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:
2020 Submission Requirements:
Award Amounts, Benefits, Selection Criteria, and Essay Publication:
Announcement of Award:
Winners will be announced at the VBMA’s annual meeting.
Funds Distribution and Usage:
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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!
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.
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!
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