Foundation Announces 2012-2013 Vet School Scholarship Winners
WESTMINSTER KENNEL FOUNDATION VETERINARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS FOR 2012-2013 AT THE 2013 WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW
from right to left: Ms Samantha Campos, Class of 2014, University of Pennsylvania; Ms Marianna Ivanov Burnett, Class of 2014, University of California, Davis; Mr. Raphael Malbrue, Class of 2014, Tuskegee University; Ms Amanda Levesque, Class of 2014, Tufts University; Ms Sarah Smith, Class of 2013, Michigan State University; Ms Nam Joo Baik-Polly, Class of 2014, Cornell University; Foundation Trustee Mr. Peter Van Brunt and former scholarship recipient Marcia Backstrom.
Six veterinary school students have been selected by their schools to be recipients of the 2012-2013 Westminster Kennel Foundation scholarships: Nam Joo Baik, Cornell University; Sarah Smith, Michigan State University; Amanda Levesque, Tufts University; Raphael Malbrue, Tuskegee University; Marianna Ivanov Burnett, University of California-Davis; and Samantha Campos, University of Pennsylvania.
The Foundation has awarded $1.16 million dollars in a total of 127 veterinary school scholarships to worthy students since 1990. The Foundation was established in 1971 as a charitable trust organized for the benefit of:
- Humane education: Support of activities which develop knowledge and understanding of the dog - its history, its variety, its uses and contributions, and its proper care.
- Humane work: Support of programs related to the protection, health and well-being of dogs, with emphasis of dogs in the urban society.
- History, art and memorabilia: Organization and support of activities which preserve the lore of the purebred dog and of dog sport in America, both show and field.
Funding for the foundation comes from major annual grants from the Westminster Kennel Club, plus individual gifts from founding members and other individuals. Trustees are George F. Clements, Jr., Robert A. Engel and Peter R. Van Brunt.