These veterinary school scholarships for veterinary medical school are all current for the 2020-2021 school year. I also listed a few scholarships for undergrad geared towards science majors or pre-vet. Veterinary school can be very expensive, leaving each graduate with a tremendous amount of debt. Over 50 veterinary school scholarship opportunities are listed below. Hopefully, some of you can offset your costs by utilizing these available scholarships for veterinary students.

It is always a good idea to contact the financial aid and guidance counselor departments to inquire about new scholarships that were just added. Some private scholarships might contact a school directly to list their scholarship, so unless you ask, you may never know about an opportunity to help with your school funding.

Please take a look at our interviews with vets and current vet students. The interviews with DVMs can give you insight into what life is like after vet school. 

General Veterinary School Scholarships

How I Got Into Veterinary School is offering one $500 scholarship for any US student that took out loans for both undergrad and vet school.

How to Win College Scholarships has a list of many scholarships for veterinary students, check it out.

Walking Pets $1,000 Scholarship

-Offering a $1,000 scholarship each year to students enrolled in a Pre-Vet or Veterinary program.  https://www.goldenmeadowsretrievers.com/pre-veterinary-and-general-animal-husbandry-education-scholarship/

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance scholarship for veterinary students. $1,000 awarded

-k9 Carts offers a $1,000 scholarship to one Veterinary student per year.  https://www.k9carts.com/scholarship

 

-Offering a $1,000 scholarship to 2nd and 3rd-year Veterinary students at each of the AVMA accredited schools. The application for 2017 opens in September. http://www.avmf.org/programs/auxiliary-scholarship-information/

 

-A $6,000 scholarship award will be given to one student biennial. The next one will be awarded in 2018. This is for students advocating for social justice causes. http://www.aavmc.org/Diversity/Lowrie-Diversity-Leadership-Scholarship.aspx

 

-The AKC Humane Fund gives, $10,000 spread out among five recipients will be awarded annually from the John D. Spurling scholarship.   https://www.akchumanefund.org/programs

 

-American Veterinary Medical Foundation has a bunch of veterinary school scholarships that start in March 2018. http://www.avmf.org/programs/avmf-scholarships/

 

-Veterinary school scholarships and essay contest from the American Veterinary Medical History Society will award four cash prizes ranging from $500-$1200. http://avmhs.org/smithcoressay/16essay.html

 

-Merck will provide $5,000 scholarships to 2nd and 3rd-year Veterinary students. http://www.avmf.org/programs/merck-animal-health/

-Zoetis/AAVMC Veterinary Student Scholarship will award 300 recipients, $2,000 each.  https://www.vetvance.com/scholarshipapplication/aavmcoverview

-Scholarships for LGBTQ students can be found at this link. http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/lgbtq/

-$1,000-$2,500 awarded to gay male students under 35, applying for any range of educational degrees, including professional programs (DVM) and undergraduate. https://gammamufoundation.org/

-This one is for Veterinarians willing to serve in a designated shortage area for 3 years. The amount is $25,000 each year towards paying off qualified student loans. https://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-medicine-loan-repayment-program

 

-This is a loan forgiveness program that after 120 qualifying monthly payments the remainder of your loan is forgiven. It is for Veterinarians that are employed by a government or non-profit organization. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

 

-This scholarship is for students and provides $15,000 scholarship funding for tuition, books, tutors and laboratory fees awarded for each year in the program. Its main caveat is that you must agree to work for FSIS’ OFO during school breaks for a minimum of 640 hours prior to completion of studies.  https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/9d0d652e-c38c-4c9f-94d1-9424ebf82f90/Adel-A-Malak-Scholarship.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

-This, Armed Forces for Health Professional Scholarship Program pays your full tuition and a stipend. https://www.cappex.com/page/scholarships/details.jsp?scholarshipID=4110

Healthy Paws veterinary or Pre-vet scholarship 2020 

 

-This scholarship, Saul T. Wilson Jr., requires that the student do an internship during school breaks, with Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The amount awarded is $7,500. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/2013/fs_wilson_internship.pdf

 

Scholarships for undergraduate, pre-vet, biology, or animal sciences

-Scholarships for those undergrad students wanting to go into the equine field. American Quarterhorse scholarships.

Creative Diagnostics Scholarship Fund. For those enrolled in biology, biopharmaceutical, or life sciences undergrad program.

-Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Empathy for Animals (EFA) Scholarship Award for those majoring in animal science and pre-veterinary students. $500

-Scholarship for bird lovers.  The Francis M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat.

-Offering a $1,000 scholarship each year to students enrolled in a Pre-Vet or Veterinary program.  https://www.goldenmeadowsretrievers.com/pre-veterinary-and-general-animal-husbandry-education-scholarship/

-Healthy Paws Pet Insurance. Animal Advocate Scholarship.  $1,000 awarded to an undergraduate student that volunteers in the animal welfare community.

-Five scholarships of $1,000 each will be rewarded to students in a STEM course of study. https://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/#applyforscholarship

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association offers yearly scholarships for those interested in wildlife rehab and medicine.

 

Rover.com is offering a $500 scholarship to undergrads. Must be a Rover sitter to apply for the scholarship.

Shihtzu Expert Scholarship Fund. $1,000 to high school, undergrad, graduate or vet students. Must be interested in pursuing vet med.

Simply Pets merit-based $1,000 scholarship. Must be enrolled in an academic program related to veterinary sciences, animal science, or biology.

Vince’s Pre-veterinary Student Scholarship.   Must be enrolled in a pre-vet or animal science program. 2 $500 scholarships awarded each year.

-If you are a biology major then check with your college’s biology department, there are usually scholarships specific to each college through the biology department.

 

Scholarships and Free Money for Veterinary School

Veterinary School Scholarships for specific fields of study

 

1.  This is a student externship scholarship for avian and exotic veterinarians, entering their clinical year.                       http://www.aav.org/?page=student_scholarship

 

 2.  $1,300 is awarded for students doing an externship in avian or poultry medicine. This is for 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year students.  https://www.aaap.info/kenneth-h-eskelund-preceptorship-program-

3.  For those interested in exotics, here is a $1,000 scholarship available from Oxbow. http://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/oxbow_cares/scholarships/vet_medicine

4.  This scholarship award will be between $250-$1,000, for those students wanting a career in aquatic Veterinary Medicine.  https://www.wavma.org/scholarships

5.  International Kiko Goat Foundation will award the student specializing in goats or other small ruminants. http://www.theikga.org/scholarship.html

6.  For those wanting to study equine medicine, four scholarships of $75,000 each will be awarded in 2017. https://aaep.org/scholarships/coyote-rock-ranch-scholarship

7.  An Equine medicine scholarship through the West Coast Equine Foundation can be found here. (Not being offered this year for 2020-2021)  http://www.westcoastequinefoundation.org/scholarship.html

8.  For those interested in equine medicine, the American Quarter Horse Association has a number of scholarships available.  https://www.aqha.com/foundation/pages/scholarship-application/

9.  Equine scholarship opportunity will award $1,500 to final year Vet students. http://www.raceforeducation.org/media/files/2016_Winner’s_Circle_Application.pdf

10.  This award is for recent Veterinary graduates, entering the food animal field.  http://www.wvc.org/faia/

11.  For those interested in working within Bovine Medicine, there are a number of scholarships available.  http://www.aabp.org/Students/scholinfo.asp

12.  For those students interested in dairy medicine, a $1,500 scholarship is awarded to 3rd and 4th-year students each year.  http://www.dhia.org/pdfs/2016-17NationalDHIA_Schol_Veterinary_Students.pdf

13.  For those interested in Wildlife Rehabilitation, you can find a number of scholarships listed here: http://www.nwrawildlife.org/?page=Scholarships

14.  For those interested in pathology the American College of Veterinary Pathologists offers partial funding towards an externship.  http://www.acvp.org/index.php/en/2014-11-07-22-03-49/externship-opportunities

15.  American College of Veterinary Pathologists has a few different scholarships and travel awards for students and residents.  http://www.acvp.org/index.php/en/2014-11-07-22-03-49/awards-scholarships

 

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Scholarships and Free Money for Veterinary School

Veterinary School Scholarships for specific states  

1.  For California residents attending Vet school out of state or for those enrolled at Western or Davis. This is for 3rd and 4th-year students.  http://www.cvmf.net/userfiles/uploads/CVMF-VISC%20Scholarship%20Fund%20Award%20Application%20Process.pdf

2.  An $8,000 scholarship for students who went to North San Diego High School and are accepted at Davis. http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/fa/files/2014/05/Andrew-SChm-Application.pdf

3.  Residents of New Haven County, CT can get a $5,000 award for Veterinary School.  http://nhcvma.com/sites/site-3579/documents/NHCVMA%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf

4. Kentucky residents who went to undergrad for pre-vet in Kentucky and are enrolled in a DVM program: Two $2,500 Scholarships from The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association

5.  For students living in the New England area, each year one Veterinary student from each of the 6 New England states will be awarded a $5,000 VSTONE award.           http://www.veterinaryscholarshiptrust.org/how-to-apply.html

6.  For New Jersey residents, who are enrolled in a DVM program, Somerset Hills Kennel offers one award per year.  http://somersethillskc.org/scholarships.html

7.  For students from Nebraska, there are a few scholarships available. http://www.nvma.org/cpages/scholarships

8. Residents of Pennsylvania, there are 2 Scholarships worth $5,000 or more awarded annually. https://www.pavetfoundation.org/scholarshipPVFHeading.aspx

9.  For graduates of a Rhode Island High School, there is a $1,000 scholarship available. http://rivma.org/vets/form/scholarships

10.  This is for residents of Vermont attending Veterinary School. The award will vary depending on how many applicants there are.  https://www.vtvets.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=vvma&WebCode=VVMAFmain

 

Veterinary School Scholarships listed in this article.

Veterinary School Scholarships and Pre-Vet Scholarships

 

Most veterinary colleges have a web page that lists scholarships. We urge you to make yourself familiar with this database on your school’s website. You might find unique opportunities that you would otherwise not have known about.