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Donald L. Burton Veterinary Student Scholarship
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$500 (US Dollars)

Application Period:  August 1 - October 1

The Donald L. Burton Veterinary Student Scholarship is given to enhance the education of a veterinary student interested in working with wildlife. One scholarship is awarded annually to help defray expenses of attending the NWRA symposium. This scholarship is given through NWRA by friends of Dr. Burton to honor his contributions to wildlife medicine and his passion for helping sick and injured wildlife.  Application is open to veterinary students who demonstrate a desire to help wildlife and meet the award requirements. 

Completely fill out the application form (in English please) and include two signed letters of recommendation as well as proof of current student status. If sending signed recommendation letters separately, please include the applicant's name with each letter.  

The application deadline is October 1 and the recipient is notified by January 1. The award is announced and presented at the symposium. Recipients are expected to attend at least three full days of the symposium (may include pre-conference seminar). NWRA reserves the right to withhold scholarship fund disbursement if attendance requirement is not fulfilled. Scholarship recipients are asked to write a paragraph or two for the NWRA newsletter summarizing their experiences due to receiving the scholarship.  

Please refer to the General Information section on the main scholarship page.

A list of previous winners can be found here.

Application form:

Download fillable form or fill out the electronic form below.  



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The information contained within this application is true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that misrepresentation or fraudulent information may be grounds for loss of scholarship funds. I understand that, in accepting a scholarship from the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, I give permission to announce my receipt of a scholarship to the scholarship donors and to the NWRA board of directors and members. I further give permission to list my name as a scholarship recipient in the NWRA newsletter, the NWRA annual report, and on the NWRA website(s). All personal information related to financial need or status is not shared and is kept confidential. I understand that I may be asked to write a letter of thanks to a scholarship donor and/or to NWRA and that the letter to NWRA may be published in part or in its entirety in NWRA materials. I understand that I am requested to write a paragraph or two summarizing how this scholarship has affected my wildlife rehabilitation, and that it may be published in part or in its entirety in NWRA materials. A symposium attendance scholarship recipient is expected to attend at least three (3) full days of the symposium. NWRA reserves the right to withhold scholarship fund disbursement if attendance requirement is not fulfilled.