The VIN Foundation has announced its second annual essay competition for veterinary students, which will award cash scholarships for the top three finishers. Each submission must be 1,000 words or less and address the 2018 topic: “Now that you are in veterinary school, what do you wish you had known prior to entering the program?” Specific areas that must be addressed in entries include:
Are there issues you wish you’d been more informed about before applying to or entering school? What could veterinary schools do to better inform prospective students about these issues or decisions?
How does your school measure up in helping students understand the realities of veterinary medicine? What programs do they offer? What do you think they could do better?
The first place prize is a $3,000 award, second place is a $1,500 award, and third place is a $1,000 award. Last year’s contest topic focused on finding solutions to problems facing the veterinary profession (with the winning entries addressing veterinary student debt, gender inequality, and mental health).
Entries must be submitted by February 7, 2018 via the official entry form.