Merck Animal Health announced the recipients of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarships, awarding $100,000 in scholarships to 20 veterinary students. Through a partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), the program recognizes outstanding second and third year students who are pursuing careers in large animal and companion animal medicine.

Merck Animal Health annually collaborates with numerous educational and veterinary organizations to ensure the advancement of animal health. This scholarship program is part of a broader commitment to education, students and the future of the industry. AVMF, the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), has a 50-year history of providing opportunities that foster the academic success of veterinary students.

More than 800 students from 13 veterinary schools accredited through the AVMA applied for the scholarships. Award recipients were selected based on academic excellence, financial need, leadership and area of interest within the profession. The following students have been awarded the 2014 Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarships.

Brandi Flanagan, University of Georgia

Kelsey Gerbig, The Ohio State University

•     Julia Herman, Colorado State University

•     Katlin Hornig, Colorado State University

•     Tracy Huang, University of California - Davis

•     Molly Johnson, Kansas State University

•     Shannon Kells, Texas A & M University

•     Teresa Linder, University of Wisconsin

•     Tiffany Makowski, University of Tennessee

•     Maggie McQuillan, North Carolina State University

•     Elena Millard, Michigan State University

•     Jennifer Munhofen, University of Georgia

•     Eric Nickerson, University of California - Davis

•     Brett Rabe, University of Minnesota

•     Eric Shepherd, University of Georgia

•     Sarah Will, University of Tennessee

•     Cynthia Wise, University of Wisconsin

•     David Worth, Texas A & M University

•     Stephanie Zec, University of Illinois