The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has many scholarship opportunities, but most of these are not available for students with a wildlife/zoological/aquatic emphasis. As fees continue to increase due to the California-state budget crisis and with the already low projected salaries for the field of wildlife medicine, it is becoming increasingly difficult financially for students to pursue a career in this discipline. Thus, WAAM is excited to announce the establishment in 2010 of an endowed Wildlife and Aquatic Medicine Scholarship for one student of any class level at the UC Davis Veterinary School. The scholarship, currently valued at $327, is open to students from any track with a demonstrated interest in wildlife, zoological, and/or aquatic animal medicine.
Applicants must complete a supplemental essay question on the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine general scholarship application form regarding interest and/or involvemetn in wildlife, zoo, and/or aquatic medicine. Please see the current UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine scholarship packet for more details.
We need YOUR help! While we are very pleased to have raised sufficient club funds to establish this new endowment, additional funds are needed to increase the scholarship value to a more significant amount. Please see our brochure for more details on the need for this endowment and our fundraising goals. If you would like to donate, or know someone who might, there are a number of ways to give to this fantastic cause:
Online via credit card (tax-deductible donation): secure online UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine donation site, verified by GeoTrust. If you have any questions about this method of giving, please contact Tom Venturino (firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-752-7024) in the Development Office.
- Go to https://secure.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/public/E_Gifts/giving.cfm.
- Enter your donation amount in the last box next to "Veterinary Student Scholarships"
- In the Comment box, enter "WAAM Endowed Scholarship Fund" to ensure that the money ends up in our endowment.
- Fill-in your information and follow the directions to check-out.
If you have any questions about this method of giving, please contact Tom Venturino ( email@example.com or 530-752-7024) in the Development Office.