Maryland Veterinary Foundation Scholarships

Each year, through the generosity of its many donors, the Maryland Veterinary Foundation (MDVF) awards thousands of dollars in educational scholarships to deserving Maryland residents who are pursuing veterinary medical education.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants that demonstrate financial need as well as excellence in leadership, communications, class standing or rank, compassion for animals, professional experience and/or activities.

MD Veterinary Foundation Scholarships
Four $1,500 scholarships awarded to deserving second, third, or fourth-year students.

Dr. A. Cleveland Brown Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to a deserving fourth-year student.

Dr. Robert C. Hammond Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to a deserving third-year student that has shown resiliency and perseverance to overcome personal and/or professional challenges before or during veterinary college.

Dr. John E. Hayes Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to a deserving second, third, or fourth-year student.

MDVMA Leadership Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to a deserving fourth-year student who has demonstrated leadership abilities. Presented from donations made by MDVMA’s current and past leaders

Dr. Harry L. Schultz Jr. Memorial Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to a deserving third-year student.  Preference given to residents of Baltimore City or Baltimore County.

Ray Thompson Communication Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to a deserving second, third, or fourth-year student who has demonstrated exceptional communication skills.

Dr. Gary Roop Scholarship
$1,500 awarded for three consecutive years to a deserving second-year student attending any AVMA-accredited Veterinary College of Medicine in the United States.

Carvel and Lorraine Tiekert Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to a deserving second, third, or fourth-year student.  Preference given to residents of Harford County.


To be considered for one or more of the scholarships listed below, applicant must:

  1. Be a Maryland resident.
  2. Be a current second, third, or fourth-year veterinary student enrolled in an AVMA-accredited or ECFVG-listed veterinary college
  3. Have applied for financial aid.
  4. Provide all required documentation listed in the application.
  5. Answer all application essay questions.

Deadline to apply is November 20, 2022.

Recipients will be selected by the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Veterinary Foundation.  Funds awarded will be restricted to educational expenses. Scholarship checks will be made payable to the recipient and mailed no later than April 15, 2023. Recipients must report the award amount to the College or University’s Scholarship and Financial Aid office.

Questions?  Contact Marisa Francis at

Testimonials of Past Recipients

“This scholarship will help fund my next clerkship experience with the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services Field Epidemiology Investigation Services where I will expand my experience in the fields of epidemiology and public health, as I plan to pursue a PhD in the One Health-related field of vector ecology.  I am deeply honored to be selected for this scholarship and will do my utmost to represent the Maryland VMA as a young veterinarian and professional.”  ~ 2020 Recipient

“I plan to be a small animal general practitioner with a devotion to mentoring aspiring veterinarians and veterinary students.  I hope to be able to support veterinary students in the future the way that you have supported me.” ~ 2020 Recipient

“I am so very thankful for the support.  I am committed to my education and to this field and look forward to giving back one day to students like me.” ~ 2020 Recipient

“I would like to express my immense gratitude for choosing me as a scholarship recipient.  I would also like to thank all those who have donated to make these scholarships possible.  Your generosity is so greatly appreciated.” ~ 2019 Recipient

“This scholarship will support me in attending several professional conferences this year and in pursuing an externship with the National Aquarium in Baltimore.  I deeply appreciate your generosity.” ~ 2019 Recipient