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. 


  • A current or former resident of New Jersey who is enrolled in the second or third year of the professional DVM curriculum during the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Graduation from a New Jersey High School
  • 3.0 GPA or higher at veterinary school and undergraduate school
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • NOTE: Graduation or attendance at a New Jersey College is preferred, but not required.


  • Applications accepted no later than March 15, 2022, at 5:00 P.M. Central Time.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection in July 2022.


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 AVMF/Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarships!

"Thank you for awarding me the Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarship. I intend on pursuing an internship and residency following graduation making it difficult to begin making payments on my student loans. With the generosity of the Scholarship, the financial burden becomes a little lighter allowing me to pursue further medical training!"

Ryan Hopper
Michigan State University

"I am incredibly grateful to Harold Wetterberg Foundation and AVMF for their continued support in my academic career. The financial assistance provided allows me to diversify my learning experiences on clinical rotations, which will help me develop into an experienced and well-rounded clinician."

Elena Rizzo
Michigan State University

"Thank you Harold Wetterberg Foundation and the AVMF for this honor and your continued support! This award allows me to turn my dreams of becoming a clinician-scientist into a reality."

Ankita Gupta
North Carolina State University

"I am honored to be chosen as a recipient of the Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarship. This award will support me as I work toward my goal of becoming a veterinary orthopedic surgeon, and I am grateful to the AVMF and the Harold Wetterberg Foundation for their generosity along my journey of becoming a veterinary professional."

Eva Gurian
Tufts University


"It is a great honor to be chosen as a recipient of the Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarship this year. To be supported by organizations such as the AVMA/AVMF and this Foundation conveys the importance of supporting the education of future veterinary leaders. Specifically, this scholarship allows me to pursue more externships at multiple diagnostic laboratories, which is critical to my growth as an aspiring anatomic pathologist and researcher, a career in which I will work every day to contribute to the advancement of veterinary knowledge."

Maya Schlesinger
University of California-Davis

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"I am unbelievably grateful for the generosity of the Harold Wetterberg Foundation in choosing to grant me the means necessary to continue pursuing my goals in veterinary medicine. This award will allow me to continue to diversify my experiences in companion exotic animal medicine in a manner that would otherwise be financially impossible. Thank you!"

Kaylee Elizabeth Motter
University of Missouri

"I am deeply grateful to have been selected by the AVMF and the Harold Wetterberg Foundation for this scholarship award. It is an honor to know that such a prestigious organization has invested in my future as a veterinarian. This scholarship significantly alleviates my financial stress as an out-of-state student and affords me the ability to continue working towards advancing my career. Thank you so much for supporting my goal of contributing to wildlife conservation and veterinary medicine as a whole."

Lauren C. Palena
University of Pennsylvania