Financial Support for Students of Veterinary Medicine
Each year, the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation awards over $40,000 in veterinary scholarships. Scholarship selection is based on good academic standing; applicant’s achievements, honors, and leadership experience; financial need; and applicant’s desire to practice veterinary medicine and/or benefit animal health in the state of Minnesota. MVMF scholarships are available to MVMA members only.
MVMF CARES SCHOLARSHIP ~ $5,000
Awarded to a first year student in good scholastic standing that has demonstrated current and past volunteerism and community involvement.
MVM FOUNDATION MARGARET POMEROY SCHOLARSHIP ~ $5,000
Awarded to a second-year veterinary medical student with both financial need and good scholastic standing, with preference given to a Minnesota high school graduate.
ARROWHEAD VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ~ $3,000
Awarded to a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student based on financial need and in good scholastic standing, with preference given to a student from the outstate Arrowhead region of Minnesota or Wisconsin.
MVM FOUNDATION SPANNAUS SCHOLARSHIP ~ $5,000
Awarded to a third-year veterinary medicine student with financial need and good scholastic standing, with preference given to a Minnesota high school graduate. The scholarship should be used for tuition, books, and fees.
MVM FOUNDATION COMPANION ANIMAL SCHOLARSHIP ~ $5,000
Awarded to a forth-year veterinary student with a companion animal objective, good scholastic standing, and financial need.
MVM FOUNDATION FOOD ANIMAL SCHOLARSHIP ~ $5,000
Awarded to a forth-year veterinary student with a food animal objective, good scholastic standing, and financial need with the intention of practicing in Minnesota.
MVMA AWARD–LEADERSHIP AWARD ~ $5,000
Awarded to a forth-year veterinary student based on leadership; given by the MVMA. The student MVMA member will be selected by recommendation of SCAVMA at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
MVM FOUNDATION JAMES O. HANSON CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP ~ $5,000
Awarded to a post-graduate student
- A veterinarian who has left practice to return to the College of Veterinary Medicine as an intern or resident to continue his or her education and expand his or her knowledge.
- If not #1, the award will be presented to a CVM intern who is staying at the University of Minnesota to continue his or her education through a residency program at the CVM.
- If not #2, the award will be divided between two residents.
In all cases, the award should be presented, if possible, to a person who meets the following criteria: a) Minnesota practitioner; b) University of Minnesota CVM graduate; and c) MVMA member or student MVMA member.
ACADEMY POMEROY DVM/PHD SCHOLARSHIP ~ $2,500
Awarded to a student in the combined University of Minnesota DVM/PhD program, preferable when the PhD is started and the DVM is completed.
MVM FOUNDATION DR. TOM BLOOM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ~ $1,500
Awarded to a fourth year student, preferably a Minnesota resident, who is recognized for his or her community service contribution (whether in the veterinary school or in the outside community) and has demonstrated a willingness to help others succeed.
MVM FOUNDATION VHA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ~ $1,000
Awarded to a forth-year veterinary student with a companion animal objective and good scholastic standing. The applicant must also submit a short essay (maximum 200 words) with the application package that answers the question: “How does Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) benefit its members?” This is an annual scholarship in memory of deceased VHA members.
MVM FOUNDATION PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP ~ $3,500
With increasing need to attract and train veterinarians in the field of public health and epidemiology, the MVMF awards a $3,500 scholarship for a student with an interest in veterinary public health. This annual scholarship is to provide a stipend for additional training or to offset additional tuition costs incurred while participating in the joint DVM/MPH program. Scholarship funds could also be used to reimburse travel and lodging expenses for a DVM student who will participate in a public health-related externship, such as at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The following criteria should be met for this scholarship:
- 1. A College of Veterinary Medicine student who has demonstrated an interest and commitment to veterinary public health, either through research, service, or externship training.
- 2. Ideally, the student will be concurrently enrolled in the DVM/MPH program.
- 3. Eligible students may be first-, second-, or third-year students.
- 4. The student has achieved high academic standing.
- 5. The student has financial need.