Purpose: Established by the family in honor of their daughter, Ann Jordan Gartner, who died suddenly on November 8, 2008. She was a graduate of Rice University (B.S., ’83) and later received an M.A. from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. After 10 years as a process engineer with DuPont and Hoechst Celanese, she returned to the classroom as a gifted chemistry and physics teacher. She loved the sciences, the world around her, and teaching young people. She wanted all of her students to be as excited and awed by science as she was.
Amount: $5,000/one available
Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • be a graduating senior at AC Jones High School who plans a career in a science, engineering, or medical-related field or who plan to enter classroom teaching in these fields;
  • attend an accredited college or university in the United States;
  • maintain a minimum of 12 semester hours per semester, and;
  • maintain a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.