2nd Opportunity Research Scholarship

The AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Summer Research Scholarship is intended to provide support for students who have previously conducted a summer research project and are seeking to gain a second summer of research experience.  Five $6,000 awards will be provided in 2019. ($5,000 scholarship and $1,000 to assist with travel expenses to the NIH Symposium.)

APPLICATIONS for the 2018-2019 AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarships are no longer being accepted at this time.

Congratulations to 2017-2018 AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarship Recipients!


Ashley Hopkins, Purdue University

In vitro study of the safety and efficacy of novel isonitrile compounds for treatment of drug resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius


Logan K. Weyand, Washington State University

Fatal pneumonia in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) lambs: the critical role of Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae carrier ewes


Paxton Parker, University of Tennessee

Acute and subacute effects of a synthetic kisspeptin analog on serum concentrations of luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, and testosterone in prepubertal bull calves.


Zoe Williams, Michigan State University

Proteomic and Transcriptomic Profiling of Warmblood Horses with Myofibrillar Myopathy


Keira Sztukowski, Colorado State University

Use of FDG-PET/CT to characterize hyperactivity in the brain of FIV-infected cats as a model for HIV neurotoxicity



2016-2017 AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research  Scholarship Recipients

Samantha Fousse –University of California - Davis
Kim Haight – University of Georgia
Rachel McMahon – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Courtney Rousse – North Carolina State University
Courtney Smith – Texas A&M University

2015-2016 AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research  Scholarship Recipients

Mitch Caudill – Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Sarah Chung – Texas A&M University
Jordan Ford – Cornell University
Sarah Linn – The Ohio State University
Kimberly (Schreiber) Young – North Carolina State University

2014-2015 AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarship Recipients 

Amanda Kortum – North Carolina State
Katherine Bachman – The Ohio State University
Jennifer Storer – University of Tennessee
Hannah Savage – University of California, Davis
Taylor Pursell – Texas A & M University