PennVet | Brett Matthew Cooper Memorial Scholarship
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Brett Matthew Cooper Memorial Scholarship

Published: Mar 22, 2018

Brett CooperBrett Matthew Cooper’s lifelong dream was to become a veterinarian; tragically, he was not able to complete his goal. Brett passed away on September 13, 2017, just a few months short of his 2018 graduation from Penn Vet. In his memory, his family and friends hope to help others finish what Brett started with the creation of an endowed scholarship in his name. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a career in the care and service of animals, with a special emphasis on those who can demonstrate that they have overcome adversity in pursuit of their education. Diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at a young age, Brett never allowed his disabilities to interfere with his dreams or limit his perception of his own capabilities.

The original goal to raise $100,000 for the scholarship was surpassed, which speaks to the warmth that Brett brought to every life he touched. The goal has since been increased so the scholarship fund can have an even greater impact. To donate, please visit