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The Bodj von Grundfeld® Scholarship
The Nova Scotia SPCA is launching a new scholarship opportunity for students passionate about animal welfare. The new Bodj von Grunfeld® Scholarship is open to students entering their second year of a post-secondary education program accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. One student will be selected annually to receive $500 towards their education.
The Bodj von Grunfeld® Scholarship was made possible by the Guppy Family Trust. Bodj was a beloved pet for twelve years. When Bodj’s owner was diagnosed with ALS, Bodj provided comfort and support. In Bodj’s memory, her family was inspired to start a scholarship with the Nova Scotia SPCA.
“We are so thankful and excited to partner with Bodj’s family,” said Elizabeth Murphy, CEO at the Nova Scotia SPCA. “With the Bodj von Grunfeld® Scholarship, we hope to encourage, recognize and reward students interested in animal welfare. This opportunity will make education more accessible and make Bodj’s loyalty and love last forever.”
“Inspired by Bodj’s kindness, we wanted to do something that would honour Bodj and support students in animal health sciences,” Bodj’s family shared. “Pets are intuitive and give unconditional love. By empowering students, there will be a positive ripple effect for pets, families and the community. Bodj would approve.”
To be considered for the Bodj von Grunfeld® Scholarship, students must meet all eligibility requirements and apply online at www.novascotiaspca.ca/bodj-scholarship. The deadline to apply is June 30th, 2021.