K-State student receives international veterinary scholarship
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Kansas State University second-year veterinary medicine student Emily Eppler has received a $5,000 scholarship supported by Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.| Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Emily Eppler, second-year Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine student from Manhattan, is one of 54 veterinary students selected from around the world to receive a $5,000 scholarship supported through a partnership between Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
The recipients, who study at U.S. and international veterinary schools accredited through the American Veterinary Medical Association, are either second- or third-year students and are planning a career in companion animal or large animal medicine. Recipients were selected based on academic excellence, financial need, leadership and area of interest within the profession.
"I feel blessed to be one of the recipients of the 2020 Merck Animal Health Scholarship," Eppler said. "It is inspiring to know that the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Merck Animal Health are investing in my goal of becoming a small animal orthopedic surgeon."
The scholarships will provide financial assistance to students to support their educational and professional goals and opportunities, according to Karen Davis, chair, American Veterinary Medical Foundation board of advisors.
"Whether they're helping to keep pets healthy or aid in ensuring a safe, high-quality protein supply, veterinarians play a critical role not only within the animal health industry, but also within society," said Scott Bormann, senior vice president, North America, Merck Animal Health.