Westminster Kennel Foundation Awardees
Six veterinary school students have been selected by their schools to be recipients of the 2015-2016 Westminster Kennel Foundation scholarships: Ms. Sophie Liu, Cornell University; Mrs. Samantha Brennick Barscewski, Michigan State University; Ms. Bianca Pfisterer, Tufts University; Mr. Christopher Griffith, Tuskegee University; Ms. Maureen Griffin, University of California-Davis; and Ms. Lisa Brody, University of Pennsylvania.
The Foundation has awarded $1.43 million in a total of 145 veterinary school scholarships (now valued at $15,000) to worthy students since 1990. The Foundation was established in 1971 as a charitable trust organized for the benefit of humane education, humane work, and history, art and memorabilia.
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 Robert A. Engel, William M. Jackson, Esq., and Peter R. Van Brunt.