Financial Support for Students of Veterinary Medicine

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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 ~ $3,500

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 ~ $3,500

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 ~ $3,500

Awarded to a forth-year veterinary student with a companion animal objective, good scholastic standing, and financial need.

MVM FOUNDATION FOOD ANIMAL SCHOLARSHIP ~ $3,500

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 ~ $3,500

Awarded to a post-graduate student

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.