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Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship

The Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship awards top third-year veterinary school students with a dedication to equine medicine for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and chapter, and their long-term goals. Penelope Knight, an avid horsewoman and strong advocate of horse health, created the Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarships in 2015.

Coyote Rock Ranch, owned by Knight and located in the beautiful high desert country of Central Oregon, is a breeding operation for high-end cutting horses. Committed to quality in everything they do, Coyote Rock Ranch has a reputation for breeding and raising well-bred Quarter Horses with the pedigree and care to become tomorrow’s champions.

Award: Three (3) scholarships of $75,000 are annually awarded. In 2019, an additional award of $75,000 will be awarded to one of the three scholarship recipients who is focused on a career in Theriogenology.

Theriogenology Career Path Award:  An additional award of $75,000 will be awarded to one of the three 2019 Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship recipients who pursues a career dedicated to Equine Theriogenology.

  • If this is your intended career path, you and those writing letters on your behalf are encouraged to share that information within this application.
  • If you are the recipient of this additional award, the distribution of this award will occur over a period of time, with a payment of $37,500 upon your entry into an ACT-approved theriogenology credentialing program, and the final payment of $37,500 upon your passing the ACT board examination).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • National AAEP Student Member and active within their school’s AAEP chapter
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Europe with an active AAEP Student Chapter (Full, Full Affiliate, or Provisional)
  • Apply during your third-year of veterinary school

Apply: Applications closed on June 15, 2019. When funding is available for 2020 all eligible students will be notified via email and other AAEP communications, but feel free to check back here for updates in late 2019 or early 2020.