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AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

Objective

Provide fourteen(14), $1,500 awards to 3rd and /or 4th year veterinary students who are interested in dairy and/or beef veterinary medicine.

Eligibility

Student members of AABP enrolled at Veterinary Colleges and Schools in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply during their 2nd and/or 3rd year. The award will be presented during the next academic year.

Notify Veterinary Colleges/Schools of Award and Application Process

A letter from AABP will be sent to the Dean, Head of the Food Animal Section, AABP faculty representative and the SCAVMA faculty representative of each Veterinary College and School in January detailing the objective, availability and application process for the AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

Application Process

Any interested student needs to complete the online form which outlines their background, work and academic experience, primary interests in veterinary medicine, career goals and provide the name of a faculty sponsor.  It is strongly recommended that the faculty sponsor or AABP Faculty Representative review the materials being provided prior to final submission.

The faculty sponsor will also need to electronically submit a supporting letter of sponsorship regarding the applicants’ qualifications to the Veterinary College/School’s AABP faculty representative. The AABP faculty representative will electronically submit these to the AABP office by March 15th.

Criteria

Criteria Points

  1. Interest in bovine medicine 10
  2. Work experience 30
  3. Academic & professional experience 30
  4. Career goals 20
  5. Recommendations 10

Here is the full list of criteria that each student will be evalutated on.

Press Release Materials:

Students who are selected to receive the award must provide additional materials that will then be used to create press releases that will be made available to their local newspapers and news outlets. Please use the following link to provide the additional background information.


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