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New Scholarships Honor Engebretson and Hickey

New Scholarships Honor Engebretson and Hickey

Dr. Joan Engebretson
Dr. Joan Engebretson
Dr. Joanne Hickey
Dr. Joanne Hickey

Joan C. Engebretson, DrPH, AHN-BC, RN, FSfAA, FAAN, and Joanne Hickey, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, FCCM, retired this summer after decades of service to Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth. In their honor, two operational scholarship funds have been created:

  • The Joanne V. Hickey Scholarship for a DNP student focused on neurology
  • The Joan C Engebretson Scholarship for a doctoral student focused on qualitative research 

Student recipients will be selected in fall of 2021.
If you are interested in honoring them and supporting these two scholarships, you have two options:
1.     Write a check and send it to the below address. Please indicate which scholarship the donation is intended for on the memo line. Separate checks are required if you plan to give to each.
     Office of Development
     P.O. Box 1321
     Houston, Texas 77251-1321
2.     You may give online by visiting

  • When completing your gift, please select “Cizik School of Nursing” and then “Other.” See below for reference.

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  • On the next page, please include the name of the scholarship/faculty member in the comments section.
  • Again, if you wish to contribute to both, please make two separate gifts.

If you have any questions, please contact or 713-500-3200.

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