ACAW Scholarship Available to Members Seeking Welfare Certification

The AASV Foundation Board of Directors continues to accept applications from AASV members seeking board certification in the American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW). The applicant must have a DVM or VMD degree and at least 5 years of continuous membership in the AASV.

To apply, the applicant must submit a curriculum vitae, an ACAW-approved program plan, and three (3) letters of reference (one of which must come from the applicant's mentor). There is no submission "due date," but there is a limit to the amount of funding available each year. A selection committee will review applications as they are received.

The scholarship will provide annual reimbursements for actual expenses related to the ACAW program, including travel, course fees, and textbooks, with a maximum reimbursement amount of $20,000. Reimbursement will not cover lost income. An incentive payment of $10,000 will be issued upon successful and timely completion of the ACAW Board Certification.

For more information, contact the AASV office: Tel: 515-465-5255; E-mail: