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The Murray Fowler International Conference Scholarship Program
Applications will be accepted next spring for the 2019 Conference, see the details below.
History of the Scholarship Program
AAZV is proud to name this program after Murray Fowler. Murray was known around the world for his contributions to zoo and wildlife medicine and shared his knowledge countless times with colleagues from developing nations. It is only rightfully so to bestow his name to this program that fosters continuing education to those who are helping the animals in countries where zoological medicine is limited.
This program is made possible by sponsors like the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society, our beloved friend, Betty White, and AAZV members who contribute throughout the year to afford recipients attendance at an AAZV Annual Conference. If you would like to contribute to the Murray Fowler ICS program, please click HERE.
Recipients from the 2018 50th AAZV Annual Conference:
Pictured from left to right back row: Rob Hilsenroth (AAZV Executive Director), Kafil Hussain (India), Benji Alcantar (ICS-Chairperson), Doug Whiteside (ICS Co-Chair), Palanivelrajan Muthusami (India), T.S. Rajeev (India) Front row: Hai Lam Kim (Vietnam), Friederike Pohlin (South Africa), and Andrea Navarro Chavoya (Mexico)
Details about the MFICS program
To apply: Submit as one document, a) the application form (Click here for application form), b) a letter of intent (1 page max), and c) a short resume (2 page max.). Please note: details about criteria used to award the points for financial need are outlined in this link. The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial aid to zoo and wildlife veterinarians from foreign countries to attend the annual AAZV conference. Grants will usually be awarded in amounts up to $2,000 USD. The funds are made possible by the voluntary contributions of individual AAZV members, the public and fundraising efforts by AAZV / International Committee members. All international members are encouraged to apply.
Acceptance notifications will be sent on 29 JUNE 2018.
Congratulations to Allison Tuttle. Allison was recently elected to the AZA Ethics Board. Three new members are elected each year. The Ethics Board upholds the integrity and professional standards of the AZA and its institutional and individual members by implementing the process defined by the code in a fair, objective, consistent and professional manner.