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May 15, 2023

Veterinary college seeks Indigenous student applicants for SPRINTS program

Submitted by Joe Montgomery

First-year student Desiree Jenks participates in SPRINTS activities

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University seeks applicants for SPRINTS, the Specialized Programs for the Recruitment of Indigenous, Native and Tribal Students initiative, for future veterinary students.

The SPRINTS initiative provides opportunities for high school and college students identifying as tribal, Native American or Indigenous to gain exposure to veterinary medicine as a potential career path. The initiative encompasses many opportunities for participants, including sponsorships for registration, travel and lodging costs to attend Vet Med ROCKS, an annual summer camp hosted by K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine. SPRINTS participants will also receive a faculty and a veterinary student mentor in the college to help prepare for and apply to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs. Additionally, participants will receive tailored consultations from admissions staff about the application process and fee waivers for their application to K-State's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Ideal applicants for the SPRINTS initiative are high school and undergraduate college students, at least 18 years of age, who identify as Indigenous, Native American or tribal with a desire to learn more about careers in veterinary medicine. The application deadline is at 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 2. Applications will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified of the participation decision via email by Friday, June 9. Questions about these programs can be directed to admit@vet.k-state.edu. To apply, go to kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6RLAcLbB0Wa9UUK.