Student Scholarships


The California Veterinary Medical Foundation/Veterinary Insurance Services Company Student Scholarship Award

In 2013, the Veterinary Insurance Services Company (VISC) made a generous donation to the California Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) to establish a scholarship fund to benefit California veterinary medical students. It is administered by the CVMF with no more than 10 percent of the funds granted to students each year.

The CVMF awards $1,000 scholarships to third and fourth-year veterinary students in good standing at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, the Western University College of Veterinary Medicine, and California residents attending out of state AVMA-accredited veterinary medical colleges.

Applications for this year are being accepted between February 1 and April 10, 2017 for consideration. Recipients will be selected by the CVMF/VISC Student Scholarship Fund Subcommittee and winners will be notified in June.

The CVMF’s scholarship award is funded by a generous donation from VISC. When VISC was established, one of its goals was to give back to veterinary medicine. The scholarship fund is part of VISC’s ongoing support of the veterinary profession.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients: Krista Prato Matthews, Kelsey Milich, Jamie Peisel, Joseph Raleigh, Elizabeth Rosalia, Noelle Schoettle, Alexandra Sinnott, and Emily Whitmer!

Application Process

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California Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarship Award

The CVMF awards annual scholarships of $500 each to UC Davis and Western University recognizing veterinary students participating in shelter medicine or disaster relief.
It is awarded to a third or fourth year student who has shown outstanding service in veterinary medicine at a city or county animal shelter or during a recognized California disaster response effort.

2016 Award Recipients

Leslie Neely of UC Davis and CVMA Executive Director Valerie Fenstermaker
CVMF Board member Dr. Marshall Scott and Caitlyn Lennon of Western University