Although other universities in Georgia have pre-veterinary medicine tracks, UGA has the only veterinary college in the state. As a high schooler, Troy set his sights on UGA, hoping to make connections that would increase his chances of attending the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Now, as Troy prepares for graduate school applications, he feels confident that his academic achievements and volunteer experience will make him a competitive candidate. Also, with more tuition on the horizon, he is relieved to have his scholarship’s financial assistance.
“I am paying for college myself,” Troy said. “My scholarship definitely relieves the financial burden while I set up a plan to pay for veterinary school.”
After veterinary school, Troy dreams of helping animals from around the world. He wants to focus on conservation and work with wildlife preserves.
“Making an impact on some of the species that are going extinct – that would be my ultimate goal,” Troy said.