Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to have supported an annual scholarship available through the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation (AAAP Foundation). The AAAP Foundation Scholarships are open to students who are pursuing poultry health and well-being and/or food safety in North America.
The Riddell-Julian Scholarship is named after two Canadian poultry medicine pioneers, Dr. Craig Riddell and Dr. Richard Julian. The scholarship is funded by Chicken Farmers of Canada, the national feather groups, and contributions from individual veterinarians. The scholarship supports Canadian veterinary students interested in a career in poultry medicine and who are currently enrolled in one of the five Canadian veterinary colleges. The scholarship is awarded based on academic record, letters of recommendation, experience related to poultry, and a brief essay describing career goals.
The 2022 and 2023 recipients of the scholarship were Amari Patel and Hillary Schramm, both from the Ontario Veterinary College.
Amari has a B.Sc., major in Bio-medical Science, minor in Neuroscience, from the University of Guelph and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2022. During her time at Guelph, she had various poultry-related summer work positions. Amari is now practicing as a mobile small flock and companion animal veterinarian in south-west Ontario.
Hillary obtained a B.S. in Agriculture, major Animal Science, in 2020 from Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture. She is currently a third-year student at the Ontario Veterinary College and has focused on the poultry industry through her different summer jobs. Upon graduating, Hillary hopes to work in a in commercial veterinary practice in Ontario, specializing in broiler and layer medicine.
CFC congratulates these recent recipients and wishes them well as they move forward into their careers in the Canadian poultry sector.