Elanco Establishes Memorial Scholarships

Scholarships continue the partnership between Elanco and the AAAP Foundation

GREENFIELD, Ind. April 5, 2016 —Elanco Animal Health, in collaboration with the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation (AAAP), is pleased to announce the establishment of two scholarships available to students pursuing degrees in poultry science and veterinary medicine at an accredited college or university.

The Elanco Memorial scholarships are intended to honor the memory of past Elanco poultry veterinarians and scientists by supporting learning opportunities for future generations. One undergraduate student will be awarded a $2000 scholarship, while a $3000 scholarship will be presented to a veterinary student interested in poultry medicine. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016, and recipients will be notified by January 31, 2017.

Bob Bevans-Kerr, Executive Director, AAAP Foundation said the awards will recognize excellence in students pursuing careers in poultry health, well-being, and food safety. “We are grateful to partner with Elanco to further our annual scholarship program,” he said. “The Elanco Memorial scholarships will allow us to support and encourage the next generation of poultry industry leaders.”

According to Dr. Sara Steinlage, Technical Advisor at Elanco, the financial awards support Elanco’s commitment to leadership development in the poultry industry, as well as the continuing partnership between Elanco and the AAAP Foundation. “We are proud to honor the memories of Dr. Samantha Pohl and Dr. Ben Schlegal with the establishment of these two scholarships. Elanco was fortunate to have worked with two individuals who cared deeply about the future of poultry production and it is only fitting to remember them by providing learning opportunities to future industry leaders.”

Eric Graves, Elanco’s president of U.S. and Canada operations, added that organizations like the AAAP Foundation support Elanco’s mission to provide a safe and abundant food supply through increased innovative solutions. “Elanco is committed to supporting students who will help poultry producers meet the growing demand for protein in the years to come,” Graves said.

Additional information, including details on how to apply as well as scholarship criteria, is available at

About the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation: The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation engaged in charitable, scientific and educational activities. Established in 1988, the AAAP Foundation encourages excellence and enables opportunity for those dedicated to nourishing the world with a sustainable abundance of healthy poultry. Visit for more information.

About Elanco: Elanco provides comprehensive products and knowledge services to improve animal health and food animal production in nearly 70 countries around the world. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 6,500 employees worldwide. Together with our customers, we are committed to raising awareness about global food security, and celebrating and supporting the human-animal bond. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Eli Lilly and Company. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are located in Greenfield, Indiana. Visit us at and

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