Charles R. Horton, DVM Endowed Scholarship

Charles R. Horton, DVM Endowed Scholarship

A conversation with Charles R. Horton, Jr., MD.

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
I believe that one of the best ways to improve our society is to ensure that we provide a quality education emphasizing science and the scientific method. A strong science background is especially important for those who plan to enter the medical sciences.
I received a scholarship provided by an Auburn alumnus when I attended Auburn, and I hope the recipients of this scholarship will consider funding a scholarship of their own after they have reaped the financial benefits of their Auburn education. My wife, Melea, is also an Auburn graduate and we are proud to fund this scholarship.

What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
This scholarship was created in honor of my father, Charles R. Horton, DVM, who attended Auburn and practiced veterinary medicine for many years in Huntsville, AL. He continues to be an Auburn supporter and has served on the alumni board.

What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope that recipients of this scholarship will gain the knowledge necessary to use science and the scientific method not only in their medical careers, but as a method to make informed decisions in their daily lives.