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Swine externship grants available to senior veterinary students

The AASV Foundation is continuing its program to provide $200 grants ($US) to senior veterinary students who participate in a swine externship. Students who complete an externship of at least 2 weeks' duration in a swine practice or a mixed practice with a considerable swine component may apply for the grant. Both the student and at least one member of the hosting practice must be members of the AASV.

Applications are now available for students who will be seniors and have arranged externships during the 2006-2007 school year.

In addition to student information, the grant application requests a letter from the hosting practice containing details of the planned externship. After the externship has been completed and the practice has confirmed the student's participation, the student must send a brief report of his or her experiences to the AASV Foundation before the funds are disbursed.

More than 30 students in the United States and Canada have benefited from the grant program since its inception in 2002.

Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those successfully completing the requirements. Students are encouraged to submit grant applications as soon as they have confirmed their externship dates. The grants are limited to one per student.

To obtain grant application materials, contact the AASV office: 902 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220; Tel: 515-465-5255; Fax: 515-465-3832; E-mail: aasv@aasv.org.