WVA and MSD Animal Health have announced the results of the 4th annual MSD Animal Health/WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program and the names of the 41 veterinary students selected from the regions of Asia and Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
The MSD Animal Health/WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program is designed to aid students in their scholastic development and enable them to continue their education by offering direct financial support.
According to the press release dated September 1st 2020, greater than 400 applications were received from over 50 countries for the scholarship program and applications were assessed based on academic achievement, engagement of students with their desired career path, leadership potential, and letters of support from their universities.
This year, 41 veterinary students were selected from nearly 30 different countries to receive a scholarship of 5,000 US Dollars in recognition of their academic achievements and to aid in the development of their academic and veterinary career.
“The WVA is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 MSD Animal Health / WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program,” said WVA President, Dr. Patricia Turner. “We recognize the challenges that veterinary students around the world are facing because of the global covid-19 pandemic. Through this partnership with MSD Animal Health, we can help to ensure a skilled veterinary profession is available to deal with ongoing global animal and human health issues in the years to come.”
“Our ongoing partnership with the World Veterinary Association is a critical way in which we continue to help advance veterinary medicine,” said Edival Santos, DVM, Vice President, Latin America, MSD Animal Health. “Our support of future veterinarians is how we can help to keep the pipeline of talent strong to meet the increased demand for veterinarian services around the world.”
To download the full list of scholars, click here.