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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, continues its commitment to students pursuing veterinary studies with the announcement of the 2022-2023 AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship recipients.

These scholarships aim to support those with backgrounds in AKC events and programs seeking to promote animal health and medicine. A total of $70,000 in scholarship money was awarded, twice the amount awarded last year, with awards ranging from $2,000-$10,000.

Recipients of the AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship are as follows:

Tressa Reiner (Iowa State University), Danielle Heider (University of Wisconsin), Samuel Johnson (VA-MD Regional College), Hailey Adler (UC Davis), Diana Chan (Tufts University), Claudia Swagner (Iowa State University), Jordan Tarbutton (Colorado State University), Brooke-Taylor Dominello (Mississippi State University), Allison Frappier (University of Missouri), Megan MacIntyre (Ohio State University), Natalie Santos (University of Florida), Ashley Wright (Washington State University), Megan Allen (Michigan State University), Nicole Halfpop (University of Arizona), Colleen Kutzler (University of Minnesota), Brittany Papa (Cornell University), Anna Tarpey (University of Missouri), and Samatha Scott (Tufts University).

Mari-Beth O’Neill, VP of Sport Services, applauds this year’s winners. “It’s not easy balancing academia with AKC events and more, but each of these students has risen above and beyond the challenge. We are confident and excited about their ability to make a difference in the world of veterinary medicine.”


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