Veterinary students, staff and faculty perform spays and neuters at Spayday 2011 held at the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine.
Attract, mentor and support the best and brightest students and trainees
We will strive to attract top candidates, promote demographic diversity and support our students throughout their educational program. As the knowledge base for veterinary medicine continues to expand and grow so must our support of our students to expose them to unique opportunities without overwhelming them with the vast available knowledge. We will teach them problem solving skills and life-long learning strategies to promote a professional career full of challenge and new knowledge.
In support of our goal to pursue philanthropy specifically to support student financial aid, the School’s Development Team organized a student scholarship focused donor event. The evening brought together donors with their student scholarship recipients, allowing donors to share the history of their scholarship tribute and to hear about the student’s educational experiences and career pursuits. This year $2 million in scholarship awards were distributed; this is the first time awards crossed the $2 million mark. An additional $2 million in financial aid was also distributed. This donor event is part of a number of efforts to further cultivate private giving for student scholarships.
As part of our goal to attract the best and brightest students, we implemented the new Admissions Process this year for the entering class next Fall. The new process allowed us to review 1136 applications, conduct the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for 237 candidates, and accelerate the offers of admission by 3 months. All candidates eligible for scholarship support have been notified.