The Dr. Bill Gonzaba Endowed Scholarship for Healthcare Leadership and Innovation in Health Administration

Investing in the Healthcare Leadership of Tomorrow

The Dr. Bill Gonzaba Endowed Scholarship for Healthcare Leadership and Innovation in Health Administration provides scholarship support to minority, first-generation students seeking a graduate-level degree in Health Administration at UIW.

While there have been increases in the number of minorities pursuing graduate degrees in health administration, in 2018 only 18.5% of students attending Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) graduate programs were black and only 8.9% were Hispanic. This scholarship aims to ensure diversity of qualified students in our MHA program with the goal of producing graduates prepared to serve in senior leadership positions in healthcare organizations across the country.

The endowment was established in 2020 with a $50,000 gift from Gonzaba Medical Group. It is named in honor of Dr. William "Bill" Gonzaba, the founder and CEO of Gonzaba Medical Group, which has served San Antonio for more than 60 years.

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Gonzaba Medical Group is one of the largest senior primary care and specialty care medical groups in San Antonio. The organization has three comprehensive medical centers and four neighborhood clinics, employing more than 700 medical professionals. Gonzaba Medical Group has also expanded to offer urgent care, specialist care, preventative services and end-of-life care.

With a demonstrated commitment to the communities it serves, Gonzaba Medical Group has earned the Gold Seal from the Joint Commission and is among the highest-rated providers by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Learn more about Gonzaba Medical Group.


UIW’s lasting partnership with Gonzaba Medical Group

The Master of Health Administration program partners with Gonzaba Medical Group to place students in its practices through the Graduate Assistantship Program, part of the MHA curriculum. Graduate assistants spend an average of 15 hours each week during their final two semesters at their host practice while also attending classes.

This partnership has provided excellent opportunities for MHA students to gain real-world experience at an organization that has an exceptional and comprehensive approach to coordinated care.

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Brant Kelly

Project Manager, Gonzaba Medical Group

MHA Class of 2019

"I am very appreciative of the opportunities afforded me by Dr. Bill and Gonzaba Medical Group. From my graduate assistantship to now full-time employment, I cannot think of a more rewarding entrance into healthcare. This endowment will have a tremendous impact on the MHA program. I am proud of my alma mater and I am happy that future MHA students will benefit from Dr. Bill's generosity. Much thanks to Dr. Bill for being a visionary healthcare leader and supporting our program."

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Kara Lindeman

Project Manager, Gonzaba Medical Group

MHA Class of 2020

"Entering the UIW MHA program, I would never have dreamed of the opportunities it would grant me. In 2019, I received an incredible opportunity to do my graduate assistantship at Gonzaba Medical Group. With not having any previous formal training, I was beyond grateful that they took a chance on me. Dr. Bill and his group have poured resources and time over the past year into developing me into who I am today, an IT project manager."