College of Veterinary Medicine

Neuroscience Program

Scholarships and Internships for Neuroscience Students

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Scholarships for Neuroscience students are available from three Washington State University sources:
The Neuroscience Program offers scholarships to undergraduates (as well as fellowships to graduate students).  All of the scholarship funds are provided by donors to the Neuroscience Program.  Awards of scholarships follow the wishes of donors and, thus, student eligibility varies from fund to fund.  Application inquiries should be directed to the Neuroscience Program Office, to the WSU Scholarship Services Office, the Honors College or Pre-Health Sciences Advising Office.

Scholarship Recipients

Neuroscience Endowed Scholarship
Contact: 509-335-6624.

The WSU Program in Neuroscience offers an academic scholarship competition for undergraduate students. The scholarship is intended for students who are certified majors, Neuroscience advisees, and prospective incoming transfer and freshman Neuroscience advisees. The Program in Neuroscience awards $250-$1500 scholarships to the most qualified applicants for the following academic year. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Students interested in applying for a scholarship must complete the WSU Academic Scholarship Application. Applications are due January 31.

Peter A. Zornes Memorial Neuroscience Scholarship

Contact: 509-335-6624.

In memory of Peter A. Zornes, and to serve as an inspiration to others, a memorial neuroscience scholarship was established in honor of Peter A. Zornes.  The scholarship is intended to benefit certified neuroscience undergraduate students like Peter.

Peter was raised in Oakesdale, a small, rural town in eastern Washington.  In 1999, he started school at WSU as a Neuroscience major with the dream of becoming a physician. He graduated magna cum laude in 2003.

In addition to his excellent scholastic accomplishments, Peter showed real leadership potential by participating in a number of extracurricular activities while a WSU student.   During his first year at WSU, Peter worked diligently to earn a "walk-on" position on WSU's baseball team.  While he did not make the team, that didn't stop him from seeking an outlet for his passion.  Pete was very active coaching little league and high school baseball providing young people an opportunity to compete and learn good sportsmanship.

However, baseball and neuroscience were not Peter's only passions.  He was also an avid musician and completed a double major in Music.

After graduating from WSU and living a short period in Ohio, Peter returned to Whitman County where he was to begin a research position in Dr. Joe Harding's newly formed Bio-tech firm. This was not to be, however, as he was killed three weeks prior to the start of that job at the age of 25.

Students interested in applying for a scholarship must complete the scholarship application. Applications are due February 28. 

Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) Pre-Vet Undergraduate Internship
Contact:  Bobbi Sauer at 509-335-7675.

Academically qualified pre-veterinary students are eligible to apply for a unique pre-veterinary internship program hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Each semester, five students are selected to participate in a volunteer internship/leadership program in the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Students accepted into the program learn about the practice of veterinary medicine by rotating  through three main clinical wards in the hospital. This is a three semester commitment (not including holidays and academic breaks) with an average of 6 hours per week spent working in the hospital.  In the first two semesters, students rotate through the large animal, small animal and exotics wards. The third semester is a leadership opportunity where the students are asked to mentor other incoming undergraduate pre-vet interns in either the small or large animal rotations.  This is an excellent, one-of-a-kind, program where students are afforded the opportunity to gain additional hours of animal exposure while working side-by-side with world class veterinarians, technicians, and DVM students.
Applications for the program are taken in both the fall and spring semesters.
For additional information, contact the Neuroscience Program Director at

Program in Neuroscience
1815 Ferdinand's Lane
PO Box 647620
Pullman, WA 99164-7620
(509) 335-6624
Last Edited: Feb 26, 2014 2:20 PM   

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