Murtuza awarded Gunnin scholarship
Mohammad Murtuza, a graduate student at the McAllen Campus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, was one of only two students selected to receive the Gerry C. Gunnin, Ph.D. Public Health Memorial Scholarship. This $6,000 scholarship is named for Dr. Gunnin and was established by Texas Health Resources to honor his leadership and continue his legacy of advancement in community health improvement and activities.
Murtuza is pursuing his master of public health degree with a concentration in border health. His interest in community health stems from the unique health care issues faced by individuals in the Rio Grande Valley, which is why he chose to study public health in McAllen. He is currently working on a project to provide health education and diabetes screenings to members of the community with limited access to health care.
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in an accredited school of public health in Texas as a full-time student in a graduate or doctorate degree program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and must submit an essay describing their personal goals, leadership experiences, and community involvement.