Wood Foundation Establishes Veterinary Scholarship at University of Pennsylvania

prince georges community collegeAnnapolis, Md., June 25, 2007 – Speaking today from her Eastport office, Sallie Hamrick, Trustee of the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation, announced the award of $196,450 to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The purpose of the award is to establish the Kathy and Jerry Wood Scholarship Fund. The Fund will provide financial support for two graduate students wishing to attend the School of Veterinary Medicine.

“Kathy and Jerry established this Foundation to promote the development of promising young students. The Woods were lifelong dog lovers and always had collies. We are pleased that we are able to establish this scholarship to honor them and their love of animals,” Ms. Hamrick explained.


First University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine KJW Foundation scholarship recipient graduated May 2011.

In acknowledging the gift, Amy Gutman, President of the University of Pennsylvania, commented “Companion animals enrich our lives, providing companionship and love for a lifetime. This scholarship will assist Penn Vet in attracting the very best students who, in turn, will provide outstanding care for our ‘best friends.’”

Accepting the award, Joan Hendricks, Dean of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, stated, “ … you are helping to advance the School’s mission to better the health and welfare of animals and humans. Such support helps us to continue to provide the finest health care to our patients, develop new treatments and technologies to improve the health and care of animals, and transform exceptional students into compassionate veterinarians. Many will benefit from your generous act of philanthropy.”

The scholarships funded by this award will include 50% tuition, books and a living stipend for two students for the full four-year term of the program. One award will be made to a student entering in the fall of 2007 and a second in the fall of 2008.

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