AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship Criteria and Application

Deadline for submissions: November 1

Click here for the application form

Introduction:

The American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation Scholarship Program accepts scholarship applications from students who are pursuing a career in poultry health and well-being and/or food safety in North America. Eligible students should attend a veterinary college accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, or an accredited undergraduate university.  Students must meet one of the following educational criteria to be considered:

Student Educational Criteria:

  1. Enrollment in a university undergraduate curriculum involving avian science, poultry science, food science, animal science, biology, or equivalent with the intent to pursue a MS, PhD, or veterinary degree with a focus on poultry health and well-being and/or food safety; OR

  2. Enrollment in a veterinary college or graduate school leading to a DVM or VMD degree focused on poultry health and well-being and/or food safety.

Scholarships will be awarded based on assessment of the following credentials:

  1. Academic record (provide complete official transcripts from academic institutions).

  2. Letters of recommendation provided by two persons (at the request of the applicant) who are knowledgeable about the applicant and his or her career goals; submitted by the writer and separate from the application. Letters of recommendation may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the AAAP office: 12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 202, Jacksonville, FL  32223-8638.

  3. Experience related to poultry health and well-being and/or poultry food safety; and

  4. A brief essay (500 words or less) describing career goals.

Amount of Scholarship:                                                                        

Scholarships will not exceed $1,000.  Undergraduate scholarships will not exceed $500.

Scholarships may be renewed by reapplying if funding is available and student demonstrates satisfactory performance.

Common Application:

The AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship, the AAAP Foundation/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship, the AAAP Foundation/Elanco Memorial Scholarship, and the AAAP Foundation/Cobb Scholarship use a common application form.  Students applying for one or more of these scholarships will indicate the scholarship(s) for which they are applying at the beginning of the application form.  Please complete only one application form. 
 

Past Foundation Poultry Scholarship Winners

2021 
Elizabeth Davis Virginia-Maryland Regional College AAAP Past Presidents Poultry Scholarship
Zachary Adams Iowa State University Jack Tumlin UGA MAM Alumni Poultry Scholarship
Gunnar Dunnam Mississippi State University Arthur Bickford Poultry Scholarship
Cole Crumpacker University of Missouri G. Yan Ghazikhanian Poultry Scholarship
Josie Gamble Mississippi State University AAAP Women’s Network/Boehringer - Ingelheim Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Caley Ellington University of Nebraska-Lincoln Frederic J. Hoerr Poultry Scholarship
Antoinette Jones Ohio State University R. W. Winterfield Poultry Scholarship
Cole Taylor  Ohio State University  AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship 

2020
Myrna Cadena University of California, Davis AAAP Past Presidents Poultry Scholarship
Jason Sousa Texas A&M University Jack Tumlin UGA MAM Alumni Poultry Scholarship
Nerisa Reidl The Ohio State University Arthur Bickford Poultry Scholarship
Stephanie Bourgon University of Guelph Riddell-Julian Canadian Poultry Scholarship
Sara Fleckenstein Virginia-Maryland College G. Yan Ghazikhanian Poultry Scholarship
Sabrina Hurst University of Georgia AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Madisyn Murphy Purdue University AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Lindsay Brunet St. George's University AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Olivia Lockyear Auburn University AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
 
2019
K. Denise Apperson Oregon State University AAAP Past Presidents Poultry Scholarship
Valeria Johnson Michigan State University Jack Tumlin UGA MAM Alumni Poultry Scholarship
Zachary Sauer Iowa State University Arthur A. Bickford Poultry Scholarship
Sierra Slautterback University of Tennessee AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Gemma Isermann Kansas State University AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Elizabeth Davis Virginia Maryland College AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Katie Burchfield Texas A&M University AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
 
2018
Devin Fussell North Carolina State University AAAP Past Presidents Poultry Scholarship
Anastasia Novy University of Guelph Jack Tumlin UGA MAM Alumni Poultry Scholarship
Lauren Urbanowski University of Illinois AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Elizabeth Davis Virginia-Maryland Regional AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
John Fetner Purdue University AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Edris Grate Purdue University AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
Mark Mouw Iowa State University AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship
 
2017
Trevor Lee Auburn University
Linnea Tracy University of Pennsylvania
Savannah Thomas University of Georgia
Abigail Sindt Iowa State University
Jessica Vande Vorde Iowa State University
Kayla Kassa Iowa State University
Anastasia Novy University of Guelph
 
2016
Maria K. Arendt University of Wisconsin-Madison
Randi Clark Mississippi State University
Trevor Lee Auburn University
Lauren McEllen                       Cornell University
Lucas Nickel University of Saskatchewan
Eric Shepherd University of Georgia
K. Denise Apperson Oregon State University
 
2015
Brandon Armwood North Carolina State
Valerie Marcano University of Georgia
Callie Pierce North Carolina State University
Rachel Redman                       Western University of Health Sciences
Sara Reichelt North Carolina State University
Laura Tensa Oregon State University
Jessica Walters Virginia-Maryland Regional
 
2014
Valerie Marcano University of Georgia
Laura Morman Purdue University
Grace Mountainspring Oregon State University
Callie Pierce North Carolina State
Laura Tensa Oregon State University
Jessica Walters Virginia-Maryland Regional
Randi Clark                         William Carey University
James David Longoria Auburn University
Corissa Steimling The Pennsylvania State University
 
2013
Elizabeth Beilke University of Nebraska
Jessica Walter Virginia Tech
Megan Lighty Virginia Tech
Laura Tensa                          Oregon State University
Rachael Redman Western University of Health Science
Nick Hasnawi Mississippi State University
Lucas Nickel University of Alberta
 
2012
Hannah Atkins Texas A&M University
Megan Lighty Virginia-Maryland Regional
Jessica Walters Virginia-Maryland Regional
Dan Wilson Purdue University
Sarah Tilley North Carolina State University
George Ethan Kilkrease Auburn University
Michelle Janik Oregon State University
Laura Tensa Oregon State University
Lucas Nickel University of Alberta
Sarah Reichelt North Carolina State University