Student Scholarships

Why stop with the good news now? Thanks to a partnership between Pfizer Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, hundreds of veterinary students attending AVMA-accredited veterinary schools will receive $2,500 scholarships annually through 2012.

 The scholarships are designed to address veterinary student debt, ease the shortage of food animal and rural veterinarians in the country, and increase diversity in the profession. Pfizer expects to award up to 400 scholarships per year, with the Foundation administering the program.

 We can’t thank enough the folks at Pfizer for their generosity. This new scholarship program is a tremendous leap forward in helping us address some critical issues facing veterinary medicine. So if you know of any students interested in the program, please pass the information along. Applications for the spring 2010 scholarships are due by Nov. 13.

27 thoughts on “Student Scholarships

  1. All respected madam and sir/ I am firaol tafa i am sith year veterinary medicine student at haramay university know. I am searchinhg schoolarship for my postgraduate prrogame, hopefully you will invited me.

  2. I have been accepted into veterinary school and will be a first year student this upcoming august (2013). I have been intensely searching for scholarships. Is this current one still available or will be updated? If not, are you aware other places for me to search or groups to contact. Have a blessed day.

  3. Hi, I am a current senior in High School and was wondering if there are any scholarships available for the 2012-2013 year? and if there are any colleges in The Dallas Texas area or anywhere close by that I can go to (also can go As far as San Antonio).

    • Thanks for writing, Yessenia. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation scholarships are for students currently enrolled and attending a school or college of veterinary medicine. Unfortunately, undergraduate and preveterinary students are not eligible to apply. Please remember to apply for these awards once you are attending veterinary school.

      There are numerous scholarships available to undergraduate students offered from multiple sources. Here are some suggested places you should contact about scholarships: the financial aid office at the undergrad institution you are planning on attending, the college/department you are majoring in, and your local community and governmental agencies (local Farm Bureau, state and local legislatures).

      If you are planning to eventually enroll in veterinary school, check to see which undergraduate schools in your area have programs in areas of study like animal science, biolody and pre-vet.

      You can also check out some great information on our Veterinary Careers webpage at https://www.avma.org/public/careers/pages/careers.aspx.

      Good luck with your studies!

  4. Hello my name is Matthew Dyer I have just enrolled in Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tn. I have declared my major as Pre-Vet and I was wondering if you could send me some info on the AVMA and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation scholarships.

  5. Thanks for writing, Britney. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation scholarships are for students currently enrolled and attending a school or college of veterinary medicine. Unfortunately, undergraduate and preveterinary students are not eligible to apply. Please remember to apply for these awards once you are attending veterinary school.

    There are numerous scholarships available to undergraduate students offered from multiple sources. Here are some suggested places you should contact about scholarships: the financial aid office at the undergrad institution you are planning on attending (LSU), the college/department you are majoring in (Animal Sciences), and your local community and governmental agencies (local Farm Bureau, state and local legislatures).

    Good luck with your studies!

  6. Hi, I am a high school senior from Louisiana planning to attend LSU to major in animal science/pre vet. Will you please send me information on any scholarships I may apply for?
    Thank You,
    Britney

  7. @Katalynn Rodgers
    Thanks for writing, Katalynn, and thanks even more for your dedicated service to our nation.

    It’s great that you have an interest in a career as a veterinary technician. The best place to turn to for guidance regarding education questions and career opportunities is the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). They should be able to answer all of your questions. You can check them out at http://www.navta.net.

    As for the scholarships you mentioned, we only provide scholarships to students seeking a degree as a veterinary doctor. Perhaps the folks at NAVTA can provide you with more information regarding possible scholarships for veterinary technician students.

    Good luck as you embark on a new chapter in life. And thanks again for your interest.

  8. Hello,

    I am a United States Marine and am about to be separating from the Corps. I will have about a year still in California and want to get started on my path to becoming a Veterinary Technician. I am unsure as to whether I should start schooling before moving home.
    Also, I have seen the information provided about scholarships, but I’m confused about whether I can apply for them without currently being enrolled.

  9. Greetings,
    great info posted here. My 17yr old daughter has wanted to be a large animal vet most of her life. She has taken all the classes her HS offers to help prepare her for vet school and she’s done volunteer work at the local vet. My question is WHERE can I get a list of all the various PRE-VET and VET schools in which she can research for college attendance? I’d also like to get a list of (large animal) vets around the country to contact for guidance/mentorship for her while getting her degree. Thanks again..david

    • Hi David,
      Thanks for writing. And it’s great to hear that your daughter has an interest in the rewarding career of large-animal veterinary medicine.
      You can find a listing of all AVMA-accredited veterinary schools on our Website.
      We don’t know of the existence of a complete list of all pre-vet programs, due to the large number that exist around the country. Generally speaking, any comprehensive program that leads to a biology or animal science undergraduate degree should provide the required courses that would be characterized as “pre-vet.” You can find more information for prospective veterinary students on the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Website.
      For possible contact information of large-animal veterinarians who have an interest in mentoring or sharing ideas with future large-animal veterinarians, we suggest contacting the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. They should be able to help.

  10. Hi,
    my name is Caitlyn and I will be attending Texas A&M University-College Station, TX in the Fall of 2011 to major in pre-vet med and hopefully will continue on to veterinary school at A&M for a year, transfer to Colorado State University- Ft. Collins for a year, then to University of California- Davis for a year, then back to A&M to graduate with a doctorate for Equine Veterinary Medicine/Surgery. Are there any scholarships I can apply for through the AVMA?

    Thank you so much!

    Sincerely,
    Caitlyn
    Class of 2011

    • Hi Caitlyn,

      Thanks so much for writing. If you’re looking for information on scholarships and other financial assistance, a good place to start is the Student Financial Resources section on the Student American Veterinary Medical Association web page on the AVMA website. You’ll find information there about available veterinary scholarships and loan repayment programs that might be appropriate for you. Once you start your studies, you might also consider joining the Student AVMA, which also offers scholarships, grants and financial awards for veterinary students.

  11. I am a US student who will be attending vet school in PEI this upcoming fall. My interests are in wildlife veterinary medicine and pathology. Do you have any suggestions for good places to look for scholarships for vet students, or even more specifically wildlife/ pathology?

    • Hi Alicia,
      Thanks so much for writing, and good luck on your studies. If you’re looking for information on scholarships and other financial assistance, a good place to start is the Student Financial Resources section on the Student American Veterinary Medical Association web page on the AVMA website. You’ll find information there about available veterinary scholarships and loan repayment programs that might be appropriate for you. We also suggest contacting veterinary wildlife organizations, such as the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, as well as veterinary pathology organizations like the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Groups such as these may also offer information on scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. Once you start at PEI in the fall, you might also consider joining the Student AVMA, which also offers scholarships, grants and financial awards for veterinary students.

  12. @Hayley
    Hi Hayley. Thanks for writing. We are unaware of any scholarships available to U.S. veterinary students who are interested in studying veterinary medicine abroad. We suggest contacting the Royal Veterinary College to see if they might have scholarships available or might be aware of other scholarship opportunities for U.S. students available in the UK. If you have an interest in a particular field of veterinary medicine, like poultry or bovine practice, for example, you might want to look into contacting the organizations that represent those areas of practice. You might also want to contact the British Veterinary Association. They may also have information on scholarships that are available to UK veterinary students.

  13. Hi,
    I am a US citizen planning to begin study at the Royal Veterinary College in England in September 2011. Are there any scholarships tailored to study abroad? Thanks.

  14. My daughter is going to SIU in Carbondale, Il. Her dream and life is to become a LARGE animal. She is a sophomore now with a GPA of 4.0 and is starting to take up internship positions.I make a fair living but with the economy the way it is, it’s getting harder and harder to save anymore.How do I get a list of orginations that are willing to give scholarships out for people committed to this feild. Thank you Greg

    • Thanks for writing. The AVMA’s Food Supply Veterinay Medicine Web page contains information about available scholarships and other programs related to food animal veterinary medicine. You can reach the site through the link: http://www.avma.org/fsvm/default.asp. You can also contact the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, which has information on scholarships for pre-veterinary students. Good luck!

  15. First of all it is my pleasure to thanks you very much for your interest to write this exciting and very intiative new student scholarship. Hi, my name is ALEMAYEHU MENA from Ethiopia. I am a fourth year vet medicine student at Haramaya University(its former name is Alemaya University) here in Ethiopia. And I will graduate in next year in DVM, and I hope that you will give this scholarship chance to me.
    THANK YOU

    • Thanks for your interest. Pfizer Animal Health and the AVMF decided to first focus where we had the most experience and partnership – with U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine. At some point in the future, this initiative may become more global.

  16. Hi, I am a high school senior from Iowa and I am attending Iowa State University to major in animal science/pre-vet. Could you please send me any scholarships I may qualify for? Thank You. -Kendra

    • Thanks for writing. The AVMA and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation award scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited school of veterinary medicine and who are members of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association. In situations such as yours, we recommend you contact the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, which has information on scholarships for pre-veterinary students. Good luck!

  17. Thanks for your interest. With this exciting new student scholarship initiative, Pfizer Animal Health and the AVMF decided to first focus where we had the most experience and partnership – with U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine. At some point in the future, this initiative may become more global.
    Michael Cathey
    Executive Director
    AVMF