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Brandi Carrillo

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Graduating summa cum laude from UTEP with a B. A in Psychology, I later enrolled in the Biological Sciences program with a concentration in pre-vet. I possess valuable research experience in both psychology and zoology. I’m a charter member of two veterinary organizations, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation, and the National Pre-Vet Club. In addition to my ongoing volunteer work with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso, I’ve previously dedicated my time and efforts to supporting St. Francis Pet Clinic and the Far East Animal Care Center. As an active church member, I am part of various food drives and am involved in various community services. I’ve had leadership positions, including being an officer in NJROTC, where I led the team to win awards in regional competitions. As a dedicated athlete, I’ve earned awards in track and cross-country. My ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian, driven by my deep sense of purpose to ensure the well-being of animals while promoting positive change through my community involvement. Veterinary School isn’t cheap and my upcoming courses will further enhance my knowledge and skills preparing me for success as a future doctor. Apart from my academic pursuits, I've established a nursery, where I cultivate and sell plants. I’m dedicated to promoting an environment-friendly carbon footprint by employing worm farming techniques also implemented in my small-scale enterprise. My inspiration stems from my supportive partner Chris and our fur babies CJ and Cupcake. I’m eager to get back to traveling and exploring new adventures soon.

Education

Kansas State University

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Agriculture/Veterinary Preparatory Programs

The University of Texas at El Paso

Bachelor's degree program
2021 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences

El Paso Community College

Associate's degree program
2021 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

The University of Texas at El Paso

Bachelor's degree program
2019 - 2021
  • Majors:
    • Psychology, General
  • Minors:
    • Sociology

El Paso Community College

Associate's degree program
2016 - 2018
  • Majors:
    • Psychology, General

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Veterinary

    • Dream career goals:

      Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    • Veterinary technician

      2022 – Present2 years

    Sports

    Cross-Country Running

    2010 – 20122 years

    Track and Field

    2010 – 20122 years

    Awards

    • Yes I received 2 awards

    Research

    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

      El Paso Community College — Researcher
      2020 – 2020
    • Zoology/Animal Biology

      Zooniverse Researcher
      2024 – Present
    • Zoology/Animal Biology

      Assiniboine Park Zoo — Zooniverse Researcher
      2024 – Present
    • Research and Experimental Psychology

      Researcher
      2020 – 2020

    Arts

    • Brandi's Art Gallery

      Drawing
      2011 – Present
    • San Elceario Parish

      Music
      2013 – 2015
    • San Elizario High School Graphic Art Club

      Graphic Art
      2013 – 2015
    • My Own Band

      Music
      2016 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Rescue Animal League of El Paso — Volunteer
      2024 – Present
    • Volunteering

      National Pre-Vet Club — Pre-Vet Club member
      2024 – 2024
    • Advocacy

      Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation — Social Media Advocate
      2024 – Present
    • Volunteering

      San Elceario Parish — Volunteer
      2013 – Present
    • Volunteering

      San Elceario Parish — volunteer
      2014 – Present
    • Volunteering

      NJROTC — NJROTC community service San Elizario mission luminary setup
      2014 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Saint Francis Pet Clinic — Animal Care Attendant
      2017 – 2017

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Entrepreneurship

    Walking In Authority International Ministry Scholarship
    When I was an elementary school student, I always felt like I wasn't good enough to excel in my studies. I constantly struggled with my grades and felt that I wasn't getting the support I needed. It wasn't until fifth grade when I met Mrs. Cera, my teacher, who changed everything for me. Mrs. Cera was a kind and optimistic woman. She saw something in me that no one else did and encouraged me to try my best. She made me feel seen and like I was capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Her unwavering support and belief in me gave me a sense of empowerment that I had never felt before. Looking back, I realize how important Mrs. Cera was in my life. She not only helped me academically, but she also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. I will always be grateful for her guidance and support. I have actively participated in several volunteering and community service initiatives within my local community, which includes volunteering at the church and contributing to food drives to support women affected by domestic violence, as well as engaging in clothing donations, food pantry initiatives, and fundraising efforts. I have also taken part in various community service undertakings, such as the maintenance of Ft. Bliss Cemetery and the old San Elizario Cemetery, the creation and distribution of luminaries in the town square during the holiday season, and providing assistance during sports marathons and parades. My favorite volunteering experience was at St. Francis Pet Clinic where I learned about pet surgeries, sparking my interest in veterinary care. I hope to attend Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine next fall. I aim to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory work. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled large animal veterinarian specialist. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will benefit society. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. I want to be a good example and be an advocate for other women so they can embrace opportunities to exceed the stereotypes often placed on women by society. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower girls to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Kumar Family Scholarship
    When I was an elementary school student, I always felt like I wasn't good enough to excel in my studies. I constantly struggled with my grades and felt that I wasn't getting the support I needed. It wasn't until fifth grade when I met Mrs. Cera, my teacher, who changed everything for me. Mrs. Cera was a kind and optimistic woman. She saw something in me that no one else did and encouraged me to try my best. She made me feel seen and like I was capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Her unwavering support and belief in me gave me a sense of empowerment that I had never felt before. Looking back, I realize how important Mrs. Cera was in my life. She not only helped me academically, but she also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. I will always be grateful for her guidance and support. I have actively participated in several volunteering and community service initiatives within my local community, which includes volunteering at the church and contributing to food drives to support women affected by domestic violence, as well as engaging in clothing donations, food pantry initiatives, and fundraising efforts. I have also taken part in various community service undertakings, such as the maintenance of Ft. Bliss Cemetery and the old San Elizario Cemetery, the creation and distribution of luminaries in the town square during the holiday season, and providing assistance during sports marathons and parades. My favorite volunteering experience was at St. Francis Pet Clinic where I learned about pet surgeries, sparking my interest in veterinary care. I hope to attend Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine next fall. I aim to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory work. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled large animal veterinarian specialist. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will benefit society. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time. As a woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. I want to be a good example and be an advocate for other women so they can embrace opportunities to exceed the stereotypes often placed on women by society. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower girls to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Schmid Memorial Scholarship
    I hope to attend Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine next fall. I aim to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory work. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled large animal veterinarian specialist. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will benefit society. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time. I have actively participated in several volunteering and community service initiatives within my local community, which includes volunteering at the church and contributing to food drives to support women affected by domestic violence, as well as engaging in clothing donations, food pantry initiatives, and fundraising efforts. I have also taken part in various community service undertakings, such as the maintenance of Ft. Bliss Cemetery and the old San Elizario Cemetery, the creation and distribution of luminaries in the town square during the holiday season, and providing assistance during sports marathons and parades. My favorite volunteering experience was at St. Francis Pet Clinic where I learned about pet surgeries, sparking my interest in veterinary care. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. I want to be a good example and be an advocate for other women so they can embrace opportunities to exceed the stereotypes often placed on women by society. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower girls to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Miguel Mendez Social Justice Scholarship
    When I was an elementary school student, I always felt like I wasn't good enough to excel in my studies. I constantly struggled with my grades and felt that I wasn't getting the support I needed. It wasn't until fifth grade when I met Mrs. Cera, my teacher, who changed everything for me. Mrs. Cera was a kind and optimistic woman. She saw something in me that no one else did and encouraged me to try my best. She made me feel seen and like I was capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Her unwavering support and belief in me gave me a sense of empowerment that I had never felt before. Looking back, I realize how important Mrs. Cera was in my life. She not only helped me academically, but she also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. I will always be grateful for her guidance and support. I have actively participated in several volunteering and community service initiatives within my local community, which includes volunteering at the church and contributing to food drives to support women affected by domestic violence, as well as engaging in clothing donations, food pantry initiatives, and fundraising efforts. I have also taken part in various community service undertakings, such as the maintenance of Ft. Bliss Cemetery and the old San Elizario Cemetery, the creation and distribution of luminaries in the town square during the holiday season, and providing assistance during sports marathons and parades. My favorite volunteering experience was at St. Francis Pet Clinic where I learned about pet surgeries, sparking my interest in veterinary care. I hope to attend Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine next fall. I aim to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory work. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled large animal veterinarian specialist. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will benefit society. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time. As a woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. I want to be a good example and be an advocate for other women so they can embrace opportunities to exceed the stereotypes often placed on women by society. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower girls to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Kayla Nicole Monk Memorial Scholarship
    When I was an elementary school student, I always felt like I wasn't good enough to excel in my studies. I constantly struggled with my grades and felt that I wasn't getting the support I needed. It wasn't until fifth grade when I met Mrs. Cera, my teacher, who changed everything for me. Mrs. Cera was a kind and optimistic woman. She saw something in me that no one else did and encouraged me to try my best. She made me feel seen and like I was capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Her unwavering support and belief in me gave me a sense of empowerment that I had never felt before. Looking back, I realize how important Mrs. Cera was in my life. She not only helped me academically, but she also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. I will always be grateful for her guidance and support. I have actively participated in several volunteering and community service initiatives within my local community, which includes volunteering at the church and contributing to food drives to support women affected by domestic violence, as well as engaging in clothing donations, food pantry initiatives, and fundraising efforts. I have also taken part in various community service undertakings, such as the maintenance of Ft. Bliss Cemetery and the old San Elizario Cemetery, the creation and distribution of luminaries in the town square during the holiday season, and providing assistance during sports marathons and parades. My favorite volunteering experience was at St. Francis Pet Clinic where I learned about pet surgeries, sparking my interest in veterinary care. I hope to attend Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine next fall. I aim to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory work. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled large animal veterinarian specialist. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will benefit society. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time. As a woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. I want to be a good example and be an advocate for other women so they can embrace opportunities to exceed the stereotypes often placed on women by society. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower girls to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Kalia D. Davis Memorial Scholarship
    When I was an elementary school student, I always felt like I wasn't good enough to excel in my studies. I constantly struggled with my grades and felt that I wasn't getting the support I needed. It wasn't until fifth grade when I met Mrs. Cera, my teacher, who changed everything for me. Mrs. Cera was a kind and optimistic woman. She saw something in me that no one else did and encouraged me to try my best. She made me feel seen and like I was capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Her unwavering support and belief in me gave me a sense of empowerment that I had never felt before. Looking back, I realize how important Mrs. Cera was in my life. She not only helped me academically, but she also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. I will always be grateful for her guidance and support. I have actively participated in several volunteering and community service initiatives within my local community, which includes volunteering at the church and contributing to food drives to support women affected by domestic violence, as well as engaging in clothing donations, food pantry initiatives, and fundraising efforts. I have also taken part in various community service undertakings, such as the maintenance of Ft. Bliss Cemetery and the old San Elizario Cemetery, the creation and distribution of luminaries in the town square during the holiday season, and providing assistance during sports marathons and parades. My favorite volunteering experience was at St. Francis Pet Clinic where I learned about pet surgeries, sparking my interest in veterinary care. I hope to attend Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine next fall. I aim to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory work. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled large animal veterinarian specialist. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will benefit society. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time. As a woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. I want to be a good example and be an advocate for other women so they can embrace opportunities to exceed the stereotypes often placed on women by society. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower girls to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Jimmy Cardenas Community Leader Scholarship
    When I was an elementary school student, I always felt like I wasn't good enough to excel in my studies. I constantly struggled with my grades and felt that I wasn't getting the support I needed. It wasn't until fifth grade when I met Mrs. Cera, my teacher, who changed everything for me. Mrs. Cera was a kind and optimistic woman. She saw something in me that no one else, including myself saw, and encouraged me to try my best. She made me feel seen and like I was capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Her unwavering support and belief in me gave me a sense of empowerment that I had never felt before. Looking back, I realize how important Mrs. Cera was in my life. She not only helped me academically, but she also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. I will always be grateful for her guidance and support. I have actively participated in several volunteering and community service initiatives within my local community, which includes volunteering at the church and contributing to food drives to support women affected by domestic violence, as well as engaging in clothing donations, food pantry initiatives, and fundraising efforts. I have also taken part in various community service undertakings, such as the maintenance of Ft. Bliss Cemetery and the old San Elizario Cemetery, the creation and distribution of luminaries in the town square during the holiday season, and providing assistance during sports marathons and parades. My favorite volunteering experience was at St. Francis Pet Clinic where I learned about pet surgeries, sparking my interest in veterinary care. I hope to attend Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine next fall. I aim to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory work. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled large animal veterinarian specialist. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will benefit society. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time. As a woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. I want to be a good example and be an advocate for other women so they can embrace opportunities to exceed the stereotypes often placed on women by society. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower girls to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Priscilla Shireen Luke Scholarship
    When I was an elementary school student, I always felt like I wasn't good enough to excel in my studies. I constantly struggled with my grades and felt that I wasn't getting the support I needed. It wasn't until fifth grade when I met Mrs. Cera, my teacher, who changed everything for me. Mrs. Cera was a kind and optimistic woman. She saw something in me that no one else did and encouraged me to try my best. She made me feel seen and like I was capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Her unwavering support and belief in me gave me a sense of empowerment that I had never felt before. Looking back, I realize how important Mrs. Cera was in my life. She not only helped me academically, but she also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. I will always be grateful for her guidance and support. I have actively participated in several volunteering and community service initiatives within my local community. My involvement includes volunteering at the church and contributing to food drives to support women affected by domestic violence, as well as engaging in clothing donations, food pantry initiatives, and fundraising efforts. I have also taken part in various community service undertakings, such as the maintenance of Ft. Bliss Cemetery and the old San Elizario Cemetery, the creation and distribution of luminaries in the town square during the holiday season, and providing assistance during sports marathons and parades. Furthermore, my volunteering experience at St. Francis Pet Clinic has sparked my interest in veterinary care. I hope to attend Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine next fall. I aim to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory work. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will benefit society. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time. As a woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. I want to be a good example and be an advocate for other women so they can embrace opportunities to exceed the stereotypes often placed by society. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower girls to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship
    My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who care for them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, where I learned about the important bond shared between humans and animals. I have always been interested in working with animals, which led me to pet-sit both large and small animals as I grew up. As I grew up, I decided to gain experience working in a clinical setting and volunteered at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Here, I learned about the importance of effective communication between clients and doctors, as well as pet surgery. I was determined to gain more experience in veterinary medicine, so I started working as a veterinary technician at Far East Animal Care Center. During this time, I learned various skills such as proper animal handling, taking x-rays, drawing blood, placing IV catheters, and administering medications prescribed by the veterinarian, among others. However, it is a recent personal loss that acted as the last bit of reinforcement to choose to become a veterinarian. I had a beloved pet succumb to an incurable disease, cancer. The feeling of helplessness in the face of a disease with no cure was heartbreaking. It led me to realize that I want to be a part of the efforts to advance veterinary research and contribute to finding cures for such devastating diseases. So, when I get asked why I want to be a veterinarian, it is not just one moment or one reason. It is a lifelong journey filled with countless memories of compassion, learning, and a deep-seated belief that I can make a difference in the lives of animals and their human companions through the practice of veterinary medicine. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Texas Women Empowerment Scholarship
    When I was an elementary school student, I always felt like I wasn't good enough to excel in my studies. I constantly struggled with my grades and felt that I wasn't getting the support I needed. It wasn't until fifth grade when I met Mrs. Cera, my teacher, who changed everything for me. Mrs. Cera was a kind and optimistic woman. She saw something in me that no one else did and encouraged me to try my best. She made me feel seen and like I was capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Her unwavering support and belief in me gave me a sense of empowerment that I had never felt before. Looking back, I realize how important Mrs. Cera was in my life. She not only helped me academically, but she also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. I will always be grateful for her guidance and support. I have actively participated in several volunteering and community service initiatives within my local community, which includes volunteering at the church and contributing to food drives to support women affected by domestic violence, as well as engaging in clothing donations, food pantry initiatives, and fundraising efforts. I have also taken part in various community service undertakings, such as the maintenance of Ft. Bliss Cemetery and the old San Elizario Cemetery, the creation and distribution of luminaries in the town square during the holiday season, and providing assistance during sports marathons and parades. My favorite volunteering experience was at St. Francis Pet Clinic where I learned about pet surgeries, sparking my interest in veterinary care. I hope to attend Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine next fall. I aim to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory work. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled large animal veterinarian specialist. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will benefit society. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time. As a woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. I want to be a good example and be an advocate for other women so they can embrace opportunities to exceed the stereotypes often placed on women by society. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower girls to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. Considering the costs of a doctorate degree, receiving this scholarship would be incredibly meaningful to me as it would provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education, creating more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field to better serve my community.
    Pet Pals Pack Compassion Award
    My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who love them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, learning how humans and animals interact at home. Later, as I started studying psychology during college, I grew interested in the world of animal training. I have always been interested in working with animals, which led me to pet-sit both large and small animals as I grew up. Later on, I decided to gain experience working in a clinical setting and volunteered at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Here, I learned about the importance of effective communication between clients and doctors, as well as about pet surgery. I was determined to gain more experience in veterinary medicine, so I started working as a veterinary technician at Far East Animal Care Center. During this time, I learned various skills such as proper animal handling, taking x-rays, drawing blood, placing IV catheters, and administering medications prescribed by the veterinarian, among others. However, it is a recent personal loss that acted as the last bit of reinforcement to choose to become a veterinarian. I had a beloved pet succumb to an incurable disease, cancer. The feeling of helplessness in the face of a disease with no cure was heartbreaking. It led me to realize that I wanted to be a part of the efforts to advance veterinary research and contribute to finding cures for such devastating diseases. So, when I get asked why I want to be a veterinarian, it is not just one moment or one reason. It is a lifelong journey filled with countless memories of compassion, learning, and a deep-seated belief that I can make a difference in the lives of animals and their human companions through the practice of veterinary medicine. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans. Ultimately, I firmly believe that veterinary medicine serves both animals and society equally.
    Reindeer Jill Memorial Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine Students
    My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who love them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, learning how humans and animals interact at home. Later, as I started studying psychology during college, I grew interested in the world of animal training. I have always been interested in working with animals, which led me to pet-sit both large and small animals as I grew up. Later on, I decided to gain experience working in a clinical setting and volunteered at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Here, I learned about the importance of effective communication between clients and doctors, as well as about pet surgery. I was determined to gain more experience in veterinary medicine, so I started working as a veterinary technician at Far East Animal Care Center. During this time, I learned various skills such as proper animal handling, taking x-rays, drawing blood, placing IV catheters, and administering medications prescribed by the veterinarian, among others. However, it is a recent personal loss that acted as the last bit of reinforcement to choose to become a veterinarian. I had a beloved pet succumb to an incurable disease, cancer. The feeling of helplessness in the face of a disease with no cure was heartbreaking. It led me to realize that I wanted to be a part of the efforts to advance veterinary research and contribute to finding cures for such devastating diseases. So, when I get asked why I want to be a veterinarian, it is not just one moment or one reason. It is a lifelong journey filled with countless memories of compassion, learning, and a deep-seated belief that I can make a difference in the lives of animals and their human companions through the practice of veterinary medicine. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans. Ultimately, I firmly believe that veterinary medicine serves both animals and society equally.
    Live Music Lover Scholarship
    "Where words fail, music speaks"-Hans Christian Anderson I recall my first concert experience as an unforgettable and exhilarating event. My uncle, a retired Navy veteran, surprised my family with tickets to see Clint Black at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The moment we drove into the venue, I was taken aback by the sheer number of cars, which made finding a parking spot quite challenging. The parking lot was teeming with people decked out in Western attire, engaged in lively conversations and hearty laughter. Adorned in my own black combat boots and a cozy flannel shirt, I couldn't help but feel a bit out of place amidst the sea of cowboy hats and boots. After eventually finding a spot, my sister and I eagerly ventured into the bustling arena, which was filled with vendors peddling Clint Black T-shirts, delectable food, and a variety of refreshing beverages, creating an atmosphere bursting with energy and excitement. After approximately 20 minutes had elapsed, we became aware that it was time to reunite with my family prior to the commencement of Clint Black's performance. As my eyes caught sight of my mom in the distance, we hastened towards them, effortlessly falling into stride and following them to our assigned seats. The opening band continued to serenade the audience with their captivating country melodies, intensifying the sense of anticipation for Clint Black's imminent entrance. Abruptly, the entire venue plunged into darkness, and a hush fell over the crowd. Upon the brightening of the stage, a commanding voice stirred the audience into joyous chants. The ensuing two hours were filled with uplifting and emotionally resonant melodies from a vocalist I had previously not expected to appreciate. One of the most unforgettable concert experiences I've had was when I had the chance to see my all-time favorite country singers Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Elle King perform live at the Mitchel Woods Pavilion in the Woodlands, TX. It was a birthday surprise from my boyfriend for my 24th birthday. I can still recall the excitement as I sipped on my Dr. Pepper and savored the taste of popcorn, all while being immersed in the performances of the opening bands. As the anticipation grew and Elle King exited the stage, the venue was engulfed in dazzling lights, and that's when Miranda Lambert's silhouette graced the stage, accompanied by her powerful voice. In that moment, I leaped out of my seat and joined in the chorus of cheers. Among the many incredible songs she performed that night, "If I Was a Cowboy" stood out as my absolute favorite. As the music filled the air, I found myself dancing along with the older lady seated in front of me. I have a deep fondness for revisiting treasured memories that are saturated with unbridled joy and the enchanting allure of music. One of the cherished ways I love to indulge in my leisure time is by immersing myself in the electrifying atmosphere of live concerts, where the energy and passion of the performers and the audience create unforgettable experiences.
    Travis Ely Collegiate Angler Memorial Scholarship
    There's something about horses that captivates me deeply - perhaps it's their strong, graceful build, their wild manes, or their soulful eyes that seem to hold a world of secrets. But more than anything, it's the sense of freedom that they embody that truly draws me in. As I have heard, there's nothing quite like the feeling of galloping through a wide-open field on horseback, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. For me, horses represent the ultimate symbol of independence and unfettered spirit, and that's why they hold a special place in my heart. My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who love them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, learning how humans and animals interact at home. Later, as I started studying psychology during college, I grew interested in the world of animal training. I also have passions outside of the veterinary medicine field, such as swimming, and hiking, and I recently took on fishing. I discovered that combining my talents and passion for water sets my soul free, much like a horse running freely. Although my high school didn't have a swim team, I competed with my family and friends. I realized that it brought me a sense of freedom along with happiness and I dedicated myself to perfecting my talent to the point where I earned the nickname "the mermaid", earning the respect that I also had for my competitors, and setting a good example to the younger youth of the true definition of sportsmanship, which I am eager to use in my future career. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans.
    Grandmaster Nam K Hyong Scholarship
    As I reflect on my journey toward becoming a veterinarian, I realize that my passion for this profession has been shaped by numerous experiences, both big and small. In my formative years, I was blessed with the opportunity to be surrounded by a diverse range of animals. From the tiniest lizards to the biggest dogs, I was able to learn about and care for these beautiful creatures. As I nurtured and tended to them, I developed a deep emotional connection with them, and it became abundantly clear to me how strong the bond between humans and animals can be. Since my early days in elementary school, I have been passionately devoted to rescuing animals and acquiring books that educate me on the appropriate ways to care for them. Similarily, my time volunteering and supporting several pet clinics ignited my passion for veterinary medicine. Seeing the day-to-day efforts of the veterinary team, I developed a fascination with animal surgery, and it opened my eyes to the excitement and diversity that this profession offers. I was thrilled to observe the vast array of cases that came through the clinic, from routine check-ups to life-saving surgeries. However, it's a recent personal loss that acted as the last bit of reinforcement to choose to become a veterinarian. I too had a beloved pet succumb to an incurable disease, cancer. The feeling of helplessness in the face of a disease with no cure was heartbreaking. It led me to realize that I want to be a part of the efforts to advance veterinary research and contribute to finding cures for such devastating diseases. Additionally, I strongly believe that my academic background has been significantly relevant to my career choice. After exploring various academic disciplines, I found my true passion in the fields of animals and science. Consequently, I pursued a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. This program has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of human behavior, which I can use to comprehend the needs of my animal patients and their owners. The curriculum has also taught me how to communicate effectively, which is an essential skill for building trust and relationships with clients. By leveraging my academic background, I can provide tailored services that meet the diverse needs of the community, thereby enabling me to make a positive impact in the lives of my patients and their owners. I have had the pleasure of working in veterinary medicine and have had many memorable experiences. I would like to share one such experience that stands out in my memory. On my first day of volunteering at the St. Francis pet clinic, I was filled with a mix of excitement and nervousness. I knew that I wanted to help the local vet and save animals, but I was also apprehensive about the prospect of seeing blood and open wounds. As I watched the surgery progress, my curiosity grew, and I became more interested in the work being done. Despite my fear, I mustered the courage to ask the doctor if I could be more involved. The doctor kindly agreed, allowing me to calculate the pulse rate of the patient and repeatedly announce the pulse and respiration rates during surgery. This experience was a turning point for me, as it helped me overcome my fear and discover a new passion. I felt humbled and valued by the opportunity to contribute to the care of the animal in surgery, and it showed me that I could make a positive difference while doing something I was passionate about. So, when I am asked why I want to be a veterinarian, it is not just one moment or one reason. It is a lifelong journey filled with countless memories of compassion, learning, and a deep-seated belief that I can make a difference in the lives of animals and their human companions through the practice of veterinary medicine. My goal is to use my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory. I am eager to be uniquely trained to approach patient care holistically, taking into account not only the physical health of the animal but also its emotional and behavioral well-being and safety. As many aspiring veterinarians know, attending veterinary school comes with a hefty price tag. The cost of tuition, textbooks, and other related expenses can be daunting, and often require students to take out loans to cover the costs. However, being awarded this scholarship will provide me with a sense of relief, as I will be able to concentrate on my studies and immerse myself in the world of veterinary medicine without the added stress of financial burden. It will enable me to pursue my passion for animal care and welfare with a clear mind and a focused approach. Ultimately, by choosing to become an animal doctor, I am confident that I can contribute significantly to the health and well-being of animals, while also fulfilling a sense of professional and personal satisfaction, making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time.
    Young Women in STEM Scholarship
    As I reflect on my journey towards becoming a veterinarian, I realize that my passion for this profession has been shaped by numerous experiences, both significant and insignificant. Growing up, I was surrounded by a menagerie of animals, from the tiniest hamsters to the biggest horses. As I learned to care for these creatures, I became deeply connected to them, and the bond between humans and animals became clear to me. My time volunteering and supporting several pet clinics ignited my passion for veterinary medicine. Seeing the day-to-day efforts of the veterinary team, I developed a fascination with animal surgery, and it opened my eyes to the excitement and diversity that this profession offers. I was thrilled to observe the vast array of cases that came through the clinic, from routine check-ups to life-saving surgeries. However, it's a recent personal loss that acted as the last bit of reinforcement to choose to become a veterinarian. I too had a beloved pet succumb to an incurable disease, cancer. The feeling of helplessness in the face of a disease with no cure was heartbreaking. It led me to realize that I want to be a part of the efforts to advance veterinary research and contribute to finding cures for such devastating diseases. Additionally, I strongly believe that my academic background has been significantly relevant to my career choice. After exploring various academic disciplines, I found my true passion in the fields of animals and science. Consequently, I pursued a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. This program has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of human behavior, which I can use to comprehend the needs of my animal patients and their owners. The curriculum has also taught me how to communicate effectively, which is an essential skill for building trust and relationships with clients. By leveraging my academic background, I can provide tailored services that meet the diverse needs of the community, thereby enabling me to make a positive impact in the lives of my patients and their owners. I have had the pleasure of working in veterinary medicine and have had many memorable experiences. I would like to share one such experience that stands out in my memory. On my first day of volunteering at the St. Francis pet clinic, I was filled with a mix of excitement and nervousness. I knew that I wanted to help the local vet and save animals, but I was also apprehensive about the prospect of seeing blood and open wounds. As I watched the surgery progress, my curiosity grew, and I became more interested in the work being done. Despite my fear, I mustered the courage to ask the doctor if I could be more involved. The doctor kindly agreed, allowing me to calculate the pulse rate of the patient and repeatedly announce the pulse and respiration rates during surgery. This experience was a turning point for me, as it helped me overcome my fear and discover a new passion. I felt humbled and valued by the opportunity to contribute to the care of the animal in surgery, and it showed me that I could make a positive difference while doing something I was passionate about. So, when I am asked why I want to be a veterinarian, it is not just one moment or one reason. It is a lifelong journey filled with countless memories of compassion, learning, and a deep-seated belief that I can make a difference in the lives of animals and their human companions through the practice of veterinary medicine. My goal is to use my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory. I am eager to be uniquely trained to approach patient care holistically, taking into account not only the physical health of the animal but also its emotional and behavioral well-being and safety. As many aspiring veterinarians know, attending veterinary school comes with a hefty price tag. The cost of tuition, textbooks, and other related expenses can be daunting, and often require students to take out loans to cover the costs. However, being awarded this scholarship will provide me with a sense of relief, as I will be able to concentrate on my studies and immerse myself in the world of veterinary medicine without the added stress of financial burden. It will enable me to pursue my passion for animal care and welfare with a clear mind and a focused approach. Ultimately, by choosing to become an animal doctor, I am confident that I can contribute significantly to the health and well-being of animals, while also fulfilling a sense of professional and personal satisfaction, making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time.
    Combined Worlds Scholarship
    When we embark on a journey to uncharted territories it is like stepping into a whole new world. It's an adventure full of limitless possibilities that can transform our lives in ways we never imagined. The experience is a roller coaster ride of emotions, taking us through highs and lows as we leave behind the familiar comforts of our daily routine and venture into the unknown. Every step we take is an opportunity to discover something new and exciting, and we embrace each one with open arms. As we journey forward, we are filled with a sense of wonder and anticipation, knowing that each step we take will lead us to a new and exciting discovery. First, during these explorations, we are presented with challenges that push us beyond our limits, forcing us to confront our beliefs and assumptions. As we navigate through unfamiliar landscapes, we gain new perspectives and insights that we may have never considered before. This opens our minds to a world of possibilities, and we begin to realize that there is so much more to life than what we previously thought. Furthermore, by immersing ourselves in the culture, cuisine, and customs of our destination, we begin to broaden our horizons and enrich our minds with the beauty and diversity of the world. We find ourselves captivated by the sights, sounds, and smells of new environments, and we learn to appreciate the unique qualities that make each place special. Then, these experiences lead to personal growth and development, and we return home with a newfound appreciation for the different ways of living and the vastness of the world. We are filled with a renewed sense of purpose and inspiration, knowing that we have the power to create our own destiny and shape our lives in any way we choose. In conclusion, embarking on new adventures can have a multitude of positive effects on both our psychological and spiritual well-being. By exposing ourselves to novel experiences, we stimulate our minds, broaden our horizons, and challenge ourselves in ways that can lead to personal growth and self-discovery. At the same time, we can tap into our deeper selves and connect with something greater than ourselves, whether that be nature, a community, or a higher power. The benefits of taking on new adventures are many, and the rewards are often lasting and transformative.
    For the Love of Pinot Memorial Scholarship and Dr. Rocky J. Deutsch Tribute
    While many people have a single defining moment that led them to the path of veterinary medicine, the truth is, it has been an accumulation of moments, both big and small that have shaped my passion for veterinary medicine. I was always surrounded by different types of animals growing up. I learned the joy of caring for them and also developed a deep appreciation for the bond between humans and animals. My experience volunteering at a local pet clinic ignited my passion for animal care, especially animal surgery, and opened my eyes to the excitement and diversity the veterinary profession offers. However, it is a recent personal loss that acted as the last bit of reinforcement to choose to become a veterinarian. I too had a beloved pet succumb to an incurable disease, cancer. The feeling of helplessness in the face of a disease with no cure was heartbreaking. It led me to realize that I wanted to be a part of the efforts to advance veterinary research and contribute to finding cures for such devastating diseases. So, when I get asked why I want to be a veterinarian, it is not just one moment or one reason. It is a lifelong journey filled with countless memories of compassion, learning, and a deep-seated belief that I can make a difference in the lives of animals and their human companions through the practice of veterinary medicine. Additionally, I believe that my education has been highly relevant to my choice of career. While I explored various academic disciplines, none captured my attention quite like animals and science did. I obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology, with a minor in sociology, which will not only enable me to better understand the needs of my patients, but also help me understand and communicate better with the owners, allowing me to provide excellent service tailored to the needs of my community. I have had many memorable experiences working in vet medicine, but, I would like to talk about one specific memorable experience. On my first day volunteering at the St. Francis pet clinic, I was quite frankly nervous to see blood. However, I knew that if I wanted to help the local vet save animals, I needed to overcome my fear of seeing blood and open wounds. My first day at the vet clinic I assisted the doctor in surgeries. As the surgery progressed, my curiosity grew and I mustered the courage to ask the doctor if I could be more involved instead of merely observing. I was allowed to calculate the canine's pulse rate and announced the pulse and respiration rates repeatedly to the doctor during surgery. This experience made me feel valued and humbled because it showed me that I could overcome fear, discover an interest, and make a difference all by doing something I was passionate about. My goal is to use my Doctoral of Veterinary Medicine Degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory. I am eager to be uniquely trained to approach patient care holistically, taking into account not only the physical health of the animal but also its emotional and behavioral well-being. By choosing veterinary medicine, I am confident that I can contribute significantly to the health and well-being of animals, while also fulfilling a sense of professional and personal satisfaction. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively by promoting the overall well-being of the patient, making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time.
    WCEJ Thornton Foundation Low-Income Scholarship
    Completing my college education is a remarkable achievement that has had a profound impact on my life. It has allowed me to discover new strengths such as my ability to persevere through challenges, work independently, and remain determined in the face of adversity. It has also given me a deeper sense of purpose and direction for my future. I am incredibly proud of myself for reaching this milestone. I look forward to utilizing the skills and knowledge I have gained through this experience to make a positive impact in the world. As a first-generation college student, I have been determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, summa cum laude. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Growing up in a low-income family, I endured setbacks such as financial adversity and poor mental health. Despite facing significant financial adversity, I worked tirelessly to pursue my education through scholarships and Pell grants. In addition, I faced depression and anxiety from living in a hostile environment where my family was unsupportive of my goals and my dreams, but I never gave up. I overcame these obstacles and broke free from that environment when I entered college. I learned the value of navigating complex systems to reach my goals. I am proud of all that I have accomplished, and I hope to inspire others to never give up on their dreams, no matter how difficult the journey may seem. Now, I am more focused than ever on achieving my goals and creating the life I plan to set out for myself. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on me. I've learned the value of advocating for myself and others, regardless of their background. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and break down the barriers that hold them back. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian specializing in large and small animal veterinary medicine in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary not only will provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need, but will also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to turn my dreams into a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it will provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and help achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my dreams and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Dr. Christine Lawther First in the Family Scholarship
    Completing my college education is a remarkable achievement that has had a profound impact on my life. It has allowed me to discover new strengths such as my ability to persevere through challenges, work independently, and remain determined in the face of adversity. It has also given me a deeper sense of purpose and direction for my future. I look forward to utilizing the skills and knowledge that I have gained through this experience to make a positive impact in the world. As a first-generation college student, I have been determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, summa cum laude. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Growing up in a low-income family, meant that I endured extra setbacks such as financial adversity and poor mental health. Despite facing significant financial adversity, I worked tirelessly to pursue my education through scholarships and Pell grants. In addition, I faced depression and anxiety from living in a hostile environment where my family was unsupportive of my goals and my dreams, but I never gave up. I overcame these obstacles and broke free from that environment when I entered college. I learned the value of determination and perseverance, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. I hope to inspire others to never give up on their dreams, no matter how difficult the journey may seem. Now, I am more focused than ever on achieving my goals and creating the life I plan to set out for myself. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on me. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in large and small animal veterinary medicine in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to turn my dreams into a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and help achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my dreams and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Ethan To Scholarship
    As a first-generation college student, I have been determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, summa cum laude. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Growing up in a low-income family, I endured many setbacks such as financial adversity and poor mental health. Despite facing significant financial adversity, I worked tirelessly to pursue my education through scholarships and Pell grants. In addition, I faced depression and anxiety from living in a hostile environment where my family was unsupportive of my goals and my dreams, but I never gave up. This experience taught me the value of working hard and the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity. I overcame these obstacles and broke free from that environment when I entered college. I learned the value of determination and perseverance, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. I am proud of all that I have accomplished, and I hope to inspire others to never give up on their dreams, no matter how difficult the journey may seem. Now, I am more focused than ever on achieving my goals and creating the life I plan to set out for myself. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on me. I've learned the value of advocating for myself and for others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in large and small animal veterinary medicine in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need. It would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and I hope to inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to turn my dreams into a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and help to achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my dreams and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    A Man Helping Women Helping Women Scholarship
    As a first-generation college student, I have been determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, summa cum laude. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Through my studies, I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. Because my family was low income, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite my obstacles, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. With hard work and perseverance, I was able to overcome these challenges and break free from that environment when I entered college. Now, I am more focused than ever on achieving my goals and creating the life I want for myself. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on me. I've learned the value of advocating for myself and for others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. When I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializing in large and small animal veterinary medicine in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need. It would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and I hope to inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to turn my dreams into a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and help to achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my dreams and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Goobie-Ramlal Education Scholarship
    As a first-generation college student, I have been determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, summa cum laude. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Through my studies, I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. Because my family was low income, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite my obstacles, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. Despite facing many obstacles growing up, I was determined to pursue my dreams. Though my household was not supportive and even hostile at times, I did not let that stop me. With hard work and perseverance, I was able to overcome these challenges and break free from that environment when I entered college. Now, I am more focused than ever on achieving my goals and creating the life I want for myself. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on me. I've learned the value of advocating for myself and for others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and help to achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my choice and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Concrete Rose Scholarship Award
    As a first-generation college student, I have been determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, summa cum laude. Throughout my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Through my studies, I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. Because my family was low income, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite my obstacles, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. I have remained steadfast in being determined to pursue my dreams. Though my childhood household was not supportive and I endured various obstacles there, I did not let that stop me. With hard work and perseverance, I was able to overcome these challenges and break free from that environment when I entered college. Now, I am more focused than ever on achieving my goals and creating the life I want for myself. As a Hispanic/indigenous woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I learned to embrace the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on me. I've realized the value of advocating for myself and for others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, optimism, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to focus on my academic pursuits and help to achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my choice and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    So You Want to Be a Mental Health Professional Scholarship
    As a first-generation college student, I have been determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, summa cum laude. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Through my studies, I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. Because my family was low income, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite my obstacles, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. Despite facing many obstacles growing up, I was determined to pursue my dreams. Though my household was not supportive and even hostile at times, I did not let that stop me. With hard work and perseverance, I was able to overcome these challenges and break free from that environment when I entered college. Now, I am more focused than ever on achieving my goals and creating the life I want for myself. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on me. I've learned the value of advocating for myself and for others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and help to achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my choice and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Early Childhood Developmental Trauma Legacy Scholarship
    As a first-generation college student, I have been determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, summa cum laude. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Through my studies, I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. Because my family was low income, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite my obstacles, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. Despite facing many obstacles growing up, I was determined to pursue my dreams. Though my household was not supportive and even hostile at times, I did not let that stop me. With hard work and perseverance, I was able to overcome these challenges and break free from that environment when I entered college. Now, I am more focused than ever on achieving my goals and creating the life I want for myself. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on me. I've learned the value of advocating for myself and for others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and help to achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my choice and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Simon Strong Scholarship
    As a first-generation college student, I have been determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, summa cum laude. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Through my studies, I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. Because my family was low income, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite my obstacles, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. Despite facing many obstacles growing up, I was determined to pursue my dreams. Though my household was not supportive and even hostile at times, I did not let that stop me. With hard work and perseverance, I was able to overcome these challenges and break free from that environment when I entered college. Now, I am more focused than ever on achieving my goals and creating the life I want for myself. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on me. I've learned the value of advocating for myself and for others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and help to achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my choice and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Let Your Light Shine Scholarship
    As a first-generation college student, I was determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, earning the highest academic honors. As someone who has taken a non-traditional approach to college, I have experienced a range of financial, mental, and personal challenges. These challenges have impacted my life in several ways, including shaping my future goals. By taking a non-traditional path, I have had the opportunity to gain valuable life experience and determine what kind of career path I wish to pursue. This experience has also helped me to develop important life skills such as communication, problem-solving, leadership, and time management. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Through my studies, I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. To make it happen, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite my obstacles, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on us. I've learned how to advocate for myself and others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. Recently I got accepted into veterinary school and my goal is to return to my hometown and establish a private practice, where animals and their owners feel welcomed, valued, and supported. In addition, I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my choice and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Keep Her Dream Alive Scholarship
    While many people have a single defining moment that led them to the path of veterinary medicine, the truth is, that it has been an accumulation of moments, both big and small that have shaped my passion for veterinary medicine. Growing up I was always surrounded by different types of animals. I learned the joy of caring for them and developed a deep appreciation for the bond between humans and animals. My experience volunteering at a local pet clinic ignited my passion for animal care, especially animal surgery, and opened my eyes to the excitement and diversity that the veterinary profession has to offer. However, it was a recent personal loss that acted as the last bit of reinforcement to become a veterinarian. I had a beloved pet succumb to an incurable disease, cancer. The feeling of helplessness in the face of a disease with no cure was heartbreaking. It led me to realize that I want to be a part of the efforts to advance veterinary research and contribute to finding cures for such devastating diseases. So, when I am asked why I want to be a veterinarian, it is not just one moment or one reason. It is a lifelong journey filled with countless memories of compassion, learning, and a deep-seated belief that I can make a difference in the lives of animals and their human companions through the practice of veterinary medicine. Additionally, I believe that my education has been highly relevant to my choice of career. While I explored various academic disciplines, none of them captured my attention quite like animals and science did. I obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology, with a minor in sociology, which will enable me to better understand the needs of my patients and their owners, allowing me to provide excellent service tailored to the needs of my community. I have had many memorable experiences working in vet medicine, but, I would like to talk about this one memorable experience. On my first day volunteering at the St. Francis pet clinic, I was nervous and scared to see blood. However, I knew that if I wanted to help the local vet and save animals, I had to overcome my fear. As the surgery progressed, I became more curious and asked the doctor if I could help instead of just shadowing her. I was allowed to calculate the pulse rate of the patient and announced the pulse and respiration rates repeatedly to the doctor during surgery. This experience made me feel valued, empowered, and proud of myself for doing a good job on my first day. It showed me that one can overcome their fears, discover their curiosity, and make a difference in the world. I would like to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory. I am eager to be uniquely trained to approach patient care holistically, taking into account not only the physical health of the animal but also their emotional and behavioral well-being. By choosing veterinary medicine, I feel that I can make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of animals, while also fulfilling a sense of professional and personal satisfaction. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient and making a difference in my community one furry friend at a time.
    Robert Lawyer Memorial Scholarship
    As a first-generation college student, I was determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, earning the highest academic honors. As someone who has taken a non-traditional approach to college, I have experienced a range of financial, mental, and personal challenges. These challenges have impacted my life in several ways, including shaping my future goals. By taking a non-traditional path, I have had the opportunity to gain valuable life experience and determine what kind of career path I wish to pursue. This experience has also helped me to develop important life skills such as communication, problem-solving, leadership, and time management. Through my journey, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of education, and how the process of earning a degree is much more than just obtaining a piece of paper. Through my studies, I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. To make it happen, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite my obstacles, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes often placed on us. I've learned how to advocate for myself and others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up in. I got accepted into veterinary school and my goal is to return back to my hometown and establish a private practice, where animals and their owners feel welcomed, valued, and supported. In addition, I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my choice and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Jim Maxwell Memorial Scholarship
    I grew up in the charming town of San Elizario, TX. As a first-generation college student, I was determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work, dedication, and faith, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, earning the highest academic honors. Through my studies, I gained a deep understanding of the human mind and behavior and developed a passion for helping others improve their mental well-being. Growing up in a predominantly Hispanic community, I learned firsthand about the challenges minorities face, particularly the racial and ethnic prejudices that can hold them back. I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. To make it happen, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite the obstacles I faced, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes that are often placed on us. My experiences have helped me develop a unique set of skills and attributes that will benefit me in my career. I've learned how to advocate for myself and others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. My dream is to be accepted into veterinary school and then return to my hometown and establish a private practice, where animals and their owners feel welcomed, valued, and supported. In addition, I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and faith, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my choice and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    William A. Stuart Dream Scholarship
    I grew up in the charming town of San Elizario, TX, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the southwestern desert. As a first-generation college student, I was determined to pursue my academic goals and pave the way for future generations in my family. After years of hard work and dedication, I proudly graduated from the prestigious University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, earning the highest academic honors. Through my studies, I gained a deep understanding of the human mind and behavior and developed a passion for helping others improve their mental well-being. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. My dream is to be accepted into veterinary school and then return to my hometown and establish a private practice, where animals and their owners feel welcomed, valued, and supported. In addition, I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. With hard work, dedication, and a bit of luck, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. I would like to use my DVM degree for clinical practice, biomedical research, and diagnostic laboratory. I would like to perform spay and neuter surgeries, abdominal procedures for removal of foreign bodies, wound management, bladder stone removal, equine and cattle surgeries like castrations, and assisting in foal and calf births. I am eager to be uniquely trained to approach patient care holistically, taking into account not only the physical health of the animal but also their emotional and behavioral well-being. By choosing veterinary medicine, I feel that I can make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of animals, while also fulfilling a sense of professional and personal satisfaction. Ultimately, my decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was informed by a desire to treat patients comprehensively and effectively, promoting the overall well-being of the patient. Receiving this scholarship would mean the world to me as it would provide me with the opportunity to fully focus on my academic pursuits and achieve my lifelong dream. The financial assistance would allow me to attend the university of my choice and alleviate the burden of tuition fees. With this support, I can devote my energy and time to my studies and make the most of the educational experience. I am incredibly thankful for being considered for this scholarship and for the chance to pursue my passions without any financial constraints.
    Janean D. Watkins Overcoming Adversity Scholarship
    I come from San Elizario, TX. I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor’s degree with the highest academic honors in Psychology. Growing up in a predominantly Hispanic community, I learned firsthand about the challenges minorities face, particularly the racial and ethnic prejudices that can hold them back. As a first-generation college student, I had to overcome significant financial adversity to pursue my education. To make it happen, I relied heavily on scholarships and Pell grants, which taught me the value of hard work and determination, and how to navigate complex systems to reach my goals. Despite the obstacles I faced, I refused to let them limit my potential or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the unique challenges that come with breaking away from traditional gender roles and societal expectations. Although I was discouraged from pursuing my passion for further education, I refused to let anyone else define my future. Instead, I embraced the opportunity to exceed the stereotypes that are often placed on us. My experiences have helped me develop a unique set of skills and attributes that will benefit me in my career. I've learned how to advocate for myself and others, regardless of their background, and how to persevere in the face of adversity. I'm committed to using my voice and my experiences to empower others to pursue their goals wholeheartedly and to break down the barriers that hold them back. As I envision my future career, I see myself as a compassionate and skilled veterinarian who specializes in treating both large and small animals in the town where I grew up. My dream is to establish a private practice that is renowned for its exceptional care and expertise, where animals and their owners feel welcomed, valued, and supported. In addition, I aspire to create and manage an animal sanctuary that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and sheltering vulnerable and disadvantaged animals. I believe that such a sanctuary would not only provide a safe and loving environment for animals in need but would also raise awareness about animal welfare issues and inspire others to get involved in animal rescue and care. In the future, I envision myself taking my nursery business to new heights by exploring expansion opportunities. I plan to put my heart and soul into growing the business, and eventually, I aspire to own a vast and thriving pecan farm. With hard work, dedication, and a bit of luck, I hope to make my dreams a reality and create a successful enterprise that will provide for me and my loved ones. As I embark on this course, I am fully prepared to tackle the high workload that comes with it. The reward of becoming a qualified veterinarian at the end of it is a powerful motivator for me. Not only that, but I also like to set myself weekly goals and mark them on my calendar to track my progress visually. With my dedication and hard work, I am confident I will succeed in this program and achieve my goal of becoming a veterinarian.
    Text-Em-All Founders Scholarship
    My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who love them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, learning how humans and animals interact at home. Later, as I started studying psychology during college, I grew interested in the world of animal training. I have always been interested in working with animals, which led me to pet-sit both large and small animals as I grew up. Later on, I decided to gain experience working in a clinical setting and volunteered at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Here, I learned about the importance of effective communication between clients and doctors, as well as about pet surgery. I was determined to gain more experience in veterinary medicine, so I started working as a veterinary technician at Far East Animal Care Center. During this time, I learned various skills such as proper animal handling, taking x-rays, drawing blood, placing IV catheters, and administering medications prescribed by the veterinarian, among others. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans. Ultimately, I firmly believe that veterinary medicine serves both animals and society equally. Drawing from my diverse experiences working with individuals from various backgrounds, I plan to tailor my practice to meet the specific needs of my patients and their owners, taking into account their unique beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and preferences. My passion for animals, ongoing education, and interest in incorporating training practices are the foundation upon which I intend to build my veterinary career, serving as the driving force behind my goal to become a veterinarian.
    Eleven Scholarship
    Throughout my life, I have encountered various challenges, but there is one particular incident that had a profound impact on me. As a veterinary technician at an emergency clinic, I faced a challenging situation one day when a couple rushed in with their Pitbull, claiming it was an emergency. The couple was visibly distressed, and their pet looked unwell. I immediately followed the clinic's protocol, which involved asking the couple for a brief history of their pet and checking its vitals. Despite the couple's urgency, I remained calm and professional. I drew on my training, which had equipped me to distinguish between emergencies and non-emergencies. Based on my assessment, I concluded that the pet's condition was not an emergency. I informed the couple that they would have to wait their turn to be seen by a veterinarian. However, the couple was unhappy with my judgment and became increasingly agitated. They raised their voices and began to behave rudely. Despite their unpleasant behavior, I remained patient and understanding. I knew that they were worried about their pet, and I empathized with their concerns. With empathy and professionalism, I explained why their pet's condition was not critical and suggested that they wait their turn. I provided them with information about their pet's condition and reassured them that their pet would receive the necessary care as soon as possible. Thankfully, the couple eventually calmed down, and I was able to provide them with guidance on their pet's condition. This experience taught me the importance of balancing compassion with professionalism when dealing with challenging situations or clients. It reinforced my commitment to animal welfare and the responsibility of prioritizing patients in critical condition to minimize damage and save lives. While working in an environment where customers express their concerns and worries about their loved ones, I have realized the crucial role of empathy and clear communication. Understanding and acknowledging the emotions of others while communicating effectively can make a significant difference in ensuring that customers feel heard and valued. It can also help to establish trust and build a positive relationship with them. Having faced several challenges in my personal and academic life, I have come to realize the significance of learning from them. As I aspire to become a veterinarian in the future, I am determined to use the insights I have gained from my past experiences to serve my community better. I believe that my perseverance and determination in overcoming obstacles have equipped me with the necessary skills and qualities to be a compassionate and competent veterinarian.
    Jeannine Schroeder Women in Public Service Memorial Scholarship
    There's something about horses that captivates me deeply - perhaps it's their strong, graceful build, their wild manes, or their soulful eyes that seem to hold a world of secrets. But more than anything, it's the sense of freedom that they embody that truly draws me in. As I have heard, there's nothing quite like the feeling of galloping through a wide-open field on horseback, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. For me, horses represent the ultimate symbol of independence and unfettered spirit, and that's why they hold a special place in my heart. My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who love them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, learning how humans and animals interact at home. Later, as I started studying psychology during college, I grew interested in the world of animal training. I have always been interested in working with animals, which led me to pet-sit both large and small animals as I grew up. Later on, I decided to gain experience working in a clinical setting and volunteered at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Here, I learned about the importance of effective communication between clients and doctors, as well as about pet surgery. I was determined to gain more experience in veterinary medicine, so I started working as a veterinary technician at Far East Animal Care Center. During this time, I learned various skills such as proper animal handling, taking x-rays, drawing blood, placing IV catheters, and administering medications prescribed by the veterinarian, among others. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans. Ultimately, I firmly believe that veterinary medicine serves both animals and society equally. Drawing from my diverse experiences working with individuals from various backgrounds, I plan to tailor my practice to meet the specific needs of my patients and their owners, taking into account their unique beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and preferences. My passion for animals, ongoing education, and interest in incorporating training practices are the foundation upon which I intend to build my veterinary career, serving as the driving force behind my goal to become a veterinarian.
    TEAM ROX Scholarship
    There's something about horses that captivates me deeply - perhaps it's their strong, graceful build, their wild manes, or their soulful eyes that seem to hold a world of secrets. But more than anything, it's the sense of freedom that they embody that truly draws me in. As I have heard, there's nothing quite like the feeling of galloping through a wide-open field on horseback, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. For me, horses represent the ultimate symbol of independence and unfettered spirit, and that's why they hold a special place in my heart. My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who love them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, learning how humans and animals interact at home. Later, as I started studying psychology during college, I grew interested in the world of animal training. I have always been interested in working with animals, which led me to pet-sit both large and small animals as I grew up. Later on, I decided to gain experience working in a clinical setting and volunteered at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Here, I learned about the importance of effective communication between clients and doctors, as well as about pet surgery. I was determined to gain more experience in veterinary medicine, so I started working as a veterinary technician at Far East Animal Care Center. During this time, I learned various skills such as proper animal handling, taking x-rays, drawing blood, placing IV catheters, and administering medications prescribed by the veterinarian, among others. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans. Ultimately, I firmly believe that veterinary medicine serves both animals and society equally. Drawing from my diverse experiences working with individuals from various backgrounds, I plan to tailor my practice to meet the specific needs of my patients and their owners, taking into account their unique beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and preferences. My passion for animals, ongoing education, and interest in incorporating training practices are the foundation upon which I intend to build my veterinary career, serving as the driving force behind my goal to become a veterinarian.
    Team Crosby Forever Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
    My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who love them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, learning how humans and animals interact at home. Later, as I started studying psychology during college, I grew interested in the world of animal training. I have always been interested in working with animals, which led me to pet-sit both large and small animals as I grew up. Later on, I decided to gain experience working in a clinical setting and volunteered at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Here, I learned about the importance of effective communication between clients and doctors, as well as pet surgery. I was determined to gain more experience in veterinary medicine, so I started working as a veterinary technician at Far East Animal Care Center. During this time, I learned various skills such as proper animal handling, taking x-rays, drawing blood, placing IV catheters, and administering medications prescribed by the veterinarian, among others. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans. Ultimately, I firmly believe that veterinary medicine serves both animals and society equally. Drawing from my diverse experiences working with individuals from various backgrounds, I plan to tailor my practice to meet the specific needs of my patients and their owners, taking into account their unique beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and preferences. My passion for animals, ongoing education, and interest in incorporating training practices are the foundation upon which I intend to build my veterinary career, serving as the driving force behind my goal to become a veterinarian.
    Lester and Coque Gibson Community Service Scholarship
    My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who love them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, learning how humans and animals interact at home. Later, as I started studying psychology during college, I grew interested in the world of animal training. I have always been interested in working with animals, which led me to pet-sit both large and small animals as I grew up. Later on, I decided to gain experience working in a clinical setting and volunteered at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Here, I learned about the importance of effective communication between clients and doctors, as well as about pet surgery. I was determined to gain more experience in veterinary medicine, so I started working as a veterinary technician at Far East Animal Care Center. During this time, I learned various skills such as proper animal handling, taking x-rays, drawing blood, placing IV catheters, and administering medications prescribed by the veterinarian, among others. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans. Ultimately, I firmly believe that veterinary medicine serves both animals and society equally. Drawing from my diverse experiences working with individuals from various backgrounds, I plan to tailor my practice to meet the specific needs of my patients and their owners, taking into account their unique beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and preferences. My passion for animals, ongoing education, and interest in incorporating training practices are the foundation upon which I intend to build my veterinary career, serving as the driving force behind my goal to become a veterinarian.
    Inguz Memorial Scholarship
    “To me, horses and freedom are synonymous”-Veryl Goodnight There's something about horses that captivates me deeply - perhaps it's their strong, graceful build, their wild manes, or their soulful eyes that seem to hold a world of secrets. But more than anything, it's the sense of freedom that they embody that truly draws me in. As I have heard, there's nothing quite like the feeling of galloping through a wide-open field on horseback, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. For me, horses represent the ultimate symbol of independence and unfettered spirit, and that's why they hold a special place in my heart. My passion for veterinary medicine was the natural consequence of a life surrounded by animals and the people who love them. My first experiences with animals were through my father’s involvement in animal rescue, learning how humans and animals interact at home. Later, as I started studying psychology during college, I grew interested in the world of animal training. I have always been interested in working with animals, which led me to pet-sit both large and small animals as I grew up. Later on, I decided to gain experience working in a clinical setting and volunteered at St. Francis Pet Clinic. Here, I learned about the importance of effective communication between clients and doctors, as well as about pet surgery. I was determined to gain more experience in veterinary medicine, so I started working as a veterinary technician at Far East Animal Care Center. During this time, I learned various skills such as proper animal handling, taking x-rays, drawing blood, placing IV catheters, and administering medications prescribed by the veterinarian, among others. As a veterinarian, I will aim to combine my medical knowledge, animal experiences, and psychology background to provide comprehensive care that is effective and builds respectful, empathetic, and professional relationships with my patients, their caretakers, and my veterinary team. By incorporating positive reinforcement and behavioral shaping techniques from my psychology classes, animals can receive care with less stress, ensuring better safety for everyone involved. However, as a veterinarian, my responsibilities extend beyond diagnosing and treating animals. I also strive to educate and advocate for animal rights and welfare. I have a strong interest in exploring the relationship between medicine and entrepreneurship. My focus is not only on improving treatments and handling, but also on offering educational resources, coaching, and product development to clients. As I gain more experience in the field, I hope to collaborate with clients on a proactive and comprehensive approach to pet care, rather than simply providing reactive treatment plans. Ultimately, I firmly believe that veterinary medicine serves both animals and society equally. Drawing from my diverse experiences working with individuals from various backgrounds, I plan to tailor my practice to meet the specific needs of my patients and their owners, taking into account their unique beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and preferences. My passion for animals, ongoing education, and interest in incorporating training practices are the foundation upon which I intend to build my veterinary career, serving as the driving force behind my goal to become a veterinarian.
    Reginald Kelley Scholarship
    Growing up in San Elizario, Texas, I saw how agriculture was the backbone of our community. I was raised in a beautiful place, despite the challenges we faced. As a first-generation college student, I struggled to pay for my education, but I persevered with the help of scholarships and grants. I understand firsthand the obstacles that minorities face, such as prejudice, and I believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to pursue their goals. One person who made a significant impact on me was my fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Cera. She saw my potential and encouraged me to try my best. She taught me not just academic skills, but also the importance of believing in myself and the power of positive reinforcement. As a Hispanic woman, I know how hard it can be to break free from the cultural expectations placed on us. But I chose to use that as motivation to exceed stereotypes and inspire others to pursue their dreams. My experiences have shaped me into someone who is empathetic, confident, communicative, and dependable. I have developed strong interpersonal skills, which will help me serve rural and regional communities as a veterinarian. I know that overcoming adversity requires a positive mindset, hard work, and practice, and I am ready for the challenges that lie ahead. I am confident that my career will benefit the regional community by providing essential access to veterinary services for livestock and small animals. I am passionate about my dream of becoming a veterinarian, and I know that with dedication, anything is possible. I hope to inspire others to pursue their passions wholeheartedly, regardless of the obstacles they may face. Receiving this scholarship is crucial for me to achieve my long-term career aspirations. It will provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education and create more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can expand my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field. This funding will also motivate me to concentrate more on my studies and relieve the burden of being in debt. Pursuing higher education is essential, but it can be costly. This scholarship will help me accomplish my dream by providing the necessary funding for my education and enabling me to focus more on my studies. I am immensely grateful for your consideration and the opportunity to pursue my passions. Thank you for your time and have a great day!
    Caminos de Éxito: The Jose Prado Scholarship
    To whom this may concern, My name is Brandi Carrillo. Growing up in San Elizario, Texas, I witnessed firsthand the vital role of agriculture in our local economy. Despite facing many challenges, I am grateful for being raised in such a beautiful community. As a first-generation college student, I overcame financial adversity by relying on scholarships and Pell grants to pay for my education. Being part of a predominantly Hispanic community has taught me about the challenges that minorities face, such as racial and ethnic prejudice. I believe that I must advocate for individuals, irrespective of their background, to pursue their goals wholeheartedly. During my elementary school years, I struggled with my grades and felt unsupported until I met Mrs. Cera, my fifth-grade teacher, who changed everything for me. She believed in me and encouraged me to try my best, giving me a sense of empowerment. Her support and belief in me gave me the confidence I needed to tackle high school and college with ease. Mrs. Cera not only helped me academically but also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the challenges of breaking away from the traditional role society expects us to play. Despite being discouraged from attending school, I chose to take it as a challenge and used it as inspiration to exceed the stereotypes that are often placed on us. My experiences have helped me develop specific attributes that will benefit me in my career as a veterinarian, serving rural or regional communities. I have become more empathetic, confident, communicative, and dependable, and have strengthened my interpersonal skills. My journey has taught me to be a perseverant individual. I have learned that overcoming adversity requires a positive mindset, hard work, and practice. I am confident that my practice will benefit the regional community by providing essential access to livestock and small animal public health veterinary services. Pursuing my dream of becoming a veterinarian has taught me that with passion and dedication, anything is possible. I hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams wholeheartedly, no matter the obstacles. Receiving this scholarship is crucial for me in achieving my long-term career aspirations. It will provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education and create more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field. This funding will also motivate me to concentrate more on my studies and relieve the burden of being in debt. Pursuing higher education is essential, but it can be costly. This scholarship will help me accomplish my dream by providing the necessary funding for my education and enabling me to focus more on my studies. I am immensely grateful for your consideration and the opportunity to pursue my passions. Thank you, and have a great day!
    Reinaldo Jiraud Memorial Scholarship
    Growing up in the charming town of San Elizario, Texas, I witnessed firsthand the importance of agriculture in our local economy. Despite facing many challenges throughout my life, I am grateful for the privilege of being raised in such a beautiful community. As a first-generation college student, I overcame financial adversity by relying heavily on scholarships and Pell grants to pay for my education. Being part of a predominantly Hispanic community has taught me about the challenges minorities face, like racial and ethnic prejudice. Having experienced this and learning how to properly handle it has led me to believe that I must advocate for individuals, irrespective of their background, to pursue their goals wholeheartedly. As a Hispanic woman, I understand the challenges of breaking away from the traditional role society expects us to play. Despite my interest in further education in a field I was passionate about, I was discouraged from attending school. Instead, I was advised to choose a job that would fit my reality as a young Latina. However, I did not let this discourage me. Rather, I chose to take it as a challenge and used it as inspiration to exceed the stereotypes that are often placed on us. As they say, when faced with adversity, you can either sink or swim. I decided to swim. My experiences have helped me develop specific attributes that will benefit me in my career as a veterinarian, serving rural or regional communities. I have become more empathetic, confident, communicative, and dependable, and have strengthened my interpersonal skills. My journey has taught me to be a perseverant individual. I have learned that overcoming adversity requires a positive mindset, hard work, and practice. I am confident that my practice will benefit the regional community by providing essential access to livestock and small animal public health veterinary services. Pursuing my dream of becoming a veterinarian has taught me that with passion and dedication, anything is possible. I hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams wholeheartedly, no matter the obstacles. Receiving this scholarship is crucial for me in achieving my long-term career aspirations. It will provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education and create more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field. This funding will also motivate me to concentrate more on my studies and relieve the burden of being in debt. As my goal is to become an animal doctor, I know that pursuing higher education is essential, but it can be costly. This scholarship will help me accomplish my dream by providing the necessary funding for my education and enabling me to focus more on my studies. I am immensely grateful for your consideration and the opportunity to pursue my passions. Thank you, and have a great day!
    Stephan L. Wolley Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Brandi Carrillo. I have always been passionate about volunteering and community service work, and I actively participated in it during high school as part of the NJROTC program. One of my most memorable experiences was when I helped decorate an important building, like a church or a mission, in my hometown of San Elizario, TX. I also volunteered with the cleaning efforts at Fort Bliss Cemetery in El Paso and the Cemetery in San Elizario, TX. Additionally, my NJROTC class and I supported sports marathons in El Paso, TX by ensuring the safety of all participants and offering them water when needed. Apart from my community service work, I am also a dedicated student. To further pursue my interest in the veterinary profession, I volunteered at a local pet clinic, where I gained valuable veterinary experience and knowledge. I am from a humble family and am a first-generation college graduate. Although I have faced financial adversity throughout my college career, I have managed to complete both my Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology. Through my academic journey, I have learned valuable skills that I can apply to my future profession as a veterinarian. I have also overcome numerous difficulties and challenges, which have only made me a stronger and more determined individual. COVID-19 brought about many changes in our lives, and I too had to adapt to online learning to stay on track with my academic goals. I lost loved ones during this difficult time, but it motivated me to work even harder and appreciate the precious gift of life. I believe that the adversities I have faced have taught me important life lessons and helped me develop valuable qualities such as patience, understanding, and resilience. I know that I can contribute passionately to my community by pursuing my dream of becoming a veterinarian, and I am excited to see where this journey takes me. Receiving this scholarship is crucial for me to achieve my long-term career aspirations. It will provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education and create more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I will be able to increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field. This funding will also motivate me to concentrate more on my studies and relieve the burden of being in debt. As my goal is to become an animal doctor, I understand that pursuing higher education is essential, but it can be costly. I am immensely grateful for your consideration and the opportunity to pursue my passions. Thank you, and have a great day!
    Girls Ready to Empower Girls
    When I was a student in elementary school, I always felt like I wasn't good enough to excel in my studies. I was constantly struggling with my grades and felt like I was not getting the support I needed to do better. It wasn't until I reached the fifth grade that I met Mrs. Cera, my teacher, who changed everything for me. Mrs. Cera was a kind and optimistic woman who took a special interest in me. She saw something in me that no one else did and encouraged me to try my best. She made me feel like I was capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Her unwavering support and belief in me gave me a sense of empowerment that I had never felt before. Thanks to Mrs. Cera, I began to see myself in a new light. I started to believe in myself and my abilities. Her encouragement and support gave me the confidence I needed to tackle high school and college with ease. Looking back, I realize how important Mrs. Cera was in my life. She not only helped me academically, but she also taught me the value of believing in oneself and the power of positive reinforcement. I will always be grateful for her guidance and support. My goal is to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, with the aim of becoming a veterinarian. I have a sincere desire to engage in activities that have a positive impact on society. I believe that one of the most effective ways to achieve this is by helping animals. Providing pet owners with the best advice on how to prevent or treat any illnesses is a responsibility that I take seriously. My motivation stems from my love for animals and my desire to be a resource for their welfare. With that being said, I also plan on using my inspiration and support from my elementary school teacher and use it to empower others, especially young girls, so that I can help them discover their talents and skills. Receiving this scholarship is crucial for me in achieving my long-term career aspirations. It will provide me with the necessary financial assistance to fund my education and create more opportunities for my career. By covering the expenses of additional courses, I can increase my knowledge and deepen my understanding of my field. This funding will also motivate me to concentrate more on my studies and relieve the burden of being in debt. As my goal is to become an animal doctor, I know that pursuing higher education is essential, but it can be costly. This scholarship will help me accomplish my dream by providing me with the necessary funding for my education and enabling me to focus more on my studies. I am immensely grateful for your consideration and the opportunity to pursue my passions. Thank you, and have a great day!
    Ward Green Scholarship for the Arts & Sciences
    To whom this may concern, My name is Brandi Carrillo. I have done a lot of volunteering and community service work, especially in high school when I was in NJROTC. One of my community service work was when I helped with decorating an important building (church/mission) in my hometown here in San Elizario, TX. I also helped with cleaning the Fort Bliss Cemetery in El Paso, TX as well as the Cemetery in San Elizario, TX. Another experience was when my NJROTC class and I supported sports marathons in El Paso, TX by keeping everyone safe and offering water to the marathon participants. Not only am I passionate about my community, but I am also a dedicated student. I also volunteered at my local pet clinic, gaining veterinary experience and learning about the veterinary profession, which has always intrigued me. This is when I grew more interested in the veterinary profession and I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a Veterinarian. I am from San Elizario, a small town in Texas. I am a first-generation college graduate and I come from a humble family. I have experienced financial adversity since the start of my college career. Having earned a scholarship previously and financial aid, I have completed my Associate of Arts in Psychology and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree. I would like to use these degrees in my profession as a way to advance my skills for when I become a veterinarian. Not only will I know about the Biological Sciences, but I will also know how to handle difficult situations. Additionally, I learned that I possess certain abilities/skills along the way throughout my college career. I have endured many difficulties in my past and I am still enduring some difficulties in my present, but I believe that working through these obstacles will only lead me to greater outcomes. I believe that it makes a person stronger, and it teaches them that they can persevere through anything. Everyone has their own story that motivates them to become stronger individuals. My story includes many disappointments, hardships, and overcoming challenges in my life. When COVID-19 hit our country in 2020, many places had to shut down and schools had to switch to online learning. I had to adapt to these new changes if I wanted to stay on track with my academic goals. I lost loved ones through this difficult time as well and I continued to manage to get through school and study even harder in honor of my loved ones. They motivated me to keep going and to think of life as something truly magical. I began to see life through different lenses and started to appreciate the purpose of my life and the good things it had to offer. I learned that I should not waste any time because life is so precious and anything can happen at any given time. I also learned to be more independent, and that has given me personal freedom. I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian because I want to do something that I love and that I know I can contribute passionately to my community. I believe that the challenges I have endured will help me become a strong, understanding, and patient individual. I realized that adversity is overcome through mindset, work, and practice.
    Cheryl Twilley Outreach Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Brandi Carrillo a first-generation college graduate. I am a sympathetic, honest, perseverant individual. I have been a veterinary technician at an emergency animal hospital where I worked with small animals. I believe that I had a positive impact on people and their pets working as a veterinary technician as I was compassionate and responded professionally in a friendly way to those who were going through tough emotional moments. I gave my all in serving them the best customer service I could give. I also recently started my own plant and tree nursery business to help me fund my education. This has helped me create a positive impact on my community by being an entrepreneur and someone who others look up to. I plan to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine since I want to be a veterinarian. I would like to enhance my communication skills and help others feel better as I feel that is one of the best ways I create a positive impact on the world. Also, I want to help animals feel better and I want to give pet owners the best advice on how to prevent or treat any illnesses. My passion has to do with animals and being there for them. Moreover, I want to show others that socioeconomic adversity can be overcome and that anything is possible through hard work and dedication. Many folk here do not believe in following their dreams and I want to change that. As I was raised in a family where following your dreams does not exist, I can better understand the emotions and thoughts of people who feel that they shouldn't follow their passion because they were told they couldn't do it. I found hope and inspiration through school counselors and motivation from my own work in college that helped me earn my A's and B's. It is truly fulfilling being an advocate and showing others how empowering it is to be a role model and someone who impacts their own community in a positive manner. I recently graduated from The University of Texas El Paso with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I received the highest honors and graduated with a 3.90 GPA. Then, I transferred to El Paso Community College in Spring 2021 and I majored in Biological Sciences. Now, my goal is to apply for the Veterinary Program at Texas A&M in College Station, TX. My long-term goal is to be a veterinarian since I care about the well-being of animals. This scholarship will help me achieve my long-term career goals by helping me with the funding of my education. Receiving this financial assistance will help create more opportunities for my career because it will help pay for more courses to increase my knowledge and also motivate me to concentrate more on school and not have to worry too much about being in debt. School is not cheap and my goal is to be an animal doctor. This scholarship will help me accomplish my dream by funding for school, and it will also help me focus on my studies more. I greatly appreciate your consideration. Have a great day!
    Cuervo Rincon Scholarship of Excellence for Latinas
    To whom it may concern, My name is Brandi Carrillo a first-generation college graduate. I am a sympathetic, honest, perseverant individual. I have been a veterinary technician working at an emergency animal hospital where I worked with small animals. I believe that I had a positive impact on people and their pets working as a veterinary technician as I was compassionate and responded professionally in a friendly way to those who were going through tough emotional moments. I gave my all in serving them the best customer service I could give. I also recently started my own plant and tree nursery business to help me fund for school. This has helped me create a positive impact on my community by being an entrepreneur and being someone who other's look up to. I plan to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine since I want to be a veterinarian. I would like to enhance my communication skills and help others feel better as I feel that is one of the best ways I create a positive impact to the world. Also, I want to help animals feel better and I want to give pet owners the best advice on how to prevent or treat any illnesses. My passion has to do with animals and being there for them. Moreover, I want to show people in the small town where I live in that anything is possible. Even following one's dreams is possible through hard work and dedication. Many folk here do not believe in following their dreams and I want to change that. As I was raised in a family where following your dreams does not exist, I am able to better understand the emotions and thoughts of people who feel that they shouldn't follow their passion because they were told they couldn't do it. I found hope and inspiration through school counselors and motivation from my own work in college that helped me earn my A's and B's. It is truly fulfilling being an advocate and showing others how empowering it is to be a role model and someone who impacts their own community in a positive manner. School is not cheap and my goal is to be an animal doctor. This scholarship will help me accomplish my dream by funding for school, and it will also help me focus on my studies more. I greatly appreciate your consideration. Have a great day!
    Latinx Psychology Scholarship
    To whom it may concern, My name is Brandi Carrillo a first-generation college graduate. I am a self-driven, go-getter who started pursuing a psychology degree while I attended a community college right after high school. What interested me in psychology was the knowledge I gained from studying simple things that make up a person, which can seem complex when looking at it from a broad perspective. I then decided to earn my bachelor's degree in psychology because I wanted to help people overcome the mental challenges they face. I learned that a psychology degree opens doors to various types of jobs. I wanted to use my education to use to work with people along with animals. I plan to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine as I want to follow my lifelong dream of being a veterinarian. In the future when I become a animal doctor and have earned a psychology degree will be essential to my practice. It will allow me to better understand people as well as their pets, and it will also help me create a calm and friendly environment. Additionally, it will create better client communication between me and pet owners. My ultimate goal in my career having a psychology degree is to assist people with the best customer service. I would like to create trusting relationships between me and my patients. I dream of having a lasting impact in my community. I thought that I could use my psychology degree, not only for my profession but also for personal use. For personal use, psychology has already allowed me to look at myself in a different scope. It has allowed me to grow as a person by looking at the things I should change about myself and it has helped me think of the different ways that I can do so. Therefore, I do not regret the choices I have made along the way to where I am right now in my college career. Though I changed majors and degree plans, I know that there was a purpose for me going to school to study psychology and then changing my plans in the middle of my undergraduate career to go for what I consider my ultimate passion in life, saving animals! This scholarship will be truly helpful to me as it will help fund for my tuition. I would like to thank you for my consideration. Have a great day!
    Team Crosby Forever Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
    First of all, I would like to give my condolences to you for the loss of Crosby. He seems like he was a good dog and I am sure he is flying high in doggy heaven. My interest in veterinary studies began when I was very young. I grew up with many animals my entire life, and I always had a passion for helping animals in need. I had a Pekingese that my dad rescued and brought home. I grew immensely attached to him, his name was CJ. He passed away a few years ago due to heart failure, and he is a big reason why I want to study veterinary medicine. I want to have a lasting positive impact in my community by being able to save other people's little treasures (pets), as I have experienced the heartache from the loss of a dog myself. I understand how difficult it can be to lose something so very precious that not a lot of people can even acknowledge the pain that this type of loss comes with. Having gained experience in the veterinary field by working as a veterinary technician has taught me many things. For one, it taught me how to communicate with pet owners in a compassionate manner even when they appear overwhelmed and distressed. I learned a lot about myself as I came to understand that I can share sympathy with pet owners and I can only work with integrity and good intentions. I made a promise to CJ and to myself that I will keep his legacy going for as long as I live by learning about the prevention of various diseases that attack animals and I want to learn how to properly treat them. I would hate for animals and their owner to have to go through the pain and grief that my CJ and I went through. Prevention is key and I think it is important to educate people on how to properly care for their furbaby. With my education, I hope to accomplish a Doctor of veterinary medicine degree (DVM). In the future when I become a veterinarian, my goal is to be of service to my patients and to my community by educating pet owners on the best treatment options and any preventatives they should take. My best interest is with animals and their health. I would greatly appreciate you as this scholarship will help me fund part of my tuition.
    Terry Crews "Creative Courage" Scholarship
    Life is a work of art. Everywhere I turn to I see art. I grew up in a house where art was an important aspect in my life. I loved to draw and sing and I still do. I find that I learned how to express my self through art. Especially when life got tuff, since that is when I learned to express my sorrow in a healthy way. I have gone through many rough times in my life, such as breakups, death of family members, and times when I felt alone due to family issues. I love to sing country, rock, and the blues. If I never knew the magic of art, I am not sure if I would be good at coping through difficult times. Since I am creative and I am a passionate person, I would love to sing in a band in the future. This would be my ultimate artistic dream for my future. I believe this would not only serve me, but it would also serve others who can relate to what I have expressed and went through. This would make them feel better understood.