Industry partners play an important role in supporting our students.
A policy adopted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus manages this support to ensure there is no inappropriate influence on the education our students receive, while allowing for gifts from industry that enhance the education we provide. We are very grateful for our industry partners.
If you would like more information or are interested in partnering with UW School of Veterinary Medicine, please contact Heidi Kramer, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 327-9136.
Areas of Support
Professional Development Travel Award Fund
This fund is used to provide awards to students to defray costs for DVM students who attend professional development and related activities. These can include, but are not limited to, legislative days, veterinary leadership experience and national professional conferences. The fund will not be used to support travel for externships or the SAVMA Symposium. The fund must be used for costs associated with travel as defined by state travel policies.
Program Enhancement Fund
This fund is used to enhance and augment the DVM program – it is not used to support research or faculty activities. Gifts may be used for new student orientation program expenses and educational programs such as club or school sponsored speaker costs, support for educational equipment or devices, and/or other educational presentations and events.
Each spring the school recognizes the achievements of the graduating class with an awards banquet. The school also hosts a graduation breakfast prior to the investiture ceremony for friends and family of the graduates. Both of these events are time honored traditions that foster goodwill and create fond memories for our students, faculty, and staff. These events rely completely on donations from individuals and businesses.
Scholarships & Awards
Businesses may support scholarships and awards that are given to our students. The business may name and establish reasonable selection criteria for the scholarship/award. The business may not select the scholarship/award recipients nor may it require any activity or report from the recipients. The business may not give any product, book, or other item to the recipient(s). For each academic year, scholarship gifts (or notification of commitment to make a gift by January 15) must be received by October 15. Award gifts (or notification of commitment to make a gift by March 30) must be received by February 15 each year.