The American Association of Feline Practitioners(AAFP) and EveryCat Health Foundation are delighted to announce they are offering two $2500 scholarships for veterinary students enrolled in accredited veterinary colleges or schools in the United States or Canada. The purpose of the scholarships is to support and encourage veterinary students who are interested in careers in feline medicine or clinical scientific research of felines. Available for third- or fourth-year veterinary students (Classes of 2024 and 2025), the scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, leadership skills, and excellence in the study of feline medicine.
To apply for the scholarships, students must submit a short application form.
Applicants will be required to answer two essay questions that describe their specific interests and background in feline health and wellbeing, as well astheir goals in pursuing feline medicine or clinical scientific research. A Scholarship Task Force comprised of volunteers from EveryCat Health Foundation and the AAFP will review the applications and select and approve the scholarship winners.
The deadline to submit an application and the supplementary documents is 11:59 pm EDT on March 18, 2024. The scholarship winners will be notified of their award by April 15, 2024.
“EveryCat’s mission is to advance feline health and well-being. We are honored to partner with the AAFP to encourage and assist students who have a passion and aptitude for feline medicine and health research with these scholarships,” said Jackie Jaakola, Executive Director, EveryCat Health Foundation. “The future of feline medicine truly starts here.”
“We have been tremendously inspired by the students who are involved with the AAFP, and are excited to continue the partnership with EveryCat Health Foundation to engage with the next generation of veterinary professionals,” added Heather O’Steen, CAE, AAFP CEO. “We look forward to helping veterinary students focus on improving the standard of feline healthcare and wellbeing.”