Thursday, January 31, 2013

SAVMA John Pitts Award

Hey SCAVMA Members - the long awaited award/scholarship opportunities have arrived!  

This one calls for a nomination.  If there is a student who has gone above and beyond the call of duty within the veterinary profession and you think they deserve recognition then see the details below and nominate them for this award!

The SAVMA John Pitts Award for Distinguished Service

Every year, the SAVMA President recognizes one veterinary student that has gone above and beyond in service and dedication to the veterinary profession.  The Award is open to ANY veterinary student who is a member in good standing within the Student AVMA.  The awardee will receive round-trip airfare as well as lodging and registration to SAVMA Symposium 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 21-23, 2013.  The award will be presented to the student during the Saturday evening (March 23) closing Gala.

Nomination Details:  
1. Due February 28, 2013 at 5pm MST
2.  A well-written essay not more than 2 pages in length.  Use standard font (Arial, Times New Roman, or similar) at 12-pt size, spacing at 1.5, standard margins.  The file should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
3. LIST at the top of the first page the name and contact information of the individual being nominated, the veterinary school of attendance, and the name(s) and contact information of the individual(s) submitting the nomination.
4.  The essay should address specific examples of the student's service and dedication, and demonstrate how those examples have contributed to the betterment of veterinary medicine.
5.  Submit the nomination to by the due date above with the subject line "John Pitts Award".
6.  The awardee and nominating individuals will be notified by email and/or phone call in early March to allow the awardee ample time to plan their trip to Symposium 2013.

Please direct any questions to

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