FINANCING YOUR VETERINARY MEDICAL EDUCATION

Current Grants:

Ongoing Grants/ Scholarships!

EVENTS

Keep an eye out for any future events!

APRIL DEADLINES

April 14th – 2019 IVSA Congress Scholarship
SAVMA’s International Veterinary Experience Committee is offering up to $2500 toward travel and attendance for one student to travel to the 2019 IVSA Congress held in Croatia from July 21st to August 1st, 2019. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must apply to attend the congress here AND apply for the scholarship here.

April 19th – 2019 SAVMA Externship Grant
SAVMA’s Educational and Professional Development Committee is offering an externship grant open to SAVMA members partaking in off- campus externships between the dates of August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019. Twenty-five awards will be given at $300 each and are available to any SAVMA member attending off campus externships between Aug. 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019. The application can be found here.

April 30th – Disaster Preparedness Course/Event Grant
The SAVMA Public Health and Community Outreach Committee will sponsor up to two $1000 grants and one $500 grant for clubs that are interested in hosting a disaster preparedness course, wet lab, or related event at their respective school. Click here to apply, and contact Julia Lombardo at jlombar1@sgu.edu with any questions or concerns.

April 30th – Underserved Areas Grant
The SAVMA Public Health and Community Outreach Committee will be awarding to stipends of $500 each and one stipend of $1000 to retroactively reimburse SAVMA members for costs accrued during an externship completed between April 1st, 2018 and March 31st, 2019. Clickhere to apply.

MAY DEADLINES
May 15th – Commitment to SAVMA’s Animal Welfare and Human Animal Bonding Committee Award

This award recognizes outstanding SAVMA members who have worked, or are currently working, in the areas of animal welfare and the human animal bond during their time in veterinary school (please give specific examples). The award is aimed to reward and encourage individual accomplishments in improving animal welfare and/or the human-animal bond. You can nominate yourself or a colleague. This award is not intended to fund travel expenses. There will be one award of $1000 and a runner-up of $750. Please apply here. 

May 15th – SAVMA Animal Welfare and Human Animal Bond Committee Travel Award
This award reimburses SAVMA members who have attended a convention, conference, or educational trip related to animal welfare and/or the human-animal bond within the past 12 months. There will be one $1000 award intended for students that undergo international travel and two $500 awards intended to cover domestic travel. Please apply here

May 15th – Communicating Diversity Within Veterinary Medicine Grant

The goal of this grant is to encourage veterinary students to engage in dialogue regarding diversity and inclusion among members of their school and beyond through programming. Up to 5 grants of $250-$500 will be awarded to deserving individuals or groups who host a diversity-based activity that facilitates conversation and awareness about diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine. Apply here.

May 17th – American Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarships
The AVMF is now accepting applications for scholarships! The AVMF awards scholarships to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students attending accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. These scholarships are awarded based on varying criteria that includes academic excellence, leadership and financial need. The deadline to apply is May 17. For more information visit the AVMF Scholarships portal here

May 17th – The Vet Gazette Submissions
The Vet Gazette, a publication of SAVMA, is now accepting your submissions! 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!

JUNE DEADLINES
June 30th – 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 $2,500.00USD each cycle to student applicants demonstrating the 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!

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!

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 (http://www.avmaconvention.org/)
  • 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!