Legacy of Bush Jones-Sprenger Scholarship continues with 2015 recipient awards

May 5th, 2015

The tradition of leadership and academic excellence at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry continues as more than a dozen first-year dental students received news that they will receive the Bush Jones-Sprenger Scholarship, a $1,000 award, for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Recipients include:

  • Brandon Baker
  • Sonya Berriche
  • Alison Brown
  • Lauren Brubaker
  • Derrick Crawford
  • Allison Hinsberger
  • Brooke Jordan
  • Jackson Savage
  • Anna Tye
  • Joanne Wang
  • Tianne Yarbrough
  • Daniel You
  • Mackenzie Youngman
Bush Jones-Sprenger Scholarship origins 

The scholarship fund dates back to 1979 and was created in memory of Dr. Bush Jones, dean of the dental school from 1916 to 1918. Bush Jones Jr. and Albert Jones established the fund as a way to recognize their father’s leadership in dental education in the Southwest.

In 1989, the parents of Dr. Donald Sprenger, a 1976 alumnus, separately donated $100,000 in memory of their son to establish the Dr. Donald H. Sprenger Scholarship Fund.

Since then, the funds have been merged to create what is known as the Bush Jones-Sprenger Scholarship, providing financial awards to dental students with past academic achievement and demonstrated potential for success.

— Jennifer Fuentes