Can you help us raise $25,000 for Pennsylvania's veterinary and veterinary technology students?
Education-related debt can be disheartening as a student graduates and searches for his or her first position as a veterinarian or certified veterinary technician. The debt to salary ratio for new graduates often makes the transition to practice a stressful one as student loan repayment becomes a harsh reality. In 2016, the average student loan debt for veterinary school graduates was $167,534 and over 20% has at least $200,000 in debt. PVF helps to lighten that heavy load through its scholarship fund. Your contribution is an investment in the future of our profession and is an impactful way of supporting someone else who has the same passion that you have for helping animals and people. Donations of any size can make a difference.
What will you do to help tomorrow's veterinary professionals?
Every year, PVF awards one or more scholarships to Pennsylvania residents who are enrolled in an AVMA-accredited veterinary school who have significant financial need. The scholarship is reserved for third and fourth year students. Each scholarship is between $3,000-5,000. As our scholarship endowment grows, we hope to increase the amount we can provide to each worthy recipient and the number of students helped.
PVF/PVMA YOUNG VETERINARY LEADER SCHOLARSHIP
PVF partners with our sister organization, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), annually to recognize a young veterinary leader who is actively involved in organized veterinary medicine, school clubs and organizations, and other charitable initiatives. Volunteer leaders are a tremendously important part of PVF and PVMA and therefore, we want to support those students that show the initiative to be involved in giving back to their communities. Applicants are third or fourth year veterinary students who are Pennsylvania residents and enrolled in an AVMA-accredited veterinary school.
PVF VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Just as CVTs are an integral part of the veterinary team, helping veterinary technology students achieve their academic goals is an important part of our scholarship program. This scholarship is for Pennsylvania residents who attend an AVMA-accredited school and $500 is awarded annually to each selected recipient.
In 2018, PVF awarded scholarships totaling $17,000 to Pennsylvania residents. Our goal for 2018 is to raise $25,000. Last year, through the generous support of people like you, we were able to achieve our goal. Right now, we are at $8,000.
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