PVM Students Receive AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship
Congratulations to Purdue Veterinary Medicine students Kelsey Trumpp, of the DVM Class of 2019, and Chad Van Koot, of the DVM Class of 2020, who have been named as recipients of the 2017-2018 Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship. Offered by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), the Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program was created in recognition of the AVMF’s long standing relationship with the Auxiliary to the AVMA.
The AVMF identifies “student enhancement” as a key strategic initiative. The Auxiliary to the AVMA is a non-profit organization of family, veterinarians, associates, and friends of the veterinary profession whose purpose is to promote the science and art of veterinary medicine through communications, education, and support of those associated with the profession. Shortly after World War II, the Auxiliary started a student loan fund to assist with the hardships facing veterinary families due to injury or death from the war. Despite the tough economic times of that era the Auxiliary was successful in raising money to assist practitioners. The Auxiliary’s support of the veterinary profession has continued uninterrupted since that time.
In 2013, the Auxiliary transferred $2,000,000 to the AVMF to establish the Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program. Annual proceeds from the endowment will support veterinary student scholarships for many years to come. For the 2017-2018 academic year, $1,000 scholarships are being awarded to students at each of the AVMA accredited veterinary colleges in the United States, the Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada, and St. George’s University and Ross University in the Caribbean. Click here to view a complete list of the scholarship recipients.
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