AASVF - Merck Veterinary Student Scholarship Program (2017)

Update: The 2017 AASVF-Merck Veterinary Student Scholarships were awarded on February 28, 2017. See https://www.aasv.org/shap/issues/v25n3/v25n3foundation.html.

For information on the 2018 AASVF-Merck Veterinary Student Scholarships, see https://www.aasv.org/foundation/2018/AASVF-MerckScholarships.php.

The AASVF-Merck Veterinary Student Scholarship Program seeks to identify and assist future swine veterinarians with their educational expenses. Merck Animal Health has provided $25,000 to enable the AASV Foundation to award a $5000 scholarships to each of five veterinary students in 2017.

Second- and third-year veterinary students enrolled in AVMA-accredited or -recognized colleges of veterinary medicine in the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean Islands are eligible to apply for one of the five $5000 scholarships to be awarded. All applicants must be current (2016-17) student members of AASV. Each applicant is required to submit a resume, the name of a faculty member or a member of the AASV to serve as a reference, and to answer four essay questions. Applications for the scholarships to be awarded in 2017 are due December 31, 2016.

To apply, submit the following:

1) AASVF-Merck Application: Use "Save As" to save the completed form as "YourLastname_Firstname_MERCK" (Doe_Jane_MERCK)

  • Use Adobe Reader version 8 or later on a PC to complete the application.
  • Apple/MAC users: The pdf "preview" application in Mac OS X does NOT work (the text you enter is invisible when we open the file!)

2) Your 1-2 page resume: Save in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format as "YourLastname_Firstname_Resume" (Doe_Jane_RESUME)

Submit the application and resume by email to aasv@aasv.org no later than December 31, 2016. You will receive an email reply within 2 business days to confirm receipt of your application materials.

The selection process will be conducted by a committee of four, including two AASV Foundation Board members and two AASV members-at-large. The applications will be reviewed by the committee members, who will score the responses to each of the four essay questions on a scale of 1 to 10. Scores will be totaled, resulting in a range of 0 to 40 points.

The five scholarship recipients will be announced during the 2017 AASV Annual Meeting in Denver. All applicants will be notified by email and the scholarship funds will be disbursed after the conference, in March.