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Current Scholarships

Current Scholarship Opportunities

2021 DIAMANTE Scholars Scholarships (Sponsored by Hill's)

The Latinx Veterinary Medical Association is collaborating with Hill’s Pet Nutrition to offer three Diamante Scholar scholarships of $3,000 (USD) per scholarship to current veterinary students for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester. The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 PM EST Tuesday, August 10th, 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced in September during Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month via email and Latinx VMA social media. Winning essays will be posted on the LVMA website.

Submit your application by clicking here. If you have any questions about the scholarship application, please email latinxvma.liaison@gmail.com.

Latinx VMA Diamante Scholar Student Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must identify as Latinx; someone with a Latin American/Hispanic background (including Brazil) living in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean.
  • Veterinary student currently enrolled and in good standing at a school of veterinary medicine in the United States or Canada. Students enrolled at Ross, St. George’s, and St. Matthew’s universities are also welcome to apply!
  • Must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) as evidenced by a copy of unofficial transcript (screenshot) OR complete and submit our Good Standing Form (must be signed by an Associate Dean for Academic or Student Affairs).
  • Submit a personal statement of 350-500 words maximum explaining how having a representative body like the Latinx VMA in the veterinary profession will impact Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and shape the future of the veterinary profession.

 

2021 ORO Scholars Scholarship (Sponsored by VCA)

The Latinx Veterinary Medical Association is collaborating with VCA Animal Hospitals to offer one Oro Scholar scholarship of $2,000 (USD) to current veterinary students for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester. The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 PM EST Sunday, August 15th, 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced in September during Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month via email and Latinx VMA social media. Winning essays will be posted on the LVMA website.

Submit your applications by clicking here. If you have any questions about the scholarship application, email latinxvma.liaison@gmail.com.

Latinx VMA Oro Scholar Student Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must identify as Latinx; someone with a Latin American/Hispanic background (including Brazil) living in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean.
  • Veterinary student currently enrolled and in good standing at a school of veterinary medicine in the United States or Canada. Students enrolled at Ross, St. George’s, and St. Matthew’s universities are also welcome to apply!
  • Must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA) as evidenced by a copy of unofficial transcript (screenshot) OR complete and submit our Good Standing Form (must be signed by an Associate Dean for Academic or Student Affairs).
  • Submit a personal statement of 350-500 words maximum describing how your cultural identity, Latinx heritage, or the Latinx community influenced your choice to pursue a career as a veterinarian.
2021 ORO Scholars Scholarship (Sponsored by Royal Canin)
The Latinx Veterinary Medical Association is collaborating with Royal Canin to offer one Oro Scholar scholarship of $2,000 (USD) to 2020 & 2021 veterinary school graduates for Fall 2021. The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 PM EST Sunday, August 15th, 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced in September during Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month via email and Latinx VMA social media. Winning essays will be posted on the LVMA website.

Submit your application by clicking here. If you have any questions about the scholarship application, email latinxvma.liaison@gmail.com.

Latinx VMA Oro Scholar Student Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must identify as Latinx; someone with a Latin American/Hispanic background (including Brazil) living in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean.
  • Must have graduated in either 2020 or 2021 from a school of veterinary medicine in the United States or Canada. Graduates who attended Ross, St. George’s, or St. Matthew’s universities are also welcome to apply!
  • Must submit a screenshot of total current debt as accumulated from veterinary school only.
  • Submit a personal statement of 350-500 words maximum describing how the student debt crisis uniquely impacts Latinx veterinary students and professionals.

 

2021 ORO Scholars Scholarship (Sponsored by Covetrus)

The Latinx Veterinary Medical Association is collaborating with animal-health technology and services company, Covetrus, to offer one Oro Scholar scholarship of $1,500 (USD) to 2020 & 2021 veterinary school graduates for Fall 2021. The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 PM EST Sunday August 15th, 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced in September during Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month via email and Latinx VMA social media. Winning essays will be posted on the LVMA website.

Submit your applications by clicking here. If you have any questions about the scholarship application, email latinxvma.liaison@gmail.com.

Latinx VMA Oro Scholar Student Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must identify as Latinx; someone with a Latin American/Hispanic background (including Brazil) living in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean.
  • Must have graduated in either 2020 or 2021 from a school of veterinary medicine in the United States or Canada. Graduates who attended Ross, St. George’s, or St. Matthew’s universities are also welcome to apply!
  • Must submit a screenshot of total current debt as accumulated from veterinary school only.
  • Submit a personal statement of 350-500 words maximum describing the importance of the human-animal connection, especially as you have seen it pertain to the Latinx community.

This scholarship is proudly sponsored by Covetrus.