Ed Hiestand Memorial Veterinary Student Scholarship

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

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Next deadline: Dec 15, 2020 (Pre proposal)

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $1,000

Fields of work: Wildlife Health Veterinary Science & Services

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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About the NWRA

The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) is dedicated to improving and promoting the profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its contributions to preserving natural ecosystems. The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and wildlife rehabilitation as a profession are recognized and respected worldwide. The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association is incorporated for the support of the science and profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its practitioners. Wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and temporary care of injured, diseased and displaced indigenous wildlife and the subsequent return of healthy animals to appropriate habitats in the wild.

Paper Competition

This award is made in memory of Ed Hiestand.

The paper should cover a topic related to a veterinary aspect of wildlife rehabilitation (diagnosis, transmission, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of a specific disease; a case report; a wildlife medicine-related study; etc.) and may consist of a literature review, a personal experience, or both. 

Presentation: The winner makes a 20 to 25 minute presentation at the Symposium and the paper is eligible for publication by NWRA.

Award: $1000 scholarship to defray travel expenses, symposium registration, and banquet ticket are provided in memory of Ed Hiestand. The award is announced and presented at the Symposium.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Competition is open to all current veterinary students (includes interns and residents).
  • NWRA requires that manuscripts be original and not previously published or printed elsewhere. 


This page was last reviewed July 24, 2020 and last updated July 24, 2020