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, Animal Care, Disaster Relief and Research.
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.
AVMF partners with the AzVMA to offer five $1,000 scholarships to 3rd year Arizona veterinary students in good standing with an AVMA accredited school in North America.
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.
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. $5,000 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.
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.
The estate of Mildred Sylvester established an endowed scholarship that awards a $1,000 annual scholarship to an outstanding 1st, 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student with a connection to the state of New Jersey.
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.
|Application accepted||March 1 - May 15|
|Application reviewed||May 17, July 15|
|Award notification and check disbursement||Fall Semester|
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 meeting the eligibility criteria listed below 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.
|Application accepted||September 1 - October 15|
|Application reviewed||October 15 - December 31|
|Award notification and check disbursement||Spring Semester|
Merck Animal Health and the AVMF are dedicated to preserving and improving the health and well-being of animals as well as honoring 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 attending accredited veterinary schools in the United States, Canada and Caribbean.
Merck’s partnership with the AVMF over the last several years has provided scholarships for nearly over 400 veterinary students, many of whom, have gone on to become young leaders in the veterinary field.
|Application accepted||November 15 - December 15|
|Application reviewed||January 1 - February 28|
|Award notification and check disbursement||Spring Semester|
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Create your online application. Review and accept the eligibility requirements.
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.
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