Scholarships and awards

Overview

AVMF is committed to helping offset the cost of veterinary medical education. Donations support outstanding veterinary students who are addressing the health and research needs of society – both today and tomorrow.

We believe that by investing in the education of America’s veterinary students we play a role in ensuring that future veterinarians have the skills and training necessary to treat our pets, safeguard our food supply and protect public health.

We make an impact on veterinary students by empowering them to achieve their goals in veterinary medicine and by recognizing and rewarding individuals who have made extraordinary accomplishments in their education. Our goal is to build a relationship with veterinary students that lasts a lifetime.

Veterinary student scholarships and grants are awarded on varying criteria that includes academic excellence, leadership and financial need. Final decisions on all awards are based on recommendations from AVMF’s Grants and Awards Sub-committee on Student Scholarships.

Veterinary medical student scholarship opportunities

Auxiliary to the AVMA Scholarship Program

2022 scholarship recipients

Auxiliary to the AVMA Scholarship Program

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.

AVMA/AVMF Scholarships

2022 scholarship recipients

AVMA/AVMF Scholarships

The scholarships are designed to help students achieve their goals and go into the world and accomplish great things. 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.

AVMA/AVMF Scholarship for Veterans

2023 scholarship recipients

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 creating a Veterinary Corps within the U.S. Army, the AVMA and AVMF established a special scholarship for military veterans pursuing an education in veterinary medicine.

Durvet Animal Health Future Food Animal Veterinarian Scholarship

2023 scholarship recipients

Durvet Animal Health Future Food Animal Veterinarian Scholarship

Large animal veterinarians are vital to a safe food supply in the U.S., and they are great contributors to the economic prosperity of rural communities. Durvet provides scholarships to veterinary students that intend to work in a food animal practice upon graduation.

Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarship

2023 scholarship recipients

Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarship

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation partners with the Harold Wetterberg Foundation to award scholarships to current or former residents of New Jersey who are pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.

Merck Animal Health Scholarship

2022 scholarship recipients

Merck Animal Health Scholarship

Merck Animal Health and the AVMF are dedicated to supporting exceptional veterinary students.

Rex Anderson VLC Travel Award Endowment Fund

Meet the 2023 recipient

Rex Anderson VLC Travel Award Endowment Fund

In honor of the legacy of a long-time AVMA volunteer leader, the Rex Anderson VLC Travel Award Endowment Fund is available to students who are planning to attend the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC).