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Pounce on these veterinary scholarship opportunities
Studying vet med and love cats? (Yes? Shocker.) Check out two new scholarship opportunities through the Winn Feline Foundation and the AAFP.
The Winn Feline Foundation and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) recently announced two joint scholarships for third- or fourth-year veterinary students enrolled in an accredited veterinary college or school in the U.S. or Canada, according to a release. The two awards will be based upon academic achievement, financial need, leadership, and dedication to and excellence in the study of feline medicine, health and welfare.
One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a veterinary student with a feline practice interest, and another $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a veterinary student with an interest in clinical scientific research.
Think you might qualify? The application process requires students to fill out a short form and answer two essay questions detailing their interest and background in feline health and welfare, and describing their plans for future participation in feline medicine.
All applications will be chosen and approved by the AAFP and Winn. All completed applications with accompanying supplementary documents must be received no later than March 17, 2017. The winning recipient will be notified of their award on or before April 15th, 2017.
Applications and instructions are available on each organization's websites: Winn's is here and the AAFP's is here.
About Winn Feline Foundation:
Winn is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports studies to improve cat health. Since 1968, Winn Feline Foundation has funded over $5.75 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide. This funding is made possible through the support of dedicated donors and partners. Research supported by Winn Feline Foundation helps veterinarians by providing educational resources that improve treatment of common feline health problems and prevent many diseases. Grants are awarded at least twice yearly with the help of the foundation's expert review panel. For further information, go here.
About the AAFP:
The AAFP improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education and scientific investigation. The AAFP has a long-standing reputation and track record in the veterinary community for facilitating high standards of practice and publishes guidelines for practice excellence which are available to veterinarians at the AAFP website. Over the years, the AAFP has encouraged veterinarians to continuously re-evaluate preconceived notions of practice strategies in an effort to advance the quality of feline medicine practiced. Launched in 2012, the Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program was created to improve the treatment, handling, and overall healthcare provided to cats. Its purpose is to equip veterinary practices with the tools and resources to reduce stress associated with the visit and elevate the standard of care provided to cats. Find more information here.