Internal Scholarship Sources

 

The online scholarship application for all of these scholarships is available between the beginning of classes each August and September 1.

The following awards are distributed to students enrolled in Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine based on specific designations, achievement, area of interest, and financial need.  Information regarding individual student financial need is obtained from the Kansas State University Office of Student Financial Assistance.  Students must complete the on-line scholarship application by September 1st, as indicated by the Associate Dean, to be eligible for these awards. Decisions regarding distribution of awards and scholarships are the responsibility of the College of Veterinary Medicine Awards and Scholarships Committee.

Name

Description

American Royal Association Scholarship

For fourth year students who participate in the American Royal activities and have an interest in large animal veterinary medicine.

Anonymous Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

First preference for this award will be given to a Military Veteran and second preference to residents of Nebraska.

Arizona Equine Scholarship

Support for a student who exhibits an interest in Equine Medicine. 

Kathryn Ashbrook Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student based on financial need.

Louis A. and Norma J. Ball Scholarship

The recipient will be a fourth year student who is in the top 10 percent of their class academically at the beginning of their senior year. The recipient should have an interest in small animal medicine, expressed an interest in advanced clinical training, and have the credentials to be accepted into an excellent advanced clinical training program.

Dr. Keith B. and Janet E. Beeman Scholarship

Support for a third year student in good academic standing who is pursuing an interest in theriogenology and exhibits financial need. This scholarship is $1,000 annually.

Virginia Beiser Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine, with preference given to students who demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need.

Phebe Bissell Memorial Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Recipient shall be student(s) properly enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine and shall have financial need, good moral character, dedication to acquiring a good education, and shall not be recipient of any athletic scholarships. Preference shall be given to candidates from the following counties in the State of Kansas in the order named: Phillips, Smith, Norton, and Rooks. In the event an appropriate candidate is not identified through the usual selection process in the above named counties, any qualified or worthy candidate from any other Kansas county or area is eligible.

Jody Borders Memorial Scholarship

Support for first year students based on need. The amount and number of scholarships will be determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Bret Bornholdt Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student who has demonstrated outstanding promise in the area of working/service dogs. The recipient will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee based on essays describing their experiences.

Charles W. Bower Loan Fund

These loans will be available to any veterinary medicine student at Kansas State University upon verification of unmet need from the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Dr. James E. Boyd Scholarship

Recipient will be a first, second, or third year student who is a Kansas resident. First preference will be given to a student who reveals the greatest financial need. The applicant must also demonstrate a commitment to community involvement/volunteer work and intend to practice in small animal medicine, excluding exotic or zoo medicine interests.

Dr. Richard L. Branson Honorary Scholarship

Awarded to a student who will practice small animal care, but is not to be awarded to a student who will enter the research field of veterinary medicine.

J.H. Burt Memorial Scholarship

Support for a student who best meets the requirements of exceptional ability in the anatomical technique of preparing or fabricating teaching specimens or material for use in classes of anatomy.

Byers Ranches Scholarship

Recipient will be a first year student who demonstrates financial need, grew up in a rural Kansas community, attended a Kansas college or university, graduated from college with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, intend to concentrate in large animal medicine, and follow a curriculum focusing on large animal medicine. May be renewed all four years if student continues to meet criteria and remains in good standing.

Dr. Edward F. Cary Memorial Scholarship

Support for a student based on financial need.

Dr. John Henry Cerny Endowed Scholarship

Support for a student who exhibits financial need and is in good standing academically.

Dr. John B. Chesire Memorial Scholarship

Support for a student based on financial need.

Christian Veterinary Medicine Fellowship Travel Award

Support for a student who is a Christian Veterinary Medicine Fellowship member at Kansas State.  Funds will be provided for members to use on domestic or international trips to work with veterinarians.

Robert V. Christian Scholarship

Support for a student based on financial need.

Dr. Ross D. Clark Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student who is in good standing academically.

Class of 1932 Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Support for a student who received their elementary and secondary education in Kansas.

Class of 1939 Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student based on financial need.

Class of 1958 Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Class of 1961 Scholarship

Support for a student enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine with preference given to a third year, fourth year, or graduate student that has elected to concentrate his/her studies and professional career in Food Animal practice; or with an advanced degree in the specialties of Microbiology, Epidemiology , Public Health, Pathology, or Toxicology.  In addition, the recipient shall be selected based on his/her history of student leadership and potential to contribute to the profession because of his/her exceptional vision, work ethic and professionalism.

Class of 1965 Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Class of 1967 Memorial Award

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Harry T. and Eleanor L. Coffman Endowment for Veterinary Medicine

Support for third year students who are in the upper third of their class academically, with preference given to students who have graduated from a Kansas High School.  In addition, leadership and professional qualities will be taken into consideration.

The Edgar E. and M. Elisabeth Coleman Scholarship

Support for fourth year students ranked in the upper 30% of their class who exhibit academic achievement and leadership qualities.

Florence D. Day Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dettmer Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for student(s) who demonstrate financial need and graduated from a Kansas high school.

Ralph R. Dykstra Scholarship

Support for a student based on financial need.

Glenn and Doris Ellithorpe Scholarship

Support for student(s) enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Emery Memorial Scholarship

Support for students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Awards may be renewable based on good moral character, good grades, and the need for financial assistance.

Emil and Ruth Erickson Scholarship

The recipient shall be a third-year student with an interest in pursuing a career in dairy practices.  This scholarship will be $500 annually.

Dr. and Mrs. L.E. Fairbairn Scholarship

Preference for this award shall be given to a male, third or fourth year student who is a Kansas resident and is from a county bisected by or west of Highway 281.  In addition preference will be given to a student with interest in large animal practice who plans to stay in the state of Kansas.

Feedlot Production Management Certificate Program

Awarded to students who are interested in earning 14 credits in the Feedlot Management Certification Program at Kansas State University.

Bernard and Estelle Foote Scholarship

Preference for this award shall be given to students who are actively involved in beef, pork, and poultry medicine.

Jacob D. Fortenberry Veterinary Scholarship

Awarded to SCAVMA delegates annually to assist with the cost of attending the annual meeting of AVMA and SAVMA.

August K. “Mike” Freeman Endowed Scholarship

Support for a student enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine, with preference to be given to a recipient from New Jersey, New York or Ohio.

Dr. F.M. Gaddie Memorial Scholarship

Support for a third or fourth year student who is a Kansas resident, has an interest in small animal medicine and surgery, has financial need, and ranks highly within the class per their scholastic achievement.

ASR Ganta Award

One award is given to the best third-year DVM students after the completion of the second year courses successfully at the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Award is $100 each to be used for books or other needs of the students who receive the award.

Eddie and Judy Garrett Scholarship

Support for a first year (second semester) student.  Scholarship may be renewed all four years provided the student remains in good standing.  Consideration shall be given to students from Wyandotte, Johnson, Leavenworth, and Douglas counties based on written essay and financial need.  If there are no qualified applicants from these counties, the award will be open to students from anywhere in Kansas.

Dr. Roger W. Gfeller Memorial Scholarship

The recipient will be a third or fourth year student in good academic standing and pursuing small animal practices.  First preference shall be given to students who demonstrate a commitment and passion in small animal emergency and critical care, surgery, and oncology. 

David M. Greene Loan

This loan fund is available to any veterinary medicine student at KSU

Dr. William J. and Anna B. Griffing Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Thomas J. and Della C. Guilfoil Endowment for Veterinary Medical Education

Support for fourth year students for travel and subsistence support while pursuing approved off-campus elective courses in fulfillment of academic requirements for the fourth year rotational assignment. 

F.L. and Allene Hart Memorial Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Earl B. Hauck Memorial Award

Support for a third year student.  When possible it should go to a student from Miltonvale, Kansas or the following counties in Kansas: Cloud, Mitchell, Ottawa, Washington, Jewel, Republic, Clay, Lincoln, Dickinson, Ellsworth and Saline.

Colonel Frank C. Hershberger Memorial Award

Support for four or five of the neediest students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Hill's Pet Nutrition Diversity Fund

Recipient will be representative of minority cultures.  Veterinary scholarships can be awarded to non-residents for up to $20,000 per year and to Kansas residents for up to $10,000 a year.  Awards will be renewable as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing and funding is in place. 

Dr. Alex Hogg Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine, with preference to a student specializing in swine medicine.

W.S. Hornsby Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student who received their elementary and secondary education in Kansas.

Harlow Kenyon Hudson Memorial Scholarship

Support for first year students based on financial need.

Dr. O.E. and Mildred L. Hundley Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine, with first preference to students from Nebraska.

Dr. Helen R. Irwin Memorial Scholarship

Recipient will be a fourth year female student specializing in small animal practice.  The recipient should also be from the state of Nebraska and exhibit financial need.

Dr. Irvin P. Irwin Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a fourth year student who is a proven Kansas resident upon first year of enrollment in Veterinary Medicine, demonstrates a proven work ethic, strong leadership skills and quality citizenship.  Preference will be given to a fourth year student who will practice large or mixed animal care. 

Shirley A. Jackson Scholarship Fund

The recipient will be a Kansas resident with demonstrated interest in companion animal care and at least a 3.5 GPA.  First preference will be given to residents of Augusta, Kansas.  Second preference will be given to female students and/or students with documented financial needs.

Donald F. Jarchow, DVM, Memorial Scholarship

Support for student based on financial need. 

C. Truman and Elizabeth J. Jones Scholarship

Support for students who exhibit financial need and are in the top 15% of their class.

Dr. E.C. Jones College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Support for a fourth year student.  Qualifications may include academic achievement, honesty, integrity, and extra-curricular activities that advance the image of the university or college and the veterinary profession.

Dr. William L. and Leone Pacey Jones Scholarship for Veterinary Public Health

Support for fourth year student who exhibits a special interest in veterinary public health.

Frank W. and Gwen R. Jordan Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for students from Dickinson or Mitchell Counties who have completed one or more semesters and have demonstrated financial need.

Kansas Veterinary Medical Association Foundation

Recipient(s) will be Kansas residents properly enrolled. 

Thuraline Keith Exotic Zoo Medicine Scholarship

Support for student(s) involved with the Conservation and Research Center program in the Exotics Section of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Thuraline Keith Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for student(s) interested in small animal practice.  First preference shall be given to students from Harper, Kingman, Barber or Sumner counties in Kansas.  Second preference shall be given to students from Anderson County, Kansas and then to students from Kansas.

Dr. Samuel Kelsall, III Endowed Scholarship

To any student enrolled at the College of Veterinary Medicine with preference given to students with an interest in food safety/inspection.

James and Cynthia Kenyon Scholarship

Preference for this award is given to a student who demonstrates financial need, is in the top fourth of their class, and is from west of Highway 81 in Kansas.

Dr. Robert E. Kind Memorial Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Awarded to third year student(s) who exhibit financial need.  Recipient(s) shall be selected based on his/her history of student leadership and potential to contribute to the profession because of his/her exceptional vision, work ethic, and professionalism.  Recipient(s) will be recognized among their peers as the student who exemplifies a future DVM who will show true compassion and integrity when working with clients and their owners. 

Daniel C. and Nancy L. King Scholarship

Support for a first, second, or third year student, with first preference to a student from Saline County, Kansas.  Selection should be based on interest, aspirations and character, not solely on GPA.

Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Opal S. Knappenberger Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a second, third, or fourth year student.

Samuel M. Kruckenberg Memorial Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student based on financial need.

Leader Dole Scholarship

Recipient shall be a first year student who is a Kansas native.  This award is renewable for four years with the stipulation that the recipient remains in good standing and will be distributed to a new student every four years.  Selection is based on an essay submitted by the applicants. 

T.J. Leasure Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving student from Douglas County. This scholarship may be renewed as long as student remains in good standing.

Leavenworth Kennel Club Scholarship

Support for a student based on academic achievement and financial need. 

Gladys Lichty Memorial Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Howard B. Liebengood Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine with preference given to students from rural areas interested in large animal practice.

Dr. Bruce W. Little Veterinary Leadership Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine, with preference given to a third year student who demonstrates leadership, is involved in activities and/or is active in the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

Dr. Leo Magrath Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student based on financial need.

Dr. and Mrs. Nelson S. Mayo Scholarship Fund

Support for a student based on financial need.

William M. McLeod Memorial Fund

Awarded to a second year student based upon scholastic standing in Anatomy, financial need, and character.

James B. McNamara Memorial Veterinary Scholarship

The recipient should exhibit both desire and effort to become a veterinarian and have financial need.  Those ranked in the upper half of the class academically are ineligible.  Preference to be given to a fourth year student.

Dr. Hugh and Beulah Meredith Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

The recipient will have an interest in working in or establishing a large or mixed vet practice and will be a leader in both classroom and clinical studies. Preference given to a student from Lincoln or Montgomery County, Kansas who has been active in community service.

Mid America Pet Association Scholarship for Veterinary Medicine

Three-quarters of the earnings from this endowment shall be awarded to a fourth year student who ranks in the top half of his/her class.  The remaining one quarter of the earnings shall be awarded to a third year student who ranks in the top half of his/her class.  Preference shall be given to students who graduated from high schools in the northeast quadrant of Kansas.

Jack and Carmen Miller and Marie Novak Scholarship

To support a first year student who is in the upper 20-25% of his/her class. Selection shall be based on financial need and will be awarded to one student annually. This scholarship will be renewable each year to the recipient as long as his/her class standing is maintained.

Miller Pathology Scholarship

To support a third year student who demonstrates an interest and aptitude in pathology and who participates in college and university activities.  Academic achievement should not be the only criterion.

MOPACA Camelid Scholarship

The recipient(s) of this scholarship will be student(s) in good academic standing, with preference being given to 2nd and 3rd year students.  The recipient(s) will have demonstrated interest in camelids through participation in the various student opportunities and organizations, not limited to the Camelid Veterinary Medicine elective course, participation in the Mid-America Alpaca Show, Veterinary CE Conference and the Small Ruminant and Theriogenology Clubs. 

Mosier Family Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Charles W. and Lois H. Nauheim Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Support for a second, third or fourth year student with specific interest in small animal medicine.  The student will have resided in the state of Kansas for 10 years, have maintained a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.  This scholarship is renewable if the cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is maintained.

Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine Scholarships

Two annual scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 each.  First preference will be given to third year veterinary students who are Nebraska residents and exhibit the greatest financial need.  Second preference will be given to second year veterinary students, who are Nebraska residents and exhibit the greatest financial need.

Dr. Marvin D. & A. Frances Nelson and Frances A. Savage Memorial Scholarship

The recipient(s) should be Nebraska student(s) exhibiting financial need with an interest in small animal and/or equine medicine.  If there are not students meeting this requirement, the recipients shall be Nebraska or Kansas students with an interest in small animal or equine medicine.

Dr. Paul Marcus and Norma G. Nesbitt Memorial Scholarship

Support for a student with an interest in large animal pathology and/or research.

New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association Memorial Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a student from the state of New Mexico.

Nicholas Scholarship Fund

To support third or fourth year veterinary students or graduate students who have demonstrated a sincere interest in research or training in the area of public health.

Dr. Frederick W. Oehme Toxicology Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship will be a veterinary student with first preference given to a graduate student doing research specific to toxicology in the Diagnostic Medicine and Pathology or the Anatomy and Physiology department.  Second preference will be given to a senior student intending to work in an area of applied toxicology upon receiving his/her DVM.  Students must submit an essay about his/her research/work intentions as a part of the applications process as well as obtaining a faculty recommendation. 

Orazem & Scalora Engineering PA Scholarship

The recipient shall be a third or fourth year student.

Alberta Davida Otto Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student who has a 3.65 GPA and an interest in small animal medicine.  Selection will be made based on history of student leadership and potential to contribute to the profession because of exceptional vision, work ethic, and professionalism.

Dorothy Palmquist Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Norman E. Palmquist Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student based on financial need.

Cecil L. and Maureen H. Paulsen Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

The recipient will have completed at least one semester of the professional curriculum emphasizing a career in livestock production. 

Greg and Robin Paulson Memorial Scholarship

Support for a third year student who has an interest in large and small companion animal care.

Pet Tribute Awards

Nine $1,000 awards, three to each the first, second, and third year classes.  Recipients will be selected based on a 500 word essay discussing the student's role related to the human-animal bond. 

B.F. Pfister Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a third year student with the highest GPA after four semesters in the professional curriculum.

Dr. I.J. and Ruby Pierson Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Ray S. and Eleanor Pyles Scholarship

The recipient of this award shall be an outstanding student and a resident of Kansas.

Lee T. and Helen Railsback Scholarship

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Lionel L. Reilly Honorary Scholarship

First preference for this award will be given to an employee or child of an employee of Professional Veterinary Products, Ltd.  Second preference will be given to a Nebraska resident.  This scholarship is renewable for four years as long as the recipient meets the criteria for selection.

Ethel and Raymond F. Rice Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

To support a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Preference will be given to a resident of Douglas County, Kansas who demonstrates financial need.

Dr. Robert and Carolyn Ridgway Scholarship

Support for a student based on financial need.

Jay D. Riedl Scholarship Fund

Support for a third year student who has distinguished him/herself through scholarship, citizenship, leadership, and professional attitude that advances the image of Kansas State University and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Wallace William Rogers Scholarship

Support for a student from Wisconsin.

Joseph Edward Salsbury Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to fourth year students who rank academically in the upper 30% of their class and exhibit initiative, perseverance, potential for leadership, and demonstrate financial need.

Dr. Melvin F. “Doc” and Dorothy Scoby Scholarship

Support for a student enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Hattie Snyder Scholarship

Support for a student enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Frank and Sue Solomon Scholarship

Support for a student who demonstrates financial need.  This scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

Paul L. Spencer DVM Scholarship

Support for a student enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. R.H. Spencer Memorial Scholarship

The recipient should be a third year student who ranks in the upper one-half of his/her class or a standout second year student.  Student should have a major interest in food animal practice and exhibit financial need with first preference going to a native of western Kansas.  Second preference shall go to a student from Nebraska and third preference to a student from Oklahoma.

Stauffer-Murray Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Awarded to a first-year, non-traditional student.  First preference should be given to students 30 years of age or older.  This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing and will be awarded to a new recipient every four years.

John L. and Lavonne H. Sullivan Scholarship

Recipient shall be a student from Nebraska who is pursuing an education focused on small animal practice.  Preference given to a first year student with financial need. 

The Seth S. Swift Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a student who is enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Telefund Scholarship

For students who participate in the annual Telefund Fundraising event, usually $100-$150 per student.

Telefund/Agriculture Career Scholarship

Renewable scholarships will be awarded to first year students intending to enter careers in agriculturally-related veterinary medicine. Students are required to submit essay and transcripts for original application, with annual renewal consisting of a 500-word progress report.

Agnes I. Theede Memorial and Lyons Veterinary Clinic Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Awarded to veterinary student(s) with first preference given to students from Rice and Ellsworth counties in Kansas.  If there are no candidates from these counties, the scholarship will be awarded to students from Kansas.  This scholarship is to be renewable to students from Rice and Ellsworth counties. 

Dr. William R. and Betty H. Theobald Scholarship

Support for a student who is a Kansas resident.

Dr. James Ungles Memorial Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

The recipient shall be a resident of Grant or Haskell County, Kansas.

Van Riper Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Preference will be given to a student who is in good academic standing and who demonstrates financial need.

Veterinary Clinical Pathology Scholarship

Recipient is chosen based on his/her performance in DMP 775.  Said recipient should be in the top 10% of the class and consistently demonstrates a desire to learn during the course.  There will be one award given annually in the amount of $350.

Eula C. Voirol Scholarship

Support for students who are enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine, with preference given to those who achieve above average grades and demonstrate strong financial need.

William T. and Susan Walters Scholarship

To any student who qualifies as an in-state student, Kansas/Nebraska, with financial need. Recipient will review form CVM-A-07 between the Lied Animal Shelter and the CVM.  Student will complete three externships in an animal shelter during their four-year education.  Preference will be given to a student with educational and professional interest in high volume surgery and humane animal care. 

Glenn L. and S. Josephine Williams Memorial Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Support for a female student who demonstrates financial need.

Raymond Joseph and Louise Caroline Zwierzychowski Memorial Scholarship

Support for a student based on financial need.