AASV Foundation Announces Student Scholarships

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $25,000 to 15 veterinary students.

Kimberlee Baker, Iowa State University, received the $5000 scholarship for top student presentation. Her presentation was titled "Detecting porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) by pooling pen-based oral fluid samples." Zoetis provided the financial support for the Top Student Presenter Award.

Additional scholarships totaling $20,000 were funded by Elanco Animal Health.

Four veterinary student presenters received $2,500 scholarships: Sam Baker, Iowa State University; Enise DeCaluwe-Tulk, University of Guelph; Erin Kettelkamp, University of Illinois; and Marjorie Schleper, University of Minnesota.

Five veterinary student presenters received $1,500 scholarships: Daniel Brown, University of Illinois; Brandi Burton, University of Illinois; Kayla Castevens, North Carolina State University; Anne Szczotka, Iowa State University; and Abby Vennekotter, University of Illinois.

Those student presenters receiving $500 scholarships were: Matt Finch, Iowa State University; Matthew Herber, University of Pennsylvania; Joshua Hewitt, Iowa State University; Sophia Leone, Colorado State University; and Katelyn Rieland, University of Minnesota

Forty-four veterinary students from 14 universities submitted abstracts for consideration. From those submissions, 15 students were selected to present during the annual meeting. Zoetis, sponsor of the Student Seminar, provided a $750 travel stipend to each student selected to participate.