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AVMF Rewards Outstanding Veterinary Students

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As the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the AVMF is dedicated to the mission of developing resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health. To achieve this mission, the AVMF provides programs in Education, Advocacy, Research and Service.

To support the strategic initiative of Education, the AVMF invests in the teaching of veterinary students in the United States and across the globe. We make an impact on student enhancement by empowering students to achieve their goals in veterinary medicine and by recognizing and rewarding individuals who have already made extraordinary accomplishments in pursuit of their veterinary training. Our goal is to build a relationship with veterinary students that lasts a lifetime.

Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Scholarship

Auxiliary

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is extremely proud to offer the Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship which was created in recognition of the AVMFs long standing relationship with the Auxiliary to the AVMA, a non-profit organization of veterinarians, associates, family and friends of the veterinary profession. Shortly after World War II, the Auxiliary started a student loan fund to assist with the hardships facing veterinary families due to injury or death from the war. In 2013 the Auxiliary transferred $2,000,000 to the AVMF to establish this scholarship program. Annual proceeds from the endowment will support veterinary student scholarships for many years to come.

$1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students at each of the AVMA accredited veterinary colleges in the United States, the Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada and St. George's University and Ross University in the Caribbean, the University of Glasgow and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies - The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and the Royal Veterinary College – University of London in England.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student in good standing at an AVMA accredited school
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Member of SAVMA
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Involvement in university affiliated organizations including leadership responsibilities
  • Leadership and participation in non-university activities
  • Financial need

Timelines

Application accepted September 1 - October 15
Application reviewed October 15 - December 31
Award notification and check disbursement Spring Semester

Merck/MSD Animal Health Scholarship

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Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) and the AVMF are dedicated to supporting exceptional veterinary students. Merck Animal Health is proud to show its dedication to veterinary students by providing $5000 scholarships to second and third year veterinary students in the United States and select international veterinary schools. Students attending international schools with five- and six-year programs should contact their administrative office to determine the school's eligibility requirement.

Merck’s partnership with the AVMF over the last several years has provided scholarships for over 170 veterinary students, many of whom, have gone on to become young leaders in the veterinary field.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student in good standing at an AVMA accredited school in the United States or one of the select international schools.
  • 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

Timelines

Application accepted November 15 - December 31
Application reviewed January 1 - February 28
Award notification and check disbursement Spring Semester

Additional AVMF Scholarships

AVMA/AVMF Scholarship for Veterans

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. $1000 scholarships will be awarded to veterans of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy currently in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of veterinary school.

Eligibility 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

AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Scholarship

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.

Eligibility 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

Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation Scholarship

For over 44 years this association provided scholarships to deserving veterinary students, regardless of gender. The organization's legacy continues to live in the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program. This $1,500 scholarship is open to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students.

Eligibility 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
  • Involvement in university affiliated organizations including leadership responsibilities
  • Leadership and participation in non-university activities
  • Financial need

Mildred Sylvester Scholarship

The estate of Mildred Sylvester established an endowed scholarship that awards a $4,000 annual scholarship to an outstanding 1st, 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student with a connection to the state of New Jersey.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 1st, 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student in good standing at an AVMA accredited school in the United States
  • Member of SAVMA
  • A connection to the state of New Jersey (birth, residency, education, etc.)
  • A demonstration of academic excellence
  • Involvement in university affiliated organizations including leadership responsibilities
  • Leadership and participation in non-university activities
  • Financial need

Dr. Elinor McGrath Scholarship

Juliette Fassett partners with the AVMF in offering a $1,500 scholarship to a female veterinary student in her 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of veterinary school. Dr. McGrath is recognized as America's first practicing female veterinarian. Born in 1888, she graduated from the Chicago Veterinary College in 1910 and went on to practice veterinary medicine in Chicago. She was also the first female admitted into the AVMA. 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.

Eligibility 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

Timelines

Application accepted March 1 - May 17
Application reviewed May 18 - July 15
Award notification and check disbursement Fall Semester

Process

1. Register

Click on the orange "Register" button located on the right side of the page to complete and submit the registration form.

2. Log in

Login to the Scholarship with your email and password.

3. Create

Create your online application. Review and accept the eligibility requirements.

4. Save

Before the application deadline, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in Acrobat PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.

5. Submit

On completion, save your Application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Call for Application close, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.