Veterinary Scholarships

Here are some of the Veterinary scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

Eligible Applicants You are eligible to apply for this scholarship at a school that participates in the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program if you are From a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs. A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of Micronesia. Eligible Disciplines Under this program, funds are awarded to accredited schools of medicine osteopathic medicine dentistry optometry pharmacy podiatric medicine veterinary medicine nursing (associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate degree) public health chiropractic allied health (baccalaureate or graduate degree programs of dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiologic technology, speech pathology, audiology, and registered dietitians) graduate programs in behavioral and mental health practice (includes clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, or marriage and family therapy) programs providing training of physician assistants

CME Beef Industry Scholarship

Conditions of Eligibility Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two or four-year institution for the school year. Graduating high school seniors who have not been accepted to a two or four-year institution must list the school in which the student plans to attend, or has applied to, on the Cover Page. Multiple schools may be listed. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences. Previous scholarship winners are eligible to apply in subsequent years. Judging Process The National Cattlemen’s Foundation will administer the program and choose a panel of judges to read the essays and select the winners. Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, grammar, clarity of expression, accuracy, relevance of topic and the solutions offered. Judges decisions are final. The National Cattlemen’s Foundation reserve the right to publish all or any or parts of the essays submitted. The following percentages of the total score will be used to evaluate application: Essay – 70% Letter of intent – 20% References – 10% Application Deadline: Check back for the 2016 application date and application (usually in the fall) Please check website for application requirements.

The Cedarcrest Farms Scholarship

Scholarship award to a student enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies seeking a degree in large animal veterinary practice, dairy production, dairy manufacturing or dairy product marketing. Initial approach: Letter. Limited to residents of Ohio.

Byron Good Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility criteria: Minimum GPA: 2.5 Unit load required: Full-Time (undergraduate 12 units, graduate 8 units) Required activities or participation: None Limited to students with calculated financial need: None Other criteria: Prefer Equine Industry option; demonstrated interest and involvement in the California light horse industry; interest in welfare of Arabian horses must be shown.

Unity Hospital Education Fund Health Careers Scholarship

Description: Awarded annually to promising students enrolled in medical, dental, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, therapy, veterinary medicine or any and all educational programs that are designed to educate individuals for medical or other health care services. New, current, or re-entering students in a health related field are eligible for consideration.Criteria: Permanent resident of Buchanan School District for 6 months: if currently a high school senior or a high school graduate, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent employment or military experience; if currently a college student, a grade point average of 2.5; must provide the most current transcript of grades or credits earned. Current or anticipated enrollment in an accredited college with a health related major and participation in volunteer and/or community activities.Award: Up to $1000; given at the discretion of the Unity Hospital Education Fund Advisory Committee.Some awards may be renewable.

$500 Veterinary Technology - Exotic Animal Interest Scholarship

Veterinary technicians are essential team members in every veterinary practice. Oxbow understands the need for highly-trained and qualified veterinary technicians, especially in exotic animal medicine. Oxbow Animal Health will award two Veterinary Technology students who show a strong interest in pursuing a career in small and exotic animal medicine two $500 scholarships to pursue their dreams. Scholarships are paid directly to the school in September. Oxbow’s Veterinary Technology Scholarship is intended for students who show a strong interest in pursuing a career in small and exotic animal medicine. To Qualify: • Complete the application available online at • Submit a resume describing activities and job history • Provide one letter of reference • Provide proof of enrollment in an accredited veterinary technology program • Provide a transcript copy and current GPA • Submit a 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to work in the exotic animal field

Rhonda Seaton, DVM Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: One $500 scholarship Application Details: Contact the Development Office of University of Missouri, the end of January Second year student of veterinary medicine School Requirements: University Missouri-Columbia Eligibility Requirements 1. Demonstrate financial need by providing FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) form 2. Demonstrate academic achievement (middle third of class) 3. Demonstrate leadership 4. Demonstrate community service/involvement 5. Essay required 6. Complete Ronda Seaton, DVM Memorial Scholarship Application 7. Complete VM-2 Scholarship Application Giving limited in the Missouri Ozarks

Thoroughbred Scholarship

The Thoroughbred Scholarship is available to undergraduate students from any background wishing to pursue a career in pre-veterinary medicine (equine practice only), equine science, racetrack management, equine business management or pasture management as it pertains to horse farms, and other related fields. (Riding certification programs are not eligible.) To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must • be 24 years old or younger as of September 1 of the application year, • have at least a 2.85 cumulative GPA, • have an annual household income of less than $75,000 OR be financially independent from parents.* Essay on ONE of the following three topics (Please limit essay response to 500 words or less.): 1) What do you consider to be the single most important societal problem? Why? 2) Pick a controversial problem on college campuses and suggest a solution. 3) Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school. 4) Describe your most meaningful achievement(s) and how it relates to your future goals. Letter(s) of recommendation (Optional. Must be signed but not in sealed envelope); Current official transcript (Optional. But may be requested at a later date. Seal can be broken); Student Aid Report (from FAFSA) If you have NOT received your Student Aid Report, you must submit either your parent/guardian's previous year’s tax return and current year’s W2 form OR the current year’s tax return. (Additional years may be requested.); Financial aid award letter(s); (Applicable. Including other scholarship awards). Applicants apply online ONLY. Applications will be reviewed by The Race For Education Selection Committee and finalists contacted for a personal interview. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Board of Directors, and all applicants will be notified by June 1st each year. Inquiries about the scholarships may be directed to The Race For Education at (859) 252-8648 or *To be considered financially independent, a student must be at least 24 years old OR married OR a veteran OR an orphan OR have dependents of his or her own. Applicants who have been legally emancipated must provide documentation indicating such. No exceptions will be considered.

Zeiss Optics Raptor Research Award

Students enrolled in degree-granting institutions at either the graduate or undergraduate level are eligible. The award, which is given by Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in affiliation with Carl Zeiss Optics, Inc., is granted on the basis of the project's potential to improve our understanding of raptor biology and, thereby, our ability to protect these birds.

Arizona Quarter Racing Scholarship

$500 one-year scholarship Ideal candidate has been a member of AQHA or AQHYA for at least one year who is from Arizona and has experience within the racing industry or who is seeking a career in the industry. Recipient must seek a career in veterinary medicine, racetrack management or other racing related field. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school. Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Funding for this scholarship may be applied to either a two or four-year degree program as specified above.

Veterinary Medicine Contract Program-University of Georgia

Eligibility requirements: Legal resident of Delaware U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen Admission to University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Must meet and exceed applications of qualified in-state students to be considered for the program. Award: Tuition at the Georgia resident rate for up to one Delaware resident accepted into the entering class at UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. Admissions: Information is available on the UGA website ( Deadline: Applications for the DVM program are available from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and are due by October 1 of the year preceding planned enrollment. Delaware residents must also complete a Delaware Residency Certification Form to be considered for the contract program.

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