The C.T. Bauer Foundation Supporting Second Round of Business Scholarships
By Mike Emery
The name Bauer has long been synonymous with business excellence. In Houston and across the nation, the legacy of Charles “Ted” Bauer continues to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs and industry leaders—including those at the University of Houston-Downtown.
For the second consecutive year, The C.T. Bauer Foundation is supporting students at UHD’s Marilyn Davies College of Business. The foundation has once again awarded a $455,000 grant to the college that will support business students during their junior and senior years. The Ted Bauer Undergraduate Business Scholarships will provide 25 students with two years of funding, $18,000 to each scholarship recipient ($9,000 for their junior year and another $9,000 to cover their senior year), as long as they maintain the scholarship academic requirements.
“We appreciate the generosity of The C.T. Bauer Foundation, especially during a time when so many students are in need,” said Dr. Charles Gengler, Dean of the Marilyn Davies College of Business. “These scholarships reinforce the foundation’s belief in our college and more importantly, our students and the people of Houston. I look forward to personally congratulating the second group of Ted Bauer Scholarship recipients and wishing them well as they continue their academic journeys.”
Scholarships are open to students entering their junior year at the Marilyn Davies College of Business, including those transferring to UHD. Complete details and an online application are available on the college’s scholarships site. Qualified students must demonstrate a financial need, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, and must have 48 – 60 hours remaining in their respective bachelor’s business programs.
The scholarships’ namesake, Ted Bauer, established a reputation as an ambitious business leader known for investing in students’ success. Grants such as the one awarded to UHD are a true reflection of the late Bauer’s philosophy that “People Are The Product.”
As Houston and the U.S. recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic, these scholarships will help prepare students to support economic recovery in the region. Additionally, they will further assist UHD students in focusing on their studies and ultimately graduating with little to no debt.
In addition to receiving financial support from these scholarships, students also benefit from being part of the Marilyn Davies College of Business. With classes taught by award-winning scholars and regional business leaders, students receive both the academic and professional insights necessary to succeed in the workforce. Additionally, they have access to the college’s Career Center, pre-professional student organizations, professional development workshops, job fairs and other resources aimed at advancing their careers.
“The Marilyn Davies College of Business has long been committed to producing career ready graduates,” Gengler said. “We are honored that The C.T. Bauer Foundation continues to support this mission and in doing so, helps our students graduate with little to no debt. It is my firm belief that education which creates a pathway for professional success is the truest form of social justice.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.