UNL Scholarships & Awards

Anatomy Award 
For outstanding proficiency in the first-year anatomy course.  

Willis and Dolores Armbrust Veterinary Medicine Scholarship - $1000
Established in 2008 by Dr. Scott and Nancy Armbrust. Given to a Nebraska student participating in the ISU-UNL Cooperative Program. Based on achievement and interest in bovine production medicine.

Willis Armbrust Memorial Dairy Veterinary Student Scholarship - $5000
Established in 2016 by Dr. Scott and Nancy Armbrust. Given to a Nebraska student participating in the ISU-UNL Cooperative Program. Based on achievement and interest in dairy medicine.

Class of 2018 Student Leadership Award 
Presented to a member of the class of 2018 in recognition of outstanding leadership and service to the students in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine as determined by the student body.

Class of 2019 Student Leadership Award 
Presented to a member of the class of 2019 in recognition of outstanding leadership and service to the students in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine as determined by the student body.

Award for Academic Excellence - Class of 2018
Presented to a second-year veterinary student in recognition of dedication and exceptional efforts in achieving the highest overall grade point average in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.  

Award for Academic Excellence - Class 2019 
Presented to a first-year veterinary student in recognition of dedication and exceptional efforts in achieving the highest overall grade point average in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.  

Coal, Topaz and Onyx Memorial Scholarships - $500
Awarded to a first-year veterinary student in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine who is a Nebraska high school graduate and has an interest in companion animals.

Coal Memorial Scholarship

Topaz Memorial Scholarship

Onyx Memorial Scholarship

Alan R. Doster, D.V.M. Veterinary Pathology Scholarship - $500
Presented to a second-year veterinary student in recognition of demonstrated achievement in veterinary pathology in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.  

Earl O. Dickinson Veterinary Student Award of Merit - $500
Awarded to a second-year student that has demonstrated honesty, dedication, dependability, congeniality and hard work and was elected by the second-year student body.  

Norman R. Schneider Memorial Scholarship - $1100
Awarded to a first-year student that has demonstrated honesty, dedication, dependability, congeniality, and hard work, and was elected by the first-year student body. Dr. Norman R. Schneider was a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from 1979 until his retirement in December 2002. He was a native Kansan, alumnus of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Toxicologists, and a retired U.S Air Force officer, serving on active duty with the Nebraska Air National Guard. At the University of Nebraska – Lincoln he was the diagnostic veterinary toxicologist in the Veterinary Diagnostic Center and the undergraduate advisor for students wanting to be veterinarians. He taught the animal health careers, and pharmacology and toxicology courses. He also taught a section of the University Foundations course. He led the development of the Veterinary Science and Veterinary Technology baccalaureate degree programs. He was the faculty advisor for the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Pre-Veterinary Club.

Janet Beachler Scholarships – Varying amounts 
Awarded to students in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher with preference to Block and Bridle Members.  

Kurt and Sarah Gauger Scholarship – Varying amounts
Awarded to a student pursuing the D.V.M. degree in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need.

Chad A. Johannes, D.V.M. Scholarship - $1250
Established by Chad M. Johannes, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, Oncology) to help support a student in the PPVM program who is interested in small animal internal medicine and/or oncology. Dr. Johannes received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BS in Veterinary Science, 1993) and his DVM degree from Kansas State University (1997). Dr. Johannes completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University (1998), a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia (2002) and a residency in medical oncology at North Carolina State University (2013). His industry experience includes former Medical Director at Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. and coordination of the launch of Palladia®, the first FDA-approved veterinary cancer therapeutic, during his time with Pfizer. Dr. Johannes’s practice experience includes primary care, specialty care and academic settings. He joined Iowa State University in July 2015 as Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Oncology.

Gary R. Rupp Beef Cattle Production Management Scholarship - $1500
Dr. Gary P. Rupp enjoyed a distinguished career in the area of veterinary medicine and beef cattle reproduction, serving as the director of the University of Nebraska’s Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center since its inception in 1988 until his retirement in 2010. To honor Dr. Rupp’s many accomplishments and his esteemed leadership, the University of Nebraska Foundation, the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the beef industry have created this scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be Nebraska students enrolled in the Professional Program in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with a demonstrated interest in beef animal production management.