Veterinary students receive scholarships from Zoetis and American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
Thursday, April 5, 2018
MANHATTAN — Eleven students in Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine are receiving the 2018 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship.
The scholarship program is sponsored by Zoetis, a global animal health company, in partnership with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
Now in its ninth year, the program awarded scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to 315 second- and third-year veterinary students representing 33 colleges of veterinary medicine. The program has awarded $6.1 million over the past nine years, helping to offset education expenses for more than 3,000 veterinary students.
More than 1,700 applicants from universities throughout the U.S. and Caribbean were evaluated for academic excellence, financial need, diversity, sustainability, leadership, and career interest. Students applied through VetVance, a free educational resource sponsored by Zoetis that provides students and recent graduates with online content relating to professional development, business skills, professional stewardship, financial literacy, personal wellness and more. Scholarships are awarded to students in all areas of professional interest, including food animal medicine, small animal clinical medicine, research, government services, public health and organized veterinary medicine.
The following Kansas State University veterinary students are receiving the scholarship:
Nicholas Hayes, third-year veterinary student, and Kathryn Latshaw, second-year veterinary student, both from Manhattan;andSydney Rathjen, second-year veterinary student, Overland Park.
From out of state:
Kate Rigby, third-year veterinary student, San Diego, California; Catherine Perino, second-year veterinary student, Lake Forrest, Illinois.
From Missouri: Maggie Massey, second-year veterinary student, Butler; Kathleen Elliott, second-year veterinary student, Rogersville; and Alexandria Salva, second-year veterinary student, Sugar Creek.
Katelyn Guill, second-year veterinary student, Hudson, New Hampshire; Savannah Luu, second-year veterinary student, Sugar Land, Texas; and Katelyn Ingram, third-year veterinary student, Weatherford, Texas.