Donated items or cash donations are being sought for the 2013 Amstutz Scholarship Auction to be held at the 2013 American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Conference Sept. 19-21. A live and silent auction will be held Friday, Sept. 20, during the conference in Milwaukee.
Auction chairman Jim Floyd, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT says the Amstutz Scholarships allow AABP to highlight bovine practice as a rewarding career to bright and motivated students.
Floyd says new to the auction this year will be a mailed, printed catalog to highlight items in both the live and silent auctions. Items will also be available to be viewed on the AABP website as they are received. “The catalog will be a great way for AABP families to Christmas shop early for holiday gifts or next year’s family vacation,” notes Floyd. “Even members not attending will be able to submit bids online before the conference.”
Floyd encourages AABP members and industry partners to consider donating an item of “bovine art,” sporting equipment, a vacation trip to a time-share or other destination, or any item that will add to the auction’s success. Cash donations can also be made to add to the auction’s total proceeds. After the conference, AABP will mail documentation of the fair market value of your tax deductible contribution.
In order to be included in the printed catalog, a photo and description of the donated item must be submitted to Dr. Jim Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2013.
Floyd offers this information about the Amstutz Scholarships:
- The Amstutz Scholarships honor Dr. Harold Amstutz, AABP’s first executive vice president.
- The Amstutz Scholarships are for 2nd year veterinary students.
- AABP has awarded 226 Amstutz Scholarships totaling $581,750 from 1996-2012.
- In 2012 nine $7,500 scholarships were awarded. The number and amount of each scholarship to be awarded in 2013 will depend on the amount of funds available.
- In 2012 there were 52 student applicants from 23 different universities, including 18 in the U.S., four in Canada, and one in the Caribbean.
- The number and amount of scholarships is determined by the Amstutz Scholarship Committee each year, depending on the number of applicants and the amount of funds available.
- The Amstutz Scholarships have been generously supported by the Eli Lilly Foundation on behalf of Elanco Animal Health.
- Proceeds from the annual auction go to the Amstutz Scholarship endowment fund which provides a long-term growing resource for AABP’s premier student scholarship.
- The Amstutz Scholarship Committee evaluates and scores each scholarship application, which includes two essay questions, questions on the candidate’s background and motivation, and up to two letters of recommendation.
For full details on the Amstutz Scholarship, visit the AABP website.
To donate to the Amstutz live or silent auction, Jim Floyd at James_Floyd@ncsu.edu or call cell 919-444-1338.