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Veterinarian Scholarships: 35 of the Best Veterinary Scholarships

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The average cost of veterinary school in the United States is over $200,000. The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges provides a cost comparison tool to help prospective students develop their financial plan for veterinary school. Still, the majority of veterinary students take out loans to cover the expenses of their education. To help lessen the amount of debt that students accumulate over the course of their tenure in veterinary school, scholarships, fellowships, and other financial awards are a great resource to turn to. Below is our list of 35 of the best veterinarian scholarships currently available.

 

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Veterinarian Scholarships 

 

 

American Association of Bovine Practitioners Amstutz Scholarship

Amount: Variable, nine awards of $10,000 in 2022

Deadline: May 31

Description: “The purpose of the AABP Amstutz Scholarship is to identify and support the most superior students with a graduation year of 2024 that demonstrate the character, knowledge, experience, motivation, and potential to become outstanding bovine veterinarians in the United States and Canada, prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century. The scholarship provides them with a one-time cash award to be used at their discretion to provide them with unique educational experiences to maximize their preparation for the future.”

Criteria:

  • Be a student AABP member.
  • Be enrolled in a college/school of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA Council on Education.
  • Will graduate in 2024 at the time of application
  • Students enrolled in other years of the curriculum are not eligible to apply.
  • Intend to engage in bovine veterinary medicine in the United States or Canada after graduation.

http://www.aabp.org/students/scholinfo.asp

 

 

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and EveryCat Health Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Two awards of $2,500

Deadline: March 21

Description: “The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is a professional organization representing feline practitioners who are passionate about the care of cats. The AAFP is dedicated to advancing the field of feline medicine and surgery by setting the standards of feline care through the publication of practice guidelines, position statements, and by providing continuing education.”

Criteria: “Since 2016, EveryCat Health Foundation (EveryCat) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) have partnered annually to provide two scholarships for 3rd or 4th-year veterinary students enrolled in an accredited veterinary college or school in the United States or Canada. The two $2,500 awards are based upon academic achievement, financial need, leadership, and dedication to and excellence in the study of feline medicine, health, and welfare. One $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a veterinary student with a feline practice interest and the second $2,500 scholarship to a veterinary student with a clinical scientific research interest. Students may apply once annually.”

https://everycat.org/education/scholarships/

 

 

American Pointer Club Scholarship

Amount: One award of $1,000

 Deadline: December 22

Description: “Scholarship is open to all college students pursuing veterinary degrees, regardless of past involvement with the breed. …The committee considers multiple factors including career goals, financial need, and academic excellence.”

Criteria: 3rd- or 4th-year veterinary student

https://www.americanpointerclub.org/junior-members-or-previous-junior-scholarship-awardees/

 

 

American Quarter Horse Foundation Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship

Amount: Multiple $45,000 awards

Deadline: December 1

Description: “Many fields of employment are tied either directly or indirectly to the horse industry. Career path scholarships allow students to obtain a degree in areas such as racing, animal science and veterinary medicine. Support for students within these fields is imperative to the sustainability and advancement of our industry.”

Criteria: “Ideal candidates have been a member of AQHA for at least one year who is attending an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine; whose studies focus on equine medicine and or surgery, and has a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average.”

https://aqhfoundation.smapply.io/res/p/Scholarship-Criteria/

https://www.aqha.com/en/scholarships1

 

 

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and EveryCat Health Foundation Scholarship

Amount: One award of $2,500

Deadline: May 15

Description: “An annual $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year student who demonstrates an interest in feline veterinary medicine. The recipient of this award must be able to document a history of participation in activities that benefit the health and welfare of cats, including research, shelter work, cat clubs and other community service programs.”

Criteria

  • 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student in good standing at an AVMA accredited school in the United States
  • Member of SAVMA
  • A demonstration of academic excellence
  • Involvement in activities that benefit the health and welfare of cats, such as research, shelter work, feline clubs or community service programs
  • Financial need

https://scholarships.avmf.org/

 

 

AVMA/AVMF Scholarship for Veterans

Amount: Multiple $5,000 scholarships

Deadline: May 15

Description: “On June 3, 2016 the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps celebrated the centennial of President Woodrow Wilson’s signing of the National Defense Act of 1916, an act that strengthened the nation’s military in part through the creation of a Veterinary Corps within the U.S. Army. In honor of the 100th anniversary, the AVMA and AVMF established a special scholarship for military veterans pursuing an education in veterinary medicine.”

Criteria

  • 1st, 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student in good standing at an AVMA accredited school (all U.S. and internationally accredited schools)
  • Member of SAVMA (if school has SAVMA chapter)
  • Veteran of the U.S. military (U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy)
  • Involvement in university affiliated organizations including leadership responsibilities
  • Honorably discharged
  • US Citizen”

https://scholarships.avmf.org/

 

 

Auxiliary to the AVMA Scholarship program

Amount: Multiple $1,000 awards

Deadline: May 15

Description: “The Auxiliary to the AVMA is a non-profit organization of family, veterinarians, associates, and friends of the veterinary profession whose purpose is to promote the science and art of veterinary medicine through communications, education, and support of those associated with the profession. … In 2013, the Auxiliary transferred $2,000,000 to the AVMF to establish The Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program. Annual proceeds from the endowment will support veterinary student scholarships for many years to come.”

Criteria: 

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen at a 2nd or 3rd-year student in good standing at a qualifying AVMA-accredited school
  • Member of SAVMA
  • Strong commitment to academics with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Leadership role with university-affiliated or non-university-affiliated organizations

https://www.avmf.org/auxiliary-scholarship-info

 

 

Charles Shelton Veterinarian Medicine/Technology Scholarship

Amount: Two prizes of $2,000

Deadline: April 15

Description: The Charles Shelton Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to African-American students who are pursuing a degree in veterinarian medicine or veterinarian technology.

Criteria:

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and provide an official copy of your transcript in a sealed envelope
  • Black African-American graduating HS senior, current college student or returning college student.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
  • Complete the Veterinary Scholarship Form
  • Provide two professional references from Professors that speak directly to your experience in Veterinary Medicine or Technology. One letter should be from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professor.  
  • Provide proof of full-time enrollment in a college or university

https://www.thecharlessheltonfoundation.org/scholarship

 

 

Dr. Elinor McGrath Scholarship

Amount: One award of $500

Deadline: May 15

Description: “Juliette Fassett, Founder of Dr. McGrath’s, sponsors a $500 scholarship to a female veterinary student in her 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of veterinary school. Dr. McGrath is recognized as one of the earliest American female veterinarians, and was the first female member of AVMA. Born in 1888, she graduated from the Chicago Veterinary College in 1910 and went on to practice veterinary medicine in Chicago. The recipient of this award will be selected based on her story of how she achieved her veterinary goals with the strength and determination of Dr. McGrath.”

Criteria

  • 1st, 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student in good standing at an AVMA accredited school in the United States, Member of SAVMA
  • A demonstration of academic excellence
  • Through strength and determination has overcome a personal obstacle or hardship in order to achieve a veterinary education
  • Involvement in university affiliated organizations including leadership responsibilities
  • Leadership and participation in non-university activities
  • Financial need”

https://scholarships.avmf.org/

 

 

HSVMA Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship

Amount: Three awards total, each of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,500

Deadline: May 31

Description: “The HSVMA Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarships will be awarded to veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to animal welfare, animal rights, or animal protection issues in veterinary medicine.”

Criteria: 

  • Demonstrated Interest and Activity in Animal Welfare, Animal Rights or Animal Protection
  • Financial Need
  • First/Second/Third-year veterinary student enrolled in an AVMA-accredited veterinary school in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean or UK during the 2021-2022 school year.

https://www.hsvma.org/2022compassionatecarescholarship

 

 

Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship

Amount: Two awards of $6,000

Nomination Period Opens: September 1

Nomination Deadline: October 17

Description: “The Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship recognizes veterinary students who have demonstrated exemplary promise as future leaders and have made significant contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion in academic veterinary medicine.”

Criteria: 

  • Be a current second, third or fourth year student in good academic and professional standing at an AAVMC Member Institution (accredited school or college of veterinary medicine);  
  • Have a demonstrated record of contributing to enhancing diversity and inclusion through course projects, co-curricular activities, outreach, domestic and community engagement, research, and/or developed an early reputation for influencing others to be inclusive.
  • Be nominated by their institution

https://www.aavmc.org/programs/diversity/lowrie-diversity-leadership-scholarship/

 

 

Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program

Amount: Several awards of $5,000

Deadline: Details available in November

Description: “Merck Animal Health and the AVMF are dedicated to supporting exceptional veterinary students. Merck Animal Health is proud to show its dedication to veterinary students by providing $5,000 scholarships to second-and third-year veterinary students attending accredited veterinary schools in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Merck’s partnership with the AVMF over the last several years has provided scholarships for nearly 400 veterinary students, many of whom, have gone on to become young leaders in the veterinary field.”

Criteria: 

  • 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student in good standing at an AVMA accredited school in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean, Member of SAVMA (if school has SAVMA chapter)
  • A demonstration of academic excellence
  • Involvement in university affiliated organizations including leadership responsibilities
  • Leadership and participation in non-university activities
  • Financial need

https://www.avmf.org/programs/merck-animal-health/

 

 

The Zoetis Foundation/AAVMC Veterinary Student Scholarship

Amount: Several awards of $2,000

Deadline: December 15

Description: “Once a year, through Zoetis’s Commitment to Veterinarians, we partner with AAVMC to identify 2nd- and 3rd year students across all disciplines who are leaders among their class for the opportunity to receive a $2,000 scholarship.”

Criteria

  • Available to 2nd- and 3rd-year students enrolled in U.S. Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, and 2nd- and 3rd-year students enrolled in Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at Ross, St. George’s and St. Matthew’s Universities
  • Repeat applications are allowed (apply in both the 2nd- and 3rd year)

https://www.vetvance.com/opportunities

 

 

Wolfie’s Place and How I Got Into Veterinary School Scholarship Fund

Amount: $500

Upcoming Deadline: December 1

Eligibility:

  • Each nominee must have taken out some student loans for both undergrad and vet school
  • Must be enrolled in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year
  • The nominee must answer the questions, complete the essay, and sign the form
  • Each nominee must provide a current veterinary college transcript
  • Must be a US student, enrolled in an accredited veterinary college located in the United States. US students attending Ross or SGU, are welcome to apply

https://howigotintoveterinaryschool.com/veterinary-student-scholarship/

 

 

Essay-Based Veterinarian Scholarships and Contests

 

 

J. Fred Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest

Amount: Four Prizes: $1,200 First; $1,000 Second; $800 Third; $500 Fourth

Deadline: April 15

Description: The annual  J. Fred Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest was established in 1991. It provides a unique opportunity for veterinary students to learn about the heritage of their new profession by researching and writing about a veterinary history topic of their choice.  

Criteria: “Participation is open to all DVM students currently enrolled in veterinary colleges in the United States, Canada, and West Indies. Students remain eligible to submit one or more essays during each of their four years of study until graduation.”

https://www.avmhs.org/essay-contest

 

 

Oxbow Animal Health Veterinary Medicine Scholarship 

Amount: One award of $2,000

Deadline: March 1

Description: “Oxbow’s Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in a veterinary school and demonstrate an interest in small and exotic animal medicine. Scholarship funds will only be awarded to support education at U.S. based institutions.”

Criteria

  • Complete the application available online at oxbowanimalhealth.com/the-oxbow-way/education/academic-scholarships
  • Submit a résumé describing activities and job history
  • Provide two letters of reference
  • Provide proof of full-time enrollment in a college or university for the 2022 Fall Semester (i.e. copy of course schedule, signed statement from advisor)
  • Provide a transcript copy and current GPA
  • Submit a 300-500 word essay on one of the following topics: The Future of Exotic Animal Medicine, The Role of Nutrition in Animal Health, Two of the Greatest Challenges in Exotic Animal Health

https://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/uploads/files/22_Scholarship_VetMed.pdf

 

 

Walkin’ Pets Veterinarian & Rehab/Vet Tech Scholarships

Amount: One award of $1,000

Deadline: July 31

Description: A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the doctoral student entering or currently enrolled in veterinary school in 2022. And a $500 Vet/Rehab Tech scholarship will be awarded for canine rehabilitation or veterinary tech students. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited veterinary school to be eligible for the Veterinarian Scholarship.

Criteria: 1,000 word essay

https://vets.handicappedpets.com/veterinarian-rehab-scholarships/

 

 

VIN Foundation’s Solutions for the Profession initiative

Amount: 2021 awards were First place: $3,000; Second place: $1,500; Third place: $1,000

Deadline: Unlisted

Description: “The VIN Foundation’s Solutions for the Profession initiative is an annual essay competition where veterinary students write an essay in an effort to win a cash prize to help with tuition and educational expenses. This competition is open to all students worldwide currently enrolled in veterinary school.”

Criteria: Open to all students worldwide currently enrolled in veterinary school.

https://vinfoundation.org/resources/solutions-for-profession-veterinary-student-essay-competition/

 

 

Location-Based Veterinarian Scholarships

 

 

Animal Care PA’s Veterinary Student Scholarship

Amount: Multiple awards up to $2,500

Location: Pennsylvania

Deadline: January 31

Description: “An integral part of Animal Care PA’s mission is to promote the advancement of veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, and all members of the veterinary team by providing financial assistance to students in their educational years in hopes to lighten their debt load. The recipient of this scholarship will receive funds to use for tuition at an AVMA-accredited veterinary school.”

Criteria: 

  • This scholarship will be awarded to current 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year veterinary students originating (past or current residency) from Pennsylvania and demonstrating financial need.
  • Nominees must be attending a school of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.
  • The scholarship funds will be provided on an equal opportunity basis.

https://animalcarepa.org/programs/veterinary-scholarship-program/pvf-scholarship.html

 

 

Candace Mast Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Amount: $3,500

Location: 25 counties in East Tennessee

Deadline: Details available in November

Description: “The Candace Mast Veterinary Medicine Scholarship was established in 2014 to assist female students studying veterinary medicine.”

Criteria: 

  • Residency Requirement: East Tennessee Foundation’s 25 county service area
  • Education Requirement: Graduating college senior, current veterinary student, or returning adult student
  • Field of Study: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with the intent to practice clinical (not research) veterinary medicine
  • GPA Minimum: Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment in the DVM programs at either the University of Tennessee, Knoxville or Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Additional Requirements: U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence

https://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/scholarships-grants/scholarships/scholarships-listed-by-name/candace-mast-veterinary-medicine-scholarship

 

 

Dr. Joseph and Sonya Landholm Scholarship

Amount: One award of $4,500

Location: Nebraska

Deadline: January 1, September 1

Description: “In 2001 Dr. Joseph and Sonya Landholm established an endowed scholarship within the NVMA Centennial Scholarship Foundation for the advancement of Veterinary Acupuncture. The purpose is to aid veterinary students and veterinary practitioners who seek to obtain training leading to certification in veterinary acupuncture.”

Criteria: Applications will be accepted from either veterinary students originally from Nebraska or from Nebraska licensed practitioners who are NVMA members.

https://nvma.org/nvma-foundation/dr-joseph-and-sonya-landholm-scholarship/.

 

 

Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarship Program

Amount: Awards up to $10,000 

Location: New Jersey

Deadline: March 15

Description: The American Veterinary Medical Foundation partners with the Harold Wetterberg Foundation to award scholarships to current or former residents of New Jersey who are pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. 

Criteria: 

  • A current or former resident of New Jersey who is enrolled in the second or third year of the professional DVM curriculum
  • Graduation from a New Jersey High School
  • 3.0 GPA or higher at veterinary school and undergraduate school
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • NOTE: Graduation or attendance at a New Jersey College is preferred, but not required.

https://www.avmf.org/programs/harold-wetterberg-foundation-scholarship/

 

 

Mildred Sylvester Scholarship

Amount: One $1,000 scholarship

Location: New Jersey

Deadline: May 15

Description: “The American Veterinary Medical Foundation believes that by investing in the education of America’s veterinary students we play a role in ensuring that future veterinarians have the skills and training necessary to treat our pets, safeguard our food supply and protect public health. The scholarships below are designed to help students achieve their goals and go into the world and accomplish great things. Students are encouraged to consider both traditional and non-traditional careers as they move forward in their education to understand the many options that the veterinary profession offers.”

Criteria: “This $1,000 scholarship, established by the estate of Mildred Sylvester, is available to an outstanding 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-year veterinary student with a connection to the state of New Jersey (current or past resident, high school, or college graduate).”

https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2021-03-01/avmf-scholarships-open-veterinary-students-apply 

 

 

Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association Scholarships

Amount: 23 scholarships of varying amounts totaling $31,200

Location: Nebraska

Deadline: July 1

Description: “The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to Nebraska veterinary students pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine on a full time basis at an accredited institution.”

Criteria: 

  • Have completed two semesters of veterinary education and pursuing completion of the professional program.
  • Graduate of a Nebraska High School or State of Nebraska approved Home School Program.
  • The applying student must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • There are no restrictions or special favorable consideration as to race, marital status, sex, religious affiliation, physical limitations or otherwise.

https://nvma.org/nvma-foundation/scholarship-opportunities-and-guidelines/

 

 

RIVMA Veterinary Student Scholarship

Amount: 1 award of $2,500

Location: Rhode Island

Deadline: October 15

Description: The RIVMA Veterinary Student Scholarship is open to veterinary students in their junior year, to be applied to their senior year.

Criteria: Applicants must be a graduate of a Rhode Island high school or have earned an equivalent in RI and have a grade point average of at least 2.5.  The scholarship criteria is weighted 60% for academic excellence, 40% for academic need.

https://rivma.org/vets/form/scholarships

 

 

VSTONE Scholar Award

Amount: Six awards of $5,000, one to each of the six New England States

Location: New England States

Deadline: December 1

Description: The Veterinary Scholarship Trust of New England is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial assistance to New Englanders studying veterinary medicine. Founded in 1958 through the foresight and generosity of the late Dr. Cornelius Thibeault, the fund has helped to support over 500 veterinary students with their educational expenses.

Criteria: “Applicants must submit a general application as well as references, transcripts and an essay as indicated on the VSTONE Scholar application by December 1st of their final year of veterinary school. The awards will be given out in April. Applicants must be New England residents, must attend an AVMA accredited veterinary school or college and must intend to return to New England after graduation. Applicants not selected as VSTONE Scholars will be eligible for smaller book awards as funding allows.”

https://www.veterinaryscholarshiptrust.org/how-to-apply.html

 

 

Veterinary Research Grants and Internships

 

 

AZVT Laurie Page-Peck Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 award to attend the AZVT conference

Deadline: March 4th abstract due, April 8th first draft due, May 13th final draft due

Description: “The Laurie Page-Peck Scholarship was instituted in 1993 to honor the memory of Laurie Page-Peck, senior veterinary technician at the North Carolina Zoological Park, who succumbed to cancer at the young age of 37 in August of 1992. Laurie worked at the zoo for 12 years, dedicating herself to the care of exotic animals, and was a member of AZVT from 1986 through 1990.”

Criteria: “The scholarship competition is open to any student currently enrolled in an accredited veterinary or medical technician program, as well as, students that have graduated within six [6] months of the abstract deadline. The Laurie Page-Peck Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to allow a deserving veterinary or medical technology student with an active interest in zoo veterinary medicine to attend the annual conference of the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians.”

https://www.azvt.org/page-18139

 

 

Ed Hiestand Memorial Veterinary Student Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 15th for abstract, January 15 for paper

Description: The required paper should cover a topic related to a veterinary aspect of wildlife rehabilitation (diagnosis, transmission, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of a specific disease; a case report; a wildlife medicine-related study; etc.) and may consist of a literature review, a personal experience, or both. 

Criteria: Competition is open to all current veterinary students (includes interns and residents).

https://www.nwrawildlife.org/page/hiestand_scholarship_1

 

 

Georgia Veterinary Scholars Program (GVSP)

Amount: Scholars receive monthly stipend

Deadline: February 5

Description: “The Georgia Veterinary Scholars Program (GVSP) provides biomedical research opportunities for veterinary students. It is designed to enhance awareness of the importance of research in veterinary medicine and to encourage promising veterinary students to enter a career in biomedical research or advanced studies. This three-month program spans from May to the beginning of August each year.”

Criteria: “Applicants must be veterinary students who have completed their first or second year of a veterinary curriculum. Veterinary students who have not completed their bachelor’s degree, possess an MS or PhD, or who are currently enrolled in a graduate program should contact program administrators to discuss eligibility. Please note that this program is not limited to UGA students. Students from all other veterinary schools are welcome to attend the program. We typically have at least two to four scholars from other schools yearly, including international students. The program is merit based, accepting the best candidates regardless of where they come from.”

https://vet.uga.edu/research/student-research-opportunities/georgia-veterinary-scholars-program/

 

 

The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholar Program

Amount: Awards of $5,000

Deadline: Varies

Description: “The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholar program is a competitive program that provides veterinary students the opportunity to conduct mentored research to advance the health and well-being of dogs, cats, horses and wildlife.  Each year, students prepare grant applications, first for selection from their home institution, and then for review by Morris Animal Foundation. Each chosen Veterinary Student Scholar is awarded a $5,000 stipend to support his or her summer research project.”

Criteria: The program is open to currently enrolled veterinary students in good standing from any AVMA-accredited US or international college, university or school of veterinary medicine.”

https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/veterinary-student-scholar-program

 

 

Heartland Goldens and Mini Goldendoodles Veterinarian Scholarship

Amount: One prize of $500

Deadline: May 30

Description: “At Heartland Goldens and Mini Goldendoodles (HGMG) we strongly believe in giving back to the dog-community.  We proud of our “Heartland Goldens and Mini Goldendoodles Veterinarian Scholarship”. 

Criteria:  To be eligible, students must be a graduating high school senior in the class of 2022, who demonstrates excellence in the classroom, positive history in the care of animals, and who are pursuing a four-year degree in animal nutrition, animal science, animal breeding and  genetics, biological sciences or pre-vet sciences, preferences to applicants planning a career in veterinary medicine.”

https://www.heartlandgoldensanddoodles.com/index.asp?ID=203

 

 

APHIS Careers – USDA Pathways Program – Saul T. Wilson, Jr., Internship Program

Amount: Up to $7,500 per year for undergraduate studies; up to $15,000 per year for graduate studies

Deadline: Details available in the Spring

Description: “We offer several career “pathways” for students and recent graduates in a variety of fields through the USDA Pathways Programs. These pathways include paid internships for current students, a training and development program for recent graduates of any qualifying educational institution, and a fellowship program for recent graduates with an advanced or professional degree. (Students interested in the fellowship program may also apply in the fall of their final year of graduate school.) Pathways Programs may lead to a permanent position at USDA, without further competition, after completing the requirements.”

Criteria: 

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students in veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences
  • Paid employment during summer and school breaks as a Veterinary Student Trainee with APHIS Veterinary Services
  • Possibility of conversion, without further competition, to a permanent position with APHIS upon completing a D.V.M degree and meeting all Pathways Program requirements

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/careers/careers/students-grads/pathways/pathways-program

 

 

L. Dwight Schwartz Travel Scholarship

Amount: One award of up to $1,500

Deadline: November 1

Description: “Dr. Schwartz was a caring and dedicated poultry pathologist and educator who faithfully encouraged and supported veterinary students in their efforts to fulfill their career aspirations. He was a constant voice of encouragement and was responsible for training and mentoring many veterinary students during his long and distinguished career. The AAAP annually selects an outstanding student(s) to receive the L. Dwight Schwartz Travel Scholarship to attend the American Association of Avian Pathologists Annual Meeting.”

Criteria: “The applicant must have demonstrated an interest in poultry medicine yb participating in one or more of the following: a research project pertaining to some aspect of poultry medicine, a poultry-related externship or work experience, elective poultry medicine/science courses, applicants desiring to give an oral or poster presentation at the annual AAAP meeting, statement indicating that the applicant will attend the poultry medicine section of the AAAP Annual Meeting.

https://www.aaap.info/schwartz-travel-scholarship

 

 

Jim Steere Memorial Veterinary Student Scholarship

Amount: One $2,000 award and remaining awards totaling $1,000

Deadline: January 15

Description: All currently enrolled veterinary students are invited to apply.

Criteria: Requires an essay under 1,000 words suitable for publication in Ride and Tie Association’s monthly newsletter.

https://www.rideandtie.org/education/vet-scholarship

 

 

The Michael and Gail Ames Scholarship & The Panzero Family Scholarship

Amount: Two awards of $1,000

Description: These two additional $1,000 scholarships are being offered specifically for students enrolled in the University of Arizona veterinary program. The Michael and Gail Ames Scholarship will be given to a student who resides in a rural area in Arizona and plans to return to that area to practice upon graduation.

Eligibility: “Veterinary student in good standing at the University of Arizona, Permanent Resident of Arizona, Member of SAVMA, Student member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, A demonstration of academic excellence, AVMA/AVMF Scholarship for Veterans”

https://www.avmf.org/programs/avma-avmf-scholarships/