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PVMA/PVF Young Leader Scholarship

You can fill out the application 2 ways:

Online Application

Download and Print Application

If you download and print application, you must fill out completely, then mail or fax in for review. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Fax completed applications to 717.220.1461 or mail it to:

Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation
8574 Paxton Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036

The deadline for all scholarship applications is February 15.

  1. One scholarship in the amount of $3,000 - $5,000 will be awarded annually.
  2. Scholarship recipient(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and recommendations made to the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation.
  3. Scholarship checks will be issued according to requirements for each veterinary college, but will be restricted for paying tuition, fees or books by the student. The funds cannot be used for personal expenses.
  4. Scholarship funds will be disbursed in two equal payments. The first installment of the scholarship funds will be distributed after September 1, and the second installment of the scholarship funds will be distributed after January 1 of the following year.
  5. Scholarship grant(s) will be given with no obligation but each recipient is encouraged to join the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and consider donating to the scholarship fund in the future. To join as a member of PVMA, please go to www.pavma.org and select PVMA Membership and choose Join PVMA from the drop down list. Student membership is dues free.
  6. The scholarship funds will be provided on an equal opportunity basis with respect to race, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation.
  7. Following the selection process, the Trustees will provide written announcement of the scholarship awards.
Scholarship Criteria
  1. Nominees must be legal residents of Pennsylvania.
  2. Nominees must be entering their second, third or fourth year at any school or college of veterinary medicine in the United States accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.
  3. Each nominee must provide evidence of their leadership qualifications and experience.
  4. The character and dedication of each nominee will be taken into consideration. The names and contact information for two or more references familiar with the applicant’s character should be included with the scholarship application. A veterinarian must serve as on of the references.
  5. Each nominee must submit a written biography not to exceed one page. The biography should contain information on leadership experience, education and work experience, extracurricular activities, membership in professional and student organizations, honors and awards, career goals and aspirations, and any other relevant information that will aid the Scholarship Committee in their decision.
  6. Each nominee must provide a current college transcript.

Deadline for Applications

The deadline for all scholarship applications is February 15.

Instructions to Applicant
  • A. Prepare three copies of the application:
    • Send the original copy by December 31 to the PVF Scholarship Committee.
    • Give one copy to the Dean’s office or appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean.
    • Retain one copy for your own information.
  • B. The application sent to the Scholarship Committee must be accompanied by the names and contact information of two or more references who know your character and need. One of your references must be a member of your veterinary faculty and one must be a veterinarian in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • C. Print or type clearly. Any application that is illegible will not be considered. If additional space is needed, use separate sheets of paper. Note: If you complete the application online, supporting materials and the Certificate of Academic Standing and Residence must be submitted by mail or emailed as a PDF to lmoquin@pavma.org.
  • D. Please read the entire application prior to completion. All questions must be answered. If an application is not complete, it will not be considered. The application must be verified by the Certificate of Academic Standing and Residence by your dean and existing indebtedness by your financial aid officer.
  • E. The deadline for submission of application is December 31. Your application will not be considered if received after December 31.
  • F. Without exception, no award will be made without submission of the following (check off when completed):
    • Completed application, signed by your dean and financial officer.
    • The name and contact information of references from a veterinary faculty member and a Pennsylvania veterinarian.
    • A written biography not to exceed one page.
    • Current college transcript.

For more information, contact Liz Moquin, Director of Administration and Operations, at lmoquin@pavma.org or 888.550.7862.