Veterinary students receive scholarships from Zoetis and American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Ten veterinary students at Kansas State University are receiving the 2022 Zoetis Foundation/AAVMC Veterinary Student Scholarship. Back row from left: Courtney Borden, Anne Brien, Ariel Carruth, Katie Stenger and Kamryn Ritter-Shapero. Front row: Meagan O'Brien, Cristina Marquez, Bailey Fritz, Grace Calo, and Melissa Hill. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Ten students in Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine have been chosen to receive the 2022 Zoetis Foundation/AAVMC 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 12th year, the program awarded scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to 313 second- and third-year veterinary students representing 35 colleges of veterinary medicine. The program has awarded more than $8 million over the past twelve years, helping to offset education expenses for nearly 4,000 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. 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:
Bailey Fritz, second-year veterinary student, Westmoreland.
From out of state: Meagan O'Brien, third-year veterinary student, Denver, Colorado; Melissa Hill, second-year veterinary student, Manchester, Connecticut; Kamryn Ritter-Shapero, third-year veterinary student, Clearwater, Florida; Katie Stenger, second-year veterinary student, Williamsfield, Illinois; Courtney Borden, second-year veterinary student, New Bedford, Massachusetts; Grace Calo, second-year veterinary student, Floral Park, New York; Ariel Carruth, third-year veterinary student, Asheville, North Carolina; and Anne Brien, second-year veterinary student, Rolla, North Dakota.
From U.S. territories: Cristina Marquez, second-year veterinary student, San Juan, Puerto Rico.