ASLAP AALAS Travel Award Program

This program is intended to highlight the practice of laboratory animal medicine by supporting veterinary students and laboratory animal medicine residents/trainees who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field to attend the National AALAS meeting.  

Nominations from the national ASLAP membership, including self-nominations, must be received by June 21. Nomination packets must be submitted electronically to Recipients must be current veterinary students or residents/trainees at the time of the National AALAS conference.

Incomplete or late applications will not be evaluated.  They cannot have been previous recipients of the ASLAP AALAS Travel Award.

To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be members of the Student Chapter of ASLAP at their respective college or school or current member of the national ASLAP organization. 
  2. Applicants must be a Student AVMA or AVMA member.
  3. Applicants must be in good standing with their College, school of Veterinary Medicine, or affiliated residency institution.
  4. A student/resident may receive the award once.
  5. The following individuals are not eligible to receive an ASLAP Veterinary Student Award:
    1. Immediate family members  of current members of the ASLAP Veterinary Student Liaison Committee (VSLC)
    2. Immediate family members of current members of the ASLAP Board of Directors
    3. Substantial (greater than $500) contributors to the ASLAP Foundation, or immediate family members of substantial contributors.

Nomination packets must include:

  1. ASLAP AALAS Travel Award Nomination form: Student      Resident
  2. A current CV including contact information
  3. An essay of up to 500 words describing their interest in laboratory animal medicine, participation in activities related to laboratory animal medicine, and how attendance at the meeting will benefit their future career goals.  Applicants should include information on poster/presentation potential if applicable.
  4. A letter of support from the liaison or residency/training program director
  5. A detailed estimate of expenses not to exceed $1,500

Nominees will be notified by July 12th

2024 ASLAP Veterinary Student Award Program (VSAP) Winners!

Congratulations to the 2024 ASLAP Veterinary Student Award Winners:

  • Charlene Claudio
  • Tamara Ford
  • Brandon McKenna
  • Bryanna Meredith
  • Samara Schreier
  • Hannah Weaver