Why stop with the good news now? Thanks to a partnership between Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, hundreds of veterinary students attending AVMA-accredited veterinary schools will receive $2,500 scholarships annually through 2012.
The scholarships are designed to address veterinary student debt, ease the shortage of food animal and rural veterinarians in the country, and increase diversity in the profession. Pfizer expects to award up to 400 scholarships per year, with the Foundation administering the program.
We can’t thank enough the folks at Pfizer for their generosity. This new scholarship program is a tremendous leap forward in helping us address some critical issues facing veterinary medicine. So if you know of any students interested in the program, please pass the information along. Applications for the spring 2010 scholarships are due by Nov. 13.