To honor Dr. Robert Cooper and recognize the profound and life-changing impact that he has had on the students he taught, Dr. Rehak established the Dr. Robert Cooper Endowed Scholarship. “Dr. Cooper’s mentoring and guidance, an important component of my education and development at MSU-CVM, has since evolved into a friendship of now over 25 years. As the beneficiary of all of this, I wanted to contribute something back to MSU-CVM,” says Dr. Rehak.
The Dr. Robert Cooper Endowed Scholarship is available to MSU-CVM students pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM interns or residents, or students enrolled in the graduate program. Applicants must be in good academic standing and have a strong interest in anatomy and surgery. Preference will be given to applicants involved in veterinary student groups or community outreach, and financial need will be considered.
Dr. Rehak’s gift reflects a commitment to the future success of the CVM. Each year, endowed scholarships help make a CVM education accessible to promising veterinary students. A student who receives an endowed scholarship is entering a select group of the College’s best and brightest. They will take this honor into their veterinary careers and will join the ranks of our most distinguished alumni.
As an open fund in the MSU Foundation, the Dr. Robert Cooper Endowed Scholarship may be increased through additional gifts at msufoundation.com.