Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Contact Information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 607-253-3393
Sponsor: Wildlife Conservation & Shelter Medicine Program: John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation
Grant Number: N/A
Title: Scholarship Support for AQUAVET® Training Program
Annual Direct Cost: $6,000
Project Period: 05/01/2012-04/30/2014
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Scholarship support is being sought for Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) students to attend AQUAVET®, the longest running aquatic veterinary training program for veterinary students and graduate veterinarians in North America. Veterinary students with a thirst for knowledge about aquatic animals have been attending AQUAVET® for over 35 years. I am asking for scholarships to assist these students financially while they pursue goals that align with the mission of this program. Program support is being requested for the following reasons:
The opportunity is a four-week summer experience that immerses students in aquatic animal medicine. The training program below clearly fosters student awareness of issues related to animal welfare and wildlife conservation, and provides hands-on training and mentoring by highly skilled faculty.
To summarize, the $6,000 per year in scholarship money I am proposing be provided to Cornell’s veterinary students to attend AQUAVET® would significantly lessen their financial burden. The financial assistance to CVM’s students will add an exciting learning opportunity back into the mix for those expecting the best education possible.