AVMF Scholarships

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation awards scholarships to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students attending accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States.  (3rd and 4th year students may apply for the AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Scholarship and 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students at the international AVMA accredited schools may apply for the AVMA/AVMF Scholarship for Veterans.)  Students are encouraged to consider both traditional and non-traditional careers as they move forward in their education to understand the many options that the veterinary profession offers.

APPLICATIONS for these additional AVMF scholarships are no longer being accepted. Please check back in March 2018 for information about 2018 scholarships.

2018 AVMF Scholarship Opportunities

AVMA/AVMF Scholarship for Veterans - In honor of the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson's signing of the National Defense Act of 1916, and the creation of a Veterinary Corp within the U.S. Army, the AVMA and AVMF established a special scholarship for military veterans pursuing an education in veterinary medicine.  $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to veterans of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy currently in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of veterinary school at any AVMA accredited school.

AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Scholarship - An annual $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a 3rd or 4th year student who demonstrates an interest in feline veterinary medicine.  The recipient of this award must be able to document a history of participation in activities that benefit the health and welfare of cats, including research, shelter work, cat clubs and other community service programs.  A strong GPA and financial need are also considered for this scholarship.

Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation - For over 44 years this association provided scholarships to deserving veterinary students, regardless of gender.  The organization's legacy continues to live in the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program.  This scholarship is open to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students.

Mildred Sylvester Scholarship - The estate of Mildred Sylvester established an endowed scholarship that awards a $1,000 annual scholarship to an outstanding 1st, 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student with a connection to the state of New Jersey (current or past resident, high school or college graduate). 

Dr. Elinor McGrath Scholarship - Juliette Fassett, founder of Dr. McGrath's animal shampoo, partners with the AVMF in offering a $500 scholarship to a female veterinary student in her 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of veterinary school.  Dr. McGrath is recognized as America's first practicing female veterinarian.  Born in 1888, she graduated from the Chicago Veterinary College in 1910 and went on to practice veterinary medicine in Chicago.  She was also the first female admitted in to the AVMA.  The recipient of this award will be selected based on her story of how she achieved her veterinary goals with the strength and determination of Dr. McGrath.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 AVMF Scholarships!

Mildred Sylvester Scholarship
Jodie Joseph, Cornell University  

Dr. Elinor McGrath Scholarship
Anna-Marie Struble, Michigan State University

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Association for Women Veterinarians Legacy Scholarship
Lydia McDaniel, Midwestern University

AVMF/Winn Feline Scholarship
Elizabeth Rosalia, University of California, Davis