Scholarships for Current and Prospective Veterinary Students

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. Thus, scholarships are the way to go for veterinary students.

Here are a few veterinary scholarships:

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The Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: TBD for 2021

This scholarship bridges 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 Pre-Veterinary and General Animal Husbandry Education Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: TBD for 2020

The Pre-Veterinary and General Animal Husbandry Education Scholarship awards 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.

American Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation wants to help students pursuing a career as a veterinarian. Thus, the foundation offers a multitude of scholarships with varying award amounts and deadlines. Interested students should definitely check out the website and see if they qualify for any of the available scholarships.

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