The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has provided background information and application instructions for several scholarship programs available to veterinary students this year.

Amstutz Scholarships

The Amstutz scholarships are funded jointly by the AABP Amstutz Scholarship Fund and the Eli Lilly & Co Foundation on behalf of Elanco Animal Health. In 2013, nine $7,500 scholarships were awarded.

Applicants must be student AABP members enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in Canada, the United States, Ross University and St. George's University.

Applicants must be in their second year (will graduate in 2016) of the veterinary curriculum at the time of application. AABP Newsletter 6 March 2014

Completed electronic applications and two electronic letters of reference must be received on the AABP website by May 31, 2014.

For more information and to apply, visit

Cargill Animal Nutrition–AABP Foundation Scholarships

Cargill Animal Nutrition, in cooperation with the AABP Foundation, will award five $2,000 scholarships to veterinary students in the United States who are currently in their junior year (class of 2015). Applicants should have a strong background and interest in either dairy or beef.

To apply, go to the AABP Foundation webpage at

Completed applications must be received by June 15, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by August 1.

AABP Foundation–Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship

The AABP Foundation and Zoetis announce the continuation of the AABP Foundation–Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Offered to U.S. third-year veterinary students (class of 2015), the scholarship program provides cattle medicine-interested students with financial support to help offset the high cost of veterinary education and helps prepare them for a future in the beef and dairy industries.

This scholarship is a $5,000 award. As a part of the scholarship, recipients will be eligible to receive reimbursement for travel and housing expenses for the AABP Annual Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. in September, 2014.

Applicants must provide information regarding their cattle industry background and provide answers to several essay questions pertaining to the role of large animal veterinarians in today’s society.

Applicants must be students enrolled in a college of veterinary medicine in the United States or be U.S. citizens enrolled in schools outside of the United States. The scholarship application process will be open from May 1 to June 15, 2014, with the electronic application found online at