Student Scholarships

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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.

"I am honored and humbled to be nominated for this scholarship. I am glad that I can continue to represent the military while pursuing my dream of becoming a veterinarian.  I owe a lot of thanks to the mentors, leaders, soldiers and NCOs that have pushed me along the way. I will continue to do my best to honor their commitment and sacrifice in all my endeavors."
 - Graciela Orantes, AVMA/AVMF Scholarship for Military Veterans, 2017 Recipient


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 the AVMF's Grants and Awards Sub-committee on Student Scholarships.

AVMF Veterinary Student Scholarship Opportunities

External Veterinary Student Scholarship Opportunities

AVMF Scholarship Recipients Are Making a Difference!

"Receiving this support allows me to continue the work I know is important and creates opportunities to pursue the experiences that will allow me to become the best veterinarian I can be. This profession is a family, and knowing that support like this scholarship exists for veterinary students shows how committed we are to curating our collective future success. Thank you, Auxiliary to the AVMA and AVMF, for your generosity."

- Brett Montague, Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship 2016-17 Recipient

"I wish to extend my sincere appreciation as recipient of the 2016-2017 Merck Animal Health Scholarship. The scholarship will impact my veterinary education tremendously because it will help greatly in reducing financial burdens and allow me to focus on my education. Thank you again Merck/MSD Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, for your confidence in my abilities, belief in my goals, and support of my future."

- Khali Jones, Merck Animal Health Scholarship 2016-17 Recipient

For more information, please contact Cheri Kowal, Senior Manager, Programs and Operations at 847-285-6691 or