Merck offers the Veterinary Student Scholarship Program to exceptional veterinary students outside the United States and Canada. The Merck Animal Health is proud to show its dedication to veterinary students by providing $5,000 scholarships to second and third year veterinary students. Merck’s partnership with AVMF over the last several years has provided scholarships for over 100 veterinary students, many of whom are already young leaders in the veterinary field.
Students attending international schools with 5 and 6-year programs should contact their administrative office to determine the school’s eligibility requirement. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation and MSD Animal Health have partnered to show their commitment to veterinary students by providing scholarships to students attending veterinary schools in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, as well as select schools in the Southeast Asia and Latin/ South America.
The veterinary student scholarships and grants are awarded on varying criteria that includes academic excellence, leadership and financial need. Applications are evaluated based on academic excellence, financial need, leadership and area of interest within the profession. In 2017, the AVMF awarded 56 scholarships of $5,000 each.
The AVMF is committed to helping offset the cost of veterinary medical education. Donations support outstanding veterinary students who are addressing the health and research needs of the society. The organization seeks to impact the lives of the scholars by empowering them so they are able to achieve their goals.
The AVMF is also proud to be home to Partners for Healthy Pets, which is a profession wide initiative comprised of animal health companies, non-profit organizations, state veterinary medical associations and colleges of veterinary medicine. This ensures that pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a veterinarian.
- Currently enrolled and in good standing at an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine in the United States or one of the select international schools listed at AVMF.org Student must be second or third year veterinary student
- Must be second or third year veterinary student
- US students must be SAVMA members at school with SAVMA chapter (Student American Veterinary Medical Association)
- Merit based with some consideration to financial need
Under the guidelines of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, the AVMF and veterinary school leadership will select and reward the students. To know more about the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program click this http://www.avmf.org/clientuploads/scholarship/AVMF_Merck_ScholarshipFlyer_103015_V3.pdf
or read the PDF belowMERCK Scholarship
In March 2018, 56 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck. The AVMF has supported veterinary students for more than five decades.
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The MSD Animal Health and WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program is designed to help students to continue their studies by offering direct financial support. The scholarships are awarded directly to the successful candidates, aiding them with their scholastic development.
The review of applications considered financial need, academic achievement, engagement of the students with their future career path, leadership potential, and letters of support from their respective veterinary colleges.
Over the application period, many applicants had also taken steps to familiarize themselves for their chosen career paths, including participating in research projects, gaining work experience with local animal charities and veterinary clinics, and volunteering within their local communities to improve conditions for the animals around them.
Send Your Questions To
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)
Attention: Cheri Kowal
Manager of Programs and Impact
1931 N. Meacham Rd. Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Telephone: 1-800-248-2862 x 6690
Cheri Kowal Telephone: +1847 285 6691