Student Scholarships and Awards
  
The AAAP Foundation offers over 30 awards and scholarships to support student members each year. This includes travel support to the AAAP Annual Meeting. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $5,000.
 

AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarships

Deadline: November 1st

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a university undergraduate curriculum with a focus on poultry health and well-being and/or food safety.
    OR
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a veterinary college leading to a DVM or VMD degree focused on poultry health and well-being and/or food safety.

Application Requirements:

  • Official transcript of grades.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Experience related to poultry health and well-being and/or food safety.
  • A brief essay (500 words or less) describing career goals.
Apply for AAAP Foundation Poultry Scholarship

 

Reed Rumsey Award

Deadline: November 1st

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be veterinary students, graduate students, residents, or interns pursuing an existing program in a College of Veterinary Medicine or appropriate department in an academic institution.
  • Applicants must present an oral presentation of their research or case report at the Avian Medicine Section of the Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Application Requirements:

  • Submission of 1-2 page abstract describing the original research, or a case study conducted by the applicant.
  • Applicant CV.
  • Official transcript of grades.
  • A brief essay (1-2 pages) describing career goals.
  • A supporting letter from the major professor or someone else from the institution qualified to comment on the quality of the applicant.
Apply for Reed Rumsey Award

 

Richard B. Rimler Memorial Paper Award

Deadline: November 1st

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a thesis-requiring Master of Science program or a Ph.D. program, or have received the degree within the year preceding the application deadline.
  • Applicants must present an oral presentation of their research in the Avian Medicine Section of the Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Application Requirements:

  • Submission of 1-2 page abstract describing the original research, or a case study conducted by the applicant.
  • Applicant CV.
  • Official transcript of grades.
  • A brief essay (1-2 pages) describing career goals.
  • A supporting letter from the major professor or other member of the candidate’s graduate committee, who is a member in good standing of AAAP, commenting on the applicant’s suitability and qualification for the award.
Apply for Rimler Memorial Paper Award
 

L. Dwight Schwartz Travel Scholarship

Deadline: November 1st

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a DVM/VMD program in an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated an interest in poultry medicine by participating in poultry related research, externship or work experience, or elective courses.

Application Requirements:

  • Submission of 1-2 page narrative statement describing the applicant's interest, experience, and career aspirations in the field of poultry medicine.
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from an AAAP member).
  • Official transcript of grades.
Apply for Dwight Schwartz Travel Scholarship

 

Avian Biosciences Travel Scholarship

Deadline: November 1st

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a thesis-requiring Master of Science program or a Doctor of Philosophy program involving some aspect of poultry health.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated an interest in poultry medicine by participating in a research project pertaining to poultry health, welfare, or disease.
  • Applicants must present an oral or poster presentation of their research in the Avian Medicine Section of the Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Application Requirements:

  • Applicant CV.
  • Official transcript of grades.
  • A brief essay (500 words or less) describing career goals.
  • A supporting letter from the major professor or other member of the candidate’s graduate committee, who is a member in good standing of AAAP, commenting on the applicant’s suitability and qualification for the award.
  • Applicants are required to submit a short description of their abstract with this application.
Apply for Avian Bioscience Travel Scholarship

 

AAAP Foundation Preceptorship Scholarships

Deadline: December 15th

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study at an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine located in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean Islands.

Application Requirements:

  • Official transcript of grades.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
Apply for AAAP Foundation Preceptorship Scholarship