The scholarship is given in memory of Dr. Thomas Montgomery, a member of the DVM class of 1984. It is awarded to a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year DVM student who has scholastic ability, family responsibilities, social adeptness and a personality that gives promise of relating well to clients, and has financial need.
This scholarship was originally established by Dr. Thomas Montgomery’s wife, Lynn, after he passed away in 1989. He was just 35 years old. When Tom and Lynn’s daughter, Emily, passed away in 2012 leaving two small children, Lynn was no longer able to continue the support of the scholarship.
At that point, Tom’s veterinary classmates in the WSU Class of 1984 decided to continue the legacy in not only Tom’s memory, but in memory of all their classmates who have passed away:
Michael L. Hauser, DVM
John D. Inskeep, DVM
Calvin A. Richards, DVM
Glen C. Sanders, DVM
Valerie A. Stewart, DVM
“Knowing that I will be graduating with the debt that is associated with graduate school can be overwhelming at times. This contribution will be a great help in relieving some of the stress on me and my family that the financial aspect of school can bring. This will allow me to worry less about the finances and focus that much more on my schooling.” – Clancy Mortensen (’20 DVM)
Scholarship Recipients Jordan Cornwall, 2021 Keni Harris, 2020 Bryant Taylor, 2019 Clancy Mortensen, 2018 Kryshelle Enderton, 2017 Lance Parker, 2016 Nathan Whiting, 2015 Clifford King, 2014 Ashlee Harding, 2013 Nicholas Snider, 2012 Dustin Clark, 2011 Summer Jackson, 2010 Summer Jackson, 2009 Sam Nielsen, 2008 Marshawn Orth, 2007 John Broyles, 2006 Clay Allred, 2005 Kevin Ballard, 2004 Kathy Hilkey, 2003 Jason VanLeuven, 2002 Kevin Crandall, 2001 Matt Dredge, 2000 Ty Johnson, 1999 Dan Butterfield & Scott Hannig, 1998 Carrie Goertz & Brian Keppler, 1997 Shaun Merchant & Leah Rainwater, 1996 Jeff Abbott & Sean Sanders, 1995 Steve Russell & Shawn Wogment, 1994 Scott Bender & Steve Sweeney, 1993 Christopher Cluff & Joanne Huyler, 1992 Win Fullmer & Jeff Rosenthal, 1991 Kirk Johnston & Jacob Steiger, 1990