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 Class of 1984 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.
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
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, the 2018 $1,500 scholarship to Clancy Mortensen, and the 2019 scholarship to Bryan Taylor.
“I resonate with Dr. Tom Montgomery and try to spend time with my family while, at the same time, keeping up with the high demands of veterinary school. Together, Ashton and I enjoy going to the park, hiking, and going to the pool. I would like to thank you again for awarding me this scholarship and assure you that it will go a long way in helping me pay for the expenses of veterinary school.” – Kryshelle Enderton (’20 DVM)
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.
“I am writing this letter to express my heartfelt gratitude for your generosity. As a non-traditional student receiving the Dr. Thomas Montgomery/Class of 1984 Scholarship will be a significant aid to me in meeting my obligations as a husband, father and student. As you are well aware, the costs associated with veterinary school only continue to grow, and your award will help to cover the cost of textbooks and other supplies that will help me to perform at a higher level.” – Nathan Whiting (’17 DVM).
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To make a gift by mail:
Please make check payable to the WSU Foundation and indicate it is for the "Class of 1984 Scholarship." Send the check to:
College of Veterinary Medicine
Attn: Development Office
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