MADISON, N.J. — For the fifth year, Zoetis and the American
Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation are teaming up to award
scholarships to bovine veterinary students.
Applications now are being accepted for the 2013 AABP
Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarships.
The AABP Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarships
are funded through a partnership with veterinarians, animal health suppliers and
dealers. Scholarships are awarded to bovine veterinary students to help offset
the cost of veterinary school.
In 2012, 15 students each received $5,000 scholarships
through the AABP Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund, for a
total of $385,000 in awards in four years.
“Each year, we’re excited to learn about the future leaders
of the veterinary profession. Students should take advantage of this opportunity
to reduce their debt and focus on their studies,” said Dr. M. Gatz Riddell Jr.,
AABP executive vice president.
“While reviewing applications, AABP and Zoetis look to
support well-rounded veterinary students — those that not only excel in the
classroom and clinical work, but are also involved in industry-related
activities rise to the top of our list.”
Scholarship applicants must be students graduating with
their veterinary degree in 2014 and enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine
in the U.S. Eligible veterinary students can visit
www.foundation.aabp.org/zoetis for additional details regarding the scholarship
program and to access the online application form.
Applications must be submitted via the AABP website by June
15. Membership in college chapters of AABP or Food Animal Club is strongly
The scholarship program is administered by the AABP
Foundation with the assistance of the Amstutz Scholarship Committee. Scholarship
recipients will be notified prior to the 2013 AABP Annual Conference, which is
Sept. 19-21 in Milwaukee.
To receive recognition, scholarship recipients will be
encouraged to attend the AABP Annual Conference, with expenses paid, but
attendance is not required to receive the scholarship.