The scholarships from the Craig and Galen Brown Foundation are among the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed upon undergraduates at Texas A&M University.
Brown Scholars are among the top students at Texas A&M. All 306 Brown Scholars since 1992 have achieved National Merit status, and in the last 25 years, more than 90 Brown Scholars have received the Outstanding Senior Engineering Award at Texas A&M.
Brown Scholars have held the highest positions at A&M or have achieved the highest honors and awards, including Outstanding Senior of the A&M graduating class, Corps Commander, Rhodes Scholar Finalist, Fulbright Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, MSC President and Yell Leader.
Now, the Brown Foundation is helping The Texas A&M University System bring the best and brightest to EnMed, a unique graduate program in which students simultaneously earn master’s degrees in engineering and medical degrees. The foundation is offering scholarships to 15 impressive high school candidates for conditional admission to EnMed through the new E2EnMed Early Assurance program.
Texas A&M University has granted the Brown Foundation the right to proffer 15+ Brown Foundation candidates for annual conditioned admission to the EnMed program utilizing the E2EnMed Early Assurance program pathway. Students who earn a Bachelor of Science from a College of Engineering degree program (includes engineering, computer science and engineering technology) who receive a Brown Foundation scholarship for undergraduate studies are simultaneously eligible to receive an additional graduate scholarship to EnMed.
EnMed is a collaborative venture between Texas A&M College of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Engineering and Houston Methodist Hospital. EnMed graduates will receive a Master of Engineering and MD degrees in four years. This first-in-the-nation program 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.
This is such a great idea. I wish the program had existed when I was in school. I would have definitely been a student.
MD, PhD, Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor and Professor of Radiology
I am fully supportive of this forward-thinking concept, it is a wonderful idea. My only regret is that I didn’t think of it first!
MD, Dean Emeritus UT McGovern Medical School
Converging engineering and medicine is such a great idea that it is one of those things that when you first hear about it, you wonder -why didn’t I think of that?
MD, PhD, National Vaccinologist, Dean National School of Tropical Medicine and Disease, Baylor College of Medicine
The Craig and Galen Brown Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Craig Brown and Suzanne Smith EnMed Capstone Project Scholarships (“Capstone Project Scholarships”). Capstone Project Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Brown Foundation to a student or students who are selected as Capstone Innovator Award recipients within the student’s EnMed Innovation Portfolio and whose proposed projects will innovate solutions to medical issues using technology to benefit patients and society- at- large. Capstone Project recipients receive funds ranging between $5000-$10,000.
The Craig and Galen Brown Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of Capstone Project Scholarships are Zachary Richards and Cailin O’Connell.
Zachary’s Capstone Project aims to improve the design of the slit lamp telescope, the centerpiece of ophthalmic examination that examines the eye by improving the ergonomics of the device to accommodate differing body types and improve the equity of ophthalmic outcomes and prevent physician injury.
Cailin’s Capstone Project aims to provide early detection of ovarian tumors by using metalloprotease nanoparticles which are associated with a number of malignancies. Using nanoparticles targeted to an ovarian cancer microenvironment will improve early detection of ovarian cancer thereby decreasing time to treatment, and therefore, reduce mortality in women with ovarian cancer.
Zachary and Cailin will each receive a $10,000 scholarship. Congratulations!!
“I’ve never wanted to just be a doctor. I always wanted to do something more – something beyond the traditional path. That’s why I chose enmed. Enmed has put me on the path to being an interdisciplinary mind in the future of medicine. The integrated curriculum engages my engineering thought process. Like many of my classmates, I’m constantly wondering how and why things work the way they do in the body; enmed satiates that desire in addition to preparing me to innovate in clinical practice. Further than that, enmed students are some of the most resourceful people I’ve ever worked with. I have full confidence that we will find ways around obstacles in our careers. And I have full confidence that every one of our names will be highly recognized in the field of medicine 20 years from now. Again, thank you for making enmed possible. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Sue and Craig.”
The Brown Foundation E2EnMed Early Assurance Scholarship Program aims to recruit high achieving high school seniors who have attained National Merit status with demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, leadership, school organization and community involvement to apply to the E2EnMed Early Assurance Program, pursue an undergraduate engineering major and matriculate to the EnMed Program.
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 students. The Brown Foundation’s EnMed scholarship requirements, including a student’s academic achievement, research opportunities and MCAT scores, exceed those of the College of Medicine’s admission requirements. Brown Foundation Scholars must attain school and community service hours and leadership positions as conditions precedent to receiving and retaining their EnMed scholarship.