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DWAH Diversity Scholarship [I2236]

Donor(s):Alex Folosea
Value:1 award of $1,000
  • In-Course Financial Need Assessment Form
  • Resume
  • Apply By Letter
  • Reference Letter
Deadline:October 7
  • Canadian-PR-PP

The DWAH Diversity Scholarship was established by Alex Folosea, Class of OVC 2010, in recognition that the veterinary profession is made stronger through greater diversity. This scholarship aims to support BIPOC students with exceptional leadership in community, workplace, or campus organizations prior to entering the DVM program. The donor acknowledges the many barriers faced by BIPOC students and offers this award to support those student veterinarians who experience financial need as an obstacle to their pursuit of a veterinary education. Apply by October 7th to Student Financial Services with a Financial Need Assessment Form, and submit a resume, a letter of support from a supervisor speaking to the student’s leadership, and a one-page letter from the student detailing leadership activities/roles. Include a statement identifying oneself as a Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) or racialized student during the Fall call for applications from the OVC Dean’s Office. Selection will be based on greatest demonstrated leadership. In the case of equally qualified candidates, the student with the highest admission average (for students in Phase 1) or program average (for students in Phase 2-4) will receive the award.

Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis), or racialized students registered in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program who have demonstrated leadership in a community organization or in university activities while an undergraduate student prior to entry into the DVM program who also demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students registered in Phase 1.