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.

Applications are accepted from Maryland residents currently enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year in an AVMA-accredited or ECFVG-listed veterinary college.

Deadline to apply is November 21, 2021.

MD Veterinary Foundation Scholarship
$1,500 awarded annually to a deserving Maryland resident attending an AVMA-accredited Veterinary College of Medicine.

Dr. David Bogash Memorial Award 
$1,500 awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated exceptional compassion for animals.

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

Dr. Robert C. Hammond Scholarship
$1,500 awarded annually to a third-year student that has shown the greatest increase in GPA from the first semester of their first year to the second semester of their second year.

MDVMA Auxiliary Scholarship
$1,500 awarded annually to a third-year student that has demonstrated leadership abilities. Preference given to married students.

MDVMA Past Presidents’ Scholarship
$1,500 awarded annually to a fourth-year student that has demonstrated leadership abilities and good class standing. Presented from donations made by MDVMA’s past presidents.

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

Ray Thompson Communication Scholarship
$1,500 awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated exceptional communication skills.

Dr. Charles G. Ziegler Memorial Scholarship
$1,500 awarded annually to a third-year student. Preference given to residents of Baltimore City or Baltimore County.

Dr. Gary Roop Scholarship
$1,500 awarded annually for three years to a deserving 2nd year student and Maryland resident attending any AVMA-accredited Veterinary College of Medicine in the United States.

Carvel and Lorraine Tiekert Scholarship
$2,500 awarded annually to a deserving student. Preference given to residents of Harford County.

CRITERIA

Only one application per student is required to be considered for one or more of the scholarships listed above. The applicant must:

  1.   Be a Maryland resident.
  2.   Be a current 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year veterinary student.
  3.   Have applied for financial aid.
  4.   Provide all required documentation listed in the application.
  5.   Answer all essay questions.

Download a preview of the application

Deadline to apply is November 21, 2021.

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, 2022. Recipients must report the award amount to the College or University’s Scholarship and Financial Aid office.

Questions?  Contact MDVF Executive Director, Marisa Francis at mfrancis@mdvma.org.

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

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