Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship

Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 22, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society are honored to offer the annual Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship in 2023.  Dr. Haskins was a pioneer of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and his untimely passing remains a huge loss for our profession and society. He was truly an amazing individual who remained a tireless force for the improvement of the lives of animals through advancement of veterinary emergency and critical care.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for eligible VECCS members who may not otherwise be able to attend (due to financial limitations) the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium. Dr. Haskins was the only individual to have spoken at every IVECCS meeting, and was presented the President’s Award at IVECCS 2013 to recognize his unique contributions to our Society and specialty. This scholarship was first awarded to eight recipients in 2014 as a way for VECCS to give back to our profession, support our members, and promote the VECCS mission: “Improving access and quality of emergency and critical care to every patient in need”.

Two specific groups may apply:

  1. Residents in good standing in the first or second year of an ACVECC-approved residency training program. Must also be a current VECCS member in good standing through IVECCS 2023.
  2. Licensed veterinary technicians engaged in emergency or emergency/critical care practice for no less than three years. Must also be a VECCS member in good standing through IVECCS 2023.

Scholarship Value: Approximately $1,700 per recipient. Each recipient will receive a $500 stipend to cover travel and incidental costs plus complimentary four-night hotel stay at an IVECCS-approved conference hotel location, IVECCS 2023 registration, and VECCS membership for one year. If you can only attend virtually, you will still receive base registration, but no travel stipend will be offered.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in June 2023.

**NOTE:** If you have received the Steve Haskins Scholarship in the past you are not eligible to receive another scholarship with the exception that technician scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship after a period of five years. Only the named recipient can use this scholarship for IVECCS 2023. If you know that you are not able to attend IVECCS 2023 (in person or virtually), please do not apply. If you receive the scholarship and are unable to use the scholarship for 2023 for any reason, your scholarship will be forfeited and the scholarship will be made to the next eligible person from the applicant pool. If you have agreed to participate in IVECCS 2023 to a level that your travel expenses are already paid to include airfare and hotel, please do not apply for this scholarship.

Once logged in, click “Start entry”, under program select “IVECCS”, then under category select “Scholarships/Grants”, then “Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship”.

IVECCS DEI Scholarship

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 22, 2023

VECCS, ACVECC and AVECCTN are excited to offer diversity, equity and inclusion focused scholarships to support attendance at IVECCS. IVECCS is an amazing chance to experience all that a career in Emergency & Critical Care has to offer as well as to get some great CE!

Several scholarships are available and are open to:

  • Veterinary students
  • Veterinary technician students currently enrolled in an accredited program
  • Veterinary technicians who have graduated from an accredited program in the past year

The awards will all include:

  • Complimentary IVECCS registration
  • $1000 to cover travel and accommodation expenses
  • Expected to moderate IVECCS lecture sessions

The applications will be assessed by a joint group of VECCS, ACVECC and ACVECCTN members and winners will be notified in June.

Once logged in, click “Start entry”, under program select “IVECCS”, then under category select “Scholarships/Grants”, then “IVECCS DEI Scholarship”.

MedVet TLC Student Travel Grant

MedVet TLC Student Travel Grant
Application Deadline: July 1, 2023

VECCS is excited to partner with MedVet to provide travel stipends for vet & vet tech students to attend IVECCS 2023 in Colorado!

MedVet will be providing:
(4) $500 travel stipends for veterinary students driving to IVECCS
(4) $1000 travel stipends for veterinary students flying to IVECCS
(4) $500 travel stipends for veterinary technician students driving/flying to IVECCS

Students will be required to volunteer at least two half-days at IVECCS and attend the Student-Intern-Resident reception where travel stipends will be awarded.

Recipients will be selected at random and announced on July 15, 2023.

Scholarship sponsored by:

Login or create free account, click “Start entry”, under program select “IVECCS”, then under category select “Scholarships/Grants”, then “MedVet TLC Student Travel Grant”.