HSVMA Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship

The HSVMA Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarships will be awarded to veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to animal welfare, animal rights, or animal protection issues in veterinary medicine. Scholarships will be awarded to three students ($3,000, $2,000 and $1,500 levels). The scholarships are open to students who are currently in their first, second and third years at an AVMA-accredited veterinary school in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, or UK.  Because of some confusion regarding eligibility since some students are transitioning to clinical rotations during this time, any students still attending vet school after 2021 spring graduation are eligible to apply for the scholarships - students who graduate in spring of 2021 are not eligible.  (Previous recipients may not reapply.)  

This year's Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarships are generously supported by the Kislak Family Foundation, Dr. Carrie Waters, Dr. Kate Maher and Dr. Barry Kipperman.

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021. The scholarships will be granted by July 31, 2021.

Scholarship Criteria: GPA, Two Letters of Recommendation; Demonstrated Interest and Activity in Animal Welfare, Animal Rights or Animal Protection; Financial Need; First/Second/Third-year veterinary student enrolled in an AVMA-accredited veterinary school in the U.S. or Canada during the 2020-2021 school year. 

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