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AMSA Scholarships – Apply Today!

Feb 10, 2016

The following scholarships are now available to current AMSA student members. Applications and additional details can be found on the AMSA website or contact Rachel Adams for more information.

Student Leadership Conference Scholarship Award – University Award

Travel scholarships will be given to a number of universities this year for the Student Leadership Conference (SLC). Each university will be presented with a predetermined travel scholarship at the 2016 SLC to assist with the travel costs. The objective of this travel scholarship is to assist universities with students interested in attending the 2016 AMSA Student Leadership Conference March 11-12, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. As a student association, it is important to create opportunities to benefit those interested in the meat industry by providing them with educational and networking opportunities. This university travel scholarship is sponsored by the AMSA Student Membership. Applications for the Student Leadership Conference must be received no later than February 23, 2016 11:59pm.

Reciprocal Meat Conference Scholarship Award – Individual Award

Two undergraduate and two graduate awards of $500 each will be presented annually. Each recipient will receive $500 to offset travel costs associated with attending the Reciprocal Meat Conference. The objective of this scholarship is to assist undergraduate and graduate students with interests in meat science by providing a travel scholarship to the AMSA 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference June19-22, 2016 in San Angelo, Texas. As a student association, it is important to create opportunities to benefit those interested in the meat industry by providing them with educational and networking opportunities. Sponsored by the AMSA Student Membership. Recipients of this scholarship will also have a unique opportunity to assist the AMSA Student Board and AMSA staff onsite during the 69th RMC. Applications for the Reciprocal Meat Conference must be received no later than February 27th, 2016 11:59 pm.

Kinsman International Award

Eligible students must present verification of their plan to travel internationally with primary intent toward meat science education. Appropriate international activities involve the international travel of a student for the primary purpose of meat science education. Examples include: study research, or internship opportunities, as well as attendance at meetings that are international for the student such as ICoMST or RMC, for the purpose of presenting their research findings. This year one cash award of $1250 will be awarded. The recipient will also receive a complementary membership to AMSA for the following year. Applications for the Kinsman Award must be received no later than March 11, 2016 11:59 pm.

Dr. Donald Kinsman was a long-time AMSA member whose work in meat science research and commitment to international opportunities for students set him apart from his peers. The objective of this program is to honor the memory and achievements of Dr. Kinsman and promote international collaboration by recognizing an outstanding student member with a financial award in support of international travel.

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