Funding for the scholarship program is provided by the FFA/AABP Foundation Support Program. The program, which provides funding for local FFA chapters in addition to the AABP Foundation – Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship program, offered a 1 percent rebate on Pfizer Animal Health cattle products from Jan. 1 through March 31, 2011. Participating partners were able to direct funds to any local FFA chapter(s) or the AABP Foundation – Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund.
The AABP Foundation/Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund is part of Pfizer Animal Health’s Commitment to Veterinarians, an initiative supporting veterinarians through training and education, research and development, and investment in the future of the veterinary profession. In March 2011, Pfizer Animal Health awarded $750,000 in scholarships to 300 students, half of whom were studying to practice food production and mixed animal veterinary medicine.
Pfizer Animal Health, a business of Pfizer Inc., is a world leader in discovering and developing innovative animal vaccines and prescription medicines, investing an estimated $300 million annually in animal health product research and development. For more information about how Pfizer Animal Health works to ensure a safe, sustainable global food supply from healthy livestock, fish and poultry; or helps companion animals and horses to live longer, healthier lives, visit www.PfizerAH.com.