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Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Patricia M Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship 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.

The scholarship honors individuals who have consistently championed efforts to address inequities and under representation in the veterinary profession, have advocated for social justice, and have advanced initiatives to value diversity and inclusion within US colleges of veterinary medicine.  Plans are to award each scholarship biennially in the form of a one-time, $6,000 payment.

The scholarship will be awarded on odd-numbered years during the Iverson Bell Symposium.  The next award will be made in 2015..


Veterinary students must:

• Be a current second-, third-, or fourth-year student in good academic and professional standing at one of the 30 accredited American colleges/schools of veterinary medicine;

• Have a demonstrated record of contributing to enhancing diversity and inclusion through course projects, co-curricular activities, outreach, domestic and community
 engagement, research, and/or developed an early reputation for influencing others to be inclusive.

Submission Application Process

The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered:

2. A personal statement indicating how you meet the eligibility criteria (not to exceed three double spaced pages).

3. Three support letters from individuals who can directly speak to the student’s active commitment to diversity and eligibility to receive this award. Letters should also provide first-hand interpretations of the candidate’s leadership qualities and professional behavior. At least one letter must be authored by an administrator or faculty member from your home institution. Letters should be submitted in sealed envelopes by the authors.

4. A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.

5. A current copy of your unofficial transcript.

6. A current copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report or your financial aid award letter from your institution.

Scholarship applications will be primarily evaluated on the student’s documentation of a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in academic veterinary medicine through contributions that may be felt in any area--college, local area or region, state and/or national arenas. Consideration will also be given to academic achievement, financial need and the student’s broader community service record. Students should submit all documentation to the AAVMC Diversity Committee by 5pm, October 31, 2014. Only complete application packets will be considered.

AAVMC Diversity Committee
C/O Lisa Greenhill
1101 Vermont Avenue, NW
Suite 301
Washington, DC 20005

For more information, please contact Lisa Greenhill
at or 202-371-9195 x147

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