AABP Foundation Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health


Provide eighteen $10,000 awards to veterinary students with a graduation year of 2025-2026 who are interested in dairy and/or beef veterinary medicine.


Student members of AABP enrolled at Veterinary Colleges and Schools in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply during their 2nd and/or 3rd year (graduation year must be 2025-2026 and have completed or in the process of completing their 2nd or 3rd year). Previous recipients are ineligible for a second award. The award will be presented during the AABP Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, Sept. 12-14, 2024. Award recipients are encouraged but not required to attend.

Notify Veterinary Colleges/Schools of Award and Application Process

AABP student members as well as faculty representatives are notified of the award and application process.

Application Process

Any interested student needs to complete the online form which outlines their background, work and academic experience, primary interests in veterinary medicine, career goals and provide the name of a faculty sponsor.  Online application can be EDITED here. It is strongly recommended that a faculty member or AABP Faculty Representative review the materials being provided prior to final submission.

A letter of reference must be submitted by an AABP member on faculty at the student's school..


The deadline for submission of the application and reference letter is May 31, 2024, 5 pm EST.


Criteria Points

  1. Interest in bovine medicine 10
  2. Work experience 30
  3. Academic & professional experience 30
  4. Career goals 20
  5. Recommendations 10

Student applicants are responsible for ensuring reference letters are uploaded before the listed deadline. If letters of reference are not electronically submitted by the deadline, the application is considered incomplete and will be discarded. Applicants can check the status of their applications and track the submission of required materials, by logging on to the AABP website, go to the Students Menu and selecting Scholarship/Grant Portal.

For questions about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Fred Gingrich fred@aabp.org