The 29 recipients were recognized during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' annual convention in San Diego, California.
Students from more than a dozen veterinary schools were presented with scholarship awards totaling $530,000 during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 69th Annual Convention in San Diego, California. The scholarships were awarded by The Foundation for the Horse, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the welfare of horses, and funded in partnership with other organizations.
The 29 scholarship recipients are pursuing careers in equine practice. Their awards included 4 new scholarships totaling $75,000 as well as ongoing scholarship programs.
These scholarships reward veterinary students at colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and in an AAEP student chapter, and their long-term goals in equine practice. Applicants apply during their second and third year of veterinary school and are required to have documented support of AAEP members and their clinical instructors.
Recipients of the foundation's ongoing scholarship programs including the following awards:
Four students received $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarships:
Ten students received $10,000 Zoetis Foundation Scholarships:
Five students received $5000 Merck Animal Health Scholarships:
Five students received $5000 Oakwood Foundation Scholarships:
Additionally, Claire Long from Texas A&M University received the $5000 Dr. Bill Rood Leadership Scholarship. New scholarship program awards are as follows:
Established in 1994, The Foundation for the Horse annually awards more than $1 million annually in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the US and developing countries.
The Foundation for the Horse awards record $530,000 in scholarships. News release. November 30, 2023. Accessed December 1, 2023. https://aaep.org/node/38172