The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholars Program awards stipends up to $4,000 to veterinary students or non-veterinary graduate students who wish to participate in clinical or basic animal health and/or welfare research. Applicants must devote a minimum of 50 percent of their time to the project for the equivalent of a 10- to 12-week period. While most of these research projects are anticipated to occur during summer months, the Morris Animal Foundation will consider projects that occur at other times. Students must be nominated by their dean of research or equivalent, be in good academic standing and be paired with a responsible mentor to be eligible. Students enrolled in a combined DVM/PhD degree program or a PhD degree program are eligible, as long as they are not receiving concurrent stipend support at the time of their intended research. Scholars are invited to one of the three Morris Animal Foundation meetings held each year, where they present their work to Foundation scientific advisers and trustees and compete for cash awards in each species category.