Dr. Joseph and Sonya Landholm Scholarship

Information and Guidelines

In 2001 Dr. Joseph and Sonya Landholm established an endowed scholarship within the NVMA Centennial Scholarship Foundation for the advancement of Veterinary Acupuncture. The purpose is to aid veterinary students and veterinary practitioners who seek to obtain training leading to certification in veterinary acupuncture. Dr. and Mrs. Landholm were longtime Nebraska residents. Dr. Landholm practiced in Lexington and later in Lincoln, Nebraska and is a Life Member of the NVMA. He was noted as an innovator and was one of the first certified veterinary acupuncturists in the Midwest. The Landholms currently reside in Sedona, Arizona.

The online Landholm Scholarship application form is available at the link in the right-hand column of this page.

Requirements for Eligibility, Application, and Financial Considerations


Applications will be accepted from either veterinary students originally from Nebraska or from Nebraska licensed practitioners who are NVMA members.


Applications will be considered twice annually by the NCSF board of directors at their January and September meetings. Applications must be submitted by January 1st or September 1st of each year. Applications may be completed online and submitted to the NVMA office, PO Box 637, Hastings, Nebraska 68902.


Currently, scholarship recipients are eligible to receive up to $ 4,500 reimbursement for expenses incurred while pursuing certification. Reimbursement is limited to expenses incurred after the application is accepted. NCSF recognizes that most certification programs involve a series of training sessions that may be taken over several years. Reimbursement payments will be made upon receipt of proof of attendance and an associated expense report for each session.

Link to Application Form