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Scholarships 2019

Information on the evaluation of scholarship applications.

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

Bayer Excellence in Communication Award

3rd and 4th year

$2,500.00 each

2/28/19

Bayer Animal Health

Communication with clients

Award Criteria: Participation in the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award is open to juniors and seniors enrolled at the participating veterinary colleges. Judging and selection of school-level winners is determined by faculty at each respective college. 

Bayer is offering a Communication  Award with a $2500 prize! See the for details and for scoring rubric.

You DO need to be seeing a client in a clinic for a regular appointment, and you DO need them to consent to being recorded (It will not be observed by any other than the evaluation team.) 20 minutes or less. That’s all.

Send the video file to me and we’ll have a team score the entries using the attached rubric. DUE February 28, 2019

For more details and to apply, contact Dr. Beth Boynton at bboynton@westernu.edu

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

Betty J. Jones & The Cassius Cat Foundation Scholarship

Available to two 1st year students (2 awards available)

$3,000.00 each

2/15/19

Cassius Cat Foundation

N/A

Award Criteria: Current 1st year CVM student in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Apply by submitting a letter describing your commitment to veterinary medicine and professional goals. This award is renewable provided GPA requirement is met.
E-mail eligibility letter & resume to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

California Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship Award

3rd yr preferred (1st or 2nd possible)

$5,000.00

2/15/19

California Thoroughbred Foundation

Equine

Award Criteria: 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 in person or phone interview with representatives of the CTF board during the selection process. Financial need may be considered, but is not a primary criteria. Applicants must submit a resume along with a short essay to: ScholarshipsInternships.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

TBA 2019

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:ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

Contra Costa Vet Med Association Scholarship

4th yr preferred (followed by 3rd yr, 2nd yr and 1st yr students who may apply) who have lived in Contra Costa County

$1,000.00

2/15/19

Contra Costa Vet Med Association

Small Animal

Award Criteria: Student in good standing, 4th year preferred, or decreasing order (i.e, if no 4th year qualifies, then a 3rd year, etc). Applicant should currently reside in Contra Costa County or who has resided in the county for at least 1 year previously. Preference also given to students who plan on entering into small animal private practice upon graduation. Applicants should submit a letter describing why you believe you should be considered along with a resume to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

CVM Faculty & Staff Endowed Scholarship Fund

 Any Year

$3,500.00

3/1/19

CVM Faculty and Staff, Discipline

N/A

Award Criteria: Students may self-nominate or be selected by the CVM scholarship committee (made up of current CVM faculty and students), from any year who are in good academic standing. Students should demonstrate commitments to one or more of the founding principles of the college (Reverence for Life, Strategic Partnerships and Student Centered Learning). Self-apply by submitting a letter describing why you believe you should be considered along with a resume to:ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu.

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

CVMA Award for Practice Excellence

 4th Year Students

$1,000.00

TBA 2019

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: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

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Discipline

CVMA Lifelong Learning Award

4th year Student

$1,000.00

TBA 2019

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

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Discipline

Dean’s Award

Any Year

$5,000.00

TBA 2019

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

Amount of Award

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Dr. Shirley D. Johnston Endowed Scholarship

3rd Year Students

$1,000.00

2/15/19

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: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

Georgia R. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship

 Any Year

$1,000.00

2/15/19

The Mitchell Family

Research

Award Criteria: Must be a current CVM student in good standing with preference given to students who have a demonstrated interest and proven ability with veterinary research. This may include bench/lab research, publications and research presentations for the veterinary community. Students may self-apply by submitting a letter describing why they believe they should be considered, their research activities and future interests along with a resume to to:ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu.  Students may also be nominated by faculty members who have knowledge of their research activities, with the faculty explaining to the Scholarship committee why the student should be considered.

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

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Discipline

Indus Vet Organization Scholarship

1 award for each class year (4 awards total)

$1,000.00 for each award

2/15/19

Indus Vet, Inc.

 

Award Criteria: The student must be a current CVM student in good standing. The student should have a history of high academic excellence and a current CVM GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate through their application essay an understanding of importance of diversity for a healthy community. 

Students may also be nominated for this award by faculty, staff and peers who should include their reasons for why they feel a student should receive the scholarship. Applicants must submit a resume along with a short essay to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

Korean Veterinary Society of America Scholarship

Any Year

$1,000.00

TBA

KVSA

N/A

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. E-mail eligibility letter & resume to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

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Recipient Class

Amount of Award

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Nestle Purina Award for Companion Animal Nutrition

Any year

$1,000.00

3-15-2019

Nestle Purina

N/A

Award Criteria: Interest & excellence in companion animal nutrition. Students may self-nominate or be selected by the CVM scholarship committee (made up of current CVM faculty and students), from any year who are in good academic standing. Self-apply by submitting a letter describing why you believe you should be considered along with a resume to: Scholarships-Internships.SAC@westernu.edu.

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

PJ/Hart Loving Bond Award

Any year

$500

2/15/19

Dr. Aubrey Fine

N/A

The PJ/Hart Loving Bond Award is named in honor of two therapy dogs that made significant contributions to the psychosocial welfare of numerous children that they served. The award was established to recognize the accomplishments of a student who is involved in studying the value of human animal interactions and the human animal bond. Available to current CVM students in good standing of any year who apply or are nominated by faculty. Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your activities or interest in the human animal bond along with a resume to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu (faculty may nominate students and list why they should receive this award).

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

Any year

$1,500.00

2/15/19

SFVMA

N/A

Award Criteria: Student must be currently or formerly employed (paid or volunteer) by a SFVMA member (www.sfvma.net) Candidates must be current students in good standing and submit 1) Must show proof of having volunteered or worked for SFVMA member 2) Letter describing professional goals and interests and why they should be selected 3) Current Resume/CV to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu.

 

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Recipient Class

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The President’s Society Award

Any year

$500

Scholarship Committee Selection

President Pumerantz

N/A

Established in 1994 by the President’s Society in recognition of academic excellence, financial need and service to the University. Selected by the Scholarship committee, you may show your interest in being considered by submitting a letter describing why you believe you should be considered along with a resume to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu.

 

 

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Waldhalm – Mason Endowed Scholarship

4th year preferred, any year may apply

$1,000.00

TBA 2019

Waldhalm-Mason

N/A

4th year student preferred (other classes may be considered) in current good academic standing.

Students will have demonstrated some evidence of leadership and “team player” behavior by virtue of their participation in officer roles in student clubs, as class officers or in state/national associations.

Students will provide a brief statement (one page or less) describing their leadership role including specific accomplishments and how they believe those experiences will impact their future in the profession.

Preference will be given to students who express a clear interest in professional pursuits (such as specialty certification, advanced degrees, or training in organizational leadership) that may extend their leadership abilities into post-graduate endeavors. E-mail eligibility letter & resume to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu

 

 

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Recipient Class

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Discipline

Wildlife Conservation Medicine Award

4th year 

$1,000.00

TBA 2019

Dr. Ambar ’18 and Dr. Paul Gordon-Ross

Wildlife/Conservation

Award Criteria: Available to a fourth year student who have a strong interest in wildlife/zoo medicine and have demonstrated a commitment and focus on wildlife conservation and habitat preservation through their prior interactions, employment, volunteer activities, course work, and third and fourth year rotations.  Individuals may self-nominate by providing an one (1) page essay and CV showcasing their focus and commitment or may be nominated by a faculty member and/or a preceptors. Applicants must submit resume along with CV to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu.

 

 

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Recipient Class

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Winston Award

Available to Two 3rd year students

$750.00 each

2/15/19

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

Worell Exotic/Companion Avian Medicine Endowed Scholarship

3rd year preferred – 2nd year considered

$1,000.00

2/15/19

Dr. Amy Worell

N/A

Preference shall be given to 3rd year students who have financial need, are current and in good standing who have a 3.0 GPA or better with a demonstrated interest/commitment to exotic/companion avian medicine. Recipient should be seeking or have secured a 4th year rotation in exotic/companion avian medicine. The quality of the planned avian animal medicine rotation may also be considered if there are multiple candidates. If there are no suitable 3rd year student applicants, the committee may consider applicants from 2nd year students. Apply by submitting a letter of eligibility describing your commitment/interest to exotic/companion Avian Medicine along with a resume to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu.

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

Veterinary Insurance Services Co. Scholarship

4th year

$1,000.00

TBA 2019

VISC

N/A

4th year who demonstrates outstanding business and communication skills as selected by the Scholarship Committee. You may show your interest in being considered by submitting a letter describing why you believe you should be considered along with a resume to: ScholarshipsInternships.SAC@westernu.edu.

 

 

Award Name

Recipient Class

Award Criteria

Amount of Award

Award Deadline

Sponsor

Discipline

Betty J. Jones & The Cassius Cat Foundation Scholarship

2nd Year Student – un-
available

Renewable with 3.0 GPA

$3,000.00

Renewable

Cassius
Cat Foundation

N/A

Betty J. Jones & The Cassius Cat Foundation Scholarship

3rd Year Student – un-
available

Renewable with 3.0 GPA

$3,000.00

Renewable

Cassius
Cat Foundation

N/A

Betty J. Jones & The Cassius Cat Foundation Scholarship

2rd Year Student – un-
available

Renewable with 3.0 GPA

$3,000.00

Renewable

Cassius
Cat Foundation

N/A

Betty J. Jones & The Cassius Cat Foundation Scholarship

3rd Year Student – un-
available

Renewable with 3.0 GPA

$3,000.00

Renewable

Cassius
Cat Foundation

N/A

Betty J. Jones & The Cassius Cat Foundation Scholarship

2nd Year Student – un-
available

Renewable with 3.0 GPA

$3,000.00

Renewable

Cassius
Cat Foundation

N/A