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External Scholarship Opportunities

To supplement our efforts to reduce student loan debt through the institutional aid, it is our expectation that all students applying for financial aid take an active role in limiting their borrowing by seeking outside scholarship opportunities.

Below is a listing of possible opportunities, however many other scholarships exist beyond those listed here. Students should look for scholarships from professional veterinary organizations in their home state, local groups such as kennel clubs, former employers or fraternal organizations, and organizations to which they belong such as student clubs, religious organizations, and sororities/ fraternities.

While we screen these listings to eliminate any offers that do not appear to be legitimate, students should review all scholarship information carefully. Never pay money to apply for a scholarship or other funding opportunity.

Scholarship NameDescription
AAEP Winner's Circle ScholarshipSponsored by the AAEP Foundation, Platinum Performance, and the Race For Education, this scholarship is available to veterinary students in their 2nd or 3rd year of study who are intending to enter equine veterinary medicine. Students applying during their 2nd year of vet school will receive scholarship funds during their 3rd year. Third-year students will receive scholarship funding during their 4th year. 
AASVF - Merck Veterinary Student Scholarship ProgramThe AASVF-Merck Veterinary Student Scholarship Program seeks to identify and assist future swine veterinarians with their educational expenses.
AAVMC Dr. Catherine A. Knupp ScholarshipOne $50,000.00 scholarship awarded annually to a veterinary student that aspires to pursue an advanced degree in basic or veterinary clinical research fields of study. Must be enrolled or accepted to a combined PhD/DVM program.
Academy of Veterinary Consultants FoundationThree scholarships for 2nd and 3rd year students interested in beef cattle practice.
Adel A. Malak Scholarship1st and 2nd year veterinary students may apply. $15,000 annual scholarship with paid employment while in school and converts over to a full time position post graduation.
Alliance Animal Health Partners for Success ScholarshipAward three scholarships each year in partnership with Scholarship America.
American Association of Avian PathologistsVarious Opportunities
American Association of Bovine PractitionersVarious Opportunities
American Association of Equine Practitioners ScholarshipsVarious Opportunities
American Holistic Veterinary Medical FoundationVarious Opportunities
American Pointer Club Veterinary ScholarshipOpen to all college students pursuing veterinary degrees, regardless of past involvement with the breed. The club awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a 3rd or 4th year veterinary student.
American Quarter Horse FoundationIdeal candidates are current AQHA or AQHYA members from Pennsylvania. Members must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college, university, vocational or professional school. Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Funding for this scholarship may be applied to a four-year undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program of the student's choice.
American Veterinary Medical History Society ScholarshipOpen to all veterinary students. Students compete by participating in an essay Contest about a veterinary history topic.
AKC Humane Fund - John D. Spurling ScholarshipIn celebration of the Human-Canine Bond, the Fund awards five scholarships per year, totaling $10,000 annually, payable as tuition assistance to accredited institutions to full-time students enrolled in courses of study that contribute to the well-being of dogs and responsible pet ownership. Individuals pursuing studies in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, physical therapy, animal care, animal behavior, grooming and training, may be eligible for this grant.
Association of Veterinarians in Turkey Production Annual Meeting Travel AwardAward to assist students attending the AVTP annual meeting. Approved students will receive up to $500.00 in a travel award granted at the close of the AVTP annual meeting.
Association of Veterinarians in Turkey Production Preceptorship AwardUp to three $1,000.00 awards for externships (awards vary depending on funds available). Assists veterinary students to spend time visiting turkey production companies to gain knowledge and experience in the turkey industry.
Aurora Pharmaceutical DVM Student Scholarship ProgramThird year veterinary students are invited to apply with preference given to students specializing in food animal and equine medicine. $75,000 total scholarships for 22 students.
AVMF ScholarshipVarious Opportunities
BosterBio Biomedical ScholarshipThe $1,000 (USD) scholarship will be awarded to one passionate student, with the aim of reducing some of their day-to-day financial obstacles so they can focus on their studies.
Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary MedicineThe Chi Institute College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Program was established as part of an effort to promote the presence of TCVM in veterinary medical schools. Through this scholarship program, Chi grants a total of $40,000 worth of scholarships to twenty-five applicants each year.  Scholarships are awarded to veterinary school students and veterinary school faculty members, residents and graduate students.
College Veterinary Medicine Puerto RicoAvailable to Native Puerto Rican students that are in the 4th year of veterinary school.
Dallas Jewish Community FoundationA variety of scholarships for students regardless of age or faith. While the majority of scholarships are for students from the tri-county area (Collin, Dallas, and Denton), there are many exceptions. There are over 70 scholarship awards eligible to be awarded. Many have different criteria so there is a long set of eligibility questions to review.
Diabetes ScholarsDiabetes Scholars provides college scholarships to students with type 1 diabetes. This year we have a $1,000 scholarship available to a current sophomore or junior Veterinary student. The deadline to apply is April 15th.
Doctor Sniffs ScholarshipAll veterinary students may apply. One $500 scholarship available
Dr. Augustus Nathaniel Lushington Impact Award for Black ExcellenceUp to $5,000 scholarship open to black students in their 3rd or 4th year of veterinary school.
Dr. Gregory D Bossart Memorial One Health ScholarshipOpen to veterinary students that are conducting or plan to conduct research that encompasses the one health model and/or address a one health topic.
DVMA/Merk Student Scholarship$2,500 given to a veterinary student in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year. Must be from Delaware, GPA of 2.5 or higher, with first preference given to new applicants.
Every Cat Health Foundation ScholarshipsVarious scholarships
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & FoundationVarious Opportunities
HSVMA Student ScholarshipThe Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association is offering student scholarships for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in animal welfare issues through volunteer or other such activities while in vet school. 
K9 Carts Annual ScholarshipK9 Carts is dedicated to serving handicapped dogs & cats worldwide, and changing the lives for you and your pets through the miracle of mobility. Since the mid-1970s, K9 Carts has been dedicated to serving mobility impaired pets and their owners. Now, we are looking to inspire the next generation of animal lovers by sponsoring a $1000 scholarship for students entering the field of Veterinary Medicine.
Maine Veterinary Education FoundationMaine Veterinary Education Foundation is able to provide a number of scholarship awards to veterinary students from Maine. Last year, we were able to award almost $30,000 in such scholarships. These awards tend to go to students entering their final year, but we welcome applications from second and third-year students as well. Should one or more of your students be awarded a scholarship, the award(s) will be paid directly to your veterinary school, to be applied against student tuition for the year beginning September.
Margaret A. Haines Telephony ScholarshipIdeal 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. Recipient must pursue an equine-focused veterinary practice. Applicant must be enrolled as a third year veterinary school student when applying. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to the student's last year of the veterinary program.
Maryland Veterinary Foundation ScholarshipsVarious Opportunities
National Cattlemen's Foundation W.D. Farr ScholarshipTwo $15,000 scholarships available to eligible students.
National Dairy Herd Information Association$1,500 scholarship open to 3rd or 4th year veterinary students planning to work in dairy or have involvement in dairy medicine.
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association ScholarshipsVarious scholarships
NDVMA ScholarshipVarious Opportunities
Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association ScholarshipsOpen to students that have graduated from a Nebraska high school or home school. Students must have completed at least two semesters of veterinary school prior to applying.
New Jersey Veterinary Foundation ScholarshipsStudents that have residency in New Jersey are eligible to apply for various scholarships.
Oxbow Animal Health Exotics Interest ScholarshipsVarious scholarships
Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Student ScholarshipStudents that are graduates of a Rhode Island high school and are in their 3rd year of veterinary school are eligible to apply for one $2,500 scholarship.
Ride & Tie Jim Steere Veterinary ScholarshipAll currently enrolled veterinary students may apply. $3,000 total available scholarship dollars.
SAVMA ScholarshipsVarious Scholarships
Student Loan PlannerStudent Loan Planner Vet School
Future veterinarians with more than $100,000 of student debt deserve scholarships too.

You’ve had to handle living expenses without an income, watch your interest accrue while you’re trying to study, and deal with more debt than most people will take out for their mortgage.

The whole point of Student Loan Planner is to help veterinarians who owe six figures on their student loans.
Steve Marton Veterinary Student ScholarshipAwarded to veterinary students in the United States who embody the mission and vision of PetSmart Charities. Veterinary students on the forefront of providing accessible veterinary care in under-resourced communities are encouraged to apply.PetSmart Charities will award up to three (3) $50,000 scholarships funded directly to the university to cover academic tuition costs, not to exceed one academic year.
Teddy Sarna Veterinary Medicine ScholarshipAll veterinary students are eligible to apply for $1,500 scholarships and may reapply annually.
The Nandi Theriogenology Scholars ProgramAwarded to Senior veterinary members of the Society for Theriogenology. Number and amount of awards vary with current anticipation of offering four $10,000 scholarships.
The Wolfies Place and How I got into Veterinary School Scholarship Fund2nd, 3rd, and 4th year veterinary students are eligible to apply for one $500 scholarship.
USDAVarious Opportunities
Veterinary Scholarship Trust of New EnglandVarious scholarships
Walkin’ Pets Veterinarian Scholarship$1,000 scholarship available to all veterinary students entering their senior year.
Westie Foundation of America ScholarshipsTwo $5,000 scholarships for 3rd or 4th year veterinary students. Preference to students that have interest in purebred dogs, especially Terriers, and an interest in ongoing research for them.
Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance ProgramMust be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally or state - recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group.
WSAVA Michael J Day ScholarshipOpen to veterinary students around the world. The Scholarship will provide financial assistance to enable the selected Scholar to carry out research into an aspect of small companion animal infectious disease, clinical vaccinology or immunology.
ZoetisZoetis is committed to the growth and advancement of hard-working and dedicated veterinary students. Through partnerships with various major organizations, Zoetis provides three different scholarships worth thousands of dollars each to eligible students.