Scholarships for Current and Prospective Veterinary Students

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Veterinary medicine is a rewarding profession, but like any career in medicine, the cost of school is often a prohibiting factor for those who would otherwise pursue this as a career.

With the costs of veterinary school rising to over $200,000 for in-state and over $275,000 for out-of-state, prospective and current veterinary students are constantly looking for ways to help pay for their education. Student loans put students in debt right after school, so scholarships are the way to go for veterinary students since they are money that does not need to be paid back.

Here are a few veterinary student scholarships:

The Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Amount: $500

This scholarship was created to bridge the gap between minority students and a career in veterinary medicine, currently known as one of the least diverse medical specialties. This $500 award will be awarded annually and can be applied to Spring or Fall courses, fees or books. For this scholarship, applicants must submit a short essay, proof of enrollment, letters of reference and a resume detailing their work in animal welfare.

The 2017 Pre-Veterinary and General Animal Husbandry Education Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

The 2017 Pre-Veterinary and General Animal Husbandry Education Scholarship is a $1,000 annual college scholarship awarded to a student interested in general animal husbandry and/or pre-veterinary studies. This scholarship is brought to anyone who can prove enrollment in a veterinary program by Golden Meadows Retrievers. Applications must be received by December 31, 2017, and the prize will be awarded by January 15, 2018.

Saul T. Wilson, Jr. Scholarship Program

Amount: $7,500—$15,000

Students interested in a career in public veterinary health can apply for this scholarship/internship, which provides $7,500 per year for undergraduate studies and $15,000 for graduate studies. After completion of the program, students are to work as a full-time agency employee for at least one calendar year for each year they were in the program. As a public veterinary health employee, you can have a great impact on the type of medicine patients receive, and be a part of veterinary medicine for a wide variety of animals, including domestic animals and livestock.

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