December 01, 2014


 Research, veterinary student scholarships offered by AVMF

​Posted Nov. 19, 2014

Applications for the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program are now being accepted through Dec. 31.

Merck is partnering with the AVMA to offer 20 $5,000 scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students in the U.S.

Half the scholarships will be awarded to students focusing on companion animal or equine medicine, the other half to students working toward a career in food animal or aquatic animal medicine.

Another 14 scholarships will be awarded to students at select international schools in the Caribbean, Canada, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The list of international schools can be found on the AVMF’s website.

Application forms, posted Nov. 15, can also be found at the Foundation’s website.

In addition, the AVMA and AVMF are announcing the application period for the Second Opportunity Summer Scholars Awards. These scholarships are given to students who participated in the 2014 Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium and would like another opportunity to participate.

Five students will receive $6,000 each: a $5,000 stipend to perform a second research project and $1,000 to cover travel expenses to the symposium, which will take place July 30-Aug. 2, 2015, at the University of California-Davis.

Students should submit their completed application, available on the AVMF’s website, to their veterinary college, and college officials will select one nominee from their college. The AVMA Council on Research will then select the five recipients from among the colleges’ nominees.

Merck scholarship applicants will be notified in March; research applicants will be notified by Feb. 28.