EnMed Early Assurance program and can admit 15+ Brown Scholars annually to the EnMed Program.
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EnMed Inagural Graduation Ceremony
The Brown Foundation awards graduate scholarships to the School of Engineering Medicine (EnMed) and 20+ Brown Foundation candidates are proffered to the EnMed Admissions Committee as Brown Foundation E2EnMed Early Assurance Program candidates for admission to EnMed as high school students.
Brown Foundation E2EnMed EAP candidates must achieve National Merit status, urance Program candidates achieving, well rounded National Merit high school seniors with demonstrated leadership and community service to apply to the E2EnMed Early Assurance Program, pursue an undergraduate engineering major and matriculate to the EnMed Program. These students will be proffered for condition admission as Brown Foundation E2EnMed EAP candidates.
Brown Foundation scholarship recipients who are conditionally admitted to the EnMed Program must sustain academic excellence, the aforementioned attributes and A&M’s core values throughout their course of study as undergraduate engineering students. The Brown Foundation’s EnMed scholarship requirements, including a student’s academic achievement, medical and engineering research opportunities and MCAT scores, and required leadership positions, exceed those of the College of Medicine’s admission requirements.
Capstone innovation projects address medical needs identified by research investigators at the Houston Methodist Research Institute who may also be in collaboration with Texas A&M faculty.
Interested EnMed students apply to Houston Methodist detailing their 2-year project description and budgetary needs. Students with approved projects receive mentorship, lab space and funding from Houston Methodist and are also responsible for progress updates to ensure project compliance.
Each individual or team member who is selected as Outstanding Capstone Project receives an award and $5,000 and an additional award and $5,000 is given to the Outstanding Faculty Mentor at a Capstone Awards dinner at Houston Methodist.
Cailin O’Connell (EnMed Class of 2024) was presented the EnMed Outstanding Student Project Winner Award at the EnMed Capstone Innovator Awards Dinner for her research in Metalloprotease Sensitive Nanoparticles in Early Ovarian Cancer Detection.