The National Cattlemen’s Foundation and Fort Dodge Animal Health recently recognized five students for their commitment to the bovine industry by awarding each student a legacy scholarship. Three doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) students and two animal science undergraduate students each received a scholarship of $5,000 as part of the first Fort Dodge Animal Health Legacy Scholarship program.
“Based on the quantity and quality of the applicants, it is clear we have a number of very talented individuals who will provide positive contributions to our industry,” said Dan Ellsworth, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Fort Dodge Animal Health. “We look forward to continuing our work with current producers to encourage these future leaders by providing scholarship opportunities in 2009.”
Caleb Lund, a student in the Professional Veterinary Medical Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was one of the three students selected from 110 applications from 29 universities across the country. Lund, of Lusk, Wyo., will complete his DVM in 2010.
Bryan Luark, a student at Colorado State University, was one of two students who received an undergraduate scholarship. Luark is pursuing an undergraduate degree in animal science with an emphasis in bovine production, with an anticipated graduation in 2011. The recipients were selected from 48 applications from 28 universities across the country.
“We are very pleased to honor these exceptional scholars for their commitment to the cattle industry and veterinary medicine,” said Bob Josserand, Chairman of the National Cattlemen’s Foundation Board of Trustees. “As a cattleman and chairman of the trustees, I applaud these young people and Fort Dodge for this exciting partnership.”