Westminster Kennel Foundation Awardees
The Westminster Kennel Foundation's 2012-2013 veterinary scholarship recipients were special guests at the 2013 show. From left: Scholarship Program Coordinator Dr. Marcia Backstrom; Foundation Trustee Peter R. Van Brunt; Scholarship winners 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; Samantha Campos, University of Pennsylvania.
(Photo by John Ashbey)
Six veterinary school students have been selected by their schools to be recipients of the 2013-2014 Westminster Kennel Foundation scholarships: Amber Streicher, Cornell University; Victoria Rademacher, Michigan State University; Stephanie Sapowicz, Tufts University; Angel Laws, Tuskegee University; Whitney Engler, University of California-Davis; and Rebecca Stevens, University of Pennsylvania.
The Foundation has awarded $1.25 million dollars in a total of 133 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 George F. Clements, Jr., Robert A. Engel and Peter R. Van Brunt.