Merck Animal Health this week announced the recipients of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, awarding $170,000 in scholarships to 34 veterinary students from around the world.
Through a partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, the program recognizes outstanding second- and third-year students who are pursuing careers in large animal and companion animal medicine.
This scholarship program is part of a broader Merck commitment to education, students and the future of the industry. AVMF, the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association, has a 50-year history of providing opportunities that foster the academic success of veterinary students.
More than 1,000 students from U.S. and international 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 2015 Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarships.
A-H: Rahmat Al-Amin, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, SE Asia; Laurence Arpin, University of Montreal, Canada; Kaitlyn Briggs, Cornell University, U.S.; Daniel Carreño, North Carolina State University, U.S.; Serena Caunce, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Tereza Chylkova, University of California-Davis, U.S.; Brillarch Amante M. Dayag II, University of the Philippines Los Banos, SE Asia; Jona del Mundo, University of the Philippines Los Banos, SE Asia; Stephanie Delorme, University of Guelph, Canada; Kelly Flynn, University of Wisconsin, U.S.; Kelly Hurley, University of Florida, U.S.; Samantha Huston, The Ohio State University, U.S.