Understanding Nanomedicine:  An Introductory Textbook
By Rob Burgess, PhD
The Burgess S.T.E.M. Scholarship
The Burgess family, former long-time residents of Silsbee, has established the Burgess Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) Scholarship to support graduating seniors at Silsbee High School pursuing advanced post-secondary education. Rob Burgess, a 1987 graduate of Silsbee High School, developed a passion for science beginning in the 6th grade while attending school in the Silsbee Independent School District which only grew in later years due to the excellent efforts by SISD teachers.  He has since focused this passion on forging a career in science and business.  His father, Bob Burgess, was a forester for Kirby Forest Industries in Silsbee for twenty years and later Precinct 1 County Commissioner for another twenty.  His mother, Lola Burgess, was Executive Vice President of the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce and worked to promote local business success and regional economic growth for twenty five years.  Although they no longer reside in Silsbee, the Burgesses have fond memories of the Silsbee community and look forward to supporting students as they move on from SISD and pursue their careers. Pictured are Rob, Bob, Lola and Rob’s wife, Jane, daughter, Zoie, and son, Bobby.

Award:  $10,000 to be awarded to a student pursuing full-time post-secondary education at either a four-year or two-year accredited university, college or technical institute.  The award will be dispersed each semester over the course of the student’s time at the four-year or two-year educational institution.

Deadline for Application:  March 6th, 2024.  More information can be found on the Silsbee High School website.