ATLANTA — Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the Poultry Science Association Foundation, has awarded a $100,000 poultry science research scholarship to Maria Arendt at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The check for the Merck Animal Health Graduate Fellowship was presented during Merck’s fourth annual Culinary Tour of Nations held during the recent International Production & Processing Expo.
Arendt is a doctoral student at the university. Her work is on the “role of interleukin-10 expression during Eimeria infection.”
There were 22 applications for this year’s Graduate Fellowship.
The Fellowship is awarded to an “outstanding student in poultry sciences pursing a PhD degree” and provides funding over a three-year period.
It is awarded to the top applicant interested in innovative applied and basic poultry science research related to: intestinal health, immunology, poultry pathology and disease, molecular biology, vaccine technology and development.
Applicants for the scholarship are evaluated on a research plan and documentation of the student’s qualifications, which includes a resume and one-page essay describing their experience.