Honors Banquet Awards

 

The following awards and scholarships are presented during the annual Honors Banquet for fourth year students during the spring semester.

Name

Description

Abbott Animal Health – Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Award

Awarded to a fourth year student for proficiency in veterinary emergency and critical care.

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Student Achievement Award

Awarded to a graduating AAHA student member. This award is chosen based on the student's proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery.  The recipient receives five years of complimentary AAHA membership.

American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists Clinical Proficiency Award

Awarded to a fourth year student exemplifying clinical proficiency in anesthesia.  The award includes a one-year subscription to the journal, Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Clinical Excellence Award (Large Animal)

Awarded to a fourth year student who demonstrates proficiency in large animal internal medicine.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Clinical Excellence Award (Small Animal)

Awarded to a fourth year student who demonstrates proficiency in small animal internal medicine.

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Award

Awarded for proficiency in Ophthalmology.  Recipient will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the Veterinary Ophthalmology Journal.

American College of Veterinary Radiology Award

Awarded to a fourth year student who excels in radiology.  Student should have an enthusiasm for and understanding of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology.  Recipient receives a one year subscription to the journal, “Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.”

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Large Animal Award

Awarded for demonstrated proficiency in large animal surgery.  Student receives a check and a 12-month subscription to "Veterinary Surgery".

American College of Veterinary Surgeons Small Animal Award

Awarded for demonstrated proficiency in small animal surgery.  Student receives a check and a 12-month subscription to "Veterinary Surgery".

The Harry D. and Alberta F. Anthony Award in Veterinary Medicine

Awarded to a fourth year student who has demonstrated an interest in feedlot medicine.

Rebecca L. Arnold Scholarship for Feline Medicine (All Feline Hospital Award)

Recipient will be a senior student who shows promise in feline medicine surgery. 

Association of Avian Veterinarians Award

Recipient is fourth year student who shows interest/proficiency in avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery. 

Dr. Joseph A. Bogue Memorial Scholarship

Support for a fourth year student who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in nutrition as applied in companion animal therapeutics.

Melba Cornwell Budge Endowment for Veterinary Medicine

Support for a fourth year student who is cited for special proficiency and concern in providing health care to cats.

Wayne and Druecillia Burch Scholarship

Support for fourth year students in the upper 50% of their class who have a demonstrated interest in food animal production medicine.

James W. and Terry D. Carpenter Scholarship for Excellence in Zoo, Wildlife, and/or Exotic Animal Medicine

Support for a fourth year student who exhibits academic excellence, clinical proficiency, and a passion for zoo, wildlife, and/or exotic animal medicine.

Dr. Ruthanne Chun Oncology Scholarship

Awarded to a student who has a demonstrated interest in Oncology.

Paul and Phyllis Curd Scholarship

Support for a student with an emphasis in small animal medicine.

Dr. Richard M. and Pamela K. Debowes Professional Leadership Award

Recipient will be a senior student who has an exemplary academic record, a history of student leadership, and great potential to contribute to the profession because of their exceptional vision, work ethic, and professionalism. 

R.C. Dillman Award

Awarded to a student who demonstrates proficiency in diagnostic pathology in solution of disease problems of livestock and horses.

Dr. R.R. and Karen Domer Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student pursuing a career in large animal practice.  Preference to be given to a Kansas resident from a rural background.  Preference to also be given to a married student, though single students aren’t excluded.

George Draeger Strength Through Adversity Scholarship

Support for a senior student who has demonstrated strength through adversity.  Any student who is managing a physical or learning disability or who has prevailed over a life challenge is eligible for this scholarship. 

Dennis A. Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund

Support for a fourth year student who demonstrates extraordinary compassion in the treatment and handling of clinical animals.

Dr. Hi Faubion Large Animal Tribute

Support for a fourth year student with an interest in food animal production and/or equine medicine who has an interest in establishing or working in a large animal practice in a small community.  Preference will be given to, but not limited to, students from Smith or Phillips counties in Kansas.  If there are no students meeting the above criteria, then this scholarship will be given to a student based on character and educational abilities. 

Dr. O.M. Franklin Epidemiology Award

Awarded to a fourth year student for demonstrated proficiency in epidemiology and public health.

Dr. O.M. Franklin Theriogenology Award

Awarded to a fourth year student for demonstrated proficiency in theriogenology.

Dr. O.M. Franklin Toxicology Award

Awarded to a fourth year student for demonstrated proficiency in toxicology.

Douglas Hoppas Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a fourth year student who is a Kansas resident and shows professionalism and leadership.

Dr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Howell Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a fourth year student who demonstrates outstanding proficiency in practice management and case records.

Helen and William F. Irwin Award in Small Animal Surgery

Support for a fourth year student based on academic attainment in small animal surgery and surgical anatomy, and demonstrated proficiency in small animal surgery during their clinical years. 

L. Derald and Mary Ellen Jernigan Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Recipient should exhibit an enthusiasm for veterinary medicine, a determination to achieve, and sensitivity to others.  Preference given to residents of Morris County, Kansas and then to Kansas residents with special interest in food/large animal medicine.  Financial need may also be a consideration.

Dr. Jody Johnson Veterinary Medicine Leadership Scholarship

Support for a student who maintains a 2.8 GPA and is involved in student leadership (i.e. SCAVMA Officer, Ambassador, Class Officer, etc.).  First preference shall be given to a female student.

JTC (Jimmy-The-Cat) Award

Support for a fourth year student.  It is the wish of the donors that these funds be used toward college expenses or moving to new jobs.

Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association Compassionate Animal Care Award

Awarded to a fourth year student who demonstrates compassionate animal care. 

Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association Radiology Award

Awarded to a fourth year student for demonstrated proficiency in radiology. 

Dr. Kenneth R. Kimbell Memorial Scholarship

Recipient will be a third of fourth year student from Kansas with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who plans to practice in companion animal practice after graduation.

Dr. John S. Koen Memorial Award

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated proficiency in swine medicine and surgery.

Frances Lucille Koss Memorial Scholarship

Recipient will be a fourth year student who shows proficiency in small and large animal veterinary medicine.

Dr. Alvin A. Lidolph Memorial Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Awarded to the top student in the fourth year of the professional curriculum.

James T. Marsh Memorial Award in Veterinary Medicine

To support a fourth year student with a special interest in equine reproduction.

Dr. and Mrs. Nelson S. Mayo Memorial Food Animal Award

Awarded to a fourth year student who shows outstanding proficiency in food animal medicine and surgery.

Dr. and Mrs. Nelson S. Mayo Memorial Equine Award

Awarded to a fourth year student who shows outstanding proficiency in equine medicine and surgery.

Dr. and Mrs. Nelson S. Mayo Memorial Exotic Animal Award

Awarded to a fourth year student who shows outstanding proficiency in zoo and exotic animal medicine and surgery.

Merck Veterinary Manual Award

Top three seniors academically receive complimentary copies of the Merck Veterinary Manual with their name imprinted on the book.

J. Sidney Michum Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a fourth year student who is practice oriented.

Dr. Bishan Das and Ram Bai Minocha Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a fourth year student in good academic standing who has the top per class score in the curriculum of virology and has maintained an interest in virology.

Marie Rediker Mohr Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a fourth year student who is outstanding in their class.  The award will be based on the recipient's knowledge of medicine, demonstrated skills, and compassion for patients. 

Rodney K. Morgan Memorial Fund in Veterinary Medicine

To support a student who has good grades and shows proficiency in the area of Clinical Pathology.

Jake and Betty Mosier Scholarship

Awarded to a fourth year student who is in good standing and demonstrates an interest in geriatrics and pediatrics.

Dr. F.P. and Jane Moynagh Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine

Awarded to a fourth year student who demonstrates an interest in Practice Management.

Radar Mullet Scholarship for Clinical Excellence

The recipient of this scholarship will be a fourth year student who has attended Kansas State for all four years of their veterinary education.  The successful student must be nominated by a faculty member and complete an essay that demonstrates his/her medical proficiency, respect and support for the human-animal bond by providing VHC clients with sensitivity, empathy and patience.  In addition, students must also illustrate anecdotally a high level of commitment and dedication to their patients.

Nestle Purina Award for Excellence in Companion Animal Nutrition

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence or interest in companion animal nutrition.  If this is not possible, then the recipient may be any student pursuing a career in small animal medicine. 

Dr. John L. and Patricia L. Noordsy Student Award for Proficiency in Food Animal Surgery

To a fourth year student who shows a demonstrated interest and proficiency in food animal surgery and anticipates an initial career in food animal surgery/medicine.

Novartis Ethicon Surgery Award (Hard Tissue)

The recipient should be a fourth year student who demonstrates proficiency in hard tissue surgery. 

Novartis Ethicon Surgery Award (Soft Tissue)

The recipient should be a fourth year student who demonstrates proficiency in soft tissue surgery. 

The Jay R. Olson Memorial Veterinary Medicine Award

Awarded to a fourth year student who has an interest in mastitis in cows.

Pet Tribute Awards

Four scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each awarded to fourth year students who have demonstrated compassion and professionalism in support of clients who have suffered the loss of a pet.

Irene and Marsh Plumlee Memorial Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine

Recipient will be fourth year student, with preference given to Kansas or Oklahoma residents who have a career interest in equine or large animal medicine.

Dr. Jerry R. Rains Memorial Scholarship

To support a fourth year student who has demonstrated a sincere interest in either beef cattle production medicine or equine reproductive physiology, as evidenced by stated career objectives, participation in research or case studies, and/or participation in appropriate society meetings and activities.  Recipients will have demonstrated leadership capabilities through active participation in student committees or extracurricular activities during their collegiate career.

Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion Award

Annual awards will be given to members of the equine section staff, faculty, students, and house members, per the recommendation of the Clinical Science Department Head in consultation with the equine section leader and the Dean's Office.

Dr. John H. and Mary Jo Cortelyou Rust Avian Pathology Award

Awarded to a student who demonstrates proficiency in avian pathology.

Dr. John H. and Mary Jo Cortelyou Rust Laboratory Animal Pathology Award

Awarded to a student who demonstrates proficiency in laboratory animal pathology.

Society for Theriogenology Award

Awarded to a senior who demonstrates proficiency in theriogenology.

Dr. Don H. Spangler Scholarship

To be awarded to a third or fourth year student who has been active in the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) on a local/national level and has demonstrated the principles of veterinary ethics.

Glenn Ray Teagarden Memorial Award in Equine Proficiency

Awarded to a senior who is outstanding in Equine Medicine.

Donald M. and Marilyn B. Trotter Award

Recipient shall be a graduating senior with the highest GPA who has been admitted to graduate study in Anatomy or Morphological Pathology in a College of Veterinary Medicine and plans to teach in either of those areas. 

Veterinary Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Award

Awarded to a senior who demonstrates proficiency in Oncology.

Albert F. and Clara I. Wempe Memorial Scholarship

To support a fourth year student that has a minimum of a 2.5 GPA with an interest in a career as an equine practitioner.

Wempe/Luckeroth Family Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Recipient shall be a senior who exhibits financial need and has maintained a 2.5 GPA.