Several years ago, Eugene Meyer and his daughter Christine honored the passing of their beloved wife and mother Elaine with a gift to the UW School of Veterinary Medicine. With their gift, they established the Elaine Meyer Memorial Scholarship Fund, dedicated to supporting veterinary students in need. Last year, Elaine’s daughter Christine Meyer passed away, leaving a generous $3.8 million estate gift to her mother’s scholarship fund.
Lynn Maki, interim associate dean of academic affairs, was moved by Christine’s generosity. “This will have a huge impact for students,” she said.
Our students are very grateful. The scholarship funds ease so many stresses in their lives.
-Lynn Maki, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Maki also noted that out-of-state tuition can be a major barrier for some students. “The UW School of Veterinary Medicine is very competitive,” said Maki. “Scholarships are a wonderful way for non-residents to make Wisconsin an option.”
Maki credits the generosity of individuals like Christine Meyer and her family for making these scholarships possible. “Our students are very grateful,” said Maki. “The scholarship funds ease so many stresses in their lives.” Thanks to Christine Meyer, the Elaine Meyer Memorial Scholarship Fund will be able to provide many students with the support they need to continue their studies and go on to do great things for the world of veterinary medicine.