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Scholarships make the difference

Brothers Frank DVM ’63 and Josef DVM ’67 Powell make it a priority to support DVM students each year at the College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1977, they established a scholarship in their parents' names as special thanks for the help they received from them through veterinary school. Now, Frank and Joe can help countless others. The Ryman and Katharine Powell Scholarship assists students from Western New York who rely on the funds to help them achieve their education. This year, students Jennifer Biasillo ’12, Andrea Blitz ’11 and Jayne Kubat ’12 all benefitted from the family scholarship.

Jennifer, a former licensed veterinary technician and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, has interests in private practice upon graduation. She is president of the pain management club at Cornell and is also involved with the Surgery Club, Holistic Club and the American Animal Hospital Association student chapter. Both Andrea and Jayne look forward to life-long learning and growing into the profession.

Scholarship and fellowship support is a priority at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. These resources are used to attract and prepare the next generation of doctors, researchers, policy-makers and educators. As the College seeks to increase the size of incoming classes, in partnership with the State of New York, to help meet the increasing demand for veterinarians, access to these funds will be in increasing demand. As such, the College is also committed to increasing the number of endowments for post-DVM Cornell Clinical Fellowships, which prepare veterinary scientists and teachers; for DVM and DVM/PhD scholarships; and for clinical residencies and graduate fellowships.


For more information on how you can support students, please contact Amy Robinson or call 607-253-3742.



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