FINANCING YOUR VETERINARY MEDICAL EDUCATION

Current Grants:

SEPTEMBER DEADLINES
 
September 15 – Diversity and Communication Development Travel Grant
Up to five $200 awards are given to deserving individuals for past travels from Oct 1st 2016-March 31st 2017
Access the application here by September 15th!
 
September 16 – Annual IVSA Symposium in South Africa!
Yes, that IS as amazing as it sounds!
When: December 9-19, 2017
Apply on the website https://www.ivsasa.orgby September 16th!
***If you apply and are chosen as a delegate to attend the IVSA Symposium, you will be elligible to apply for 2 funding opportunities! Both due October 15th.  (More info below!!)
1. IVSA Travel Scholarship ($2,500/student)
2. IVSA Symposium Scholarship ($2,500/student)
September 30 -Underserved Area Grant
Can fund full externships to undeserved areas, such as RAVS trips.
Application/awards are rolling… Deadline for summer cycle => September 30

PHCOC Mission Statement: “The committee shall assist in the provision of veterinary medical care for underserved populations, the provision of practical experience for SAVMA members, and in increasing youth interest in careers related to veterinary medicine or allied health careers.”

  • There are EIGHT $500 Scholarships available per year
  • You can access the application form here.
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis, so apply soon!
OCTOBER DEADLINES
 
October 13 – Government Relations Division Student Externship Program
Spend 4 weeks paired with the AVMA GRD in Washington D.C.!!
AVMA is now accepting applications for the 2018 cycle!
Visit the website at www.avma.org/externships by October 13 to apply!
*** If this interests you, you probably want to read up on the Legislative Update below before you apply and get familiar with the works of the SAVMA Governmental Affairs Committee
October 15 – Cultural and Diversity Awareness Grant
Get some more funding to support your club activities!
Win Up to $500 
Find the application here and apply by October 15!
NOVEMBER DEADLINES
 
November 22 – Educational Lecture Grant
For clubs/student organizations not individuals
4 awards of $500
Apply here by November 22, at 11:59p CST
 
November 22 – AWHAB Project Grant
Animal Welfare and Human-Animal Bond
Same as above: For clubs/student organizations not individuals
4 awards of $500
Apply here by November 22, at 11:59p CST
DECEMBER DEADLINES
 
December 1 – Faculty Community Outreach Award
YOU can win $125 for nominating your favorite professor!
THEY can win $300, and complete funding for travel to SAVMA Symposium 2018 to receive their award!
Access the application here today and submit your nomination by December 1st!
 
December 1 – SAVMA 2017-2018 Teaching Excellence Award
Yep!  ANOTHER chance to recognize your favorite professor!
And you can still win $125
Access the application here and apply by December 1st at 5pm CST!!
 
December 15 – Economic Issues Essay Grant
Write an essay about a hypothetical job contract, how you would negociate what you want
Win $250
Apply here
 
December 15 – Interschool Collaboration Grant
Previously known as the Pairing Program
Pair up with another vet school’s WVLDI, VOICE, Broad Spectrum or other DIversity based club and put on a joint event in the fall for a chance to win 1st place prize of $500 each or 2nd place prize of $250 each school
Info can be found here and application here
 
December 31 – Wellness Support Fund
Cornell can win up up to $2,500 to assist with projects, lectures, and other events Wellness related.
Apply here by the deadline!

 

Ongoing Grants/ Scholarships!

 

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!

Past Due Grants:

​Government Outreach, Advocacy and Leadership (GOAL) Grant:

​The purpose of the GOAL grant is to promote AVMA’s legislative work and Government Relations Division (GRD), as well as encourage participation in legislative action and advocacy for veterinary medicine on the student level. Only veterinary students who participate in the legislative fly-in are eligible for this grant.

  • ​6 grants up to $500 each
  • Info and Application HERE
  • Deadline 3/9/2016!!!!– 

 ​Disaster Preparedness GrantThe Disaster Preparedness Grant will sponsor grants for individuals and clubs that are interested in hosting a disaster preparedness course, wet lab, or related event at their respective school.

  • Two $1000 grants and one $500 grant for clubs
  • More info and application can be found here
  • Deadline 4/31/16