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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 2021 AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship recipients.

This scholarship is designed to support individuals with a background in AKC events and programs, who seek to promote animal health and medicine. A total of $36,000 in scholarship money was awarded.
Recipients of the AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship are: Kincade Audette (Washington State University), Adrienne Barber (Tufts University), Diana Chan (Tufts University), Kaitlyn Dreese (University of Pennsylvania), Emily Eppler (Kansas State University), Chelsea Iennarell-Servantez (Iowa State University), Samuel Johnson (Virginia-Maryland Regional College), Brandy Lawrence (Oklahoma State University), Stephen Oliphant (Virginia-Maryland Regional College), Brittany Papa (Cornell University), Dora Praczko (Texas A&M University), Tressa Reiner (Iowa State-University of Nebraska), Jordan Tarbutton (Colorado State University), Courtney Wicker (North Carolina State University), Melonie Zuercher (University of Florida).

“We’re very proud of this year’s scholarship recipients,” said Mari-Beth O’Neill, VP of Sport Services. “It is hard work balancing busy academic schedules with participation in AKC events, and each of these students has done it all. They are dedicated to the world of purebred dogs, and we cannot wait to see their impact on the future of veterinary medicine.”