North West Camelid Foundation

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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.

The 2019 WSU Scholarship Award was presented to Lilly Bo Nizer. Our first award was presented in April 2017 to Sam Seramur, and the 2018 scholarship was awarded to Victoria Wilson.

NWCF 2019 WSU Scholarship Winner: Lilly Bo Nizer

April 2019

Lilly Bo NizerDear North West Camelid Foundation,

Hello, my name is Lilly Nizer, and I am about to complete my second year at Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine. I am writing to express my gratitude for rewarding me the $950 North West Camelid Foundation Scholarship, thank you so much.

I am originally from Canby, OR, where I was exposed to the world of camelid production medicine. Little did I know that my home town and the surrounding area is known for its camelid production operations. The three months I spent working with a mixed animal practitioner was my first exposure to small ruminant and camelid medicine. I was hooked from the start. Currently, I am pa part of the small ruminant club which is focused on providing students with opportunities outside the classroom to gain hands-on experience with small ruminants and camelids. I plan to continue learning about these animals to best serve the community I hope to return to.

Your generosity in awarding me this scholarship will have a big impact next year as my husband and I are expecting our first baby in September. This scholarship will help tremendously to keep our family from taking out excessive amounts of loans and provide us the ease-of-mind we need going into this next chapter of our life. Every contribution helps and will have a big impact on our circumstances in the future.

I truly appreciate your contribution to my education, and I look forward for the possibilities that have been opened because of your generosity. Once again, thank you.

Lilly Bo Nizer
DVM Candidate, WSU Class of 2021

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 Circle, 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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