Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Western University of Health Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine

Scholarships-2011

2011 Scholarships

Award Name Recipient Class Award Criteria Amount of Award Award Deadline Sponsor Discipline
Dr. Shirley D. Johnston Endowed Scholarship  3rd Year Students  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
$1000.00  2/25/2011 Endowed Scholarship N/A
California Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarship Award 3rd and
4th year Students
Applications are invited from 3rd and 4th year students who have shown outstanding service in veterinary medicine at a city or county animal shelter or during a recognized California disaster response effort. Where feasible, students are encouraged to seek supporting documentation from respective mentors.
E-mail eligibility letter & resume to:
Scholarships-Internships
.SAC@westernu.edu
$500.00 2/25/2011 California Veterinary Medical Foundation Shelter Medicine
The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CEF) 3rd yr student preferred, 1st and 2nd year students may be considered Student in good standing with demonstrated high scholastic achievement, ethical standards and good citizenship.  Student should have demonstrated dedication to equine medicine, preferable in the thoroughbred industry.  Applicants are asked to make time for a phone interview with representatives of the CTF board during the selection process. Financial need may be considered, but is not a primary criteria. Scholarships-Internships
.SAC@westernu.edu
$3,000.00 2/25/2011 The California Thoroughbred Foundation Equine
Betty J.
Jones & Cassius
Cat Foundation
Available
to two
1st year students
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
$2,000.00
each
2/25/2011 Cassius
Cat Foundation
N/A
(SEF) Business Aptitude award  3rd Year Student Simmons & Associates wishes to once again present the 2011 Simmons Educational Fund (SEF) Business Aptitude award to a 3rd year Veterinary student. Each applicant is being asked to submit, along with their current résumé, A Short Essay, responding to the question: “As a new graduate, how do life’s priorities change?” The Composer of the winning essay will be presented with a cash award in the amount of  $3000, as well as a Plaque engraved by the SEF.  For additional and Important Details about the 2011 SEF Business Aptitude Award, please click HERE. $3000.00   2/25/2011 Simmons & Associates  N/A
Roger Vince Jessup, DVM Educational Grant Any Year Awarded to a single student from any of the 4 DVM classes. Students with demonstrated interest in equine medicine and/or membership in the AAEP are given priority in the final selection. The winning student must demonstrate financial need, as determined through the office of financial aid.
E-mail eligibility letter &
resume to:
Scholarships-Internships
.SAC@westernu.edu
$500.00 2/25/2011 Anonymous Equine
Winston Award Available
to two
3rd year students
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. $500.00
each
3/4/2011 Barr
Family and Friends
Oncology
Nestle Purina Award for Companion Animal Nutrition Any Year Members of the 4 DVM classes, send letters of interest elaborating on the applicant’s interest in companion animal nutrition. Persons interested in small animal medicine in general may also apply. However, those applicants will only be considered if an acceptable candidate with a specific interest in companion animal nutrition is not identified.  $1,000.00  3/4/2011  Nestle Purina Animal Nutrition
Worell Avian Medicine Scholarship 3rd Year Student Applications are being sought from current 3rd year students in good standing, with 3.0 GPA or greater, who are seeking or have already secured a 4th year rotation in avain medicine. The planned avain animal medicine rotation must be of a quality acceptable to the CVM Instructional committee. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in or commitment towards avian medicine. The winning student must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the office of financial aid.
E-mail eligibility letter &
resume to:
Scholarships-Internships
.SAC@westernu.edu
$1,000.00 3/4/2011 Dr. Amy Worell Avian
CVMA Award for Practice Excellence 4th year Student 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
$1,000.00 3/11/2011 CVMA N/A
CVMA Lifelong Learning Award 4th year Student 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 $1,000.00 3/11/2011 CVMA N/A
ACVA Anesthesia Award 4th Year Awarded to a 4th year student who demonstrates exceptional clinical proficiency in veterinary anesthesia, pain management, and peri-operative medicine. Year long ACVA Journal subscription 3/11/2011 ACVA N/A
Dean’s Award Any Year 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
$400.00 N/A College of Veterinary Medicine N/A
Western Veterinary Conference 3rd year Student
all
awarded for 2010
This award recognizes leadership qualities and financial need. $1,000.00 Winner Selected Western Veterinary Conference N/A
Grace and Bud Wilson Memorial Scholarship 2nd Year Awarded to a 2nd year or higher DVM Students who have attended school at any level in Ventura County, CA $3,000.00 Renewed Ventura Co. Fanciers Associates  Small Animal
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