AABP Foundation - Zoetis Scholarship Program
announced its continued support for a program which will fund scholarships
through the AABP Foundation, the AABP Foundation - Zoetis Scholarship
Program. Through eligible purchases of Zoetis products, donations will
be made to the AABP Foundation.
The AABP Foundation announces
the availability of scholarships for 2015. These scholarships will be
administered by the AABP Foundation with the assistance of the Amstutz
Scholarship Committee. Announcement of the scholarship recipients will
be made prior to the AABP Conference. Scholarship recipients will be
encouraged (and funded) to attend the AABP Annual Conference in Albuquerque
this September to receive their awards in person but attendance is not
required to receive the scholarship.
WHO MAY APPLY FOR
Applicants must be veterinary students who will be graduating
with their veterinary degree in 2016 and are citizens of the United
WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS
and references must be received on-line at the AABP website by June
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA
FOR AABP FOUNDATION - ZOETIS SCHOLARSHIPS?
Applications will be evaluated for the overall interest of the applicant
in bovine practice, involvement in bovine medicine and bovine-related
extracurricular activities, ability to express oneself in writing, and
insightful answers to the essay questions. Grades are considered, but
do not make up the majority of the evaluation for selection of scholarship
recipients. Membership in AABP and the local college’s student
chapter of AABP or Food Animal Club is required.
Applicants should complete
the following via the
Electronic Submission Form:
- Your current cumulative
school GPA through December, 2014 and your current class rank (i.e.
5th out of a class of 110 should be submitted as 5/110). If GPA is
not calculated at your school, rank only will be adequate. PLEASE
DO NOT SEND TRANSCRIPTS.
- Provide a biographical narrative of your background and interest
in the cattle industry, animal agriculture, and veterinary medicine.
Discuss factors that stimulated your interest and involvement in bovine
medicine, your academic background and interests, and your extracurricular
or less, including spaces)
- List all scholarships/loans/grants
you have received.
- Describe your plans following
graduation from veterinary school. (2500 characters or less, including
- Complete the following two essay questions: (1) "You encounter
a relative at a family gathering who makes the following statement:
"I have started to purchase antibiotic free and hormone free
beef products from the grocery store for my family. Additionally I
believe that the purchase of organic milk provides my family with
the same safe hormone and antibiotic free food source. These purchases
are simply to provide my family with a safer product than those present
in the rest of the food cases.” How do you respond to your relatives
now gathered around you to listen to the discussion?" AND
(2) "You are a new graduate who has taken your first job in a
group mixed practice where most of the veterinarians are small animal
oriented and none are members of AABP. The style of bovine medicine
practiced is not up to current standards. What do you do when you
find a bottle of “Pink Lady” antibiotic mixture injectable and “Ultra
Gold Mastitis” infusion mixture on the large animal pharmacy shelf?
How do you respond to a client’s surprise/anger when you refuse to
dispense a drug that the client is used to receiving from the practice
that is illegally compounded?"
- If selected as an AABP Foundation Zoetis scholarship recipient how
do you plan to use the money from the award? (500 characters or less,
- No more than two Letters
of Recommendation either from veterinarians or faculty members
regarding the applicant's worthiness for this award. At least one
of the letters of recommendation MUST be written
by an AABP member. Failure to meet this requirement
will disqualify the application. Please ask those providing
letters of recommendation to submit their letters through this web
site by selecting the "Letters of Recommendation" link,
then selecting your name to complete their letter electronically by
not later than June 15.
Completed applications and
letters of recommendation must be submitted online no later than June
15. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Electronic
submission of applications through the AABP Foundation web site (foundation.aabp.org)
is the only method available. Electronic submission of recommendation
letters to the AABP office is also required.
It is recommended that you compete the application essay portions in a word processor prior to submitting it online. This will eliminate the possibility of having to retype these lengthy portions if an error should occur during or prior to submitting.
Following an electronic submission
you should receive an electronic reply to the e-mail address submitted
with your application that confirms the electronic receipt of your application.
If you do not receive this you should contact the AABP Office to
check on its status.
PO Box 3610
Auburn, AL 36831-3610
Phone: 1-800-COW-AABP (1-800-269-2227)