Merck Animal Health is once again sponsoring the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award. Eight (8) awards of $1,500 will be given this year. In addition to the amount of the award, Merck Animal Health will also reimburse the award winners for all travel and lodging expenses to the 45th AABP Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec, September 20-22, 2012. The award winners will receive a plaque recognizing this achievement. The administration of each applicant’s school and the applicant’s faculty sponsor need to be aware that the awards will be given at the AABP Annual Conference and it is preferred that the award winners be present and take advantage of the opportunity afforded by Merck Animal Health.

A full description of the award, the requirements and selection criteria are available on the AABP website at www.aabp.org (click on “Students”, then “Grants/Scholarships”, then “Student Recognition Award”). Any interested student, currently in their 2nd or 3rd year, is encouraged to apply. All application materials must be submitted online by March 15, 2012. The online application form will be available on or before February 1, 2012. Only applications and supporting letters submitted via the AABP website will be considered.

This is a tremendous opportunity for students interested in careers in bovine medicine and provides a great opportunity to attend an outstanding continuing education meeting. Please contact the AABP office with any questions that you might have.