Students studying Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University receive the funding they need thanks to a $ 400,000 grant from the Synchrony Foundation. Get the full story from the Tuskegee publication below.
Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) thanks the Synchrony Foundation for their generous multi-year scholarship to support veterinary education. TUCVM receives a $ 400,000 grant from the Synchrony Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Synchrony (NYSE: SYF), a leading consumer financial services company. For students who wish to receive their DVM from Tuskegee University, this scholarship will help improve education and training opportunities for veterinary students in Tuskegee and expand avenues for greater representation in the veterinary industry.
“As the only historically black college or university (HBCU) campus in the US, the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine has an enduring legacy of training underrepresented minorities (URMs) as veterinarians in the US veterinary profession,” said Dr . Ruby L. Perry, dean of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.
“We are grateful to be the recipients of this generous Synchrony Foundation scholarship, which shows a deliberate commitment that will inspire our students to achieve their career goals and aspirations to become veterinarians, and ultimately to the diversity and inclusion of the entire veterinary profession promote, ”said Dean Perry continued.
Synchrony’s investment supports the college’s mission to train and graduate various veterinarians to prepare them for the challenges of today and tomorrow.
“Veterinarian support is at the core of our commitment to caring for pets for a lifetime,” said Jonathan Wainberg, senior vice president and general manager, Pets, Synchrony. “By partnering with Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, we are bringing resources and people together to better support aspiring veterinarians and to expand and diversify the veterinary profession.”
Through the partnership, TUCVM and Synchrony will provide prospective veterinarians with important skills and best-practice veterinary training. TUCVM students receive scholarships that can be used for attendance costs, including tuition, required fees, books, room and board, and other educational expenses. The selection of the recipients is made by the veterinary scholarship committee of the university.
Synchrony supports veterinarians and the country’s veterinary universities through CareCredit, a premier grant financing solution for health, veterinary and personal care. CareCredit has been a valuable treatment and procedure funding option for more than 30 years, giving pet owners the security they need to care for pets, large and small. Synchrony has partnerships with 26 of the country’s 32 veterinary schools and offers CareCredit to their veterinary patients.
To learn more about the Synchrony Foundation and its philanthropic plans to support veterinary education, financial education, mentoring, professional forum and networking, visit www.synchrony.com.
For over seven decades, the TUCVM has produced veterinarians who have made an immense contribution to the world as a whole. To learn more about the living legacy of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, visit www.tuskegee.edu/vetmed.