April 15, 2010


 Applications sought for student scholarships

Posted April 1, 2010 

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation, in keeping with one of its primary goals of student enhancement, is seeking applicants once again for its annual veterinary student scholarship program.

This year the Foundation will award $29,000 through 23 scholarships to Student AVMA members enrolled in their first, second, or third year at an AVMA-accredited veterinary college or school in the United States. Additional scholarships may be available.

Students are encouraged to consider traditional and nontraditional careers as they move forward in their education, to understand the many options that the veterinary profession offers. In keeping with the mission of the AVMF, preference will be given to students interested in pursuing a career in certain areas. These include, but are not limited to, animal health studies, shelter medicine, disaster preparedness and response, laboratory animal medicine, food animal medicine, and practicing in underserved communities.

For applications, visit www.avmf.org and click on the "Grant Seeking" and then "How to Apply" links. Applications are due by May 15; recipients will be notified by letter by Sept. 15.

For more information, contact Donna Johnson, AVMF grants coordinator.