The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation recently received a grant from The EQUUS Foundation to provide two $5,000 scholarships to graduate-level students conducting equine research.
Two recipients of The EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows will be honored Dec. 3 during the AAEP's 58th Annual Convention in Anaheim, Calif. Introduced in 2011, The EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows support students who are pursuing significant equine research through a residency or graduate program. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship for their contributions to furthering equine research and discovery, along with a $500 travel stipend to attend the Annual Convention in Anaheim.
"The equine veterinary community continues to struggle to find those dedicated to careers in equine research, especially veterinarians seeking advanced degrees," said AAEP Foundation Chairman C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, Ph.D, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS and ACVSMR. "We can’t thank The EQUUS Foundation enough for supporting those pursuing careers in equine research."
For more information about this program and other scholarships offered through the AAEP Foundation, please visit the scholarship section of the AAEP Foundation’s website at www.aaepfoundation.org
The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2002, mission is to improve the quality of life of horses, promote the use of horses to enrich the lives of those in need, and educate the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal.
The AAEP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was created in 1994 as the charitable arm of the AAEP. The Foundation's mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse through support of research, education, benevolence and the equine community. Since its inception, the Foundation has allocated nearly $2.5 million to support its mission.