FINANCING YOUR VETERINARY MEDICAL EDUCATION

Current Grants:

Ongoing Grants/ Scholarships!

EVENTS

Online Career Fair: Veterinary Career Network

Attention fourth year students! Here is an opportunity to meet employers live online. The AVMA along with partners from the Veterinary Career Network is hosting its first online career fair, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, Sept. 27. Interact via online chat sessions and connect real-time with employers seeking veterinary team members.

Register here.

OCTOBER DEADLINES

October 10th – IVSA Symposium Scholarship
SAVMA’s International Veterinary Experience Committee is offering one travel grant valued at $2500 USD for a student to attend the 68th IVSA Symposium in Morocco on January 18-27th, 2020. Click HERE to apply!

October 10th – IVSA Symposium and Congress Travel Grant
SAVMA’s International Veterinary Experience Committee is offering one travel grant valued at $2500 USD per event (a total of $5000) for a student to attend the 68th IVSA Symposium in Morocco on January 18-27th, 2020 and the IVSA Congress in Greece on July 15th – July 26th, 2020. Click to HEREapply!

October 11th – IVSA Chapter Support Grant
SAVMA’s International Veterinary Experience Committee is awarding five $700 awards to deserving IVSA chapters that demonstrate financial need and a valuable plan to improve and strengthen their local IVSA chapter. Apply here!

October 12th- AVMA Government Relations Student Externship Program

Are you a veterinary student who wants to impact public policy and expand your professional network? Apply to spend 4 weeks in D.C. with the AVMA Government Relations Division’s 2019 Government Relations Student Externship Program! Please visit the AVMA website for application info.

October 15th – The Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship
The Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship is awarding $1,000 scholarships to students at each of the AVMA-accredited veterinary colleges. Click here to access the AVMF Scholarship Portal to apply!

October 15th – Supporter of Student Wellbeing Award
The SAVMA Wellbeing Committee would like to recognize and acknowledge an individual faculty or staff member that goes above and beyond to promote student wellbeing at their institutions. The nominating student of the winning submission will receive a $200 stipend for their efforts. Apply heretoday!

October 15th – AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship 
Apply to be awarded one of four $1,000 scholarships! Click here to access the AVMF Scholarship Portal.

October 31st – Financial Wellbeing Grant
The SAVMA Wellness Committee is offering an award up to $2000 USD annually to one SAVMA chapter demonstrating the need for assistance with a project, lecture, or event(s) that will foster financial wellbeing in their respective college. Apply here today!

October 31st – 2018-2019 Retrospective Conference Travel Grant
The SAVMA Educational & Professional Development Committee is offering six retrospective awards of $250. These awards can be applied to any conference (except for SAVMA Symposium) attended from August 1st, 2018 to July 31st, 2019. The application can be found here!

NOVEMBER DEADLINES 

November 1st – Fall Extracurricular Grant  
The SAVMA Education and Professional Development Committee is offering the $500 Fall Extracurricular Grant to veterinary student organizations for reimbursement money to provide funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum. Apply here!

November 1st – Faculty Community Outreach Award
The SAVMA Public Health and Community Outreach Committee is encouraging students to publicly acknowledge how a veterinarian faculty member has gone above and beyond their own professional responsibilities to make a difference in the local and/or global community as a servant leader. To encourage thoughtful nominations, the student who submitted the winning nominee will be awarded $200. Application

November 1st- Environmental Awareness Grant 2018
Apply for a grant to reach out and initiate environmental projects, engage in research, or attend conservation related events/ meetings. A first place grant receives $1000 and two honorable mentions receive $500. Check out the details here

November 15th – 2020 World Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Award  
The call for nominations for the 2020 WVA Animal Welfare Awards is now open! The award recognizes one veterinary student from around the world for involvement and engagement in animl welfare. Complere information on nomination procedures and requirements are available in the online WVA call for nominations.

November 16th- Extracurricular Funding Grant
The SAVMA Education and Professional Development Committee is offering four, $200 grants to veterinary student organizations to provide funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum. Apply HERE.

November 20th – The Human-Animal Bond Grant
The SAVMA Animal Welfare and Environmental Stewardess Committee is awarding five $500 grants to reimburse SAVMA members who initiate or sustain human-animal bond projects. Apply here!

November 20th – The Animal Welfare Grant
The SAVMA Animal Welfare and Environmental Stewardess Committee is awarding five $500 grants to reimburse SAVMA members who initiate or sustain animal welfare projects. Apply here!

November 27th – Teaching Excellence Award
The SAVMA Education and Professional Development Committee is offering an award to recognize outstanding teachers in our profession. To encourage well written nominations, a $200 award will be given to the student author of the winning entry. Apply here!

DECEMBER DEADLINES

December 1st- Faculty Community Outreach Award
Do you know a faculty member, clinician, or someone else that has gone above and beyond to interact with and make a difference in the local and/or global community as a leader? Nominate them to receive $300, paid travel expenses to SAVMA Symposium, and an award that will be presented publicly at symposium. You could win $125 for nominating! Click here for the application.

December 1st- Teaching Excellence Award

Want to recognize an outstanding teacher who has made an impact on veterinary students? The teacher could win an all-expenses paid trip to 2019 SAVMA Student Symposium at the University of Georgia to address the SAVMA House of Delegates and receive an award at the End of Symposium Gala. Nominating student will receive a $200 award! Please apply here.

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 20th – The Vet Gazette Submissions
The Vet Gazette, a publication of SAVMA, is now accepting your submissions for Volume 55, Issue 1! Send them your cute pet pictures, enlightening thoughts, fun externship experiences, interesting research projects and photography. Submissions give you the chance to win prize 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. The SAVMA Wellness Committee will award up to $2,500 each cycle to student applicants demonstrating need for assistance with a project, lecture, or event(s) that will foster physical or mental wellness in their respective college, on an as-needed basis. Apply here today!

December 31st – 2019 NAVLE Study Package  
The SAVMA Education and Professional Development Committee is offering ten $300 scholarships for veterinary students in their final years that are preparing for the NAVLE. The application can be accessed here.

JANUARY DEADLINES

January 10th – Economic Initiatives Essay Contest
The SAVMA Education and Professional Development Committee is offering an award of $500 to two student essay contest winners who write about an actionable solution for SAVMA and/or the AVMA which will help to alleviate student financial stress. Apply here starting October 11th!

See below for more info regarding rolling grants including:

  • Diversity and Communication Travel Grant- $200

SAVMA Travel Fund

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!

Other opportunities: 

4th Years!-Online Career Fair via Veterinary Career Network 
Here’s an awesome chance to meet potential employers live online! Interact via online chat sessions and connect real-time with employers seeking veterinary team members. Register here