Zoetis to veterinary students: We want to give you $2,000

October 7, 2019

Volume 50, Issue 11

Second-, third-year veterinary students to apply for $2,000 scholarships, courtesy of Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

Second- and third-year veterinary students at U.S. and Caribbean schools can now apply for a $2,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year, courtesy of Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), according to a release from Zoetis.

That's a lot of money

The VIN Foundation used 2018 numbers to estimate that four years of veterinary school, including tuitions, fees and average living expenses, costs anywhere from $148,807 to $407,983.

Eligibility criteria include academic excellence, financial need, diversity, sustainability, leadership and career interest, the release states. Scholarships will be awarded to students in all areas of veterinary medicine, including food animal practice, small animal practice, research, government services, public health and organized veterinary medicine.

Now in its 11th year, the Zoetis Veterinary Scholarship Program has awarded more than 3,300 scholarships totaling more than $6.7 million, according to the release. Winners will be announced in March at the 2020 Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Interested students can apply through Dec. 2 at vetvance.com/opportunities, a Zoetis-supported student-facing website with a mobile app, a podcast, financial literacy education and more.

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