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Four CVM Students Receive AVMF/Merck Scholarships

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Four students from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are among a group of 34 students from around the world selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). The scholarship recognizes academic excellence, financial need, leadership and area of interest within the profession, and is awarded to second and third-year students.

NC State recipients were Kristen Malinak from the class of 2018, and Erin Beasley, Kelly Hood and Jenna Scott from the class of 2019.

“We know that the cost of veterinary education can be a challenge, but want to encourage talented students to pursue their dreams,” said Scott Bormann, Vice President, North America, Merck Animal Health. “We’re honored to support these recipients, as the work they do throughout their careers will have an important impact on the animal health industry, helping to advance the medical care of both companion and large animals.”

This is the fifth decade in which the AVMA, through its charitable foundation, has provided financial support to deserving veterinary students.

 “The AVMF helps ensure the future of veterinary medicine by identifying and supporting outstanding students,” said Debborah Harp, CFRE, AVMF Executive Director. “We are honored to partner with Merck Animal Health in providing these scholarship opportunities.”