AMSA Scholarship Programs encourage and support graduate and undergraduate education in meat science and muscle biology.
2017 AMSA Scholarship Information
Kinsman International Award
- Dr. Donald M. Kinsman was a long-time AMSA member whose work in meat science research and commitment to international opportunities for students set him apart from his peers. The objective of this program is to honor the memory and achievements of Dr. Kinsman and promote international collaboration by recognizing an outstanding student member with a financial award in support of international travel.
- Eligible students must present verification of their plan to travel internationally with primary intent toward meat science education. Appropriate international activities involve the international travel of a student for the primary purpose of meat science education. (Examples include: study, research, or internship opportunities, as well as attendance at meetings that are international for the student, such as ICoMST or RMC, for the purpose of presenting their research findings.)
In recognition of Dr. Kinsman’s distinguished service in the armed forces, special consideration is given to applicants with military service records.
Nature of the award
- One award will be presented in 2017. The award consists of a cash payment of $1250. The award recipient receives a complementary membership to AMSA for the following calendar year. The recipient will also be required to provide a follow-up report that details how the funds were used and details of their experiences.
Robert Cassens PhD Scholar Award
- Dr. Robert Cassens was a long-time AMSA member and a leader in the meat science community during his distinguished career at the University of Wisconsin. The Robert Cassens Mentor Recognition Fund was established to support PhD students in completing and communicating their research and establishing professional networks that will sustain their meat science careers.
- Eligible students must meet all eligibility requirements contained herein, and be a current PhD student at an accredited college or university.
Nature of the award
- One award will be presented in 2017. The award consists of a cash payment of $1500. The recipient will also be required to provide a follow-up report that details how the funds were used and details of their experiences.
C. Boyd Ramsey RMC Scholar Award
- Dr. C. Boyd Ramsey, Professor Emeritus of Texas Tech University, has a strong reputation for his rigor as a teacher and his precision as a scientist. He was a mentor and teacher to over 5,000 students in Animal and Meat Science courses during his time at the University of Tennessee and Texas Tech University. This legacy led to the establishment of the C. Boyd Ramsey Mentor Recognition fund which was fully funded in 2014 and allocated to help students attend the RMC.
- Eligible students must meet all eligibility requirements contained herein, and be a current student or entering student at an accredited college or university. Students must also attend the 2017 RMC in order to receive the award.
Nature of the award
All AMSA scholarship applications must be received no later than Friday, March 10 by 11:59 p.m. central standard time. Applications must be submitted as one PDF emailed file attachment to email@example.com please use your full name as the title of the PDF and subject line in the email. If you have questions or need additional information on the program, contact Rachel Adams, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMSA Student Membership Student Leadership Conference Travel Scholarship
Travel scholarships will be given to a number of universities this year for the Student Leadership Conference (SLC). Each university will be presented with a predetermined travel scholarship at the 2017 SLC to assist with the travel costs of SLC. The objective of this travel scholarship is to assist universities with students interested in attending the 2017 AMSA Student Leadership Conference March 24-26, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. As a student association it is important to create opportunities to benefit those interested in the meat industry by providing them with educational and networking opportunities. This university travel scholarship is sponsored by the AMSA Student Membership.
Applications for the Student Leadership Conference Scholarship must be received no later than February 13, 2017 11:59pm. Applications must be submitted as one PDF emailed file attachment to upload.AMSA_St.email@example.com please use your full name as the title of the PDF and subject line in the email. If you have questions or need additional information on the program, contact Rachel Adams, at firstname.lastname@example.org.