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Student nails tuition contest from Hill's

UF third-year student receives $25,000 scholarship
Sep 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff


Sarah Judd
TOPEKA, KAN. — Sarah Judd isn't stressed about paying the bursar's office this year.

The third-year veterinary student at the University of Florida (UF) earned the Hill's Big Win Scholarship Challenge during the recent American College of Internal Veterinary Medicine in Louisville, Ky. The prize: one year's tuition up to $25,000.

"This is very exciting. I don't normally win contests, so being named The Hill's Big Win Scholarship Challenge winner was a surprise," Judd says. "I would like to thank Hill's for the scholarship and my fellow students for going online to vote. Because of this great honor I am now in a better financial position to begin my career as a veterinary professional after my graduation next year."

Students participated in the scholarship challenge short-answer quiz, and winners had their school name posted at http://HillsVet.com/vetstudent where fellow students had the opportunity to go online and cast their vote for their school. UF received the most votes, cementing Judd's win.

"Winning the Hill's scholarship is a great honor for Sarah and the University of Florida," says Dr. James P. Thompson, UF interim dean and professor. "Because of generous Hill's student programs, Sarah's senior year tuition is taken care of and she can concentrate on becoming an amazing veterinary professional. What a gift!"

The company is committed to providing educational assistance for up-and-coming veterinarians, says Hein Meyer DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVIM-CA, director of Hill's Academic Affairs. "In addition to the many ways Hill's already supports veterinary students, we are excited to offer this scholarship to further encourage students to succeed. Veterinary students should look forward to participating in the Hill's Big Win Scholarship Challenge planned for the 2006-2007 academic school year."