The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is fortunate to have so many former veterinary medical students who wish to contribute in a meaningful way to the College, particularly to help current and future students. Many classes have established or are interested in establishing a class scholarship and have undertaken class campaigns to endow their scholarship funds.
Currently, there are 16 fully endowed DVM class scholarships in the College, six pending DVM class scholarships, and seven DVM class scholarships in various stages of development. In order to become a fully endowed scholarship fund, a class must raise $25,000. Once the scholarship is endowed, annual scholarships to deserving veterinary students are distributed. Most classes don’t stop at $25,000, and continue to fundraise to support their class scholarship.
In recent years, class scholarship campaigns have begun while the DVM class is still in their professional program. Students organize and lead fundraising events including the Fast and the Furriest 5K fun run, garage sales, bake sales, and other events to get a head start on their scholarship drive. For some classes, the goal is to have a fully endowed fund by the time they complete their veterinary degrees.
For more information on establishing a class scholarship fund, or if you would like to donate to your class’ fund, visit the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Development Office. Or, current DVM classes can contact Judea Franck, Associate Director of Development, for assistance; graduated classes can contact Wendy Abbott, Events and Reunions Coordinator.