Pfizer Solicits Applications For $660,000 In Vet School Scholarships

Pfizer to Award at Least $660,000 to Vet Studentsvet students, scholarship, vet school scholarship, PfizerPfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are accepting applications from second- and third-year veterinary students interested in receiving $2,000 scholarships, New York-based Pfizer reported today.Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are accepting applications from second- and third-year veterinary students interested in receiving $2,000 scholarships.newslinePfizer Solicits Applications for $660,000 in Vet School ScholarshipsPosted: Oct. 1, 2012, 4:15 p.m. EDT

Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are accepting applications from second- and third-year veterinary students interested in receiving $2,000 scholarships, New York-based Pfizer reported today.

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Now in its fourth year, the Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship Program will select at least 330 students from the United States and the Caribbean.

Recipients will be chosen based on their academic record and financial need, Pfizer noted. A selection committee also will consider the profession’s ongoing needs, including ethnic, gender and socioeconomic diversity, and take into account students’ professional aspirations.

“This scholarship is one way that Pfizer looks to help address the challenges within the veterinary profession to ensure that it has a thriving future,” said Vanessa Mariani, director of academic and professional affairs for U.S. operations at Pfizer Animal Health. “The first three years of this program have been very successful, as we awarded scholarships to students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds studying across a diverse array of species and veterinary disciplines.”

In 2012, 331 veterinary medicine students were awarded scholarships, including:

  • 31 percent from diverse backgrounds.
  • 47 percent who were studying to practice food or mixed-animal veterinary medicine.
  • 28 percent who wanted to enter small animal practice.
  • 8 percent who planned to enter academia.

Applications will be accepted through Dec. 2 and are available at www.vetstudentconnect.com or www.avmf.org/pfizer.

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