Current Grants:

Ongoing Grants/ Scholarships!


SAVMA Symposium 2019
SAVMA Symposium 2019, held this year at The University of Georgia, is an educational symposium for veterinary students from across the country. The three day program consists of interactive wet labs, lectures, academic and athletic competitions, an exhibit hall, and the SAVMA House of Delegates bi-annual meeting. SAVMA Symposium is an educational opportunity that exposes students to a variety of topics outside their typical curriculum, while offering unique networking experiences and career building skills.
Register here!

Zoological Medicine Society Symposium 2019
The Zoological Medicine Society (ZMS) at Colorado State University is proud to present their 5th annual symposium, which will take place on February 16th, 2019. The Colorado State chapter of ZMS is a student-driven organization that is dedicated to providing veterinary students with educational opportunities outside of the veterinary curriculum. They accomplish this through lectures and hands-on experiences involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in exotic pets, zoo animals, and wildlife. This event will be composed of morning lectures, afternoon wet labs, and an evening social dinner with students and local veterinarians working in fields. Click HERE to register now!



December 15th- Economic Initiative Essay

Write an essay requesting solutions to student economic issues, such as student debt, budgeting, and tuition, have the opportunity to be awarded $250, and the educational and professional development committee will work to implement these solutions if feasible! Please submit essays here!

December 21st- Vet Gazette Submissions

Vet Gazette, a publication of SAVMA, is now accepting your submissions! Send them your cute pet pics, you enlightening thoughts, your fun externship experiences, your interesting research projects, your beautiful photographs, and your amazing creations. Take the time to share your awesomeness with the vet community. Plus, your submissions give you the chance to win some money!  Check out the categories and submission instructions here.

December 31st- Wellness Support Fund

The SAVMA Wellness Committee is offering funding to veterinary students and veterinary school organizations that wish to promote physical, mental, and emotional health at their college of veterinary medicine. SAVMA will award up to $2,500.00 to applicants! Apply here!

December 31st- Winter Government and Policy Travel Grant
The SAVMA Government Affairs Committee is offering six grants to assist with the cost of attending government focused conference, externships, or other unique experiences related to public policy. More details and the application can be accessed here.

December 31st- NAVLE Package Scholarship

Submit an essay of 250 words or less outlining the importance of dedication to lifelong learning to being a successful veterinary professional for a chance to win $300 towards a NAVLE study package of your choice from SAVMA’s EPDC Committee. Apply here.

December 31st- Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship

Second and third year! You can apply to win one of 54 $5,000 scholarships so apply here. The odds are in your favor on this one!


January 11th- AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Summer Research Scholarship

Did you conduct research last summer and are you interested in doing a second summer of research? Apply here.


March 30th- Diversity and Communications Development Travel Grant

You could win one of 5 $200 grants to attend a convention, symposium, or other conference which promotes diversity and communication in the vet profession. Can be retroactive! Apply here.



See below for more info regarding rolling grants including:

  • Diversity and Communication Travel Grant- $200


Information available on the Travel Fund page

Extracurricular Funding Grant:

The Extracurricular Funding Grant is for veterinary student organizations to provide funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum.​

  • There are FOUR awards at $200​ each
  • Application is here
  • Deadline is past… try again next year!


NAVLE Study Package Scholarship

NAVLE Digital Study Package Scholarship. Even if you have already purchased a NAVLE study package you can be reimbursed up to $300!

  • Four $300 Scholarships available!
  • Info and App HERE
  • Deadline is past… try again next year!

AVMA Convention Travel Grant:
Looking for something to do this summer? Check out some AWESOME lectures the AVMA Convention! These grants are designed to provide students with the opportunity to attend the annual AVMA Convention. 
  • The 2017 AVMA Convention will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from July 21-25th.  Students are invited to attend and participate in networking events and educational lectures/workshops (
  • As a SAVMA member, the >$500 registration fee is waived for you, and attendance is FREE.
  • Four awards of $250 each are offered by the Educational and Professional Development Committee to help offset travel costs and are available to all SAVMA members.
  • Click these links for MORE INFO and the APPLICATION
  • Deadline is past, try again next year!