STILLWATER – Thanks to its generous donors, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently awarded $542,270 in scholarships to 158 different veterinary students.

Among those honored was Josiah Dame of Shawnee.

A third-year veterinary student, Dame received a Butch and Luella Ruth Educational Fund award in recognition of his academic achievements. Earlier this spring, he was inducted into the Nu Chapter of Phi Zeta, the national honor society of veterinary medicine. Dame is the son of Andre and Theresa Dame of Shawnee.

“These scholarships are critical in helping with the ever rising cost of obtaining a DVM degree,” said Dr. Margi Gilmour, associate dean for academic affairs. “Our curriculum is dedicated to developing day-one, career-ready veterinarians whether our graduates choose to enter companion animal, mixed animal or large animal private practice, military service, academia, biomedical research, or any other aspect of veterinary medicine. We truly appreciate the role our donors play in helping our students fulfill their goals.”