Dr. Thomas Montgomery-Class of 1984 Scholarship
“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)
The Dr. Thomas Montgomery-Class of 1984 Scholarship was originally established by Tom’s wife, Lynn, after Tom 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.
The Class of 1984 is currently working to raise $25,000 to endow this fund so that the scholarship will be awarded to students in perpetuity. The number shown to the right does not reflect the donations made by the class to award the 2014 $1,500 scholarship to Clifford King, the 2015 $1,500 scholarship to Nathan Whiting, the 2016 $1,500 scholarship to Lance Parker, the 2017 $1,500 scholarship to Kryshelle Enderton, and the 2018 $1,500 scholarship to Clancy Mortensen.
The scholarship is given to students in their first, second or third year of the DVM curriculum. The awardees must have acceptable scholastic ability, family responsibilities, social adeptness and a personality that give promise of relating well to clients, as well as demonstrate financial need.
Class of '84 at their 2014 class reunion in Hawaii. (left to right) Mary Aiwohi, Buzz Bjorneby, Kirt Stueckle, Janeen Counts, Carin Smith, Louisa Beal, John Mattoon, Scott Ruth, Craig Nishimoto, Tim Richards, and Bob Stewart.
raised so far
To make a gift by mail:
Please make check payable to the WSU Foundation and indicate it is for the "Dr. Thomas Montgomery - Class of 1984 Scholarship." Send the check to:
PO Box 647010
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-7010
For questions about giving, contact Lynne Haley, Director of Development,
at (509) 335-5021 or firstname.lastname@example.org