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Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice

Established in 2002 by Susan Wynn, DVM, CVA, CVCH, AHG, DACVN

 

VBMA EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR VETERINARY STUDENTS

 

The Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association currently offers an annual educational scholarship opportunity, open ONLY to veterinary students, in order to promote herbal education. International vet students with proof of vet school enrollment are encouraged to apply.  This scholarship is funded in part by one of our incredibly generous VBMA members...many thanks for your support!

 

2020 Essay Topic:

Herbal medicine in the time of climate change: how does climate change impact on how we select herbs and use them responsibly?

 

The topic ‘Climate Crisis Threatens Medicinal Plants’ being featured in the Winter 2019 edition of HerbalGram, the Journal of the American Botanical Council, inspired our choice of essay topic. You can read the issue here:

 

http://cms.herbalgram.org/herbalgram/pdfs/HG124-online.pdf

 

 

2020 Submission Requirements:

  • Minimum length requirement: 1500 words.
  • Submit your entry online HERE, or
  • Download a submission form HERE, fill it out, then send it along with a copy of your student ID to office@vbma.org.
  • A copy of your student ID MUST be included and your anticipated graduation date MUST be filled out for your application to be considered valid.
  • Any submission sent without a completed application form (online or PDF version) will be considered invalid and will NOT be judged.
  • Deadline for submissions is 7/15/2020.
  • NO late submissions will be accepted.

 

 

Award Amounts, Benefits, Selection Criteria, and Essay Publication:

  • The amount of scholarship funds awarded each year will total no less than $1000.00
  • Scholarship funds may be distributed to a single winner, or multiple winners, in amounts determined by the VBMA Board of Directors.
  • Winners will receive free VBMA student membership for the remaining duration of their veterinary school enrollment.
  • Essays will be read and reviewed by the VBMA Board of Directors.
  • Winners are determined by majority vote within 60 days of deadline for submissions.
  • All award-winning essays will be published on the VBMA website.
  • The first-place winning essay will also be published in the Journal of Veterinary Botanical Medicine.

 

 

Announcement of Award:

Winners will be announced at the VBMA’s annual meeting.

 

 

Funds Distribution and Usage:

  • Monies will be awarded directly to the participant via check, PayPal or wire transfer.
  • Use of funds is restricted to educational expenses such as tuition, books, etcetera.

 

 

VBMA WEBINARS

 

Webinars are only $70 for our VBMA Members, and you have the option of attending live or viewing a recording.

 

WEBINAR by Dr. Cindy Lankenau

Heartworm, Fleas, and Ticks, OH MY!! Alternative Strategies!?!

Registration Now Open!

 

Recordings of all our past programs are available for purchase HERE.

VBMA CONFERENCE

 

Coming October 2020, in conjunction with the ACVBM Annual Conference at the Graduate Hotel in beautiful downtown Eugene, Oregon. Join us on October 25th for the Mushroom Festival, followed by two days of lectures, and finally our 2020 EcoTour at Belknap Hot Springs 10/28 - 10/30.

 

Discounted price for VBMA members!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

 

2019 - FOUR WINNERS!

 

First Prize, $3000.00:

Cheyenne Bone - Oklahoma State University. Read her essay HERE.

 

Runners-Up, $1000.00 each:

Lillian McKinley – Washington State University. Read her essay HERE.

Alisha Mason – Washington State University. Read her essay HERE.

Jannatul Nyema Nikita - Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. Read her essay HERE.

 

 

 

2018 - THREE WINNERS!

 

First Prize:  Dayna Locitzer, Cornell University, $750.00. Read her essay HERE.

Second Prize:  Rebecca Haber, University of Wisconsin-Madison, $500.00. Read her essay HERE.

Honorable Mention: Ashley Shaw, University of Georgia, $250.00. Read her essay HERE.

 

 

 

2016 - TWO WINNERS!  Erika Ancier, read her essay HERE.  Iina Valkeisenmäki, read her essay HERE.

 

Margot Mercer, 2014 winner.  Read her essay HERE.

 

Presentation of 2014 Scholarship to Margo Mercer by VBMA President Laurie Dohmen.

RECEIVE FREE FUNDING FOR YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL NEEDS!

 

A minimal investment of your time = money AND publication.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

 

STUDENTS MAY ALSO JOIN THE VBMA FREE OF CHARGE - SIGN UP HERE!

 

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