Scholarships (in order of application deadline)
Douglas A. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Jan. 31 each year.
Who is eligible: The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited college of veterinary medicine or in a post-DVM graduate degree program, displaying excellent in beef cattle clinical research.
Award: The scholarship sponsored by Bayer Animal Health is $2,500 and is awarded to the recipient at his/her school’s annual awards ceremony. The recipient is expected to make a short presentation summarizing his/her research project at a meeting of the
Application notes: The electronic application can be found starting in December 2009 at www.avc-beef.org. Each application must have two letters of recommendation (using online form) and a proposed protocol of a clinical research project involving health aspects of production of beef cattle. Initial protocol must be submitted for review even if the research project is underway or already completed. Submit, with a current resume, to Paula@AVC-Beef.org. For more details and instructions on applying, click here or call Paula Lehman at
AABP Research Assistantship
Deadline: Feb. 1 each year.
Who is eligible: Graduate veterinarians who are AABP members and registered in a masters or doctoral program at an accredited North American veterinary college, a college with a veterinary science department, or a candidate shall be a North American bovine practitioner and AABP member conducting a scientific research project. Students enrolled at an accredited North American veterinary college (school) who are pursuing a concurrent masters or doctoral degree and are student AABP members are also eligible.
Award: An annual sum of at least $5,000 and up to $10,000 may be awarded to a candidate or sums thereof may be awarded to a number of candidates.
Application Notes: To submit an application, click here. With the initial Application, the candidate shall report on any work initiated or completed that is related to the proposal.
AABP Veterinary Student Recognition Award
Deadline: March 15
Who is eligible: Student members of AABP enrolled at veterinary colleges and schools are eligible to apply during their second and/or third year (award is granted the next academic year).
Award: AABP will provide eight $1,500 awards to 3rd and /or 4th year veterinary students who are interested in dairy and/or beef veterinary medicine.
Application notes: Students need to complete the online form which outlines their background, work and academic experience, primary interests in veterinary medicine, career goals and provide the name of a faculty sponsor. The faculty sponsor will also need to electronically submit a supporting letter of sponsorship regarding the applicants’ qualifications to the veterinary college/school’s AABP faculty representative.