Pictured Above: The Frank Gravlee Scholarship aims to encourage veterinarian students and recent graduates to pursue their continuing education by attending the International Hoof-Care Summit.
The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) is accepting applications for its annual Frank Gravlee Scholarship.
The program aims to encourage veterinarian students and recent graduates to pursue their continuing education by attending the International Hoof-Care Summit.
The scholarship program annually recognizes two eligible veterinary students or recent graduates by providing each of them a package that includes:
- Registration to the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Transportation to the Summit (either by auto reimbursement or air travel).
- Lodging at the Summit (up to 4 nights).
To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate:
- Must be a veterinary student or recent graduate — within 2 years of graduation — of a North American equine veterinary college or university.
- Must never have attended the International Hoof-Care Summit.
- Must be willing and able to attend the AAPF/IAPF annual General Meeting at the International Hoof-Care Summit.
- Submit an application.
- A professor or employer/supervisor must submit a letter of recommendation for the applicant.
The application should include an essay that discusses the subject, “Why I Would Like to be a Recipient of the Frank Gravlee Scholarship.” The essay should address the following considerations:
- What you hope to receive by attending the International Hoof-Care Summit.
- The impact of attending the Summit on your veterinary practice.
- Additional information describing your education and experience to get to this point in your life.
Preference will be given to students or graduates who have identified a special interest in medical, surgical and/or farrier care of the hoof.
The scholarship was created to recognize the contributions of Frank Gravlee, DVM, MS, CNS, the founder of Life Data Labs in Cherokee, Ala. He was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame in 1998 for his contributions in improving the quality of horses’ feet through nutrition, as well as dedication and support of professional farriers. Gravlee also was honored by the AAPF/IAPF as the 2017 recipient of the Robert (Red) Renchin Leadership Award for his life-long commitment to the equine industry.
The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 1, 2019. Winners will be announced no later than Nov. 15, 2019.