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AASV Foundation grants help students gain swine practice experience

The AASV Foundation is continuing its program to provide $200 grants to veterinary students who participate in a swine externship. The Swine Externship Grant Program is now available to all veterinary students, in an effort to encourage veterinary students to consider swine medicine as a career option early in their training. Formerly, the grants were available only to students in their senior year. 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 participate in swine externships during the 2008–2009 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 sends a brief report of his or her experiences to the AASV Foundation before the funds are disbursed.

Nearly 50 students from the US 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 their grant application as soon as they have confirmed their externship dates. The grants are limited to one per student.

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

Please also see the PDF PDF of Foundation Fundraising Auction information.