Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

365 Pet Insurance is proud to announce the Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.

Award amount: $250

Recipient: 1 or more

Deadline: December 31, 2021

The Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is for students currently enrolled in or accepted to a veterinary school in the United States. According to the AAVMC, veterinary medicine, contrary to societal trends, remains one of the least diverse professions in the United States. This scholarship serves to meet the economic needs of minority students to encourage enrollment in veterinary medicine programs.

This scholarship is for Fall 2022.

  • Students must be of Hispanic, African-American, Native American, Pacific Islander or other minority designation
  • Submit a one-page resume describing animal welfare related activities
  • Provide two letters of reference
  • Provide proof of full-time enrollment in a veterinary medicine program

**Please be sure to include ALL requirements in your submission. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Submit a 300- to 500-word essay on one of the following topics:

  • What Veterinary Medicine Means to You
  • The Greatest Challenges Facing Animal Health
  • The Role of Nutrition in Animal Health

Please send your completed application packet to sarah @ 365petinsurance.com.

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship winner, Siria Cruz, DVM candidate 2022, Oregon State University

I was born in Durango, Mexico and have lived in Texas most of my life. My parents instilled in me the value of hard work and how important it is to continue my education. I am a first generation college student as I am the first from my family to graduate from high school and college. Before applying to veterinary school, I was a high school science teacher in a border community. I truly enjoy helping guide others in any way that I can. I take pride in being able to motivate minority students to pursue higher education and see veterinary medicine as a potential future career. I am currently a fourth year student starting my clinical rotations at school. I want to work in small animal general practice out of school and ultimately work my way into organized veterinary medicine, such as the AVMA. My hobbies are taking hikes with my dachshund and flying single engine planes. I have my private pilot license but since starting vet school I haven’t had the time or financial means to fly. I can’t wait to pick it back up once I get done with school.