Ag - Vet Sci - Mary McNellis Fonda Scholarship

The Mary McNellis/Fonda Scholarship is for graduate students in the Animal & Vet Science Department Applicants should be Pre-vet students focusing on Food Animal Production.

Criteria for Spring 2020:

  • Open to current gradaute students
  • Must have at least one year remaining in the graduate studies program
  • Applicant must have successfully completed a B.S. degree in Animal Science, Biology or other life science major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Full time or part time student
  • Must have completed 8 units of graduate level courses with a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Good representative of the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department as indicated by academic excellence and the potential to conduct scholarly scientific research.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated record of prior research achievement.
  • Interested in continuing graduate studies and applying for enrollment in a Ph.D. program

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Shelton Murinda within the College of Agriculture at

Supplemental Questions
  1. What attracted you to a graduate studies program at Cal Poly Pomona?
  2. Describe your record of prior research achievement: e.g. publications in scientific literature, participation in oral/poster presentations, or active participation in current research projects directed by AVS faculty.
  3. In no more than 250 words, please write about your interest to pursue a docotorate (PhD) program after your master's degree (MS).