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Apply for a $5,000 Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation Scholarship by April 24

Apr 12, 2017

Second- and third-year veterinary students dedicated to a career in equine medicine are encouraged to apply for one of five $5,000 scholarships provided by Merck Animal Health and the AAEP Foundation.

Created in 2015, the scholarship program is open to AAEP student members who are active within any of the AAEP’s student chapters at veterinary colleges across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

Students interested in applying must have the support of AAEP members and their clinical or faculty instructors. Each award will be determined based on academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to equine veterinary medicine.

Requirement to apply include:

  • Must be a National AAEP Student Member and active within school’s AAEP chapter.
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, Caribbean or  Europe with an active AAEP Student Chapter.
  • Apply during second or third year of veterinary school.

“Through this scholarship program, we are reinforcing our longstanding commitment to education, personal development and the science of healthier animals,” said D. Craig Barnett, D.V.M., Equine Technical Services, Merck Animal Health. “It also allows us the opportunity to help support the cost of veterinary education, as well as recognize and celebrate the next generation of leaders. Every year, Merck Animal Health collaborates with numerous educational and veterinary organizations to ensure the advancement of animal health and we are proud to partner with the AAEP Foundation on this initiative.”

Interested students must submit an application by midnight ET on April 24. To apply, or for more information, visit

About Merck Animal Health

For over a century, Merck has been a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter at @MerckAH.

About AAEP Foundation:

The AAEP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization created in 1994, serves as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners to improve the welfare of the horse. Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed more than $3.3 million to support its mission. For more information, visit