Student Scholarships


The California Veterinary Medical Foundation Ron Faoro DVM Student Scholarship Award

In 2015, the Ron Faoro, DVM, scholarship was established in memory of past CVMA president, Dr. Ron Faoro. The scholarship opportunities exemplify Dr. Faoro’s commitment to leadership in the veterinary profession and to the human-animal bond.

The CVMF will award $1,000 scholarships to second, third or fourth-year veterinary students for their role in leadership or the human-animal bond. Applicants should be students in good standing at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine or the Western University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Applications were accepted from February 1 through April 13, 2018 for consideration and recipients are be selected by the CVMF Ron Faoro DVM Student Scholarship Fund Subcommittee.

Congratulations to the 2017 winners! The Human-Animal Bond role recipients are Carrie Herrema from UC Davis and Ashley Morris from Western University. The recipients in the Leadership category are Roxana Boardbar from UC Davis and Valerie Lew from Western University.


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 were accepted between February 1 and April 13, 2018 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 2017 recipients: Chanel Baron, Marlene Belmar, Roxana Bordbar, Tereza Chylkova, Valerie Lew, Joseph Raleigh, and Elizabeth Rosalia!


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.
Congratulations to the 2017 winners - Victoria Hsu from UC Davis and Meaghan Mielo from Western University!