Veterinary students bring home equine and livestock scholarships
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Kansas State University veterinary students Jessie Schulteis, left, and Braxton Butler, second from right, with other recipients of scholarships presented at the recent Kansas Livestock Association Convention | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Three Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine students recently received scholarships from animal health-related organizations.
Jessie Schulteis, fourth-year veterinary student from Lincoln, and Braxton Butler, second-year veterinary student from Virgil, each received a $1,500 Cartridges for Cash scholarship from Merck Animal Health and the Kansas Livestock Foundation. The scholarships, presented at the annual Kansas Livestock Association Convention Nov. 28 in Wichita, recognize Kansas State University veterinary students who plan to be large animal veterinarians.
Kate Rigby, a fourth-year veterinary student from San Diego, California, was one of five students selected nationally for a Merck Animal Health/American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is presented to promising veterinary students committed to a career in equine medicine. The scholarship was presented at the association's 2018 convention Dec. 3 in San Francisco.
To be eligible for the Merck Animal Health/American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation scholarship program, applicants must be second- or third-year veterinary students dedicated to equine medicine and active within any of the association's 39 student chapters at colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. The scholarships are awarded to students for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and association student chapter, and their long-term goals.