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K-State Today

October 12, 2022

Veterinary medicine student receives Amstutz scholarship

Submitted by Joe Montgomery

Paige Schmidt, third-year veterinary student at Kansas State University, Medina, North Dakota, is one of nine students selected nationally for the prestigious Harold E. Amstutz Scholarship.

Schmidt received a one-time $10,500 scholarship from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. She is working concurrently on a master’s degree in veterinary biomedical sciences and is the president of the K-State student chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

Schmidt grew up on a fourth-generation cow-calf/backgrounding operation in North Dakota and plans to enter rural private practice to consult and do research at the cow-calf and feedlot level along with traditional bovine medicine.

In 2022, a total of $249,500 in scholarships were awarded by the association to its student members. The scholarship enables recipients to pursue their careers in bovine medicine further. The scholarship recipients were acknowledged at the association's 55th annual conference Sept. 22-24 in Long Beach, California. The American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation received a total of 177 scholarship applications and awarded 43 scholarships.

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