North West Camelid Foundation

North West Camelid Foundation

Raising Funds for Camelid Research since 1987

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Oregon State University Cemelid Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine


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WSU Scholarship Winner

Over $26,300 Awarded in NWCF Scholarships!

The North West Camelid Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in partnership with the Oregon State University Foundation and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

NWCF 2017 OSU Scholarship Winners:
Stormy Scharzenberger & Lauren Nekota

Stormy Scharzenberger Lauren Nekota

                                                       May 2017
To the NorthWest Camelid Foundation:
     I am honored and humbled to receive this scholarship and I am so glad to be connected to your organization. I developed a love of camelids while working at a small ranch in Santa Cruz, CA, where I attended college. This love brought me to Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine because of its renowned camelid courses and research.
     I am now enrolled in all of the camelid courses offered at Oregon State and I look forward to seeing and treating camelids in my future as a practicing veterinarian in Oregon. I am thrilled that I've found this niche of fellow camelid-lovers and your support is very much appreciated.
    Thank you so much!
    Lauren Nekota
    OSU CVM, Class of 2018

Nekota and llama

                                                            May 2017
Dear NorthWest Camelid Foundation,
     I nurtured an interest in animal well-being from a young age, owning my first llama at five years of age and volunteering at the Lincoln County Fair and the Oregon Zoo. Throughout my childhood, my chores were tied to the health of my animals as I raised llamas, donkeys, goats, and chickens, amongst other pets.
     Upon starting college at OSU and beginning research for the College of Veterinary Medicine, I quickly learned how veterinarians contribute to animal and human health simultaneously through animal husbandry and biomedical research. For the past three years, I have worked for the college researching the biology of Chlamydia spp. in the Rockey Laboratory. I am also involved in OSU’s Human-Animal Interaction Laboratory, numerous veterinary school clubs, and have a special interest in camelid and production animal medicine.
    As a member of the Camelid Medicine Club, I enjoyed planning and leading the Youth Track for the North West Camelid Foundation by assisting with laboratories, delivering a lecture on camelid first-aid, and sharing my knowledge and passion for animal care with aspiring camelid owners. In my future career, I intend to contribute to the field of veterinary medicine directly through husbandry and indirectly through biomedical and behavioral research.
     Thank you again!
     Stormy Scharzenberger
     OSU CVM Class of 2018

Scharzenberger and llama

Our NWCF Scholarship Recipients Thank You!

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Make a Donation to the NWCF Scholarship Endowment Today!

Your donation check should be payable to:
The OSU Foundation
specifiying the North West Camelid Foundation (NWCF)
Scholarship Endowment Fund in the comment area
(or in correspondence) and mailed to:

Oregon State University Foundation
850 SW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333-9900

Thank You!

Our Mission: Raising funds to support education and medical research
for the health and well-being of camelids worldwide.

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For more information, Contact:
North West Camelid Foundation
Glen Pfefferkorn, President
865 S. La Posada Cicle, Unit 1802
Green Valley, AZ 85614
(520) 437-2218

The NWCF is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.
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