PULLMAN, Wash. — Maryrose Beasley, a senior at Washington State
University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a $1,000
scholarship from Lloyd’s of London.
The Lloyd’s scholarship is awarded to final-year veterinary students who have
financial need and whose intention is to specialize in some area of work within
the equine industry. Beasley intends to work for a mixed-animal practice with
an emphasis on equine medicine in Montana after graduation.
Selected veterinary colleges submitted applications for one student each. Only
ten scholarships are awarded annually, according to James C. Lamb of Lloyd’s
of London’s Kentucky office.
Beasley grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota. At the age of 11, her parents
bought her two quarter horses and her equine career began.
When asked what her plans for the money are, Beasley replied, “I’m using it for
spring tuition and extra equine classes and labs. The Lloyd’s money made
these affordable for me.”
Lloyd’s is a unique firm and has insured unusual things like celebrities; King
Tusk, an elephant; and an alleged unicorn owned by Ringling
Brothers/Barnum and Bailey. They’ve also insured individuals against death or
injury caused by disintegrating satellites falling from the sky, and they’ve even
insured an insurance company in Australia that issues crocodile attack
Lloyd’s underwriters have been conducting business in the U.S. and Canada
for more than 150 years.