Application for Scholarships

Academy of Veterinary Consultant Foundation


The Academy of Veterinarians Foundation (AVCF) is proud to work with sponsors in support of next generations of veterinary medicine The AVCF is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It engages in a broad range of charitable, scientific, and educational activities to support and promote veterinary medicine, particularly bovine medicine, including, but not limited to conducting and funding research, funding scholarships, and supporting related activities.


Mary Bechtol Memorial Scholarship:
In addition to being a recognized artist, Mary could be considered an honorary founding member for the Academy of Veterinary Consultants. Her husband, Dr. David Bechtol was a founding member and the first president of the AVC, and much of the genesis of our organization occurred around Mary’s kitchen table and with her input and insight. To honor Mary, her family and friends established a scholarship through the AVC Foundation in the amount of $7,500 for a veterinary student graduating in the Class of 2023 or 2024 who shows promise of serving the veterinary profession and beef cattle industry.

Dr. Jeff Fox Memorial Scholarship:
Dr. Fox was a highly respected feedlot veterinarian, an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, a past member of its Board of Directors, and recipient of the AVC’s highest honor, the Consultant of the Year Award. At the request of the family, this scholarship of $4,000 is to be awarded to a veterinary student graduating in the Class of 2023 or 2024 having career focus on beef cattle with priority on feedlot practice.

AVC Foundation Scholarship:
Through the gifts of AVC members and supporters, the AVC Foundation has established scholarships of $3,000 to be awarded annually to veterinary students(currently available for students graduating in the Class of 2023 or 2024 who are planning to enter a career that emphasizes beef cattle production medicine.

Requirements and selection criteria

Please note selection criteria for each scholarship. Selection will be made following evaluation of completed applications. Please note applications must be complete for consideration to be given. It is the responsibility of the applicant to be certain information and materials are complete.


The following must be performed in order to be considered (You only need to submit one application to be considered for all three scholarships):

    1. Students should submit the (open Febrary 14th). You will receive an email confirmation.
    2. Personal references:
      Limit of three references, maximum of two letters of reference from the current university with positions in food animals are required to complete the application. A third reference may include a veterinarian engaged private practice, with the knowledge and experience of the applicant. The applicant is responsible for making sure letters of reference are submitted on time. The Personal References should be entered by clicking here .


All forms must be completed prior to March 31.