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Scholarships for Veterinary Students

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Did you know that the average student debt load for a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is roughly $200,000?






Your support helps to remove these financial obstacles and create opportunities for success.

Providing assistance for deserving students remains a College priority, as it is truly the single most impactful way one can make a direct difference in the life of a student. We want talented and deserving students to choose Ohio State for their veterinary medical education, and the availability of financial assistance can be critical to that choice.

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine- ranked fifth in the nation - loses as many as three in-state student applicants every year because they cannot afford tuition. Funding an existing scholarship or creating a new one allows individuals, corporations and organizations to make a significant difference in the life of a future veterinarian and positively impact the communities in which we live.

How can you help?

Please consider donating to scholarships today to help lift this financial burden from our committed, caring veterinary students.

If you wish to make annual gifts to support a scholarship you may establish a current use fund, an annually funded scholarship. The money is awarded each year to a student who meets the established scholarship criteria. A multi-year commitment is required for current use scholarships.

If you would like to make a permanent commitment to support a scholarship you may establish an endowed fund. An endowed fund is invested and the interest earned from the principal provides the annual distribution to support a scholarship in perpetuity. The minimum amount for a named endowed scholarship fund is $100,000 and may be reached over a period of five years.

Read more about how increasing scholarships decreases student debt.

The College of Veterinary Medicine will provide the donor with annual updates on the status of their current use or endowed scholarship. In addition, the college will extend an invitation to donors and recipients to attend its popular Evening of Gratitude dinner, a special occasion that brings together donors to celebrate the power of philanthropy. By creating a scholarship, you are giving the gift of opportunity.

Ohio State is committed to making education attainable and affordable, even as public funding continues to disappear. You know the power of an education. With your help, we can ensure more deserving students realize the dream of becoming a Buckeye veterinarian.






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