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Hamill Foundation Awards UHD $75,000 Grant to Help Veterans, Promote Research

The Hamill Foundation has awarded UHD with a $75,000 grant which will provide $50,000 in scholarships for veteran students and $25,000 in undergraduate student research support for professor Gabriela Bowden's microbiology research laboratory in the College of Sciences and Technology.

"The Hamill Foundation is a true partner to UHD in our commitment to student success," said Johanna Wolfe, vice president of Advancement and University Relations. "The foundation's generous support of these critical initiatives will aid our veteran students as they transition to civilian life, and will provide high-impact learning opportunities for our students in the sciences."

The Hamill Foundation was established in 1969 by the late Houston oilman Claud Hamill and his spouse, Marie, in dedication to the city they loved. Through their foundation, the Hamills ensured that their legacy of giving back to the community would continue. Since 2011, the foundation has awarded UHD a total of $200,000 in grants that have directly benefited students.