The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation engaged in charitable, scientific and educational activities. The Kenneth Eskelund Preceptorship Poultry Medicine Training Program was established in 1988 by Dr. Eskelund as evidence of his ardent support of the AAAP. The purpose of the preceptorships is to enable interested veterinary students to participate in poultry medicine training programs in order to expand their education, training, and veterinary skills through practical experience in their specialized field. The Foundation annually offers individual awards of up to $1,300.00 to veterinary students to help them defray housing, living and travel expenses incurred while attending poultry medicine training programs under the auspices of their veterinary medical schools. Eligible students must be in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study at an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine located in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean Islands. The AAAP has solicited the cooperation of its members in establishing a variety of training sites including universities, diagnostic laboratories, poultry production companies and poultry breeding companies.
1. The application and faculty endorsement forms found on the AAAP website must be completed by
December 15, 2021 in order to be considered for the 2021/2022 academic year. Also the applicant’s
veterinary school transcripts must be mailed,
emailed or faxed to the AAAP business office by the December 15th deadline.
2. Applicants selected to receive this preceptorship will be notified by February 1, 2021.
3. Applicants must then negotiate with the contact person from the provided list of preceptors to determine
the exact training period. (The student may propose other preceptors known to them, but they must
first be approved by the committee before final approval of the preceptorship.)
4. AAAP must be notified by March 30, 2021 of when and where the applicant will do the preceptorship,
providing the name of the contact person and the preceptor.
5. Final approval for the preceptorship will be when all above items are completed.
A complete application consists of:
1. A completed application form.
The online application form can be found below. Before beginning the application, applicants will need to
gather address/contact information for themselves, their veterinary school, undergraduate school
and any other graduate school. Also needed is a contact name, telephone number and email address
for the applicant’s Academic Affairs Office and the
applicant’s number of completed hours of course work.
completed faculty endorsement forms.
Faculty endorsement forms can be found on the AAAP website.
The faculty member should be familiar
with the applicant’s interest in poultry medicine. The faculty member will send his/her recommendation to
the applicant who will upload the endorsement form as part of this application.
3. An official transcript of grades.
Please send to:
Eskelund Preceptorship Scholarship
12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32223-8638