Mary Bird Perkins Veterinary Student Travel Award
The Mary Bird Perkins Veterinary Student Travel Award is a scholarship that is designed to assist Phase 2 veterinary students who are attending an externship or special topics out-rotation that is being used to augment the student's curricular or career goals as part of the Farm Animal, Exotics/Zoo Animal or Public Practice concentrations. Students in the mixed animal concentration are eligible for the award for food animal experiences. Students in any concentration may be eligible for international experiences or for other experience directly related to their career track. To be eligible for funding, a student must be enrolled full time (at the time of travel), in good academic standing, and not on disciplinary probation.
The Mary Bird Perkins Veterinary Student Travel award is designed to assist students who need to gain experience, such as poultry, other food animal, zoo, government or other experience that they would be unable to get locally that relates to their concentration of study.
To apply for a scholarship, the student must send an email or letter of request/justification to the Office of Veterinary Education and Student Affairs outlining how the out-rotation will benefit the student in achieving their curricular and/or career goals. While the typical award is $400 to $500, travel awards may be for up to $1,000 depending on the type of experience and availability of funds. Applications for travel funding should be submitted at least two weeks prior to departure.
The Mary Bird Perkins Veterinary Student Travel Award is not available for in-state travel.