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Ed Hiestand Memorial Veterinary Student Scholarship: Call for Papers
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$1000 (US dollars)

Funding is provided by donors in memory of Ed Hiestand and by the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center.

Abstract Deadline: December 15th 

Paper Deadline: January 15 of each year

Eligibility:  Competition is open to all current veterinary students (includes interns and residents).

Subject:  The paper should cover a topic related to a veterinary aspect of wildlife rehabilitation (diagnosis, transmission, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of a specific disease; a case report; a wildlife medicine-related study; etc.) and may consist of a literature review, a personal experience, or both. Click here to view a list of previous winning students and the topics of their papers.

Presentation:  The winner makes a 20 to 25 minute presentation at the Symposium and the paper is eligible for publication by NWRA.


$1000 scholarship to defray travel expenses, symposium registration, and banquet ticket are provided in memory of Ed Hiestand. The award is announced and presented at the Symposium.

Entries:  Click here for the author guidelines. Submit a 100-250 word abstract and the completed paper to:

Dr. Erica A. Miller, DVM
1250 Corner Ketch Rd
Newark, DE 19711
Phone 302-743-7799