October 15, 2015

 

 SCAVMA program funding renewed

Posted Sept. 30, 2015

The AVMA, both AVMA insurance trusts, and the Student AVMA are continuing their financial support for the Achieving, Leading, Learning for Students program in the 2015-2016 academic year.

The AVMA, the AVMA Group Health & Life Insurance Trust, and AVMA PLIT are each contributing $100,000 to the ALL for Students program while SAVMA is providing $33,000. The $333,000 will be distributed among the 35 student chapters of the AVMA and one associate organization in the SAVMA House of Delegates. The announcement was made during the SAVMA HOD meeting July 13 in Boston.

ALL for Students began in 2013 as a joint initiative among the AVMA, its trusts, and SAVMA to support the SCAVMAs in the categories of professional development, leadership, wellness, and community outreach.

“The ALL for Students funding could not have come at a better time for our chapter,” said Carrie Howe, University of Minnesota SCAVMA president. “We have had to make some major cutbacks in our budget, but the ALL for Students funding has greatly helped to offset this problem. The additional income provided by the ALL for Students funding has been pivotal in our ability to provide for our members.”

SAVMA President Jessica Carie said it’s important that veterinary students have the resources to prepare them for leadership. “This funding will enable the ALL for Students program to continue providing critical services to our students as they prepare to embark on a career in veterinary medicine and equip them with the tools they need to succeed,” she explained.

Related JAVMA content:

SAVMA sees chapter program further bolstered (Oct. 1, 2014)

A message of support, backed by funding (Oct. 15, 2013)