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The application period is open for two beneficial programs for veterinary students.

Merial sponsors the AVMA/American Veterinary Medical Foundation Second Opportunity Summer Research Scholarship. Students who participated in the 2016 Merial–National Institutes of Health National Veterinary Scholars Symposium and would like a second summer of research experience can apply; the deadline is Jan. 13, 2017. Five students will receive $5,000 stipends plus $1,000 to travel to the 2017 NIH Symposium Aug. 3-6 at the NIH campus in Washington, D.C. Go here.

Merck Animal Health partners with the AVMF to offer 20 $5,000 scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Applications for the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program are due by Dec. 31. Half the scholarships will go to students focusing on companion animal or equine medicine, the other half to students focusing on food animal or aquatic animal medicine. Another 14 are for students at select international schools. Go here.