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Merck Animal Health grants $270,000 in veterinary scholarships
The company joined forces with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation for the eighth year in a row to offer veterinary scholarships to students worldwide.
This year, Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) provided $5,000 scholarships to each of their 54 veterinary student recipients through the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, according to a company release. The selected second-and third-year students are pursuing careers in companion animal or large animal medicine.
“Veterinarians play a critical role in both caring for our companion animals and ensuring a safe and sustainable food supply,” says Scott Bormann, senior vice president, North America, Merck Animal Health.
Bormann adds, “We are proud of our partnership with the AVMF to award these scholarships each year to deserving students around the world. We look forward to the impact they will make throughout their careers, both in the animal health industry and beyond it.”
Students awarded a scholarship through the AVMA from the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean veterinary schools plus those from other select international schools were chosen based on academic excellence, financial need, leadership, and area of interest within the field.
The AVMF is the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and has assisted veterinary students for more than 50 years.
“The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is so pleased to have partnered again with Merck Animal Health to recognize exceptional veterinary students through much-needed educational scholarships,” says John Howe, DVM and Chair, AVMF Board of Directors.
Howe continues, “Thanks to Merck Animal Health’s generous commitment, scholarship recipients have additional resources to help them pursue their educational and professional goals and opportunities. We congratulate the outstanding 54 scholarship recipients and thank Merck Animal Health for its continued support of students and the veterinary profession.”
Learn more about the scholarship here.