Katie Sondericker 2016 Scholarship Winner

Katie Sondericker

2018 Undergraduate Award (Pennsylvania)
2017 Undergraduate Award (Pennsylvania)
2016 Undergraduate Award (Pennsylvania)
I would like to everyone at Targeting Excellence for the financial support that they have provided me over the last three years. Receiving the Targeting Excellence Scholarships has lessened my financial burden and allowed me to put more focus on what is important: my education. I am very appreciative of your continued support.


Attica, NY


Pennsylvania State University


Animal Science

Career Goals:

Growing up as the fifth generation on my family’s 500 cow dairy farm has fueled my passion for working with food animals. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Poultry and Avian Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation, I hope to attend veterinary school to obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree along with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. My career goal is to become a food animal veterinarian with a specialization in public health. I would like to work for a government agency, such as FSIS or APHIS. I am passionate about ensuring that our nation’s food supply is safe and wholesome. As a food animal veterinarian, I would be able to ensure that the animals going into our food supply are healthy and prevent the spread zoonotic diseases from food to people.