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External Scholarship Sources

The following awards are funded primarily by special interest groups from outside of the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Decisions regarding distribution of these awards are primarily determined by the funding agency, although a few are determined by the Awards and Scholarship Committee.  Completion of the on-line scholarship form is not sufficient to be eligible for these scholarships. Please watch for e-mail announcements over the course of the academic year for instructions to apply for these specific scholarships, or apply according to the instructions listed below. 



AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award

Five awards of $1,500 each plus reimbursement for award winners for all travel and lodging expenses to the AABP annual conference.  Recipients shall be second or third year students.  They need to write a letter which outlines their background, work and academic experience, primary interests in veterinary medicine, career goals and provide the name of a faculty sponsor.  The faculty sponsor electronically submits student's letter and a supporting letter of sponsorship regarding the applicant's qualifications to the vet school's AABP faculty representative by March 10th, AABP rep electronically submits everything to AABP office by March 15th. 

AAEP The Race for Education Scholarship

Awarded to one student from each CVM.  The recipient will intend to enter equine medicine, be a member of SCAAEP, and be a third year student, with funds to be used during the fourth year of veterinary school.  Application process includes essay, transcripts, and letters of reference.  The recipient may also be eligible for additional scholarship money by taking an online financial literacy course. 

American Association of Swine Veterinarians Veterinary Student Scholarships

Scholarships awarded based on scientific presentations during the Student Seminar at the AASV annual meeting.  Abstracts are due each year in the fall.  More information available athttp://www.aasv.org/annmtg/2011/studentseminar.htm.

American Kennel Club Veterinary Student Scholarships

Recipient shall be an accepted or current full-time student at an accredited college of veterinary medicine.  Criteria for awarding: academic achievement and potential, activities in purebred dogs and/or relevant research, and financial need.  Application includes essay and transcripts.  Applications due by April 1.  Each CVM may enter four applicants.  If more than four, the Scholarship Committee will select the top four applications for submission.

American Kennel Club John Spurling OBE ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to five students each year who are enrolled in courses of study that advance responsible pet ownership. Applications must be postmarked by June 1 each year.  Additional information is available athttp://www.akc.org/humane_fund/grants.html.

American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and American Quarter Horse involvement, as well as the applicant's outstanding leadership and communication skills.  Applications are available online in August and the deadline to apply is December 1.  Additional information is available athttps://aqha.com/foundation/pages/scholarship-information-and-application/.

Association for Women Veterinarians Scholarships

Recipients are second and third year female students.  Check website for application details: http://www.vet.ksu.edu/AWV/docs/awards.html#appinfo  OR for an application write to: Dr. Chris Payne, 32205 Allison Drive, Union City, CA  94587

AVMF Veterinary Student Scholarships

The AVMF awards $1,000 scholarships to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year US veterinary students.  More information is available athttp://www.avmf.org/whatwedo/avmf-veterinary-scholarship-program/.

Brigat Graduate ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree (either Masters or Doctoral) in any subject at an accredited institution in the United States or Canada. One individual will be designated each year and awarded a one-time scholarship of $6,500 to support his or her full-time graduate study.  Applicants must be citizens of an Asian country.  Additional information is available at http://www.bridgat.com/scholarships.html.

Dane G. Hansen Scholarship

Applicants should be enrolled as a third year student, in the top 10% of their class, and a graduate of a Kansas High school.  Preference will be given to students with a northwest Kansas background and whose career plans include the probability of practice in the state of Kansas.  Applicants must prepare curriculum vitae and write a letter stating plans and aspirations for pursuit of a career in veterinary medicine.  Three letters of recommendation should accompany application with a cover letter.  Include permission for the Dean's office to forward academic information to the Review Committee.  Application materials due in October of each year.

Imperial Valley Kennel Club Scholarship

Award for legal residents of Imperial County, California.  Must be presently enrolled in a recognized four year DVM program.  Must submit completed application by April 1 and include a copy of college acceptance letter, two letters of recommendation from teachers, two letters of recommendation from non-school associated adults, and two personal essays. 

International Kiko Goat Association Scholarship

Awarded to a student who is specializing in small ruminants (especially goats).  To apply, send letter of intent, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to IKGA Office, 4453 Hwy 11E, Bluff City, TN  37618.

K9 Carts Annual ScholarshipOne $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a veterinary student. Application deadline is August 31 and an essay is required.  Additional information is available at http://www.k9carts.com/scholarship.
Kansas Livestock Foundation ScholarshipsThe Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF), in conjunction with Merck Animal Health, GoBob Pipe & Steel and Cancrete Cattle Waterers, is offers several scholarships. In addition, the Kansas CattleWomen offer a scholarship. By completing the application and sending it to the KLF office, you apply for all the scholarship categories for which you qualify. Each candidate is eligible to win only one scholarship. Applicants must be graduates of a Kansas high school and, except for vet students, undergraduate students at a Kansas community or senior college.  Applications are due by April 1 and are available online at http://www.kla.org/scholarshipprogram.aspx.

Kenneth Eskelund Preceptorship Award (offered by American Association of Avian Pathologists)

Students apply directly to AAAP.  This scholarship provides vet students with up to $1,200 to $1,500 to defray living and travel expenses while attending a 2 to 4 week poultry medicine preceptorship training program. 

Tim Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Applications accepted in April each year.  Any student in the CVM is eligible.  Application consists of a copy of veterinary transcripts and a statement of area of veterinary interest and future plans.

Markel Insurance Company/AAEP Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to eight students nationally.  Each CVM may submit one application to be considered, to be selected by the equine faculty and/or SCAAEP if there are multiple applicants.  Applicants should be interested in a career in equine medicine.  Application process takes place in the Fall and includes essay, curriculum vitae, and evaluation forms from two references. 

Dr. Roger E. Meisner Veterinary Medicine Education Endowment Fund

Awarded to a North Dakota student.  Awards are based on need and motivation.  Applications are due by June 15 and are available online athttp://www.ndcf.net/receive/scholarships/.

Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship ProgramApplications are available online in November.  More information can be found at http://www.avmf.org/whatwedo/merck-animal-health/.
Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

The Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in or accepted to a veterinary school in the United States. According to the AAVMC, veterinary medicine, contrary to societal trends, remains one of the least diverse professions in the United States. This scholarship serves to meet the economic needs of minority students to encourage enrollment in veterinary medicine programs.

Montana Veterinary Medical Association Scholarships

Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded each year.  Application deadline is in May each year. 

Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association Centennial Scholarships

Several awards for students from Nebraska.  Selection is made based on career goals, financial need, and scholarship.  Applications are available online at http://www.nvma.org/foundation/scholarships/.  The application deadline is October 15 each year.

Nevada Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

A number of $1,000 scholarships are available to third or fourth year students in good academic standing who are legal residents of Nevada.  Applications are available online at http://www.nevadavma.org/?page=66.  The application deadline is in January each year.

New Brunswick Kennel Club Scholarships

This award is in the amount of $500 - $2,500 and is available to a resident of New Jersey.  Applicant must have completed 2 or more years of veterinary school.  Deadline is January 30 of every year.  Application is available online athttp://www.nbkc.org/scholarship.htm.

New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs Scholarships

Will award one or more scholarships of at least $500 but not more than $1,000.  Must be a student from New Jersey and have completed at least two years of veterinary school.  Applicants will be judged based on financial need, academic excellence, career goals, and letters of recommendation.  Deadline is September 1and the application is available online athttp://njfdc.org/scholarship.htm.

Newport Laboratories Scholarship in Veterinary MedicineTwo scholarships will be awarded annually to students at KSU CVM.  One scholarship is for a student with a bovine interest and the other scholarship is for a student with a swine interest.  Preference will be given to students with an interest and proficiency in molecular diagnostics.  Recipients will be chosen by the Scholarship and Awards Committee.  Scholarship announcement will be e-mailed to students each Fall.

North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

Awarded to students from North Dakota.  Financial need and an expressed interest in returning to North Dakota to practice veterinary medicine may be considered in prioritizing applications.  Students must submit NDVMA scholarship application directly.  Deadline is May 15 and the application is available online at http://www.ndvma.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={3F99D90D-8FA7-4D55-A3ED-1578575C92AF}.

Old Gray Dog Foundation

Students submit a 250-500 word (typed, double-spaced) essay regarding a personal experience in administration of compassionate medical care to an animal.  Essays on euthanasia will not be accepted.    Essays due September 15.

Olson Brothers Scholarship

Recipients will be residents of Nebraska and have an interest in large animal practice, specifically those with an interest in food animal and dairy practice.  Selection process includes a written essay and interview with the Olson Brothers Foundation in Nebraska.  Scholarship may be renewed based on annual essay and interview.Scholarship announcement will be e-mailed to students in February of each year.

Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation Scholarship

One or more annual scholarship to legal residents of Pennsylvania attending veterinary college in the United States.  Applications are due May 31 and can be completed online at www.pavma.org.

Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Student Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a veterinary student in the spring of their junior year at veterinary school.  Applications are due by August 1 and are available online at http://rivma.org/vets/form/scholarships.

Ride and Tie Association Veterinary ScholarshipA $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the veterinary student who submits the best short article that is useful for publication in the Ride & Tie Newsletter. The 700-1,000 word article may be technical or scientific, or could relate to experience with horses and/or competition.  Applications are due by June 30 and are available at http://www.rideandtie.org/scholarship.php.

Schooley's Mountain Kennel Club Scholarships

Scholarship of at least $500 but not more than $1,000 will be awarded to a student who has completed 2 years or more of veterinary school and is a New Jersey resident.  Must complete application and include two letters of reference (non-family personal and academic), veterinary school transcripts, and proof of NJ residency.  Applicant will be judged based on demonstrated financial need, academic excellence (at least 3.0 GPA), letters of reference, community service and volunteer activities, and career goals.  Deadline is June 1and an announcement will be e-mailed to students in March. 

L. Dwight Schwartz Travel Scholarship (offered by American Association of Avian Pathologists)

Students apply directly to AAAP.  This scholarship is in the amount of up to $1,500 to help defray travel expenses to the American Veterinary Medical Association's meeting.   Applications are due by November 15 and available online at http://www.aaap.info/l-dwight-schwartz-travel-scholarship.

Simmons Educational Foundation Award for Business Aptitude

Awarded to a third year veterinary student who has demonstrated exceptional business aptitude as well as an attitude that recognizes the importance of the business side of private veterinary practice.  The winner from K-State then has the opportunity to compete for the national scholarship in the amount of $20,000.Recipient is selected by the KSU CVM Scholarship and Awards Committee.

Somerset Hills Kennel Club Scholarships

Two scholarships for junior or senior veterinary students.  Must be New Jersey residents (except for temporary University residency) and their goals must be primarily geared towards canine medicine.  Award amounts range from $500-$1,500.  Must complete application and include transcripts (both undergrad and vet school) and two letters of reference (personal and professional).  Applications are due by March 20 and are available online athttp://somersethillskc.org/scholarships.html.

Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship

Awarded annually to three students who are engaged in studies pertaining to the bison industry.  Applications are due by October 1.  Download application at www.bisoncentral.com

Western Veterinary Conference Student Scholarship

Recipient shall be a third year student who is an outstanding leader and demonstrates financial need.  Award consists of a scholarship award and also the opportunity to attend the largest veterinary meeting in the world by providing air transportation, hotel accommodations, and allowance for meals.  Students are asked to submit a brief essay explaining why they feel they would make a good delegate to represent Kansas State at the Western Veterinary Conference.  Scholarship announcement will be e-mailed to students in May of each year.

Wilson, Saul t. Jr. Scholarship Program (USDA-APHIS)

Students must be a US citizen, be enrolled in veterinary school full-time in good academic standing, must have completed NOT more than 1 year (18 semester or 27 quarter hours) of veterinary school, agree to work for the agency during school breaks (both summer and holiday periods).  Application must contain the following: resume (including current and summer addresses and telephone numbers), transcripts of all college courses completed to date, letter of acceptance to veterinary school, three letters of recommendation from college officials (none related), an original essay by you not to exceed 500 words addressing this topic: "Why I should receive a Saul T. Wilson Jr. Scholarship and what contributions I would make to APHIS, Veterinary Services", and documentation if you have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Recipients receive up to $10,000 per year for school expenses, paid employment during summers and school breaks, possibility of conversion to a permanent appointment.  Applications must be post-marked no later than March 1st.  Brochures available on website at:http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/pub_ahwilson.pdf

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