Scholarship Resources

Most of the endowed and annual scholarships listed on the Cummings Veterinary School website are awarded on the basis of need through the Cummings financial aid application process and restricted to students who are enrolled in the DVM program.

In addition to applying for institutional and federal financial aid, students are encouraged to seek scholarship assistance from private sources.  The Financial Aid Office has compiled the Outside Scholarship Opportunities list below to assist students in their scholarship search.

Information about new scholarship opportunities is made available by email announcements to students throughout the year as information is received.

Private scholarships may be offered by community organizations and are often announced in hometown newspapers. It’s a good idea to monitor your community newspaper/website regularly.

Scholarships may also be offered by professional associations, religious groups, employers and businesses.

A scholarship application or search site should not collect protected data such as your Social Security Number as part of the application process.   

Scholarship Searches & Resources

Cummings Veterinary School does not endorse any individual or company scholarship search sites, programs or information and offers that may be available through third party links. The information and links included in these resources is accurate at the time of publishing. Every effort is made to update the information on a timely basis. We welcome updates via if a link or information you encounter is no longer valid.

Applicants are advised to learn about the importance of safeguarding their personal information that others may use for fraudulent purposes, such as your social security number, date of birth, credit card and banking information.

Avoid Scams: The Federal Trade Commission provides guidance on how to recognize and avoid potential fraudulent scholarship schemes:

Search Services

Online scholarship databases are useful, but should be used with caution; many have sponsors and will use the information you provide for marketing purposes.  You may want to set up an email account to use only for scholarship related activity.  Avoid using any service for which a fee is charged.

State Financial Aid

While many states do not offer financial aid for graduate and professional level students, it is worth researching what is available in your state of residence.  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results are sent to the applicant’s state higher education financial aid agency by the federal Central Processing Service (CPS).  If your state offers financial aid to graduate students, please check the application deadline; it could be sooner than the school’s aid application deadline.  To explore aid options for your state, please visit: and

Veterans Benefits

Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members may be eligible for assistance to help pay college tuition and expenses. Visit for more information, including information about the GI Bill and how to apply for benefits.

Cummings Veterinary School VA Contacts

  • Certification Questions: Sarah Hurd, Registrar ( 508-887-4482
  • Financial Aid Information: Suzanne Ukpong, Financial Aid Counselor ( 508-839-8733

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Although most scholarships listed below are awarded based on interests related to the field of veterinary medicine, often students receive scholarships based on factors unrelated to their field of study.  Scholarships may be awarded by community organizations, undergraduate schools, ethnic or religious organizations, professional organizations and employers. 

Funding and deadlines may change each year.  Applicants should contact the organization to verify availability and deadlines.  To maintain an accurate list of non-institutional scholarship opportunities, the Financial Aid Office welcomes updates based on information provided by students.

Organization Name & AddressWebsiteDeadlinePreferences
American Association of Avian Pathologistswww.aaap.info 1stInterest in  poultry health – food safety career
American Association of Bovine

American Association of Equine Practitioners Winner’s Circle Scholarship / Race for Education (deadline 01/15)Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship 3rd year student deadline:  February 15thVaries:  Visit web site for dates for each scholarship

American Association of Swine Veterinarians
American Board of Veterinary Practitionerswww.abvp.comNov. 15thCase Study Contest
American Holistic Veterinary Medical 

American Kennel Club Scholarshipwww.akc.orgAprilApplications distributed by schools
American Quarter Horse 1st
American Pointer Club Scholarshipwww.americanpointerclub.orgMay 1st3rd & 4th year students with purebred interest
American Veterinary Medical History Societywww.avmhs.orgApril 15thJ.Fred Smithcors History Essay Contest
Association for Women Veterinarians Foundationwww.womenveterinarians.orgJan.  31st
Burlington County Kennel 1stN J Residents,  Burlington County
Citizens BankMonthly sweepstakes drawing ($2,500) and one annual grand prize ($15,000)
Entrant does not have to bank with Citizens (open to students enrolled at least half-time).
Community Foundation of Western   Graduate students may apply for most scholarships and interest-free loans except where noted in the description.March 31stWestern MA Residents
Delaware Veterinary Medical Associationwww.devma.orgJune 30thDE Residents
Fort Dodge Animal Health Legacywww.NationalCattlemensFoundation.orgApril 29th
Adel A. Malak Scholarship $15,000
Provides $15,000 scholarship funding for tuition, books, tutors and laboratory fees awarded for each year in the program. Recipient must work for FSIS’ OFO during school breaks for a minimum of 640 hours prior to completion of studies.
See Website
Harold Wetterberg Foundation Veterinary Medicine Scholarship 23rdNJ connection
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Education page updates annually, visit if above link has expiredMay 31stAnimal welfare, rights & protection
Imperial Valley Kennel Club ScholarshipsDr. Craig Satow, 805 North Rodeo Dr., Imperial, CA 92251Contact financial aid office for more information or Dr. Craig Satow, 805 North Rodeo Dr., Imperial, CA 92251 (telephone 760-355-0141, Dr. Satow)
Imperial Valley CA Residents
International Kiko Goat  
Caprine Interest
Lakes Region Kennel Club
UNH Grads
Leopold Schepp Foundation approx 200 awards per year to undergraduate & graduate students

Long Island Kennel Club ScholarshipApplications distributed to schoolsFeb 12thNY Residents
Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical 15th
Minnesota Horse Council/Tony Gasser Memorial Scholarship 1stMN Resident with Equine background
Mispillion Kennel ClubWilliam E. Spence Veterinary ScholarshipDiane Miller, Scholarship Committee Chair Contact SchoolOctober 1stDE Residents
National Hispanic Scholarship 15thVarious
New Brunswick Kennel Club Scholarship 15th3rd & 4th Year NJ Residents
Oxbow’s Veterinary Medicine ScholarshipFor students currently enrolled in a veterinary school who demonstrate an interest in small and exotic animal medicine. 1st
Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundationwww.pavetfoundation.orgMay 31stPA Residents
Polish American Medical Society in ChicagoKo?ciuszko Foundation Scholarships: to website for informationUS citizen or permanent resident of Polish descent from Chicago area
Wolfie’s Place/How I Got Into Veterinary School Scholarships $500 1st2nd, 3rd & 4th Year students
Philanthropic Educational Organization Educational Loan Fund $20,000Scholar Awards ($15,000)
Applicants must be nominated by a local P.E.O. Chapter and must be pursuing a doctoral level degree or postdoctoral research at an accredited college, university or institution.
VariesOpen to women within 2 years of completing degree
Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Programwww.avmf.orgNovember 15thFor 2nd and 3rd year students
Reno Rodeo Foundation Community Grants/ from Jan 1st – May 1st
Rhode Island Veterinary Medical AssociationAward: $2,500
Deadline: October 15, 2022
Application & Information:
October 15
RI High School graduate
Schooley’s Mountain Kennel Club ScholarshipWernerAssoc@optonline.netContact school for applicationJune 1stNJ Residents
Sallie Mae – $20,000 Graduate Student Scholarship 14th
Somerset Hills Kennel Club

Veterinary Scholarship Trust of New Englandveterinaryscholarshiptrust.orgSee Web SiteNew England Residents
Western Veterinary ConferenceDr. Jack Walther Leadership Award  ($1,000 scholarship and stipend to attend annual WVC)Oct. 31st3rd year students
Saul T. Wilson Scholarship Program in Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences March 1st

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