January 13, 2014 – Dr. Jason W. Johnson, medical director of the Large Animal Teaching and Research Center at Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM), along with his wife Dr. Jennifer T. Johnson, have established a scholarship to benefit veterinary medical students at LMU.
The Drs. Jason W. and Jennifer T. Johnson Rural Appalachian Region Veterinary Scholarship will be offered to a freshman student that originates from the Appalachian region pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, who, upon graduation, intends to practice in Appalachia. Candidates will have exhibited a strong work ethic, community service and maintained an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8. Priority will be given to students who exhibit financial need. Both Dr. Johnsons grew up in rural areas and hope, through this scholarship, to make veterinary medical education available to those students from rural areas who might not otherwise have the opportunity.
“We are delighted with the establishment of this LMU-CVM scholarship and the commitment of our faculty,” stated Cynthia Whitt-Wall, LMU vice president for University Advancement. “It is to our students to whom we have the most urgent responsibility. Although the veterinary future will soon be in their hands, their preparation for the future is now in ours. What they are taught, and how they are taught, is of infinite importance. Scholarships are vitally important and we encourage others to take the lead of our faculty.”
Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Va. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s Division of Health Sciences and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/cvm.
Caption: Pictured L-R: Cynthia Whitt-Wall, LMU vice president for University Advancement, Dr. Jennifer T. Johnson, Elijah Johnson, Dr. Jason W. Johnson, medical director of the LMU-CVM Large Animal Teaching and Research Center and Frank Woodward, LMU assistant vice president for University Advancement.