Applications for this scholarship are no longer being accepted. Thank you for your interest.
In keeping with its mission, the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) and Indiana Animal Health Foundation (IAHF) have established a scholarship fund for students at Purdue University. Any person who is an immediate family member of the IAHF or IVMA Board of Directors is not eligible to apply for these scholarships. The IVMA will award 5 - $1000 scholarships and the IAHF will award 2 - $1000 scholarships.
Eligibility requirements to apply are listed below. The primary requirement is to submit no more than a 500 word essay addressing the following:
What messages and methods should organized veterinary medicine utilize to reach out to pet/animal owners and animal agriculture producers to increase the demand for veterinary services?
Scholarship Application Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for an IVMA or IAHF Scholarship, the student must fulfill all of the following requirements:
Be enrolled as a full time veterinary student (1st, 2nd, 3rd, of 4th year) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Display an appropriate need for the scholarship.
Be an active Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) member.
Demonstrate sincere interest in animal well-being, the human-animal bond, community service activities or involvement in leadership positions within SCAVMA (i.e. allied clubs, committee chair, or other SCAVMA activity).
Submit a completed online IVMA/IAHF Scholarship Application form by October 30, 2016.
The IVMA Executive Director will obscure each student's name, on their application, and assign a code number to prevent bias in the selection process.
The Indiana Animal Health Foundation Board of Directors will review all applications and essays and select the scholarship recipients. The recipients of the scholarships will be notified in December, 2016. The scholarships will be awarded at the IVMA Annual Meeting on Friday, March 3, 2017 in Indianapolis.