Veterinary student wins scholarship from Kansas Livestock Foundation and Merck Animal Health
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University veterinary student is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship presented by the Kansas Livestock Foundation and its partners. The scholarship, for the 2017-2018 school year, was announced at the recent annual Kansas Livestock Association Convention in Wichita.
Haley DeLong, third-year veterinary medicine student, Emporia, received the Ralgro Wheels for Bucks Scholarship from Merck Animal Health and the Kansas Livestock Foundation. This award recognizes Kansas State University veterinary students who want to be large animal veterinarians.
"I was very honored to be selected for this award out of so many other applicants," DeLong said. "Any scholarship helps to relieve just a little bit of the financial burden that we accumulate throughout our educational careers. After graduation, I plan on joining a mixed animal practice somewhere in rural Kansas where I would primarily be working with beef cattle. Also, I would like to buy in to a practice at some point in my future."
The Kansas Livestock Foundation was established in 1983 for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. The foundation is a trade organization protecting the business interests of independent ranchers, feeders and dairy farmers.