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December 16, 2021
In an effort to assist future swine veterinarians with their educational expenses, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation and Merck Animal Health are pleased to offer the AASVF-Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarships. Ten $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to sophomore and junior veterinary students in 2022. Applications are due Dec. 31 for scholarships that will be announced during the 2022 AASV Annual Meeting.
Second- and third-year veterinary students enrolled in AVMA-accredited or -recognized colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America or the Caribbean Islands are eligible to apply. All applicants must be current (2021-22) student members of AASV. Students who have previously been awarded one of the scholarships are not eligible to reapply. Previous scholarship recipients are here.
To apply, students submit a resume and the name of a faculty member or AASV member to serve as a reference, along with written answers to four essay questions. The application and instructions are available on the scholarship page.
A committee of four conducts the selection process. Two AASV Foundation board members and two AASV members-at-large rank the applicants by scoring their past and current activities, level of interest in swine veterinary medicine, future career plans and financial need. The scholarship recipients will be announced during the 2022 AASV Annual Meeting, held Feb. 26- March 1 in Indianapolis, and the scholarship funds will be disbursed after the conference.
The AASVF-Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program is part of how Merck Animal Health and the AASV Foundation fulfill a shared mission of "supporting the development and scholarship of students and veterinarians." For more information on scholarships and other AASV Foundation programs, see the AASV Foundation page.
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