AAVMC Accepting Applications for the Patricia Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship

Washington, D.C.November 13, 2012  – The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is accepting applications for the recently established  Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship. The $6,000 award recognizes veterinary students who have demonstrated exemplary promise as future leaders and have made significant contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion in academic veterinary medicine.

This scholarship honors individuals who have consistently championed efforts to address inequities and underrepresentation in the veterinary profession, have advocated for social justice, and have advanced initiatives to value diversity and inclusion within U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine. Plans are to award the scholarship biennially in the form of a one-time payment during years when the AAVMC hosts the Iverson Bell Symposium, which honors Dr. Bell as a leader who made significant contributions to the promotion of diversity and the inclusion of underrepresented veterinary minorities in academic veterinary medicine.

To be eligible for this award, veterinary students must:

  • Be a current second-, third-, or fourth-year student in good academic and professional standing at one of the 28 accredited American colleges/schools of veterinary medicine  
  • Have a demonstrated record of enhancing diversity and inclusion through course projects, co-curricular activities, outreach, domestic and community engagement, and research, and/or developed an early reputation for influencing others to be inclusive.

Additional information about the scholarship, a list of required supporting documents, and the scholarship application are available online at:

Scholarship applications are due by 5 p.m. EST, January 9, 2013.

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The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is a non-profit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Its members include all 33 veterinary medical colleges in the United States and Canada, nine departments of veterinary science, eight departments of comparative medicine, 12 international colleges of veterinary medicine, and three affiliate members.  On the Web:  https://www.aavmc.org

Jeanne Johnson:  
202/371-9195, x144 (office)
Email:  jjohnson@aavmc.org