The $1,000 scholarhip recognizes one recipient annually who represents “strong interest and commitment to veterinary medicine,” he says. Preference is given to applicants who are members of the Association of Asian Veterinary Medical Professionals (AAVMP) of UW–Madison and demonstrate commitment to or interest in one or more Pan-Asian countries and cultures.
Over three days, the PEOPLE high schoolers from Madison and Milwaukee learned about the path to becoming veterinarians and other careers in veterinary medicine, from research to teaching to clinical work with animals.
This year’s theme, “From Talk to Action: Becoming a Change Agent on Your Campus,” brought in more than 140 students, faculty and staff from more than 13 universities across the country to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion.
Removing obstacles for underrepresented populations can have an empowering effect, giving these students the confidence to address social disparities within the school and the profession as a whole.