Merck Animal Health and the AVMF are dedicated to preserving and improving the health and well-being of animals as well as honoring exceptional veterinary students. Merck Animal Health is proud to show its dedication to veterinary students by providing $5000 scholarships to second and third year veterinary students.
Students attending international schools with 5 and 6-year programs should contact their administrative office to determine the school’s eligibility requirement.
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the AVMA. For over 50 years, the AVMF has been dedicated to our mission of working to empower and engage the public and the veterinary community to advance the well-being and medical care of animals. Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians help animals.
The AVMF supports the American Veterinary Medical Association and its Initiatives, along with our four strategic initiatives that include: Humane Outreach-Animal Welfare, Education and Public Awareness, Research Support, and Student Enhancement. The AVMF, a four-time, four-star rated nonprofit by Charity Navigator, has awarded more than $10 Million in grants since it began in 1963.
Established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 1963, AVMF’s national headquarters is based in northwest suburban Chicago. The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 80,000 current members.
AVMF is your Foundation dedicated to funding the programs that you believe in such as veterinary student enhancement and animal research support.
AVMF helps fund animal health studies that explore the causes, treatments, and prevention of fatal and infectious diseases by way of innovative medical advancements. AVMF also provides student scholarships that help solidify the future of veterinary medicine.
At the AVMF, they believed that responsible pet ownership is vital to keeping the pets happy and healthy. This is the main reason the AVMF provides programs to educate and raise awareness of the importance of proper veterinary care.
AVMF is committed to helping offset the cost of veterinary medical education. Ultimately, they look to identify outstanding veterinary students capable of changing the world by addressing the health and research needs of society – both today and tomorrow.
The student MERCK/AVMF Veterinary Student Scholarship Application can be completed online at their website. http://www.avmf.org/forms/merck-animal-health-veterinary-student-scholarship-application/
The program help in empowering them to achieve their goals in veterinary medicine and by recognizing and rewarding individuals who have made extraordinary accomplishments in their education. The 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, diversity 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 Scholarship Program
- Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program http://www.avmf.org/programs/merck-animal-health/
- 2nd Opportunity Summer Research Scholarship
- AVMA Veterinary Student Externship Application
- Harold Wetterberg Foundation Scholarship Program
- Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program
The AVMF seeks to 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.
Its goal is to build a relationship with veterinary students that lasts a lifetime. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Student Enhancement initiative is one way we act to preserve and improve the health and well-being of animals.
AVMF believes that by investing in the education of America’s veterinary students they play a role in ensuring that future veterinarians have the skills and training necessary to treat the pets, safeguard food supply and protect public health.
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation awards scholarships to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students attending accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States.
Students are encouraged to consider both traditional and non-traditional careers as they move forward in their education to understand the many options that the veterinary profession offers.
AVMF/ WINN Feline Foundation Scholarship
An annual $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a 3rd or 4th year student who demonstrates an interest in feline veterinary medicine.
The recipient of this award must be able to document a history of participation in activities that benefit the health and welfare of cats, including research, shelter work, cat clubs and other community service programs. A strong GPA and financial need are also considered for this scholarship.
Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation
For over 44 years this association provided scholarships to deserving veterinary students, regardless of gender. The organization’s legacy continues to live in the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program. This scholarship is open to 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students.
Dr. Elinor McGrath Scholarship
Juliette Fassett, founder of Dr. McGrath’s animal shampoo, partners with the AVMF in offering a $500 scholarship to a female veterinary student in her 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of veterinary school. Dr. McGrath is recognized as America’s first practicing female veterinarian.
Born in 1888, she graduated from the Chicago Veterinary College in 1910 and went on to practice veterinary medicine in Chicago. She was also the first female admitted in to the AVMA.
The recipient of this award will be selected based on her story of how she achieved her veterinary goals with the strength and determination of Dr. McGrath.
Mildred Sylvester Scholarship
The estate of Mildred Sylvester established an endowed scholarship that awards a $1,000 annual scholarship to an outstanding 1st, 2nd or 3rd year veterinary student with a connection to the state of New Jersey (current or past resident, high school or college graduate).
Veterinary Student Scholarship Program
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) and the AVMF are dedicated to preserving and improving the health and well-being of animals as well as honoring exceptional veterinary students.
Merck Animal Health is proud to show its dedication to veterinary students by providing $5000 scholarships to second and third year veterinary students. Students attending international schools with 5 and 6-year programs should contact their administrative office to determine the school’s eligibility requirement.
Merck’s partnership with the AVMF aligns with the AVMF’s strategic initiative of supporting the enhancement of students of veterinary medicine.
To ensure the excellence of veterinary medicine in the future, the AVMF and Merck believe in, and support, the quality of education and training of future veterinarians.
To know more about the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program click this http://www.avmf.org/programs/student-scholarships/?back=programs
2nd Opportunity Research Scholarship
The AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Summer Research Scholarship is intended to provide support for students who have previously conducted a summer research project and are seeking to gain a second summer of research experience.
Five $6,000 awards will be provided in 2017. ($5,000 scholarship and $1,000 to assist with travel expenses to the NIH Symposium.)
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 enrolled in post-graduate education in veterinary medicine.
Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is extremely proud to offer the Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program which was created in recognition of the AVMF’s long standing relationship with the Auxiliary to the AVMA.
A key strategic initiative of the AVMF is student enhancement. We have a long, successful history of providing financial support to veterinary students through our scholarship programs.
The Auxiliary to the AVMA is a non-profit organization of family, veterinarians, associates and friends of the veterinary profession whose purpose is to promote the science and art of veterinary medicine through communications, education and support of those associated with the profession.
Shortly after World War II, the Auxiliary started a student loan fund to assist with the hardships facing veterinary families due to injury or death from the war. Despite the tough economic times of that era the Auxiliary was successful in raising money to assist practitioners.
The Auxiliary’s support of the veterinary profession has continued uninterrupted since that time. In 2013 the Auxiliary transferred $2,000,000 to the AVMF to establish The Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program.
Annual proceeds from the endowment will support veterinary student scholarships for many years to come. During the 2016 – 2017 academic year a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student at each of the AVMA accredited veterinary colleges in the United States, the Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada and St. George’s University and Ross University in the Caribbean.
For more information about the Auxiliary Scholarship click this http://www.avmf.org/clientuploads/scholarship/FINALAVMF_AuxillaryScholarshipFlyer_082916_V5.pdf
Or see the PDF belowFINALAVMF_AuxillaryScholarshipFlyer_082916_V5
Contact information of the AVMF
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)
Attention: Cheri Kowal
Manager of Programs and Impact
1931 N. Meacham Rd. Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Telephone: 1-800-248-2862 x 6690
Cheri Kowal Telephone: +1847 285 6691