The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has announced the establishment of the Old Main Native American Indian Veterinarian Scholarship Endowment in the amount of $50,000. The fund will be used to subsidize the educational expenses of Native American Indian students at the CVM. This is part of the College’s ongoing efforts to emphasize diversity and inclusiveness by assisting groups Under-Represented in Veterinary Medicine (URVM). The endowment was announced by Dr. Paul Lunn, Dean of the CVM, and Dr. Allen Cannedy, the College’s Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, during a visit to the campus of the University of North Carolina-Pembroke.
The scholarship endowment was established by gifts totaling in excess of $25,000 from Dr. David Brooks, DVM, Pembroke, and others, along with matching funds from the R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation.
“We are excited and proud to be able to offer this new source of assistance to students from these communities.”
This is the first step in an expanded ongoing effort to encourage enrollment of Native American Indian veterinary students at NC State.
Dean Lunn spoke to the importance of the new scholarship fund. “Native Americans are a critically important under-represented group in veterinary medicine,” he said, “and we are excited and proud to be able to offer this new source of assistance to students from these communities. I cannot thank Dr. Brooks and his fellow donors enough for what they have accomplished, and for their partnership with NC State.”