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    Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation ScholarshipMerck logo

    Merck Animal Health and AAEP Foundation are dedicated to preserving and improving the health and well-being of equines as well as honoring exceptional veterinary students dedicated to equine practice.  Scholarships are awarded, based on academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to equine veterinary medicine.  Students interested in applying must also have the support of AAEP members and their clinical instructors. 

    Award: Five (5) scholarships of $5,000 are awarded annually to second and/or third year students. 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • National AAEP Student Member and active within their school’s AAEP chapter
    • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Europe with an active AAEP Student Chapter (Full, Full Affiliate, or Provisional) 
      • Apply during the Spring semester of their 2nd or 3rd year of veterinary school

     


    Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarship

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    The AAEP Foundation and Zoetis Scholarship is designed to award fourth-year veterinary school students with a dedication to equine medicine for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and chapter, and their long-term goals. Students interested in applying must also have the support of AAEP members and their clinical instructors.  Scholarship funds are generously available through a partnership with College of Veterinary Medicine teaching hospitals.  Clinicians accessing the Zoetis portfolio of animal health products to care for their patients are also building scholarship funding from Zoetis with 50% of the costs returned to student scholarship programs that fund this scholarship program and others. 

    Award: Four (4) scholarships of $4,000 are awarded annually. For the winners who attend the AAEP Annual Convention to receive their award, a $300 travel stipend, a complimentary convention meeting registration and a ticket to the Zoetis sponsored AAEP Foundation Celebration will be provided.  

    Eligibility: 

    • National AAEP Student member and active within their school’s AAEP chapter
    • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Europe with an active AAEP Student Chapter (Full, Full Affiliate, or Provisional) 
      • Apply during the Fall semester of their 4th year of veterinary school
      • To be considered for the Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships, students must register on VetVance, a FREE resource dedicated to helping young veterinarians launch their careers.  If you have not already registered to be a member of the VetVance community, please visit online here. 

     


    Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship 

    The Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship is designed to award top third-year veterinary school students with a dedication to equine medicine for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and chapter, and theirCRR Logo long-term goals. Penelope Knight, an avid horsewoman and strong advocate for horse health, created the Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarships in 2015. 

    Coyote Rock Ranch, owned by Knight and located in the beautiful high desert country of Central Oregon, is a breeding operation for high-end cutting horses. Committed to quality in everything they do, Coyote Rock Ranch has a reputation for breeding and raising well-bred Quarter Horses with the pedigree and care to become tomorrow’s champions. 

    Award: Four (4) scholarships of $75,000 will be awarded in 2017. 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • National AAEP Student Member and active within your school’s AAEP chapter
    • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Europe with an active AAEP Student Chapter (Full, Full Affiliate, or Provisional)
    • Apply during the Spring semester of your third year of veterinary school.  Feb. 1, 2017, is the deadline to apply.

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  • AAEP Scholarship Application & Review ProcessClick to Expand

     

    Applicants may submit applications as follows to the AAEP Office to compete for these scholarships.

    The application Includes:

    • The attached, completed AAEP Foundation Scholarship Cover Sheet
    • Current Transcript
    • A Resume or curriculum vitae.
    • Two essays
    • Recommendation from a clinical instructor or faculty member and a private practitioner

    * Second and Third year scholarship applicants are not required to submit a clinical evaluation form, but must submit two letters of reference, one from their academic institution and a private practitioner.

    ** Fourth Year students wishing to be considered for the Zoetis Scholarship must enroll in the FREE VETVANCE Program


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    Scholarship Review Process

    Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship offered. Submitted applications are reviewed by the AAEP Scholarship Review Committee, comprised of AAEP Foundation members and industry affiliates.  Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, commitment to equine veterinary medicine, as well as an applicant’s outstanding leadership and communication skills.

    Notification will be sent to all applicants beginning in March/April for Fall deadlines and in June/July for Spring deadlines.

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    Winners Circle Scholarship

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    Presented by the Race for Education, the AAEP Foundation and Platinum Performance. Designed to encourage and support veterinary students intending to enter equine veterinary medicine, to reward leadership and participation in Student Chapters of the AAEP (SCAAEP) and to help offset the escalating cost of veterinary education and minimize debt load at graduation by providing financial aid to students in their third- or fourth-year of veterinary school. 

    Award:  Up to 36, $1,500 awards are available.

    Eligibility: 

    • National AAEP Student member and active within their school’s AAEP chapter
    • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine.
      • Apply during their second- or third-year for funding during their third- or fourth-year of veterinary curriculum. 

    Application Process:    Interested students are to submit their completed applications directly to the Race for Education. The deadline has been extended to January 13. Please visit: http://www.raceforeducation.org/programs/scholarships to apply.

     


    AQHA Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship AQHA

    Ideal candidates have been a member of AQHA for at least one year who is attending an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine; whose studies focus on equine medicine and or surgery, and has a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Recipient must pursue an equine-focused veterinary practice. Applicant must be enrolled as a third year veterinary school student when applying. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to the student's last year of the veterinary program. 

    Award:  One deserving applicant from each school is awarded $35,000. 

    Application Process:  Students should apply directly through the AQHA.  The deadline is traditionally December 1st, please visit: https://www.aqha.com/foundation/pages/scholarship-application


     Past Presidents' Research Fellow Scholarship & EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow Scholarship 

    The AAEP Foundation established the Past Presidents' Research Fellow Scholarship in 2006 to emphasize the importance of equine research and to reward a researcher for his or her contributions.  This scholarship is made possible through the monetary contributions of AAEP past presidents and is for AAEP member graduates and residents, who are completing their residency or a graduate program while participating in equine research. 

    The AAEP Foundation established the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow Scholarship in 2011 to emphasize the importance of equine research and to reward EQUUS Foundationresearchers for their contributions. The scholarships are designed to award additional research fellows to two worthy applicants with careers in equine research that did not receive the AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow. These fellows will be awarded to two individual AAEP member graduates or residents who are completing their residency or a graduate program while participating in equine research. 

    The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2002, mission is to improve the quality of life of horses, promote the use of horses to enrich the lives of those in need, and educate the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach, and heal.  

    The deadline to apply for Past Presidents’ and EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows is August 1.

     Note: Only one application is required – you do not need to submit separate applications for each fellow award. To download a copy of the scholarship descriptions and application click here.