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PVM Student Receives Scholarship and Stipend to Attend Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas
Craig Hill, PVM Class of 2006, was the recipient of a scholarship from the Western Veterinary Conference Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship program, now in its third year, gave a $2,500 scholarship to one third-year veterinary student from each of the 31 AVMA-accredited veterinary schools in the United States and Canada. The students also received a $1,000 stipend to attend the 2005 Western Veterinary Conference (WVC), Feb. 20-24, in Las Vegas.
Students are selected by the award committees of the veterinary schools each year, with the selection being based on leadership and need.
“This is such an excellent program for veterinary students,” said Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “The scholarship helps offset the expense of veterinary school, and the stipend for the WVC gives students the opportunity to meet the movers and shakers in veterinary medicine.”
At the conference, student recipients attended a welcome breakfast featuring AVMA President Bonnie Beaver, DVM, where they received an engraved plaque. At other special events, the students had the opportunity to meet and learn from industry leaders including officers and board member of the WVC, AVMA, deans of the veterinary schools, and others. Scholarship winners also had a special invitation to the president’s reception.
A $120,000 grant from the Western Veterinary Conference funds the scholarship program along with an annual silent auction at the conference. Funding also comes from the WVC gift clinic, and donations veterinarians and others can make on their WVC registration forms.