Source: Merck Animal Health news release
Today, 56 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).
Through the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, the selected second-and third-year students pursuing careers in companion animal or large animal medicine will each receive a $5,000 scholarship (totaling $280,000) to support their educational endeavors.
“We know that the cost of veterinary education can be a challenge but want to encourage talented students to pursue their dreams,” said Scott Bormann, Vice President, North America, Merck Animal Health.
“We’re honored to support these recipients, as the work they do throughout their careers will have an important impact on the animal health industry, helping to advance the well-being of both companion and large animals.”
The AVMF, the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association, has supported veterinary students for more than five decades. “The AVMF helps ensure the future of veterinary medicine by recognizing and supporting outstanding students,” said Jan K. Strother, D.V.M., Chair, AVMF Board of Directors.
“We are honored to partner with Merck Animal Health in providing these scholarship opportunities.” Award recipients from U.S. and international veterinary schools accredited through the AVMA were selected based on academic excellence, financial need, leadership and area of interest within the profession.