For Young Physician-Scientists
Since 2009, the Caroline Wiess Law Scholar award has facilitated the recruitment and retention of young physician-scientists who have the potential to translate scientific discoveries into effective clinical applications.
The award funds researchers for $1 million over three years, with the expectation that the scientists will then have obtained sufficient funding to continue their work.
About Mrs. Law
Caroline Wiess Law was a generous Houston philanthropist whose estate endowed the scholar program. She was the daughter of Humble Oil & Refining Co. (now ExxonMobil) co-founder Harry Carothers Wiess and Olga Keith Wiess, a founding trustee of the College. A patron of the arts and collector of modern art, Mrs. Wiess Law served for many years on the board of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which named the original museum building in her honor.
Her relationship with Baylor began in 1970 and continued until her death in 2003. Her generosity has benefited many Baylor departments.