American College of Animal Welfare Scholarship Program

The AASV Foundation offers a scholarship program for AASV members seeking Animal Welfare Board Certification from the American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW). The applicant must have either a DVM or VMD with at least 5 years of continuous membership in the AASV.

The applicant must provide a curriculum vitae, an ACAW-approved program plan, and three (3) letters of reference (one of which must come from the applicant’s mentor). Accompanying these materials, the applicant's Letter of Application should provide a brief description of the applicant's background and interest in animal welfare and reasons for pursuing board certification in ACAW, how the scholarship funds will be utilized if awarded, and how the applicant anticipates serving the swine industry and AASV as a result of becoming board certified in ACAW. A selection committee will review and select awardees as applications are received.

Submit applications to:

AASV Foundation
830 26th Street
Perry, Iowa 50220

The scholarship will provide annual reimbursements for actual expenses related to the ACAW program. The expenses will include travel, course fees, and textbooks. Reimbursement will not cover lost income. Maximum amount of reimbursement will be $20,000. An additional incentive payment of $10,000 will be paid upon successful and timely completion of the ACAW Board Certification.

For more information, contact the AASV Foundation: Tel: 515-465-5255; E-mail: