Guide to Vet Tech & Veterinary Scholarships in 2024


According to EducationData, 43.6 million student borrowers are in debt by an average of $37,718 each. The student loan debt is $1.766 trillion in the United States, and student loans are now the second-largest source of consumer debt in America, behind mortgages.

Even though student loans were created to increase social mobility, they may do the opposite and impede a young graduate’s ability to achieve financial success. Buying a car, saving for retirement, getting a mortgage, or even starting a family—are things that get postponed while graduates repay their student loans.

A two-year program for veterinary technician training can cost up to $30,000, and a four-year bachelor’s program in veterinary technology can cost more than $60,000. While this may seem low compared to other fields, it includes a significant portion of a veterinary technician’s median salary.

The market for vet techs is growing much faster than the national average at 21 percent, indicative of a great employment outlook for students. These professionals are paid a median salary of $38,240 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS May 2022). Aspiring vet techs can look for resources to mitigate a portion of their student debt.

Scholarships are, most simply put, free money. Students pay them back figuratively, with their service to society—at no interest or obligation. While good scholarships can be hard to find and win, they exist for motivated individuals who need them most.

In the vet tech world, scholarship requirements often include some combination of proof of enrollment at an accredited veterinary technology program, letters of reference, a copy of school transcripts, and, most critically, a personal essay or academic paper on a given topic. The awards can range between $500 and $1,500. has compiled a list of the top veterinary scholarships of 2023-2024, organized into four categories: general, state-specific, school-specific, and demographic. Please note that while some of the deadlines may have passed, scholarships are typically available annually at around the same time.

General Vet Tech & Veterinary Scholarships

AQHF Scholarship Program

The American Quarter Horse Foundation connects people and horses through charitable giving for developing and supporting initiatives or programs that preserve our horse’s legacy and further the overall well-being of the American Quarter Horse and the people who comprise the Quarter Horse family.

Several scholarships are offered by the foundation. For example, the Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship is for candidates who have been a member of AQHA for at least one year and are attending an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine.

  • Amount: Funding for this scholarship will be applied to the student’s last year of the veterinary program
  • Deadline: January 15, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants to the Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship must attend an AVMA-accredited veterinary medicine college focussing on equine medicine and/or surgery with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. They must be enrolled as a third-year veterinary school student when applying.

Oxbow Animal Health Veterinary Technology Scholarship

Oxbow Animal Health is a family-owned and operated company committed to helping small animals lead longer and healthier lives. Established in 1980, the organization provides high-quality animal nutritional products and supports rescue programs, scholarship opportunities, educational initiatives, and veterinary associations.

The organization offers several scholarships for aspiring professionals in all aspects of the field, those who aspire to pursue careers in the pet industry working with companion animals or exotic ones, and those interested in future careers in animal care as veterinary technicians or doctors. Scholarships are open to individuals from high school to master’s programs at all levels.

  • Amount: $500-$2,000; the Veterinary Technology Scholarship awards $500
  • Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: Those with a keen interest in a career in small and exotic animal medicine are the focus of this scholarship. Relevant volunteer participation, extracurricular activities, and work experience are a benefit. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants have to complete the online application, submit a resume, provide a letter of reference, proof of full-time enrollment in an accredited veterinary technology program, a transcript copy, current GPA, and a 300-500 word essay explaining why they want to work in the exotic animal field.

NSHSS STEAM Scholarship

The National Society of High School Scholars is a distinguished academic honor society that is committed to serving and recognizing the highest-achieving student scholars. NSHSS and its partners offer more than $2,000,000 in scholarships annually. This scholarship is for students planning to pursue a major in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics) field.

  • Amount: Ten scholarships, $1,000 each
  • Deadline: March 14, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: High school seniors planning to major in a STEAM field (science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics), including any area related to the medical field. Application requirements include a personal statement, a current resume, a transcript, and an educator recommendation.

The Sagebrush Circuit—Lew & JoAnn Eklund Educational Scholarship

The Appaloosa Youth Foundation awards scholarships to outstanding youth members of the Appaloosa Horse Club or Appaloosa Youth Association wishing to pursue higher education. The Sagebrush Circuit Lew and Jo Eklund Scholarship is given to members of the ApHC or the son or daughter of an ApHC member and is awarded to a college junior, senior, or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in a major field of study that is closely related to the equine industry.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: April 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be college or university upperclassmen or graduate students and must be pursuing an equine-related field. They have maintained a GPA of at least 3.5. They must be members of the Appaloosa Horse Club or the son or daughter of an ApHC member. Additional application requirements include three letters of recommendation and an official college transcript.

NPFDA Foundation Scholarships

Started by a group of poultry & food distributors in 1967, the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association has constantly been growing and changing to meet its member’s needs.

The NPFDA Foundation has given approximately $310,000,000 in scholarships to students from NPFDA member families since 1979. This scholarship is for applicants who are employees or children of an employee of an NPFDA Member Company. The funds for this scholarship come from private cash donations and donations to the NPFDA Foundation’s annual silent auction.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: Applications will open in spring 2024
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be employees or children of an employee of an NPFDA Member Company. They must be full-time undergraduate or high school seniors pursuing a degree.

Oregon Farm Bureau Clackamas County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Established in 1932, the Oregon Farm Bureau is a nonprofit organization with 6,600 farming and ranching members raising over 220 different types of crops and livestock. Its goal is to provide educational improvement, economic opportunity, and social advancement for the farming and ranching industry. The organization offers several scholarships focused on agriculture, farming, and ranching.

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: April 1, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: Those interested in applying their vet tech education to a career in livestock, farming, ranching, and animal husbandry are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is available to any Clackamas County High School graduate, current county resident, or prior recipient. A grade point average of 2.8 is required.

Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship

American Sheep Industry Association is the national organization representing the interests of more than 100,000 sheep producers in the United States.

The Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship has been made available for sheep-related graduate studies through the American Sheep Industry Association. This scholarship is for advancing the sheep industry through the financial support of graduate-level students attending a school in the U.S.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: May 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Graduate students who are involved in sheep or wool research in areas such as animal science, agriculture economics, or veterinary medicine with proof of graduate school acceptance. Candidates need to complete an online application and provide two letters of reference. They should also provide proof of graduate school acceptance or enrollment.

AZVT Laurie Page-Peck Scholarship

Established in 1980, the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT) provides a forum for vet techs employed in zoos to continue their education, share best practices, and engage in discussions about the field. The organization is devoted to all aspects of veterinary technical care in zoo medicine and publishes newsletters, sponsors conferences, and offers grant and scholarship programs.

The Laurie Page-Peck Scholarship was started in 1993 to honor the memory of Laurie Page-Peck. Page-Peck worked as a senior veterinary technician at the North Carolina Zoological Park. She had cancer and died at age 37 in August 1992. She worked for twelve years, dedicating herself to the care of exotic animals, and was a member of AZVT from 1986 through 1990.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: May 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must write a scientific, medically oriented paper on the subject of zoo veterinary technology, not limited to husbandry. Those with a strong academic style, robust presentation skills, and an intense interest in the zoo vet tech subfield are encouraged to apply. Students who are currently enrolled in veterinary or medical tech programs are eligible to apply.

IAOPC Doyle L. Shugart Scholarship Program

The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAOPC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing pet cemeteries’ standards, ethics, and professionalism and crematories. Established in 1971, this nonprofit organization is committed to safe, compassionate, and thorough pet aftercare through the education of industry professionals and pet parents.

Doyle L. Shugart, a former IAOPCC president, and a board director understood why the innate bond between animals and humans is essential. After he died in 2012, the IAOPCC dedicated an annual vet tech scholarship program in honor of his tremendous educational contribution to the profession.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Those with a strong belief in the value of dignified and compassionate aftercare, specifically when dealing with the loss of a pet. Eligible applicants include veterinary tech students in an accredited program or veterinary students in their second year or higher education.

John D. Spurling Scholarship

The AKC Humane Fund is committed to supporting the happiness and health of dogs across the nation. It offers grants to help support pet-related organizations and scholarships to students pursuing education in fields that contribute to the human-animal bond.

This fund annually honors five students pursuing degrees related to advancing responsible pet ownership through the John D. Spurling OBE KCVO Scholarship. Scholarships are intended as tuition assistance for students with excellent academic records pursuing education in a field that advances responsible pet ownership.

  • Amount: Five scholarships, totaling $10,000 annually
  • Deadline: July 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Individuals pursuing studies in veterinary technology, veterinary medicine, animal care, physical therapy, grooming, animal behavior, and training, may be eligible for this grant. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in a degree or certification program at an accredited U.S. institution.

Walkin’ Pets Veterinarian and Rehab Vet Tech Scholarship

Founded in 2001 by a bereaved pet owner whose seizure-prone dog was euthanized too soon, Walkin’ Pets Handicapped was created to support caretakers of elderly, injured, and handicapped pets. Handicapped Pets is not only a provider of numerous assistive technology options, but also educates owners on advancements in medicine, technology, and care that can mean the difference between an animal’s happy life, and its premature death.

  • Amount: $1,000 to a doctoral student entering his/her senior year of veterinarian school; $500 for canine rehabilitation of veterinary tech students
  • Deadline: July 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Those with a strong, concise, and compassionate writing style are best suited for this scholarship program’s expansive essay prompt. The prompt covers the history of end-of-life issues for pets, the change in assistive technology for disabled pets, animal euthanasia ethics, and other topics.

Teddy Sarna Veterinary Medicine scholarship

Rakesh Sarna, a global hospitality leader, has almost forty years of deep knowledge and experience gained throughout various regions of the world. The Teddy Sarna Veterinary Medicine scholarship was introduced in honor of Teddy, one of Rakesh Sarna’s beloved dogs. This scholarship offers financial help to those who have chosen this field to become future veterinarians who will treat other people’s furry children with loving care.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: August 31, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants to this scholarship must be committed to becoming the next generation of veterinarians and be enrolled in a veterinary school that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in the United States. To apply, they must write a 500-word essay explaining why they deserve this scholarship, what they hope to accomplish with it, and what their career goals are for the future.

Tuition for Vet Techs Scholarship

Sponsored by the NAVTA (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., the Tuition for Vet Techs Scholarship is awarded every year in conjunction with National Veterinary Technician Week. This scholarship is awarded to up to twenty applicants per year in the amount of $2,500 each. The funds from this scholarship may be used for payment of tuition fees, textbooks, student loans, and supplies for classes or labs. Funds will be mailed directly to the applicants who are selected as winners. The winning applicants are announced officially and publicly during the National Veterinary Technician Week.

  • Amount: Twenty scholarships, $2,500 each
  • Deadline: August 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be current veterinary technology/nursing students who have completed at least one year of program requirements as full-time students in an AVMA-accredited program. Recent graduates from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology/nursing program are also eligible to apply. NAVTA Credentialed Membership is required for recent graduates, while current students require NAVTA Student Membership. Applicants requirements for both current students and recent graduates include submitting transcripts showing a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, submitting a letter confirming current employment as a veterinary technician for recent graduates, or a letter from the registrar confirming current enrollment at full-time status for current students, and a minimum of one or a maximum of three professional letters of recommendation.

Merck Animal Health/AVMF Veterinary Technician Student Scholarship

Over the last several years, AVMF’s partnership with Merck Animal Health has provided scholarships for nearly 400 veterinary students, many of whom have gone on to become young leaders in the veterinary field. Both these organizations are dedicated to improving and preserving the well-being and health of animals as well as honoring exceptional veterinary students. Merck Animal Health shows its dedication to veterinary technician students by providing $2,000 scholarships to veterinary technician students who are in their final year and attending an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician school in the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: August 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be veterinary technician students in good standing and in their final year of school at an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician school. The decision is merit-based, with some consideration for financial need, while diversity will be considered.

Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award

Since 1928, the Viticus Group (formerly WVC) has provided continuing education to veterinary professionals. The Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award is named after longtime WVC food animal program manager and industry leader W. Bruce Wren. This award has been designed to promote Viticus Group’s goal of educating new graduates and maintaining their interest in food animal clinical practice or other related careers.

  • Amount: $1,000 stipend, complimentary registration, lodging, airfare, meals, and travel allowance to attend the WVC Annual Conference
  • Deadline: August 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Students who have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college and are currently enrolled in an advanced training program from an AVMA-accredited school. They must be able to attend the WVC Annual Conference to receive the award.

The Zoetis Foundation/AVMF Veterinary Technician Student Scholarship

The Zoetis Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation collaborate together to offer this Veterinary Technician Student Scholarship Program. Developed to offset educational expenses related to attaining a veterinary education, this program focuses on addressing the issue of student debt and the need to foster diversity in the profession. Based on financial need and academic excellence, scholarships will be awarded to candidates with career interests in all areas, including small animal clinical medicine, food animal medicine, government services, research, organized veterinary medicine, and public health, among others.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: October 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be currently enrolled as full-time students in good standing at an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology, veterinary nursing, or animal health technology program in the United States or Puerto Rico. At the time of submitting the application, applicants must be entering the second year of a two-year program, or in the third year of a four-year AVMA-accredited veterinary technology, veterinary nursing, or animal health technology program in the United States or Puerto Rico.

State Vet Tech & Veterinary Scholarships

Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians Scholarship

Founded in 1975, the Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians (MAVT) is a volunteer-run organization representing over 3,000 veterinarian technicians. The organization provides continuing education, and educational resources, and holds an annual conference. Students who have completed at least half of their veterinary technology program requirements with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for the MAVT scholarship.

  • Amount: Five scholarships, $1,000 each
  • Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Who Should Apply: Students in good standing at an Association of Veterinary Technicians-accredited college in Minnesota are eligible to apply for this award. Those with a record of community involvement may also apply for the Mollie Jean Mahowald Award, for an additional $1,000 in scholarship funding.

PVM Global Scholarship

The Purdue University PVM Global Scholarship program provides Purdue’s first and second-year veterinary technology students with the chance to broaden their education with international travel awards. Recipients will be chosen based on how international travel will advance the applicant’s educational, career, and cultural objectives.

The Purdue Veterinary Medicine School offers several other scholarships, including the Purdue Moves Semester Study Abroad Scholarship, which is open to undergraduate veterinary technicians and has several deadlines throughout the year.

  • Amount: $100 to $500 for those veterinary nursing students; $500 to $1,500 for DVM students; up to $5,000 for the Purdue Moves Semester Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Deadline: January 21, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: Students are encouraged to enroll in the school’s international veterinary medicine course before applying. Eligible applicants include veterinary technology and doctor of veterinary medicine students.

NHVTA Scholarship

The New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association (NHVTA) promotes the professional and educational advancement of veterinary technicians, championing progressive and human medical care for all creatures.

The organization certifies technicians within the state, holds conferences, provides continuing education, offers volunteer and internship opportunities, and lobbies for the interest of veterinary technicians in state and federal legislation. The NHVTA supports the veterinary technology profession and funds an annual scholarship for veterinary nursing and veterinary technology students.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Applications received by March 1, 2024, will be eligible for the Spring award, and applications received by September 1, 2024, will be eligible for the Fall award
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be members of the NHVTA, and membership is free for students. Applicants must also be either permanent residents of New Hampshire or enrolled in an accredited vet tech program in New Hampshire.

AVTA/Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarship

The Alabama Veterinary Technician Association (AVTA) represents and promotes the veterinary technology profession in Alabama. Together with an alliance of professional organizations, they provide direction and continuing education that ensures competent care and humane treatment of all animals. Sponsored by the Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation, this scholarship is awarded by the Alabama Veterinary Technician Association to one outstanding AVTA member for the amount of $500. The scholarship amount may be used to continue professional growth in pursuit of CE, formal education (tuition, books, membership fees), or professional/work attire and accessories (scrubs, caps, stethoscopes, etc.).

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: March 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be current AVTA members and be in good standing with the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. They must submit a brief 250-word essay detailing what they would use the scholarship funds for. Applicants must also submit two letters of support from a DVM/VMD, credentialed technician, or professional reference such as a college professor or colleague.

WSAVT Scholarships

The Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians is a non-profit organization that represents veterinary technician students, veterinary assistants, and veterinary technicians in Washington State. WSAVT offers the ‘student scholarship’ each year to veterinary technician students who have completed their first year of school.

  • Amount: Three scholarships, $1,500 each
  • Deadline: June 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: To be eligible for this ‘students scholarship’, applicants must have membership in the WSAVT, be a Washington State resident, have attendance in an AVMA-accredited program for veterinary technology, and complete the first year of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program with continued enrollment for the second year.

Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Student Scholarships

The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association is the recognized voice of veterinary medicine in Nebraska. It organizes local and statewide events for professional development, networking, and communications. The NVMA Foundation awarded its first scholarship in 1996, the NVMA’s centennial year. Scholarships have been awarded annually since that time, and the number and size of the awards have increased each year. The veterinary student scholarships by this foundation are for graduates of a Nebraska High School or State of Nebraska approved Home School Program.

  • Amount: 25 scholarships of varying amounts totaling $29,900
  • Deadline: October 15, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must have completed two semesters of veterinary education and must be pursuing completion of the professional program. They must be graduates of a Nebraska High School or State of Nebraska approved Home School Program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Each scholarship grant will be a minimum of $250. There are no restrictions or special favorable considerations as to marital status, race, religious affiliation, sex, physical limitations, or otherwise.

Maryland Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to full-time and part-time graduate or professional students in the fields of veterinary medicine, dentistry, medicine, law, pharmacy, nursing, and social work. It is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated financial need. The institutional financial aid office will identify students who are eligible for an award.

  • Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Who Should Apply: To be eligible for the Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program an individual should be a Maryland resident, demonstrate financial need, be enrolled in a part-time or full-time degree program, and attend one of the following schools: The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, Social Work, University of Baltimore School of Law, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, or certain Maryland institutions that offer a master’s degree in nursing, social work, or a first professional degree in pharmacy.

School-Specific Vet Tech & Veterinary Scholarships

St. Petersburg College Foundation

The St. Petersburg College (SPC) Foundation offers more than 350 scholarships to St. Petersburg College students based on eligibility. Once they complete their online application, they will automatically be matched with any scholarships for which they may be eligible. Out of the many scholarships offered by the foundation, an example would include the Betty Schaaf Veterinary Technology Scholarship Fund. This scholarship offers financial assistance to students who are currently pursuing a two-year degree in veterinary technology.

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: September 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to completing a degree program in veterinary technology. Applicants must be currently pursuing a two-year degree in veterinary technology and must have declared their intention to continue to earn their bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology at SPC and/or to students in their third or fourth years.

Indiana Animal Health Foundation Scholarship

The Indiana Animal Health Foundation (IAHF) has a scholarship fund for students at Purdue University. The IAHF will award two $1,000 scholarships to Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine students. The mission of the Indiana Animal Health Foundation (IAHF) is to advance human and animal health through support and education. This non-profit corporation supports the future of veterinary medicine by supporting veterinary students and young people interested in the profession.

  • Amount: Two scholarships, $1,000 each
  • Deadline: October 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be enrolled as full-time veterinary students (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, have an appropriate need for the scholarship, be an active Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) member, and a completed online IAHF Scholarship Application.

Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche Vet Tech Scholarship

The veterinary technology program at Austin Community College (ACC) prepares students to become licensed vet techs. The following scholarship was created for ACC students pursuing an associate of applied science degree at ACC in veterinary technology who need financial assistance for books, fees, and tuition. Previous winners may re-apply for each year they remain in the program.

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: October 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be students at ACC, must have already completed the prerequisite coursework for the veterinary technology program, and must have maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA in all college work.

Demographic Vet Tech & Veterinary Scholarships

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship

Joseph James Morelli struggled with dyslexia and was labeled as “lazy” and criticized for not trying hard enough. Suspecting a challenge, Joseph’s parents pursued neuropsychology and hired a lawyer to fight for his accommodations and rights to assistive technology, extra time, notes, and tests being read to him. With an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and accommodations, he excelled and received an award in math and science from the State of Utah.

This scholarship was started by the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation – a charitable organization, to honor Joseph’s spirit. This foundation supports students with learning difficulties by awarding scholarships to them toward obtaining a degree in a STEM field. Since 2014, the foundation has awarded more than $320,000 in scholarships to more than 130 high school and college students.

  • Amount: $500 to $2,500
  • Deadline: February 25, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants to this scholarship must have a demonstrated learning challenge (disability) of dyslexia, must be pursuing a degree in a STEM field, and must either be a high school student or a post-high school student.

Lisa Kaminski Memorial Scholarship

Lisa Kaminski, who was diagnosed with melanoma in 2014, was frequently seen supporting her favorite charities by wearing their t-shirt and a smile, passing out sunscreens, and encouraging others to brighten someone else’s day. After she passed away in 2017, her friends and family wanted to keep her memory alive and continue her passion for helping others.

This scholarship is a way to preserve the legacy of Lisa Kaminski. Graduating high school students who are passionate about making a difference and are interested in technology are provided with an opportunity to continue their education through this scholarship.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 28, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: High school seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area intending a major in a STEM-related field. Preference will be given to women candidates.

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund

Mae And Mary Legacy Foundation, Inc. is a charitable educational nonprofit organization that promotes community engagement through empowerment, scholarships, signature products, health education, services, and events. It aims to improve overall wellness awareness within the African-American community.

The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund is dedicated to advancing African Americans in the medical and healthcare profession.

  • Amount: Varies annually and is based on academic excellence and financial need
  • Deadline: March 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: African American students who are graduating High School Seniors from anywhere in the United States. Applicants must attend a two or four-year university or technical school.

Charles Shelton Foundation Veterinary Scholarship Program

The Charles Shelton Foundation, a national non-profit organization, has been providing scholarships to high school graduates and college students pursuing a higher education degree in veterinary medicine and technology for more than ten years. Its main aim is to help African-American students in veterinary medicine or technology afford higher education. Two scholarships will be provided by the Charles Shelton Foundation to individuals demonstrating an interest and commitment to animal welfare.

  • Amount: Two scholarships, $2,000 each
  • Deadline: April 15, 2024
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, provide an official copy of their transcript, should be African-American graduating high school seniors, current college students, or returning college students, must be a legal U.S. resident, complete the veterinary scholarship form, and provide two professional references.

James H. Bias Scholarship

The first Black man to graduate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1910, Dr. James Hendrix Bias assumed a veterinarian position at Tuskegee University (a historically Black university) upon graduation. At Tuskegee University, he established the veterinary medical program and the courses he developed helped encourage livestock production in the region. This influential scholarship is named in honor of this historic trailblazer who opened many doors for veterinary students of color.

This scholarship will be awarded to AABP veterinary student members from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds who demonstrate excellence in their leadership skills and passion in their pursuit of a career in beef or dairy medicine.

  • Amount: Two scholarships, $5,000 each
  • Deadline: May 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: Applicants must be AABP student members in their third year, be enrolled in and be in good standing at an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine, intend to engage in bovine veterinary medicine after graduation, and be a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic background.

ABC Humane Wildlife Women In STEM Academic Scholarship

Founded in 1976 by a wildlife biologist, ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. continues to be operated by epidemiologists, biologists, and other scientists dedicated to mitigating human-wildlife conflict. It offers this scholarship, which is designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering, and math.

Applicants will be required to submit an essay, proof of enrollment, and one letter to serve as an academic reference. Funds may be used for academic projects, tuition, medical expenses, living expenses, housing, transportation, or other education-related costs.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 2024 (estimated)
  • Who Should Apply: This scholarship is open only to graduate or undergraduate female students enrolling or continuing in STEM fields of study at accredited universities.
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