FINANCING YOUR VETERINARY MEDICAL EDUCATION

Current Grants:

Ongoing Grants/ Scholarships!

EVENTS

SAVMA Symposium 2019
SAVMA Symposium 2019, held this year at The University of Georgia, is an educational symposium for veterinary students from across the country. The three day program consists of interactive wet labs, lectures, academic and athletic competitions, an exhibit hall, and the SAVMA House of Delegates bi-annual meeting. SAVMA Symposium is an educational opportunity that exposes students to a variety of topics outside their typical curriculum, while offering unique networking experiences and career building skills.
Register here!

Zoological Medicine Society Symposium 2019
The Zoological Medicine Society (ZMS) at Colorado State University is proud to present their 5th annual symposium, which will take place on February 16th, 2019. The Colorado State chapter of ZMS is a student-driven organization that is dedicated to providing veterinary students with educational opportunities outside of the veterinary curriculum. They accomplish this through lectures and hands-on experiences involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in exotic pets, zoo animals, and wildlife. This event will be composed of morning lectures, afternoon wet labs, and an evening social dinner with students and local veterinarians working in fields. Click HERE to register now!

 

FEBRUARY DEADLINES

February 8th – SAVMA Symposium Travel Grant

The SAVMA Symposium Committee is awarding ten $200 travel grants for SAVMA Symposium 2019 at the University of Georgia! Please see email sent from Cornell SAVMA Delegates earlier this week for more information!

MARCH DEADLINES
March 1st – CDC Veterinary Student Day Travel Grant 2019
You could win one of 20 $200 grants to reimburse SAVMA members for travel expenses incurred during attendance to CDC Veterinary Student Day on January 13th-14th, 2019. Apply
here

March 8th – Vet Gazette Submissions
Vet Gazette, a publication of SAVMA, is now accepting your submissions! Send them your cute pet pics, your enlightening thoughts, your fun externship experiences, your interesting research projects, your beautiful photographs, and your amazing creations. Take the time to share your awesomeness with the vet community. Plus, your submissions give you the chance to win some money!  Check out the categories and submission instructions
here.

March 11th – Spring Interschool Collaboration Grant

This grant aims to foster collaboration between the different veterinary institutions as they work together to share ideas, offer support, and put on great events centered around Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. To qualify, your school’s local diversity-based chapters will pair with the same chapter(s) at another school to put on a joint event between both schools. A list of all the mentor and mentee schools can be found here. The paired clubs with the most impactful events with the greatest participation at each school will be awarded the first prize of $1000 for each school in the pair, while the runner ups will be awarded $750 for each school in the pair. Apply here today!

March 15th – Purdue Diversity Certificate Grant
The goal of the Purdue Certificate Grant is to make the Purdue Certificate Program more accessible to SAVMA students. The Diversity Certificate Course has 12 comprehensive modules, requires community service and attendance at four activities pertinent to the course. Students will have one year from registration to complete the course. The application can be found here.

March 15th – Culture and Diversity Awareness Grant
The SAVMA Integrative Communication and Diversity Committee wants to provide financial resources to veterinary students who wish to develop and support activities or experiences that will increase cultural and diversity awareness within their student body. Diversity is not limited to ethnicity and can involve factors such as economic status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or lifestyle choices. The application can be found here.

March 30th –  Diversity and Communications Development Travel Grant

You could win one of 5 $200 grants to attend a convention, symposium, or other conference which promotes diversity and communication in the vet profession. Can be retroactive! Apply here. 

JUNE DEADLINES
June 30th – Wellness Support Fund
The SAVMA Wellness Committee is offering funding to veterinary students and veterinary school organizations that wish to promote physical, mental, and emotional health at their college of veterinary medicine. SAVMA will award up to $2,500.00USD each cycle to student applicants demonstrating the need for assistance with a project, lecture, or event(s) that will foster physical or mental wellness in their respective college, on an as needed basis. Apply here today!

See below for more info regarding rolling grants including:

  • Diversity and Communication Travel Grant- $200

SAVMA TRAVEL FUND

Information available on the Travel Fund page

Extracurricular Funding Grant:

The Extracurricular Funding Grant is for veterinary student organizations to provide funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum.​

  • There are FOUR awards at $200​ each
  • Application is here
  • Deadline is past… try again next year!

 

NAVLE Study Package Scholarship

NAVLE Digital Study Package Scholarship. Even if you have already purchased a NAVLE study package you can be reimbursed up to $300!

  • Four $300 Scholarships available!
  • Info and App HERE
  • Deadline is past… try again next year!

AVMA Convention Travel Grant:
Looking for something to do this summer? Check out some AWESOME lectures the AVMA Convention! These grants are designed to provide students with the opportunity to attend the annual AVMA Convention. 
  • The 2017 AVMA Convention will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from July 21-25th.  Students are invited to attend and participate in networking events and educational lectures/workshops (http://www.avmaconvention.org/)
  • As a SAVMA member, the >$500 registration fee is waived for you, and attendance is FREE.
  • Four awards of $250 each are offered by the Educational and Professional Development Committee to help offset travel costs and are available to all SAVMA members.
  • Click these links for MORE INFO and the APPLICATION
  • Deadline is past, try again next year!