Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities for North Dakota Veterinary Medicine Students

NDVMA Scholarship –  Apply by May 1

In September 1997, the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship Fund was formally established to provide assistance to North Dakota students pursuing a career in veterinary medicine and to further enhance veterinary education in North Dakota. For information on the NDVMA Scholarship please email execdir@ndvma.com. 

Fifteen scholarships were given out in 2022 ranging from $750 – $1275 per applicant.

Scholarships are given annually and applications are due by May 1.

Click here for the application.

Tom and Ruth Bettenhausen Scholarship – Apply any time between January 1 – June 15

This scholarship was established in 2016 by a gift from Tom and Ruth Bettenhausen. Tom is a veterinarian who practices in Bismarck. Their generous support reflects their concern for financial assistance to those North Dakota students who have graduated from a North Dakota high school and have been accepted by or are in an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine.

Application Accepted: January 1 – June 15 only. Apply annually.

Interested students must apply through the North Dakota Community Foundation. Go to the NDCF student portal at https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=ndcfscholarships, set up an account, and follow the application steps. This scholarship is listed on the NDCF website, under Scholarships.

If you need help, contact the Scholarship Administrator, Deb Clark, deb@ndcf.net

Dr. Roger E Meisner Scholarship – Apply by June 15

The Dr. Roger E. Meisner Veterinary Medicine Educational Endowment Fund was established in 1996 by a gift from Dr. Roger Meisner, a veterinarian who practiced in the Wahpeton area for a number of years and then was employed by the federal government, representing the U.S. in many countries. He is now retired and lives in Minnesota. His generous support reflects his concern for financial assistance to those North Dakota students who have graduated from a ND high school, and have been accepted by or are in a college of veterinary medicine, foreign or domestic, accredited by the AVMA. Scholarships are awarded annually and applications are due by June 15 each year.

Interested students must apply through the North Dakota Community Foundation. Go to the NDCF student portal at https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=ndcfscholarships, set up an account, and follow the application steps. This scholarship is listed on the NDCF website, under Scholarships.

If you need help, contact the Scholarship Administrator, Deb Clark, deb@ndcf.net

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