Four Kansas State University veterinary students were recently selected to earn scholarships in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps under the F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program.
The health professions scholarship pays 100 percent of the tuition for a graduate-level health care degree at any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program in the United States or Puerto Rico.
The recipients are: Taylor Boles, third-year student; Lisa Crevoiserat, third-year student; Kaitlin Foley, second-year student; and Kathleen Stewart, second-year student.
“K-State led the way in the number of veterinary scholarship recipients this year,” said Staff Sgt. Erika L. Rough, the center commander in the Army Medical Recruiting Center. “K-State has phenomenal students and the Army is lucky to gain them amongst our ranks.”
“We are extremely proud of our students who are willing to commit to serve our country through military service following graduation,” said Ronnie Elmore, associate dean for academic programs, admissions and diversity programs in Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “The Health Professions Scholarship Program enables our student recipients to concentrate on their veterinary educations and graduate without incurring significant educational debts. This program allows our graduates to not only serve our country competently, but also allows them to be better prepared for post-military veterinary careers.”
The scholarship also pays for required books, equipment and most academic fees, and it includes a monthly stipend of more than $2,000, according to K-State. During breaks, students receive officer’s pay while training. After graduation, the students enter active duty and advance in rank to captain. One year of active duty service is required for each year the students receive the scholarship with a minimum obligation of three years.