Auxiliary to the AVMA Scholarship Program

“The scholarship bestows a sense of responsibility and gratitude, igniting a desire to give back to the community that has invested in my education by providing affordable, quality veterinary care to rural communities in need.” — Cecelia Brandt


The AVMF is extremely proud to offer the Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program, which was created in recognition of the AVMF’s long-standing relationship with the Auxiliary to the AVMA. We are committed to helping offset the cost of veterinary medical education. The Auxiliary will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to students meeting the criteria below.

The Auxiliary to the AVMA is a non-profit organization of family, veterinarians, associates, and friends of the veterinary profession whose purpose is to promote the science and art of veterinary medicine through communications, education, and support of those associated with the profession. Shortly after World War II, the Auxiliary started a student loan fund to assist with the hardships facing veterinary families due to injury or death from the war. Despite the tough economic times of that era, the Auxiliary was successful in raising money to assist practitioners. The Auxiliary’s support of the veterinary profession has continued uninterrupted since that time.

In 2013, the Auxiliary transferred $2,000,000 to the AVMF to establish The Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program. Annual proceeds from the endowment will support veterinary student scholarships for many years to come. Scholarships will be awarded to students at each of the AVMA-accredited veterinary colleges in the United States and the following international veterinary colleges: Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada; St. George’s University and Ross University in the Caribbean; Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Royal Veterinary College and the University of Glasgow in Europe. To be eligible a school must be AVMA-accredited and have an active SAVMA chapter. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • 2nd or 3rd-year student in good standing at a qualifying AVMA-accredited school
  • Strong commitment to academics with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Leadership role with university-affiliated or non-university-affiliated organizations

The application cycle for this scholarship is now closed. Check back here or watch the AVMF Facebook page for more information.

  • Applications accepted: September 1 – September 30, 2024
  • Applications reviewed: October 7 – October 25, 2024
  • Award notification and funds disbursement: 2024 Fall Semester