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. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current or former resident of New Jersey who are enrolled in the second or third year of the professional DVM curriculum during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Graduation from a New Jersey High School
  • 3.0 GPA or higher at veterinary school and undergraduate school

NOTE: Graduation or attendance at a New Jersey College is preferred, but not required.

** APPLICATIONS for the 2021 Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarship program are no longer being accepted. **

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 AVMF/Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarships!

Michael Astor
"Veterinary medicine is my passion. I worked extremely hard to get into the Cornell veterinary medicine program and thanks to this scholarship I feel that I can now make the most of it. Before this, I did not think that it would be possible to travel during my clinical year and now I am able to diversity my learning and networking experiences. Thanks so much again."

Michael Astor
Cornell University
$5,000

James Cockey

"This scholarship provides tremendous help in further pursuing resources that will advance my education, and I am extremely grateful to the Harold Wetterberg Foundation for making an investment into my future as a Veterinarian-Scientist."

James Cockey
Cornell University
$10,000

Sarah Deluty

"Thank you so much for selecting me as a Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholar. I am honored to be able to represent my home state at CSU, and to have this support in pursing my goal of becoming a veterinarian. This award significantly impacts my financial burden as an out of state student, and I am immensely grateful."

Sarah Deluty
Colorado State University
$5,000

Laura Donohue

"Veterinary school is as rewarding and challenging as it gets. To I have the support of such a prestigious organization is a great honor and I am struck with amazement and gratitude. I am going to keep working hard and exploring further reaches of the veterinary profession in the hope I can continue to make this foundation proud."

Laura Donohue
Cornell University
$5,000

 

Melissa Gronske
"Pursuing a dual degree DVM/PhD is a dream come true and this scholarship has alleviated some of the stress that comes with this undertaking. I am honored to be recognized by the AVMF Board of Directors and the Harold Wetterberg Foundation for my hard work and I am very grateful for their support as I continue to follow my passions in veterinary medicine."

Melissa Gronske
North Carolina State University
$5,000

Ankita Gupta

"I am grateful to the Harold Wetterberg Foundation and the AVMF for continuing to support my dreams and educational pursuits. This award provides me the opportunity to delve into the world of translational research and apply my knowledge in a clinical setting."

Ankita Gupta
North Carolina State University
$7,500

Chandler Navara

"I am extremely grateful to be chosen as a recipient of the Harold Wetterberg Scholarship! It is truly an honor to be recognized as a veterinary student scholar with NJ roots. This scholarship provides me with the opportunity to start my career with less of a financial burden, allowing me to focus on developing myself into a better veterinarian so I can contribute to wildlife conservation."

Chandler Navara
University of Pennsylvania
$5,000

Elena Rizzo

"I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and am deeply appreciative of the Foundation’s support. The financial assistance I was provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, so I can concentrate more of my time studying, shadowing clinicians, and gaining hands on experience."

Elena Rizzo
Michigan State University
$7,500

 

Katelyn Washart
"I am so grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of one of the Harold Wetterberg Foundation scholarships this year. This scholarship means more to me than I am able to put into words. The debt burden associated with becoming a veterinarian has been of great concern for me as I look forward to closing the chapter of veterinary school this year. I have always dreamt of going back to New Jersey when I graduate, and this award means I can be that much freer to help my South Jersey community."

Katelyn Washart
Lincoln Memorial University
$5,000



 

 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 AVMF/Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarships!

 

Blake Chiappetta - $10,000

Daniel Sandoval - $10,000

Ethan Bloomer - $7,500

Kristina Ceres - $7,500

Ankita Gupta - $7,500
 

 

Therese McNamee - $7,500

 

Nora Jean Nealon - $7,500

Elena Reitmeyer - $7,500

Nicholas (Nick) Lordi - $5,000

Katelyn Washart - $5,000

 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 AVMF/Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarships!

Nora Jean Nealon, Colorado State University - $10,000

Shira Rosenblum, University of Pennsylvania - $10,000

Elena Reitmeyer, The Ohio State University - $10,000

Blake Chiappetta, North Carolina State University - $10,000

Charlotte Burns, University of Pennsylvania - $8,500

Jamie Huselton, North Carolina State University - $8,500

Dominic Gentile, Iowa State University - $7,500

Britany Pannell, Midwestern University - $5,500

Kelly Cunningham, Colorado State University - $5,000

Travis Grodkiewicz, Tufts University - $5,000

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 AVMF/Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarships!

Lydia Ansen-Wilson, University of Wisconsin - $12,500

Erica Lachenauer, Cornell University - $12,500

Jessica Romanet, North Carolina State University - $10,000

Monika Mostowy, Cornell University - $10,000

Kelly Cunningham, Colorado State University - $10,000

Charlotte Burns, University of Pennsylvania - $8,500

Jonathan Nagel, University of Pennsylvania - $8,500

Jamie Huselton, North Carolina State University - $8,500

Travis Grodkiewicz, Tufts University - $7,500