Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Western University of Health Sciences
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Scholarships-2012

2012 Scholarships

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
AVMA PLIT Scholarship  3rd Year Students  $3000.00 – Tuition credit  Feb 24th AVMA PLIT N/A
Award Criteria: Must be 3rd year veterinary student (will receive scholarship as tuition credit as they enter 4th year). Must demonstrate financial need and be a US resident. Funds will be issued as a credit on student’s tuition account. Must be a continuous SCVMA or SAVMA member. Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
California Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarship Award  3rd-4th Year Students  $500.00  Feb 24th CVMF N/A
Award Criteria: Awarded to a third or fourth year student who has shown outstanding service in veterinary medicine at a city or county animal shelter or during a recognized California disaster response effort. Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Dr. Shirley D. Johnston Endowed Scholarship  3rd Year Students  $1000.00  2/1/2012 Endowed Scholarship N/A
Award Criteria: Current 3rd year student in good standing,committed to a career in pet Veterinary Medicine, with a demonstrated (through extracurricular activities and/or selection of 4th year course options) commitment to compassionate, high quality pet care; treating pets like family and human-animal bond. Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Betty J. Jones & Cassius Cat Foundation Available to two 1st year students $2,000.00 each 2/1/2012 Cassius Cat Foundation N/A
Award Criteria: Current 1st and year CVM student in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Apply by submitting a letter describing your commitment to veternary medicine and professional goals. This award is renewable provided GPA requirement is met.
E-mail eligibility letter & resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Elanco Behavior Scholar Award Any Year (3rd and 4th yr preference) $500.00  Feb 24th Elanco N/A
Award Criteria: Available to CVM students in good standing of any year with preference given to 3rd and 4th year students. Will be awarded to student with an proven interest/commitment to animal.
Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Elanco Award for excellence in Internal Medicine & the Human-Animal Bond Any Year (3rd and 4th yr preference) $500.00  Feb 24th Elanco N/A
Award Criteria: Available to CVM students in good standing of any year with preference given to 3rd and 4th year students. Will be awarded to student with an proven interest/commitment and demonstrated excellence in internal medicine. Preference should also be given to students who display an understand, appreciation and application of the Human-Animal bond as it relates to pets and their owners. Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Grace and Bud Wilson Memorial Scholarship 2nd year (generally) $2000.00  March 9th Ventura Co Dog Fanciers Assoc Small Animals
Award Criteria: Awarded to 2nd year (preferred) or higher DVM students who have attended school at any level (elementary, middle, high, undergrad) in Ventura County, CA ($2,000). Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Korean Veterinary Society of America Scholarship – AWARDED Any Year $1000.00   KVSA N/A
Award Criteria: Available to CVM students in good standing of any year. The student should have a history of high academic excellence and a current CVM GPA of 3.0 or higher. 3. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate through their application essay an understanding and appreciation of the Korean culture and history.

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Merced Mariposa Veterinary Medical Association scholarship 3rd and 4th year preferred $1000.00  March 9th Merced Mariposa Veterinary Medical Association N/A
Award Criteria: Lived in Merced or Mariposa county for at least 1 year or graduated from UC Merced. Current student in good standing, proof of financial need from financial aid office, preference given to 3rd and 4th year students. Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Nestle Purina Award for Companion Animal Nutrition Any Year $1000.00  Feb 24th Nestle Purina N/A
Award Criteria: Interest & excellence in companion animal nutrition. Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic Scholarship Class- 3rd or 4th year $1000.00 each March 9th Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic Discipline- Emergency Med rotation
Award Criteria: Available to current students in good standing who have scheduled or completed a 3rd year emergency medicine rotation in Orange County, CA with preference given to students who serve in Garden Grove, CA. Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Roger Vince Jessup, DVM Educational Grant Any Year $500.00  Feb 24th Anonymous Donor N/A
Award Criteria: Anonymous donor – This scholarship is primarily available to students who are members of the equine club or have shown through their studies and activities a passion for equine veterinary medicine. Students must have financial need, as determine through the office of financial aid, to be eligible for this scholarship. If no students apply, or are recommended, who are members of the equine club or have a shown interest and passion for equine medicine, this scholarship will be open and available to be awarded to any student with financial need as determined by the scholarship committee of the College. The gift may be used to create one or two scholarships for students as decided by the scholarship committee of the College following the other criteria listed above. Students may apply or be recommended for renewal of this scholarship in future years based on the donor making the gift again and the decisions of the scholarship committee of the College.
Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Simmons & Associates Business Aptitude Award 3rd Year $3,000.00  Feb 24th Simmons Educational Fund N/A
Award Criteria: Applicants must submit a resume along with a short essay type answer to the following question: “As a new graduate, how do life’s priorities change?”
The winner will be eligible to enter for a $15,000 National Award to be chosen from all the $3000 award winners across the nation. The national award winner will also receive a trip to a 2012 national veterinary conference (either NAVC in Orlando or WVC in Las Vegas).
Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
The Smith-Kilborn Award 2nd Year N/A  Feb 8th USDA – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service N/A
Award Criteria: The Smith-Kilborne Program is designed to acquaint veterinary students with various foreign animal diseases which potentially threaten our domestic animal population. The program includes both classroom presentations on diseases and their implications combined with laboratory experiences. Following the seminar, students are expected to share their new knowledge with others. The Smith-Kilborne Program is conducted at two locations: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Plum Island, NY.
Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Western Veterinary Conference – AWARDED 3rd Year $1,000.00   Western Veterinary Conference N/A
Award Criteria: leadership qualities and financial need.

 

Award Name

Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Winston Award Available to two 3rd year students $750.00 each 2/1/2012 Barr Family and Friends Oncology
The Winston Award was created in honor of the memory of Winston, a much beloved cocker spaniel who suffered from hemangiosarcoma and additional family pets with cancer. The donor family wishes to encourage veterinary students to pursue the field of veterinary oncology thus facilitating advancements in the treatment and compassionate care of companion animals. Interested students are invited to apply. Details for the award may be found HERE. Two awards are available.This award MUST be used to defray expenses associated with an oncology rotation or to attend a veterinary oncology-related meeting; either of which must be disclosed in the letter of intent.

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
CVMA Award for Practice Excellence 4th year Student $1,000.00 2/1/2012 CVMA N/A
Established in the CVMA in 1979, the CVMA Award for Practice Excellence is presented to a 4th year student who shows excellent potential for efficient execution of high quality medicine and outstanding personal integrity. The recipient should possess a professional attitude and appearance, in addition to good interpersonal communication skills.
Faculty nomination is REQUIRED. Please encourage your nominating faculty to e-mail supporting documents to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
CVMA Lifelong Learning Award 4th year Student $1,000.00 2/1/2012 CVMA N/A
Established in the CVMA in 1996, this award was created to recognize a 4th year student who promoted continuing education while in veterinary school. Current members of the 3rd and 4th year classes are invited to nominate eligible “big sibs” and classmates, respectively, using this form: nomination form

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
ACVA Anesthesia Award 4th year Student Year long ACVA Journal subscription 2/1/2012 ACVA N/A
Awarded to a 4th year student who demonstrates exceptional clinical proficiency in veterinary anesthesia, pain management, and peri-operative medicine.

 

Award Name Recipient Class Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Dean’s Award Any Year $3,000.00 N/A College of Veterinary Medicine N/A
Each year CVM faculty nominate from any of the four DVM classes, deserving students who demonstrate the following qualities:
1. Exemplary service to the University and the community at large
2. Leadership ability and
3. Good academic standing

 

Award Name Recipient Class Award Criteria Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Betty J.
Jones & Cassius
Cat Foundation
2nd Year Student – un-
available
Renewable with 3.0 GPA $2,000.00 Renewed Cassius
Cat Foundation
N/A
Betty J.
Jones & Cassius
Cat Foundation
3rd Year Student – un-
available
Renewable with 3.0 GPA $2,000.00 Renewed Cassius
Cat Foundation
N/A
Betty J.
Jones & Cassius
Cat Foundation
3rd Year Student – un-
available
Renewable with 3.0 GPA $2,000.00 Renewed Cassius
Cat Foundation
N/A

 

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