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.


AVC Foundation – Merck Foundation Scholarship:
The AVC Foundation has partnered with the Merck Foundation to provide two $10,000 scholarships for veterinary students who are planning to enter a career that emphasizes beef cattle production medicine. The scholarship is available for students who will be graduating in the Class of 2025 or 2026 from a U.S. or Canadian college of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA..

Requirements and selection criteria

Only one application submission is necessary to apply for the AVCF-Merck Foundation 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 February 1st). 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.