Six veterinary graduates of 2016 committed to careers in equine medicine have been selected by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation to receive $4,000 scholarships.

The scholarships were presented during the Dec. 6 AAEP Foundation Celebration, held in conjunction with the AAEP’s 62nd Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Five of the graduates will receive the annual Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships; the other graduate will be the recipient of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (NWPVMA) Equine Symposium/AAEP Foundation Scholarships. Both scholarship programs reward graduating veterinary students with a dedication to equine medicine for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and AAEP student chapter, and their long-term goals.

Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients:

Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships

  • Holly Brown, University of Wisconsin
  • Ethan Hefner, North Carolina State University
  • Kathleen Morris, Auburn University
  • Shanna Nelson, University of Missouri
  • Helen Sims, Colorado State University

NWPVMA Equine Symposium/AAEP Foundation Scholarships

  • Elizabeth Hoaglund, Colorado State University

In additional to the financial award, each recipient will receive a travel stipend to attend the annual convention, as well as complimentary convention registration and ticket to the AAEP Foundation Celebration.

Veterinary student applicants are nominated for the scholarships by representatives from their col