Texas A&M Veterinary Student Receives $75,000 Scholarship

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Chelsea Folmar

Chelsea Folmar, a fourth-year veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), was one of three distinguished students selected to receive a $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship from the Foundation for the Horse.

The Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship awards top veterinary school students who have a passion for performance horse medicine and are aspiring toward careers in equine medicine.

Folmar was selected from nearly 40 applicants for her academic excellence, leadership at the CVMBS and its American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) student chapter, and her long-term goals.

“This scholarship allows me the freedom to pursue an equine internship and then residency in large animal internal medicine,” said Folmar, a first-generation college graduate. “This path can be more financially challenging, and this scholarship gives me the ability to hone my research potential, technical skills, and communication abilities.”

The scholarship will be awarded in December during the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 66th Annual Convention, taking place virtually.

Penelope Knight created the Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship in 2015. Since the first scholarships were awarded five years ago, 16 AAEP student members have benefited from a cumulative $1.275 million in assistance.

“With the help of The Foundation for the Horse, I am pleased to offer this great opportunity to benefit our next generation of veterinarians,” Knight said. “Helping future veterinarians is one way I am able to support research and advancements of care for the horse in an industry that is dear to my heart.”

About Coyote Rock Ranch

Coyote Rock Ranch, owned by Penelope Knight and located in the beautiful high desert country of Central Oregon, is a breeding operation for high-end cutting horses. Committed to quality in everything they do, Coyote Rock Ranch has a reputation for breeding and raising well-bred Quarter Horses with the pedigree and care to become tomorrow’s champions. To learn more, visit www.coyoterockranch.com.

About The Foundation for the Horse

Established in 1994, The Foundation for the Horse is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse through Education, Research, and Benevolence. Governed and stewarded by world-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders, The Foundation awards over $700,000 annually in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries. To learn more, visit www.foundationforthehorse.org.


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Contact Information: Jennifer Gauntt, Director of CVMBS Communications, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, jgauntt@cvm.tamu.edu, 979-862-4216; Chip Chandler, senior communications specialist, WT, cchandler@wtamu.edu806-651-2124

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