Blue Buffalo Foundation Scholarship

NOTE: Application review in progress – anticipate interviews on campus for finalists on November 7th between 11am-4pm.

Two renewable scholarships valued up to $5,000 will be awarded to students attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Renewable for up to two years. The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Applicant must have successfully transferred or completed at least thirty (30) credit hours.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must complete an essay no more than 500 words on the following topic:Share with us a particular aspect of feline or canine health or nutrition that interests you and why.
  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or leader in the community who is familiar with the applicant but is not related.
  • Scholarship finalists will be required to participate in a face-to-face interview with the Scholarship Committee members in November during the West Indies Veterinary Conference.
  • Applicants will be asked to share with the interview committee examples of extra-curricular activities that support their passion for veterinary medicine.

To learn more about the Blue Buffalo Foundation please visit  https://bluebuffalofoundation.org/

 

Dr. Jeremy Buishas Veterinary Scholarship

NOTE: Application review in progress.

3 scholarships valued up to $2,500 each will be awarded to eligible students enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (may include the student performing a clinical rotation).
  • Applicant must have successfully transferred or completed at least twenty-four (24) credit hours.
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Additional preference will be given to applicants who reside from the State of Illinois or Indiana.
  • Applicant must complete an essay no more than 500 words on the following topic:

What has inspired you to study to become a Veterinarian? Describe your passion to become a Veterinarian and describe a particular area of focus that you are interested in.

  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or leader in the community who is familiar with the applicant but is not related.
  • Applicant is to be judged in need of financial assistance from information obtained from the Office of Financial Aid, in part by the completion of the FAFSA.
  • Recipient must submit a thank you letter to Dr. Jeremy Buishas for funds to be disbursed.

Dr. John Coyne Veterinary Scholarship

NOTE: Application review in progress.

3 scholarships valued up to $2,500 each will be awarded to eligible students attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant will be enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (may include the student performing a clinical rotation).
  • Applicant must have successfully transferred or completed at least twenty-four (24) credit hours.
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Additional preference will be given to applicants who reside from the State of Illinois or Indiana.
  • Additional preference will be given to applicants focused on canine or feline care.
  • Applicant must complete an essay no more than 500 words on the following topic:What has inspired you to study to become a Veterinarian? Describe your passion to become a Veterinarian and describe a particular area of focus that you are interested in.
  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or leader in the community who is familiar with the applicant but is not related.
  • Applicant is to be judged in need of financial assistance from information obtained from the Office of Financial Aid, in part by the completion of the FAFSA.
  • Recipient must submit a letter of thank you to Dr. John Coyne for funds to be disbursed.

Dr. Mike Zareski Memorial Scholarship

NOTE: The application period for this scholarship is now closed and shall reopen November/December 2018.

Dr. Zareski graduated from RUSVM in 2002. Tragically, Dr. Zareski left this world on December 9, 2017. Mike will be remembered for his generosity and kindness. Mike made everyone who crossed his path feel loved. He devoted his professional life to caring for each dog, cat, lizard, bird or goat as if it were his own.

His vision for the Western Veterinary Group which he owned, started with a house-call practice out of the back of his Toyota Tacoma. A couple of years later, he bought Animal Birth Control in Lomita, renamed it, and grew it into a full-service vet hospital, eventually moving the clinic to Torrance. Western Vet Group Celebrated its 10-year anniversary on April 1, 2018.

One scholarship valued up to $5,000 will be awarded to an eligible student attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student entering their clinical year (8th semester). The recipient must be enrolled for each session/semester at the time of disbursement. The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in one of the following degree programs: DVM, Master’s in One Health, Master’s in Research, PhD.
  • Applicant must be entering their clinical year (8th semester)
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant will have successfully transferred or completed a minimum of 24 credit hours.
  • Applicant must complete an essay no more than 500 words on the following topic:

Please describe why the clinical portion of your veterinary medicine education is important to the overall education of a veterinarian.

  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

The Dr. Lanse T. Fox Memorial Scholarship

NOTE: The application period for this scholarship is now closed and shall reopen November/December 2018.

One scholarship valued at $2,000 will be awarded to an eligible student attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The recipient must be enrolled for each session/semester at the time of disbursement. The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Applicant must have successfully transferred or completed at least twenty-four (24) credit hours (may include January session).
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must complete an essay no more than 500 words on the following topic:

Share why you are interested in becoming a veterinarian and how you came to pursue this career at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or leader in the community who is familiar with the applicant but is not related.
  • Applicants who are current residents of the state of Texas will be considered above students that reside in other states or countries.
  • Applicants who have received a degree from Texas AM University in College Station Texas will be considered above students that have graduated from other academic institutions. Higher considerations will be given for a graduate from Texas A&M University over residency.
  • Applicant is to be judged in need of financial assistance from information obtained from the Office of Financial Aid, in part by the completion of the FAFSA.
  • The recipient must send a thank you letter to the Dr. Lanse T. Fox Memorial Organization in order for funds to be disbursed. The letter should be sent to the Scholarship Fund office.

MTFX International Scholarship

NOTE: The application period for this scholarship is now closed and shall reopen November/December 2018.

Pay My Tuition, an international currency exchange trader provides tuition payment assistance from one foreign currency to another efficiently and cost effectively through their proprietary platform MTFX. Student save money from reduced transaction feed while universities reduce their administrative activity. Pay My Tuition is a supporter of the Empower Scholarship Fund and has established a scholarship to assist a non-U.S. student attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

One scholarship valued at $2,500 will be awarded to a student who is a non-U.S. citizen attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Scholarship will be disbursed equally over each session/semester over the academic year beginning as early as May 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. The recipient must be enrolled for each session/semester at the time of disbursement. The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Applicant must be a non-U.S. citizen.
  • Applicant must have successfully transferred or completed at least twenty-four (24) credit hours (may include January session).
  • Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • The applicant must complete an essay no more than 500 words on the following topic:

Discuss the significant challenges you have encountered in your life, what you did to overcome these challenges and what positive impact you have made as a result.

  •  Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or leader in the community who is familiar with the applicant but is not related.

Dr. Arlene Rodriguez Veterinary Scholarship

NOTE: Application review in progess.

Three scholarships of up to $2,500 each will be awarded to eligible students attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.  The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (may include the student performing a clinical rotation).
  • Applicant must have successfully transferred or completed at least twenty-four (24) credit hours.
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Additional preference will be given to applicants who reside from the State of Illinois or Indiana.
  • Additional preference will be given to applicants focused on canine or feline care.
  • Applicant must complete an essay no more than 500 words on the following topic:

What has inspired you to study to become a Veterinarian? Describe your passion to become a Veterinarian and describe a particular area of focus that you are interested in.

  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or leader in the community who is familiar with the applicant but is not related.
  • Applicant is to be judged in need of financial assistance from information obtained from the Office of Financial Aid, in part by the completion of the FAFSA.
  • Recipient must submit a letter of thank you to Dr. Arlene Rodriguez for funds to be disbursed.

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

NOTE: The application period for this scholarship is now closed and shall reopen November/December 2018.

Scholarships valued up to  $3,000 each will be awarded to eligible students enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The recipient must be enrolled for each session/semester at the time of disbursement. The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Applicant must have successfully transferred or completedat least twenty-four (24) credit hours (may include the January session).
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must complete an essay no more than 500 words on the following topic:

In what ways have, you contributed to your community, work or charitable organization. Beyond your career aspiration or current employment, how do you plan to use your degree to enrich and give back to your community?

  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or leader in the community who is familiar with the applicant but is not related.
  • Applicant is to be judged in need of financial assistance from information obtained from the Office of Financial Aid, in part by the completion of the FAFSA.