The American Association of Bovine Practitioners has a variety of scholarships and grants with spring/summer application deadlines. Grants are listed in order of their application dates.
AABP Education Grants
Formal advanced training in cattle production medicine can help expand the skills and knowledge base of the cattle production medicine practitioner. In the spirit of supporting the development of future bovine practitioners, the AABP has introduced Education Grants. This program will provide grants of $750 available for incoming senior students and new graduates (those who have graduated in the previous six months). These grants will be awarded to students attending an accredited veterinary college advanced education program or another AABP-approved continuing education endeavor.
Applicants must be a member or student member of the AABP. Applicants may apply for membership at the time they apply for this grant.
Applications for support of educational opportunities commencing between May 1 and April 30, 2012 must be received in the AABP office by April 15. Notification will come in early May.
The Amstutz Scholarships are funded jointly by the AABP Amstutz Scholarship Fund, the Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation on behalf of Elanco Animal Health and the AABP Foundation. In 2010, eight $7,500 scholarships were granted to American and Canadian veterinary students.
Applicants must be student AABP members enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in Canada and the United States. Applicants must be in their second year (will graduate in 2013) of the veterinary curriculum at the time of application.
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 recipients. Current student membership in AABP is required.
AABP Foundation-Cargill Animal Nutrition Scholarships
Cargill Animal Nutrition has generously funded eight $1,000 scholarships through the AABP Foundation. Announcement of the scholarship recipients will be made prior to the AABP Annual Conference. Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to attend the AABP Annual Conference in St. Louis, in September to receive their awards in person, but attendance is not required to receive the scholarship.