Veterinary students in their second and third years can apply now for the 2021 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Awards.
Zoetis Inc. and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) will partner again in 2020 to provide scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students in the United States and Caribbean.
Recipients will each receive $2,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students can apply now through December 2 at www.vetvance.com/opportunities or via the VETVANCE mobile app. That app is available for download from the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store. Winners will be announced in March 2021.
To date, the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship program has awarded over 3,600 scholarships totaling more than $7 million.
Eligibility criteria include academic excellence, financial need, diversity, sustainability, leadership and career interest. Scholarships will be awarded to students in all areas of professional interest, including food animal medicine, small animal clinical medicine, research, government services, public health, and organized veterinary medicine.
Among the 2020 awarded scholars:
• 34% are from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds
• 31% are studying mixed animal medicine
• 12% are studying to practice food-animal medicine
• 26% are going into small-animal practice
• 4% are going into equine exclusive clinical practice
• 14% are entering academia, public health, government, and industry
• 12% will go into other areas such as Lab Animal, Wildlife or Zoo/Exotic Animal
Now in its twelfth year, the Veterinary Student Scholarship program operates as part of Zoetis’ Commitment to Veterinarians, a platform created by Zoetis to support leadership and diversity among future veterinarians, while also helping to offset the significant costs associated with a veterinary education. The average debt load of veterinary students is more than $170,000.
To learn more about the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Award or to apply for a scholarship, register at www.VETVANCE.com or download the VETVANCE mobile app. VETVANCE is a free educational resource sponsored by Zoetis that provides veterinary students and recent graduates with online content relating to professional development, business skills, professional stewardship, financial literacy, personal wellness and more.
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