Veterinary Scholarships (member)

$250–$1,000Award Amount
23Number of Awards
10/15/2022Submission Deadline

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The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has been awarding scholarships to students studying veterinary medicine since 1996. A number of scholarships have been awarded annually since that time, with the number and size of the awards increasing each year. The NVMA Veterinary Student Scholarship is awarded to 23 students in varying amounts but totaling $31,000.

Applicants must be graduates of a Nebraska high school or State of Nebraska-approved Home School Program. Candidates must have completed two semesters of veterinary education and pursuing completion of the professional program to be considered for the award. They must also demonstrate academic strength by having a GPA of at least 3.0.

Students must be registered NVMA members to complete the Scholarship application. Successful applicants will be awarded from $250 to $1,000 each based on available funds and the decision of the NVMA Student Scholarship Committee. There are no restrictions or special favorable considerations as to race, marital status, sex, religious affiliation, physical limitations or otherwise.

Key Information of Veterinary Scholarships (member)

Study Details

Area of Study

Veterinary Medicine

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Veterinary Scholarships (member) Timeline

July 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on July 1.

October 2022

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on October 15.

December 2022

Awards Announcement Date

Recipients of the award will be notified on December 15.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3
  • Geographic Eligibility: Nebraska
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity:

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • School Verification
  • Recommendation letters
  • Short Answers
  • Essay

How to ace the Veterinary Scholarships (member)


Take up veterinary medicine internships in Nebraska

Internships will give you practical experience as you continue your program and equip you with skills that will come in handy in your career. Your employer can also recommend you for the scholarship, which is part of the application requirements. Taking up internships will expose you to career and mentorship opportunities.


Interact extensively with your professors

By interacting with your professors in school, you will receive guidance in your course selection and planning out your career path. Your professors can also be long-term mentors, both in and out of school. Building a good relationship with your professors will ensure that they can write a good letter of recommendation and even attest to your academic standing to the dean of your school, both of which are required as part of your application.


Register as a member of NVMA

All applicants must be members of NVMA when applying for the scholarship. As a member of NVMA, you will join a network of professionals in veterinary medicine and thus be exposed to employment, learning, and mentorship opportunities. Membership for students is free of charge.


Demonstrate academic strength

The NVMA Veterinary Student Scholarship is very competitive. To improve your chances of an award, you must demonstrate your academic prowess. Talk about any academic awards and honors you have achieved. Reach out to your professors and dean and ask them to vouch for your strengths both in and out of the classroom. As you prepare to apply for the scholarship, prepare thoroughly for your examinations and assessments to ensure you score a GPA of at least 3.0.

How the Veterinary Scholarships (member) is Judged

Eligible applicants will be evaluated by the NVMA Student Scholarship Committee based on their financial need, academics, and extracurricular activities. The committee will also consider recommendation forms from a non-related Nebraska veterinarian, for whom the applicant has worked. The academic strength of applicants will also be assessed based on a written statement from the dean.

Why We Love the Veterinary Scholarships (member)


Application process equips applicant with practical skills

Candidates acquire practical skills and working experience as they undertake an internship or work opportunities. This is an opportunity for students to learn and practice in a professional setting even before they complete their education.


It’s a chance to get mentors

As applicants get letters of recommendation from professionals in veterinary medicine and their professors, this becomes an opportunity to begin a long-term relationship where the applicant can receive mentorship and career opportunities.


Join a community of veterinary professionals

Since applicants are required to be members of the NVMA, they become exposed to career, education, and mentorship opportunities with people on the same mission as theirs.

5 Facts About NVMA Veterinary Scholarship


The NVMA extensively supports its members

NVMA members enjoy benefits such as health and wellness plans, discounted credit card plans, and access to a wellness community.


Financial need to be considered

Although not a requirement, the financial status of applicants is to be considered during evaluation.


Award is paid directly to schools

The scholarship award is paid directly to the schools, in which recipients are enrolled.


Applicants must be members of NVMA

Applicants must become members of the NVMA before applying.


The NVMA offers opportunities to veterinarians

Every year, the NVMA hosts the Annual Conference Exhibit Hall, which allows professionals to build relationships within the veterinary community.

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