North West Camelid Foundation

North West Camelid Foundation

Raising Funds for Camelid Research since 1987

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Washington State University Camelid Medicine
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OSU Scholarship Winners

Washington State University NWCF Scholarship

At the 2016 annual meeting of the NWCF Board awarding, a $1,000 scholarship to a Washington State University was approved. The President agreed to pursue establishing the fund with WSU.

In October 2016 an agreement was signed by Glen Pfefferkorn, NWCF President, John Gardener CFO, WSU Foundation, and Bryan Slinker, Dean, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, establishing the North West Camelid Foundation Scholarship.

Since NWCF did not establish a separate Endowment, the scholarship was established with the Washington State University Foundation and will be administered within the "Friends of the Veterinary College Endowment Scholarship Fund." The initial gift was $1,000. Additional gifts are encouraged and should be directed to WSU Foundation Account #2505-8168, NWCF Scholarship.

Without a separate endowment to generate funds to support an annual scholarship, donations must be made each year to fund an award.

Recipients of the award must be a full time DVM student, have an interest in camelids or pursuing a specialty in the camelid industry, and have a financial need.

Our first award was presented in April 2017 to Sam Seramur.

NWCF 2017 WSU Scholarship Winner:
Sam Seramur

                                                      April 2017
Dear NorthWest Camelid Foundation,

    Words cannot express the level of gratitude I have to be the recipient of the North West Camelid Foundation Scholarship. Please accept my sincere thank you for helping me to alleviate the financial burden that's required for pursuing my professional goals. Please know that the NWCF's willingness to invest in my education is highly appreciated.
    I developed my passion for camelids last fall by participating in an alpaca trans-vaginal ultrasound. I have come to realize that llamas and alpacas are amazing animals, and I look forward to continuing to work with them this summer.
    I was selected to participate in the Summer Agriculture Animal Rotation for the month of May. Through this program, I get to practice my clinical skills by working with all types of livestock, including camelids. This program costs approximately $500, so I am grateful that your scholarship makes this opportunity possible.
    I love camelids for their gentleness and bravery. Camelids working as guiard animals especially inspire me to learn more about them, and I plan to continue pursuing my curiosities toward them throughout my career. Thank you for investing in my professional dreams!

Warm regards,
    Sam Seramur
DVM Candidate, WSU Class of 2020
WSU VBMA Long Distance Learning Chair

    I have just completed my first year of veterinary school at Washington State University.  Originally from Milwaukee, WI, I have been living in Washington state for the past three years.  Although I remain a devoted Packers fan, the Pacific Northwest has truly captured my heart.  I love to take advantage of the amazing geography by fishing, camping, shooting my bow, and riding my girlfriend’s horse, Adelaar.
    My favorite thing to do is bicycle tour because the experience provides so many unexpected treasures.  In fact, I met my first llama while riding from Seattle to San Francisco last summer, and that interaction strengthened my resolve to better understand this species.  Please know that your organization has chosen to invest in a future veterinarian that is committed to being a life-long learner and advocate of camelids.  I’m excited for what’s to come! ~ Sam

Our NWCF Scholarship Recipients Thank You!

Who will it be next year?

Make a Donation to NWCF's WSU Scholarship online today at
Friends of the Veterinary College Endowment Scholarship Fund

Or send a check payable to:
Friends of the Veterinary College Endowment Scholarship Fund
specifiying the NWCF Scholarship Fund Account #2505-8168
in the comment area or in correspondence.

WSU Veterinary Development Office
PO Box 647010
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-7010

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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