VEG has chosen their 2020 scholarship recipients to give two Vet Students a year free of tuition and the burden that comes along with it!
Back in 2019, so just this past calendar year, the VEG (Veterinary Emergency Group) decided to found a scholarship, called the VEG Scholarship. With this scholarship, their intentions were to give incoming veterinarians (so, in this case, current Vet Students) a chance to graduate with a tad less of a financial burden on their hands.
As we all know and can begin to understand, any sort of college tuition can get expensive, but especially so when you start to get into specialties, doctorates, and so much more.
In addition, VEG’s Scholarship also awards it’s Vet Student recipients with something else that’s pretty cool and again, less of a burden as well!
First things first, here’s a little bit more about Veterinary Emergency Group themselves:
"About Veterinary Emergency GroupFounded in 2014, Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) is an organization founded on a singlemission: helping people and their pets when they need it most. VEG’s rapidly growing group ofhospitals has revolutionized pet emergency and urgent care with a client-centered approach, rapidresponse times, and highly focused emergency-only staff."
Trust me, the whole free year of tuition sounds all good and well, but in addition to receiving that, as if that wasn’t already enough, VEG also offers the winner(s) a full-time roll as an Emergency Veterinarian, post-graduation! Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but how cool and nice is that?! A job straight post-grad isn’t something that most people will see or deal with each and everyday, so these winner(S) should definitely consider themselves lucky at the very least for that!
For this year, 2020, the VEG Scholarship recipients go as follows: Ashley Newman and Yvette Huizar, both fourth-year Vet Students at Cornell University.
Yet another cool part about this scholarship is also that it’s awarded to fourth-year students for a reason: to give them less to worry about in their final years of school. Mostly, this scholarship is only given to one lucky recipient; however, given the state of the world and how hard some people were hit during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, VEG decided to award an additional scholarship to one lucky winner, also not caring if those students were in-state and/or out-of-state!
Now and finally, here’s a little bit to know about each of this year’s recipients themselves:
"Ashley Newman, a fourth-year student at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine,embodies VEG’s value of family and togetherness. Her love and support for family extends farbeyond her own and it becomes evident when she works with pets and their families. She sharesthis value with her new family at VEG."
"Yvette Huizar, also a fourth-year veterinary student at Cornell, represents the VEG value ofopenness and inclusivity. She co-founded Latinx Veterinary Medical Association to help Latinxindividuals who are aspiring veterinarians connect with the right resources to succeed in the field."
What do you think of VEG’s Scholarship? How will you choose to celebrate those Vets and Vet Techs near and dear to you? Be sure to chat with us and drop us some notes down in the comments and always remember….Woof, Woof!