For the third consecutive year, Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) have announced the recipients of this year’s student scholarship programme in the United States and the Caribbean.
The animal health company awarded $2,500 each to 331 second- and third-year veterinary students at accredited universities throughout the United States and the Caribbean, for a total of $827,500.
A total of 1,582 students applied for the scholarship. Students were chosen based on several criteria, including academic excellence, professional interests (small animal, large, mixed, research, academia, etc.), financial need, diversity, leadership and potential for contribution to the veterinary profession.
Of the total group of 2012 scholars, 31% are students from diverse backgrounds, 47% are studying to practice food and mixed animal veterinary medicine, 28% will go into small animal practice, 8% will enter academia (research and clinical) and the remainder will go into other areas, such as public health, lab animal medicine and poultry.