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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.
American Association of Avian PathologistsVarious Opportunities
American Association of Bovine PractitionersVarious Opportunities
American Holistic Veterinary Medical FoundationVarious Opportunities
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.
AVMF ScholarshipVarious Opportunities
12 Months Loans Bad Credit Scholarship12M Loans will grant a quarterly $500 Scholarship to students for covering education costs. The Scholarship will be recurring, and we will award it four times a year.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • At least eighteen (18) years old;

  • Full-time or part-time enrolled in a U.S. school, college, professional, trade school or accredited university;

  • U.S.A. citizen or resident;

  • Having a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

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.
Churchills Public AdjustersChurchill Scholarship
Serafin Martinez & Churchill Public Adjusters, wants to provide and cultivate the next generation of professionals. That is the reason why Serafin has decided to create a Scholarship program for upcoming professionals. This scholarship will assist in reducing the costs of education for high school and college grads which have shown an interest in a professional study. Learn more about the scholarship program below.
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.
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.
Dr. Roger E. Meisner Veterinary Medical ScholarshipProvides financial assistance to those North Dakota students who have graduated from a ND high school, and have been accepted by or are in a college of veterinary medicine, foreign or domestic, accredited by the AVMA.
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. 
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.
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.
Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation ScholarshipSecond- and third-year veterinary students dedicated to a career in equine medicine are encouraged to apply for one of five $5,000 scholarships provided by Merck Animal Health and the AAEP Foundation.
NDVMA ScholarshipIn September 1997, the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship Fund was formally established to provide assistance to North Dakota students pursuing a career in veterinary medicine and to further enhance veterinary education in North Dakota.
The Paul J Orloff Memorial Veterinary ScholarshipMetropolitan Shuttle awards scholarships to veterinary students at participating veterinary colleges across the US. The company awards $1,000 each year per participating institution to a student who submits the best essay on how they plan to harness technology to effect positive change in their chosen sphere of veterinary medicine. The winner must currently attend a participating institution, or must have already been admitted for the forthcoming school year.
SDL Achievers Scholarship

We at SameDayLoans365 have designed the ongoing quarterly SDL Achievers Scholarship program aiming at covering the education costs of the most talented and ambitious students, whose essays fuel our desire to make this scholarship a tradition.

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The whole point of Student Loan Planner is to help veterinarians who owe six figures on their student loans.
USDAVarious Opportunities
Vermont Veterinary Medical AssociationThe Vermont Veterinary Medical Association established a foundation to provide scholarships to veterinary students from Vermont.  Students entering their final year of school will be given preference for awards, as their debt burden is highest.  However, other students are encouraged to apply, and the committee will take into consideration students who have applied more than once when making their selections.  All applicantsmust have completed their first year of veterinary school.
Veterinary Student Scholarship AwardThis scholaship is for applicants with a proven academic record, financial need and experience in animal advocacy, in particular combatting animal cruelty. This scholarship focuses on the need for future veterinarians to engage with and educate the public in order to help bring an end to animal cruelty and to champion new and better standards for the humane treatment of all animals.
Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance ProgramThe Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program is available for students who are enrolled or a descendant of a federally-recognized American Indian tribe.
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.