UC Davis Grant and Scholarship Program

The School of Veterinary Medicine has a robust scholarship and grant program. We annually award approximately 700 scholarships, provide externship funding to 4th year students, and return approximately $4 million to all students paying tuition and fees in the form of fee grants. For the average student, this cumulative support over four years covers the equivalent of a full year of tuition and fees. This outstanding support is made possible thanks to the generosity of the School’s many individual, organizational and corporate friends.

Applying for Scholarships

School of Veterinary Medicine

Scholarship applications are open to current DVM students each year. The application opens annually on October 1st and students are notified via email when the application is available. Funding is awarded for the next academic year. All students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Outside Scholarships

In addition to scholarships offered by the School of Veterinary Medicine, we also have a database of outside scholarships related to the field of veterinary medicine. Current DVM students have access to view and/or apply to these scholarships.

Both incoming and current DVM students may find additional scholarship opportunities through outside sources. The third-party websites listed below may offer other avenues for seeking scholarship support. 

American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)

American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is committed to helping offset the cost of veterinary medical education. Donations support outstanding veterinary students who are addressing the health and research needs of society – both today and tomorrow.

Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, Finding and Applying for Scholarships

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