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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

Brett Blackert Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: The Blackert FamilyAmount: One - $1,000.00Use: Two-four year college/universityCriteria: Student must be planning a career in Agri-Science examples include veterinarian medicine, vet assistant, animal services (grooming, daycare, training). Must also be able to provide documented volunteer hours in this field. The student must also provide a picture, additional essay recommendation of an educator and recommendation of professional in the field of Agri-Science. This information must be emailed to Mblacke1@tampabay.rr.com.Special Requirements: 1. 500 word, single spaced point 12 point Time New Roman font, essay, explain why your love for animals has driven your career choice down this path2. Recommendation of an educator3. Recommendation of professional in the field of Agri-Science4. The applicants must email to Pam Houle at houlep@pcsb.org the additional information

Marina Sirtis Veterinary Science Scholarship

Ms. Sirtis is an animal rights advocate and wanted to encourage people to study veterinary medicine and related fields.

McNellis Fonda Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility criteria Open to: Continuing or Graduate Cal Poly Pomona Students Major: Animal and Veterinary Science Minimum GPA: 2.5 Unit load required: At least half-time (undergraduate 6 units, graduate 4 units) Required activities or participation: None Limited to students with calculated financial need: None Other criteria: Career goal in the care, management or promotion of livestock, poultry and companion or exotic animals/ birds; potential to conduct scholarly scientific research; must have completed 16 units of graduate level courses; good representation of the Animal and Veterinary Science Department as indicated by academic excellence

Dairy Farmers of America Scholarships

At Dairy Farmers of America, we believe it is important to invest in the next generation of leaders to ensure a bright future for the dairy industry. That is why we established the DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship Program. The Foundation awards scholarships to three categories of students: Incoming freshmen: High school seniors or recent graduates who have been accepted to college, but have not yet started classes Undergraduate students: Students who are currently participating in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program, but have not yet graduated Graduate/professional students: Students enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program Scholarships are available to students pursuing a career in the dairy industry or a related field: Dairy herd management/production Large animal veterinary medicine Marketing/economics/finance Processing/manufacturing Communications/journalism Quality assurance Dairy nutrition Dairy foods Education Engineering Policy Genetics Law Others Criteria Must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited degree program during the next scholarship year Applicant’s commitment and passion for a career in the dairy industry, as demonstrated through responses to three essay questions Extracurricular activities, awards, recognition and work experience Academic achievement

Pfizer/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

Scholarship Value: Up to $15,000Classifications: Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, 1st Year Graduate Student, 1st Year Law StudentMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Business, Finance, Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Resources, Law, Pre-Vet, Animal Science, Supply Chain Management, Organizational DevelopmentEligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, Selected HBCUs and majority institutionsEligible Locations: Open, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, MichiganScholarship Detail:UNCF and Pfizer have partnered to provide rising college juniors, seniors, graduate students and 1st year law school students with an opportunity to gain invaluable internship experience. Interns, with the exception of 1st year law school students, earn a scholarship up to $15,000 while 1st year law students earn a premium internship pay. Selected students participate in an 8-10 week summer internship at Pfizer corporate facilities and are eligible to receive scholarship funding. Students will work with a best-in-class pharmaceutical company in a range of key business and research areas. Applicants must complete an online application, have TWO faculty members complete online letters of recommendation and, upon request, submit a current transcript. Law applicants must submit an unedited writing sample online in addition to an essay. Mail transcripts to Pfizer/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031.Donor/Sponsor Name: Pfizer Inc.(Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.)

R. Larry Beamer and Deborah Haynes Foundation

Scholarship awards for students whose course of study relates to the prevention of cruelty to animals. Recipient selected by school. Initial approach: Letter

Arlyn Scales Award for Science and Technology

Inspired to support education and the future of science and technology in New York state, Arlyn Scales is offering two $1,000 scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors who will pursue a undergraduate degree in a four-year math, science, engineering or computer science program at a New York college or university.

The Genevieve C. Geeve Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible to apply? Graduating Maine high school seniors who are accepted in a degree program at any accredited institution of higher education. Students must major in Equestrian Science and/or related studies: performance, research or veterinary medicine. Volunteer and community service in these areas are special assets. Scholarship amount: $500 How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based on merit and scholarship. Applications are available from the address of the sponsoring organization.

Washington Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship

The Washington State Thoroughbred Foundation Scholarship is available to Washington state residents OR students attending a Washington school 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, equine or racetrack marketing and/or communications and other related fields. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must • have at least a 2.85 cumulative GPA • have an annual household income of less than $75,000 OR be financially independent from parents.* Supporting materials that must be scanned and uploaded as PDF files include: 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. Two letters of recommendation (must be signed but not in sealed envelope); Current, official transcript (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) (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 info@raceforeducation.org *To be considered financially independent, a student must be at least 23 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.

National Mastitis Council Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in animal or dairy science, agricultural communications, education, sales and marketing or pre-vet/vet sciences. Applicant must have a dairy background or plan to pursue a career related to dairy and have participated in community service. Scholarship is available for both FFA and non-FFA members.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

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