Ahead of its 50th annual conference in September, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) requests nominations and applications for several awards and scholarships.

Nomination forms for several AABP awards, including the prestigious Bovine Practitioner of the Year award, are available online through the AABP website. Members must log on to nominate someone for an award. Nominations are due by June 15.

AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award

Through generous support from Merck Animal Health, the application period for the AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award is now open. Eighteen awards of $5,000 will be given in 2017. The award will be presented at the 50th AABP Annual Conference in Omaha, Neb., September 14-16, 2017. Veterinary students currently in their 2nd or 3rd year can apply, with a submission deadline of May 31, 2017. More details and a nomination form are available online.

AABP Foundation–Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship

The AABP Foundation and Zoetis again sponsor this student scholarship program for third-year veterinary students (class of 2018). The scholarship provides $5,000 to selected students planning careers in beef or dairy practice, and an additional $750 stipend for travel and expenses to attend the AABP Annual Conference in Omaha, Neb. The scholarship application process is open until June 7, 2017, with the electronic application found online on the AABP Foundation website.

Amstutz Scholarships

The Amstutz scholarships are funded by AABP members and the proceeds from the Amstutz Scholarship Auction. In 2016, seven $7,500 scholarships were awarded. Applicants must be student AABP members enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada, Ross University or St. George's University. Applicants must be in their second year (will graduate in 2019) of the veterinary curriculum at the time of application, which is due by May 31. More information and online application are available here.

Also, the Amstutz Scholarship Committee is now accepting donations for the 2017 Live and Silent Auctions to be held at the 2017 AABP Annual Conference. Donate with the online form through the AABP website.

Dr. Bruce Wren CE Award

This annual award, sponsored by AgriLabs, provides two veterinarians, one in beef practice and one in dairy practice, with $5,000 for continuing education. Candidates must be out of veterinary school for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 10 years to be eligible. AgriLabs also will cover airfare and one-night hotel expenses for the AABP conference for recipients. A completed online application form (beef or dairy) and three letters of support must be submitted by July 15. Find more information on the AABP website.