Opportunities for Giving

Four people pose with thank you signs and a bulldogThe College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University takes a great deal of pride in identifying and educating those rare and committed individuals who dedicate their lives to protecting and caring for animals.

As a state-assisted institution, rather than a state-supported one, our college of veterinary medicine relies on state appropriations for basic operating costs. However, the vital resources that attract top students and faculty, that support new research endeavors, and that enrich the College's innovative programs, all depend on private support.A veterinary student comforts a dog during an exam

Financial contributions from friends, alumni, practitioners, industry, foundations, clubs and other organizations are what make MSU CVM great and enable us to make a difference in the lives of so many.

Your support makes a difference in animal health care and research in Mississippi, the region and around the country. You, the contributor, ensure that the College reaches its full potential in serving the needs of the state, its animals and its people.

We consider your gift an investment in excellence, and we are committed to being good stewards of your contributions. We appreciate your consideration, and we hope that you become a member of the CVM family and join our very important mission of service.

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MSU CVM Funds

The following is a complete list of funds available to contribute to at MSU CVM:

College of Veterinary Medicine Advancement Fund

Fund 310810 
Provides funding for faculty and staff enhancements, student activities, scholarships, equipment, college leadership and advancement activities.


Companion Animals Require Excellence Fund (CARE)

Fund 400160
Provides support for improvements in veterinary medical teaching, research and service within the Animal Health Center.


Dr. P. Mikell and Mary Cheek Hall Davis Endowed Professorship in Beef Cattle Herd Health and Reproduction Management

Fund 501588
Provide funding for practical monitoring of disease, the improvement of cattle health, and the development of sound business models for beef production.


Pegasus Partners

Fund 501123
Provides support for veterinary students pursuing international veterinary experiences.


Safe Haven/David Ball HLK Project

Fund 312151
Provides funding for the veterinary care and housing for pets of abused individuals entering a domestic violence shelter.


Gabbie Little AERC Client Assistance Fund

Fund 312892
Provides funding for emergency veterinary care for Animal Emergency and Referral Center clients unable to afford care.


Jennifer L. Hartsog “Bully Fund”

Fund 400170
Provides funding to meet the veterinary care needs of Bully, the MSU mascot.


Homeward Bound Project of MS

Fund 402182
Provides funding for shelter transports for adoptable dogs and cats to adoption guaranteed rescues in the Northeast United States.


Marcia Lane Endowed Chair in Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare

Fund 501291
Provides support of mobile surgical services and a stationary spay neuter clinic which helps enhance the surgical skills of students and increases the awareness of future veterinarians to the needs of shelters and issues relating to pet overpopulation.


CVM Summer Vet Camp Scholarships

Fund 311170
Provides scholarships for vet campers.


Joe Ann Ward Small Animal Critical Care Unit

Fund 501096
Provides support for the small animal critical care unit.


Dr. Hugh G. Ward Chair in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine

Fund 501034
Provides support to educate CVM students, interns and residents; serve the clinical needs of small animals and referring veterinarians; and represent MSU at a national level.


Lulu Cancer Radiation and Oncology Fund

Fund 401937
Provides funding for teaching, research, and equipment in Oncology.


Mary Elizabeth Homburg Memorial Fund

Fund 500899
Provides funding for shelter medicine animals treated at the AHC.


Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare Support Fund

Fund 402096
Provides funding for the shelter medicine program, including the mobile units.


Center for Environmental Health Science

Fund 310886
Provides funding for development, implementation and administration of multi-disciplinary efforts in research, training and service in the area of Environmental Health.


Ophthalmology Fund

Fund 311051
Provides funding for teaching, research, and equipment in Ophthalmology.


Department of Basic Science Fund

Fund 311069
Provides funding for teaching, research, and equipment in the Department of Basic Science.


Department of Clinical Sciences Fund

Fund 311102
Provides funding for teaching, research, and equipment in the Department of Clinical Sciences.


Radiology Development Fund

Fund 400169
Provides funding for teaching, research, and equipment in Radiology.


Food Animal Development Fund

Fund 400176
Provides funding for the Food Animal Medicine, Theriogenology and Ambulatory service.


Equine Development Fund

Fund 400177
Provides funding for teaching, research, and equipment in Equine Medicine and Surgery.


Neurology and Neurosurgery Fund

Fund 312598
Provides funding for teaching, research, and equipment in the Neurosurgery and Neurology service.


Nestle Purina Student Center Endowment

Fund 501936
Provides funding for the Nestle Purina Student Center.


Terri Nusz Endowed Equine Professorship

Fund 501762
Provides funding the Terri Nusz Equine Professorship to educate CVM students, interns and residents; serve the clinical needs of horse owners and referring veterinarians; and represent MSU at a national level.


Nutramax Labs Veterinary Science Pharmacy Fund

Fund 502116
Provides funding for the Animal Health Center Pharmacy.


John and Marjory Bentinck-Smith Endowed Graduate Fellowship

Fund 501283
Provides funding for one endowed graduate fellowship for deserving students enrolled at MSU CVM. 


Lauran and Dean Wingo Fellowship Endowment

Fund 502258
Endowed by a gift from Lauran Wingo.
The fellowship recipient is recommended by the CVM Dean in conjunction with the department head of clinical sciences after consultation with the provost.


Philip A. Bushby Spay Neuter Endowed Fund

Fund 502246
Supports the spay/neuter fund at MSU CVM.


Philip A. Bushby Spay Neuter Annual Fund

Fund 432258
Provides supports to the shelter medicine program including the mobile unit.


Maggie Freeman-Bishop Office for Health and Wellness

Fund 502339
Funded by Dr. Emily C. Freeman and Ms. Sara J. Bishop

Supports the renovation and maintenance of the psychological services office area within the college to support the health and wellness of faculty, students, and staff.


 



MSU CVM Scholarships

A veterinary student comforts an alpacaDebt accumulated from pursuing a DVM degree is a serious consideration for many interested in the field of veterinary medicine. At MSU CVM, we know scholarships and travel assistance programs can make a dramatic difference in a student’s ability to not only enroll in veterinary school but also graduate with finances in good order. Thanks to the generosity and support of our alumni, friends and donors, MSU CVM is pleased to offer our students numerous significant scholarships, totaling more than $960,000 each year, and this figure continues to grow.

 

The College offers scholarships for those:

  • from certain areas of the state and country
  • interested in certain areas of specialty
  • with high academic achievement
  • actively involved in animal health and service organizations
  • and more.

Among our many impressive scholarships is the Charles E. and Viola G. Bardsley Scholarship, which provides a select group of up to 12 first-year students $25,000 or $50,000 based upon state of residency, grade point average, extracurricular activities and leadership potential.

The following is a comprehensive list of the many different scholarship opportunities available through MSU CVM:

Dr. Sam Adams Memorial Annual Scholarship

Fund 403035
Funded by the MSU CVM Class of 1999 in memory of Dr. Sam Ernest Adams. 
Awarded to a full time CVM student. 


Dr. Tracy Busbee Connelly Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Fund 502305
Funded by Jenny Busbee Hunt and Stephen Moret

Awarded to a full-time DVM student from Mississippi who graduated from a high school located in Mississippi and who attended Mississippi State University as an undergraduate student. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


Dr. Tracy Busbee Connelly Memorial Annual Scholarship

Fund 403426
Funded by Jenny Busbee Hunt and Stephen Moret

Awarded to a full-time DVM student from Mississippi who graduated from a high school located in Mississippi and who attended Mississippi State University as an undergraduate student. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


The Pet Hospitals Endowed Scholarship

Fund 502306
Funded by Jennifer and Dr. Jimmy Murphy

Awarded to an entering student enrolled in the DVM professional program and must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to a student from West Tennessee, which is defined as west of Nashville. The counties are as follows: Benton, Carroll, Cheatham, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Giles, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, and Weakley.


The Pet Hospitals Annual Scholarship

Fund 403427
Funded by Jennifer and Dr. Jimmy Murphy

Awarded to an entering student enrolled in the DVM professional program and must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to a student from West Tennessee, which is defined as west of Nashville. The counties are as follows: Benton, Carroll, Cheatham, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Giles, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, and Weakley.


Barry Schieb Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Fund 502331
Funded by Drs. Audra and Mark Alley

Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year DVM student who maintains a GPA of at least 2.5 who plans to participate in an externship. Recipient must have an interest in private practice employment or ownership.


Barry Schieb Memorial Annual Scholarship

Fund 403454
Funded by Drs. Audra and Mark Alley

Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year DVM student who maintains a GPA of at least 2.5 who plans to participate in an externship. Recipient must have an interest in private practice employment or ownership.


Linda and Jim Longton Annual Scholarship

Fund 403432
Funded by Linda and Jim Longton

Awarded to a rising 3rd or 4th year DVM student who has demonstrated academic achievement.


Addie Foundation Annual Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Fund 402649
Established in 2013 by the Addie Foundation and supported by an anonymous donor
Awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and have minimum GPAs of 3.0.  Preference is given to Mississippi residents. 


Drs. Mark and Carol Akin Equine Annual Scholarship

Fund 402705
Funded by Drs. Mark and Carol Akin.
Awarded to a student with demonstrated interest in equine medicine who maintains a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrates financial need.


Dr. Carol Akin Feline Medicine Scholarship

Fund 402863
Funded by Drs. Mark and Carol Akin.
Awarded to a student with demonstrated interest in feline medicine who maintains a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrates financial need.


Hugh M. & Kathryn C. Arant, Sr. Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Fund 500827
Endowed by a gift from Mrs. Kathryn Arant.
Awarded to a second-year student with demonstrated academic performance, exemplary achievement in daily scholarly activities, and who has made significant contributions to the recipient’s class and the CVM.


Arthur, Sammy, and Lulabelle Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501599
Endowed by a gift from Isabelle Devine. 
Awarded to a full-time student who has demonstrated acceptable academic achievement and shows promise for an outstanding career in veterinary medicine.
Preference will be given to students with special interest in feline medicine. 


Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association Annual Scholarship

Fund 401722
Supported by the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association Foundation.
Awarded to a second or third-year student who graduated from an Arkansas high school and has maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 and has financial need.


Dr. Frank Austin & Class of 2012 Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501640
Established by Dr. Frank Austin to provide scholarship support to students help offset the expense of obtaining a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at MSU CVM.  


Auxiliary to the Arkansas VMA Annual Sch.

Fund 403133
Supported by the Auxiliary to the Arkansas VMA.
Awarded to an Arkansas student.


AVMA PLIT Scholarship

Fund 400555
Supported by a gift of AVMA PLIT.
Awarded to a third-year student with demonstrated financial need and leadership and a SCAVMA member throughout his or her veterinary education.


Charles E. & Viola G. Bardsley Annual Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Fund 401014
Supported by a gift from Dr. Charles E. and Viola G. Bardsley.
Awarded to the graduating senior student who has attained the highest cumulative GPA during the professional program.


Charles E. & Viola G. Bardsley Scholarship

Fund 501913
Supported by a gift from Dr. Charles E. and Viola G. Bardsley.
Bardsley Scholars must have demonstrated high academic performance by achieving at least a 3.75 GPA on a four-point scale in their undergraduate studies. In addition, they must apply and are selected by further in-depth second review of their application conducted by a committee of MSU CVM Faculty, who review students’ extracurricular activities and evaluate their demonstrated leadership potential before making final recommendations for who is to receive the scholarships.


Paul Bass Annual Scholarship

Fund 402045
Supported by a gift from Leslie Mayeaux.
Awarded to a student who demonstrates a special interest in small animal medicine and who has a minimum GPA of 3.5, has financial need, and has demonstrated leadership and/or volunteerism in academic and/or civic organizations.


Bedenbaugh Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Fund 500844
Endowed by a gift from James A. Bedenbaugh.
Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and who has exhibited leadership skills during his/her tenure as veterinary medical students.


Rona & Dan Belser Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501607
Endowed by a gift from Rona and Dan Belser. 
Awarded to a full-time CVM student who has demonstrated acceptable academic achievement and shows promise for an outstanding career in veterinary medicine.


Briarwood Animal Hospital/Campbell G. Dale Memorial Annual Scholarship

Fund 402934
Funded by Briarwood Animal Hospital in memory of Campbell G. Dale, son of Dr. David and Jill Dale.
Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year full time DVM student who is of good moral character and has demonstrated academic achievement. Preference will be given to a Mississippi resident.


William Tyler Brady Endowed Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by a gift from Jean and William Thomas Brady.
Awarded to a DVM student with demonstrated academic achievement with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is of good moral character. Preference will be given to a student who desires to focus on large animal medicine. 


James D. & Kay B. Bryan Endowed Scholarship

Fund 500748
Endowed by a gift from James and Kay Bryan.
Awarded to students with demonstrated academic achievement, who are of good moral character and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need. 


Buddy the Elf Scholarship

Fund 403326
Supported by an anonymous donor. 
Awarded to a student with the greatest financial assistance.


Dr. Robert Cooper Endowed Scholarship

Fund 502180
Endowed by a gift from Dr. John and Jennifer Rehak.
Awarded to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine, a DVM intern, resident, or graduate student enrolled in the graduate program pursuing a MS or PhD. Students must have demonstrated academic achievement, maintaining a minimum of 2.5 GPA.  Must be of good moral character and have demonstrated leadership ability and willingness to help other students. Preference will be given to applicants involved in veterinary student groups and community outreach activities. Additional preference will be given to the candidate with a strong interest in anatomy and surgery. Financial need will be considered.


C. Edward Couvillion, DVM, PhD, Endowed Graduate Scholarship

Fund 501354
Endowed by a gift from Linda Couvillion McGrath and Family.
Awarded to students who are enrolled in the MSU-CVM PhD program or enrolled in the MSU-CVM Veterinary Medical Sciences graduate program, and who are actively involved in research and whose career goal will lead to further research.


Dr. Leon and Mrs. Sherrill Dale Annual Scholarship

Fund 403300
Funded by gifts from Dr. David Dale and Mrs. Holly D. McMullan.
Awarded to a student of good moral character. Preference is given to a recipient with a parent or grandparent who is a veterinarian. 


Dr. P. Mikell & Mary Cheek Hall Davis Beef Cattle Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501589
Endowed by a gift from Dr. Mikell and Mary Cheek Davis.
Awarded to a rising senior with demonstrated interest and stated career aspirations in beef cattle practice.


Dr. P. Mikell & Mary Cheek Hall Davis Beef Cattle-Early Entry Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501590
Endowed by a gift from Dr. Mikell and Mary Cheek Davis.
Awarded to an entering student in the Early Entry Program with demonstrated interest and stated career aspirations in beef cattle practice.


Dr. P. Mikell & Mary Cheek Hall Davis Feline Medicine Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501592
Endowed by a gift from Dr. Mikell and Mary Cheek Davis.
Awarded to a rising senior with demonstrated interest and stated career aspirations in feline practice.


Dr. P. Mikell & Mary Cheek Hall Davis Veterinary Technology Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501591
Endowed by a gift from Dr. Mikell and Mary Cheek Davis.
Awarded to a full-time student at the CVM in good standing or a graduating senior with demonstrated interest and stated career aspirations as a veterinary medical technologist. Must be students who demonstrate acceptable academic achievement and show promise for an outstanding career in veterinary medical technology.


Isabel M. Devine Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501455
Established by Isabel M. Devine.
Awarded to students who are interested in a career in small animal medicine.  Special consideration goes to those students with a special interest in caring for felines.


Paul Eggert International Education Travel Fund

Fund 402840
Funded by Mrs. Diane Eggert.
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the professional program in the CVM who has demonstrated academic achievement, maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be of good moral character. Preference is given to s student pursuing an experience related to animal agriculture or global food safety and security. 


Dr. Elizabeth B. Ezelle and Mr. Robert Ezelle Endowed Scholarship

Fund 431926
Endowed by a gift from Dr. Elizabeth B. Ezelle and Mr. Robert Ezelle.
Awarded to a full-time DVM student with demonstrated academic achievement, maintaining a minimum of 3.0 GPA and be a student with good moral character.


Morgan Freeman Endowment for Veterinary Medicine

Fund 500817
Endowed by a gift of Mr. Morgan Freeman.
Awarded to a deserving student who demonstrates leadership, service, academic achievement, and character and who will contribute to Mississippi’s continuing economic growth.


Drs. Karen G. and Jeff D. Grady Endowed Scholarship

Fund 502169
Endowed by a gift from Drs. Karen and Jeff Grady
Awarded to a full time DVM student with demonstrated academic achievement with a minimum 2.5 GPA who is of good moral character and demonstrates leadership ability and willingness to help others. 


Greenville Animal Clinic and Hospital/Dr. Thomas E. Royal Memorial Annual Scholarship

Fund 402955
Endowed by Dr. Edwin and Mrs. Terryll Nordan.
Awarded to a full time 3rd or 4th year DVM student of good moral character and strong academic achievement. Preference is given to a resident of the Mississippi Delta, including Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Washington, or Yazoo Counties. If there is not a qualified student from one of these counties, a student from MS should be considered. 


Greenville Mississippi Kennel Club Annual Scholarship

Fund 500677
Endowed by a gift of the Greenville Mississippi Kennel Club.
Awarded to a student from the Arkansas/Mississippi Delta who has an express interest in companion animal medicine, is of good moral character, has demonstrated leadership ability and financial need, and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Dr. A. Wayne Groce Alumni Society Annual Scholarship

Fund 500891
Supported by the MSU-CVM Alumni Society in honor of Dr. A. Wayne Groce.
Awarded to a student of good moral character and who has demonstrated leadership and financial need.


Haynes-Carpenter Annual Scholarship

Fund 403132
Funded by Ray and Sherry Hofmister.
Awarded to a DVM student with demonstrated leadership abilities, good moral character, and demonstrated financial need. 


Mac, Stephen, and Dava Imes Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501532
Endowed by Stephen and Dava Imes in memory of their Maine Coon cat, Mac. 
Awarded to a student with acceptable academic achievement, Priority is given to a student with an interest in feline medicine. Preference is given to a 3rd or 4th year student.


International Veterinary Humanitarian Endowed Fund

Fund 501115
Endowed by a gift from Dr. John and Carolyn Thomson.
Awarded to a student with a demonstrated interest in humanitarian work in underdeveloped countries.  The money will be used to help pay the travel expenses of the student.


Clarice C. Jackson Memorial Scholarship

Endowed by a gift from Mrs. Clarice C. Jackson.
Awarded to students of good moral character, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need.


H. Kelly Jones SCAV Annual Scholarship

Fund 402122
Funded by a gift from the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.
Awarded to second or third-year students who are residents of South Carolina, have demonstrated leadership skills, and exhibit a positive and professional attitude towards others.


Dr. Margaret R. Kern Memorial Scholarship

Fund 403149
Funded by gifts from friends and family in memory of Dr. Margaret R. Kern.
Awarded to a full-time student. Preference will be given to a nontraditional, minority student. Must be a Junior or Senior whose specialty area is in small animal internal medicine and must demonstrate financial need. Must be a student in good academic standing who has a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.


George B. Kerr Memorial Scholarship

Fund 501307
Established by Dr. Larry and Jennifer Kerr in memory of George B. Kerr.
Awarded to a DVM student with demonstrated academic achievement and good moral character.


The "Dempsey" & "Ruby" Lazar Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501100
Endowed by a gift of Drs. Rande and Linda Lazar and Lauren Lazar.
Awarded to a student with demonstrated academic achievement that has shown promise of an outstanding career in veterinary medicine.


Lehman Food Animal Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501309
Endowed by Dr. Fred Lehman and Paula Lehman.
Awarded to a student in good standing and in the second or third year of study. 


Dr. Betsy Lipscomb

Fund 401106
Funded by Angela Walker
Awarded to a third-year student with a demonstrated interest in small animal medicine and demonstrated academic ability.


Karen J. & John G. McCord Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501263
Established by Karen J. and John G. McCord.

Awarded to students with demonstrated interest in equine medicine or a student entering the CVM after working in another field.


Hortense & Bill McClain Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501427
Awarded to DVM students of good moral character, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need.


James Miller & First Class 1981 Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501593
Endowed by a gift from the CVM MSU Class of 1981.

Awarded to a full time MSU CVM student who must be a MS resident prior to acceptance in MSU CVM. Must be a third-year student who demonstrates financial need to complete the DVM program. Must be a student who demonstrates acceptable academic achievement and has shown promise of an outstanding career in veterinary medicine.


Dr. Craig & Jennifer Mohaghegh Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501933
Endowed by a gift from Dr. Craig and Jennifer Mohaghegh.

Awarded to a DVM student with demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, willingness to help other students, and have good moral character. Preference given to a student determined to have financial need. 


Mary Ann Long Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501394
Endowed by Mary Ann Long.

Awarded to a DVM student who has demonstrated academic achievement with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The applicant with the highest GPA should be considered over other applicants. The recipient must demonstrate strong interest in small animal medicine and desire to pursue a career specializing in small animal medicine. 


Dr. Michael J. Lee Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501235
Endowed by a gift from the family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Lee.

Awarded to a student with acceptable academic achievement and who shows promise for an outstanding career in veterinary medicine.  First priority is given to students from Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison, or Stone Counties in Mississippi.


Mississippi Farm Bureau Young Farmer Scholarship/David Waide Scholarship

Fund 402920
Endowed by a gift from the Mississippi Farm Bureau Young Farmer Scholarship Foundation. 

Awarded to a full-time fourth year DVM student who has demonstrated academic achievement, of good moral character. The recipient must be a member of a county Farm Bureau in MS. Preference will be given to a student who desires to focus on production animal medicine in MS. 


Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Year 1 Scholarship

Fund 403134
Supported by a gift from the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.

Awarded a 1st year student who are of good moral character and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need. Students should be a Mississippi resident of at least five years.


Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Year 2 Scholarship

Fund 403135
Supported by a gift from the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.

Awarded a 2nd year student who are of good moral character and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need. Students should be a Mississippi resident of at least five years.


Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Year 3 Scholarship

Fund 403136
Supported by a gift from the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.

Awarded a 2nd year student who are of good moral character and have demonstrated leadership ability and financial need. Students should be a Mississippi resident of at least five years.


Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Harvey F. McCrory Memorial Scholarship

Fund 500660
Supported by a gift from the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.

Awarded to a rising senior and the selection will be based on his/her first three years at MSU-CVM. The student will be selected based on his/her demonstration of service to his/her veterinary student community. It is expected that this will depend in large part on involvement in student organizations.


Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Technician Scholarship

Fund 402517
Funded by a gift from the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.

Awarded to a junior or senior enrolled in the CVM Veterinary Technician program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Community college transfer students must have a minimum 48 transferable community college credit hours. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership ability and potential.


Billy C. Mullican Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501832
Endowed by a gift from the Estate of Billy C. Mullican.

Awarded to a full time CVM student with demonstrated academic achievement that has shown promise of an outstanding career in veterinary medicine


Nestle’ Purina Award for Excellence in Companion Animal Nutrition

Fund 402135
Supported by a gift from the Nestle’ Purina PetCare Company.

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence or interest in companion animal nutrition.


North Alabama Veterinary Medical Association/Dr. Christy Parker Scholarship

Fund 402590
Supported by a gift from the North Alabama Veterinary Medical Association in memory of Dr. Christy Parker.

Awarded to a student from Morgan, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Colbert, Lauderdale, or Cullman County, Alabama. Priority is given to first-year students. 


Dr. Paul Farmer Memorial and Nutramax Laboratories Student Travel Support Fund

Fund 501828
Established by Nutramax Laboratories and Dr. Todd Henderson in memory of Dr. Paul Farmer. 

Awarded to a full-time CVM student in good academic standing who has demonstrated leadership ability and a desire to improve the quality of life for others. Recipient must be an active member of Christian Veterinary Fellowship. 


Recycled Pets Are Best

Fund 402873
Awarded to a DVM student who has demonstrated academic achievement with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The applicant with the highest GPA should be considered over other applicants. Awarded to a fourth year DVM student selected to participate in the fourth year shelter medicine elective option. 


Robert and Kathy Olsen Annual Scholarship

Fund 402775
Funded by Robert and Kathy Olsen.

Awarded to a DVM student in good academic standing with the most financial need of applicants. 


PetSmart Charities Scholarship

Fund 403167
Funded by PetSmart Charities.

Awarded to recipients showing interest and aptitude to pursue a career in shelter medicine, veterinary social work, or community medicine. Awarded to one first year student, one second year student, one third year student, and one fourth year student. 


Poco & Clio Gentle Doctor Award

Fund 501391
Funded by an anonymous donor.

Awarded to the graduating senior DVM student who demonstrates the most compassion while caring for clients. The recipient is selected by fellow classmates who would want the recipient to care for their own pet. 


Dr. James F. Perkins Annual Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Fund 402376
Endowed by a gift from the Tri State Educational Foundation.

Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and who have acceptable academic achievement and show promise for an outstanding career in veterinary medicine.  Residents of Iuka, MS and Tishomingo County are given first priority and second priority to students who are residents of a county within 50 miles of Iuka.


Thomas A. Plein Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501937
Endowed by a gift from the Thomas A. Plein Foundation. 

Awarded to a full-time, first year student in the DVM program who has demonstrated academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student interested in canine medicine.


Thomas A. Plein Veterinary Technology Endowed Scholarship

Fund 502089
Endowed by a gift from the Thomas A. Plein Foundation. 

Awarded to a full-time, first year student enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program who has demonstrated academic achievement progressing toward the Bachelor’s degree. The recipient must have demonstrated a need for financial assistance and be of good moral character. 


Jean & Walter W. Rotchild, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Fund 501231
Endowed by a gift from Jean and Walter W. Rotchild, Jr.

Awarded to a student with a demonstrated interest in small animal medicine, acceptable academic achievement, and who has shown promise for an outstanding career in veterinary medicine.


Kathleen and Cornelius Albert Ryan Endowed Fund

Fund 502004
Endowed by a gift from Dr. Peter Ryan in memory of his parents, Kathleen and Cornelius Albert Ryan. 

Priority is given to Theriogenology residents. If there is not a Theriogenology resident on staff at MSU CVM, the award may be given to qualified students. Second priority is given to full-time, third or fourth year students interested in Theriogenology. Candidates must be residents or students who want to attend a Theriogenology conference or an educational enhancement opportunity in Theriogenology. 


Linda "Big Lou" Schuerer Memorial Annual Scholarship

Supported by a gift from an anonymous donor.
Awarded to a student with demonstrated academic achievement.  Priority is given to students from Lincoln, Giles, or Williamson, TN or any county in Alabama.


Paul H. Schuerer Memorial Scholarship

Fund 403330
Supported by a gift from an anonymous donor.

Awarded to a full-time DVM student who is of good moral character. Preference should be given to students from Ohio, or from the Huntsville or Madison County, Alabama area.


Greta Somerville Endowed Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

Fund 500880
Endowed by a gift of Ms. Greta Somerville

Awarded to a student with high academic achievement and with demonstrated interests in companion animal.


Thomas C. Randolph, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Fund 500674
Endowed by a gift of Mrs. Velma Randolph, along with faculty, staff, and administration of the MSU-CVM. 

Awarded to a third-year student who have demonstrated a career interest in food animal medicine during his/her first three years at MSU-CVM.


Rural Practice Externship Travel Grant

Fund 501823
Supported by a gift from an anonymous donor.    

Awarded to students participating in experiences with rural practice or public practice located outside of the state of Mississippi.


Simmons Educational Scholarship

Fund 403144
Supported by a gift from Simmons & Associates Educational Trust Fund, Inc. 

Awarded to a third-year student who demonstrates excellence in the business or practice management component of companion animal veterinary medicine


South Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association Annual Scholarship

Fund 403251
Established by the South Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association. 

Awarded to a full time DVM student from Stone, Hancock, Harrison, or Jackson Counties in MS. Student must exude excellent client communication skills. 


Dr. Clyde E. Taylor Endowed Scholarship

Fund 500907
Endowed by a gift from Dr. Clyde E. Taylor.

Awarded to a post-DVM graduate veterinarian with preference to a practitioner who has left practice to pursue a graduate degree or students with a livestock and food animal interest.


Tupelo Small Animal Hospital Annual Scholarship

Fund 401792
Supported by a gift from Drs. Glenn S. Thomas and Stephen K. King of the Tupelo Small Animal Hospital

Awarded to a current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student who has demonstrated acceptable academic achievement and have shown promise for an outstanding career in veterinary medicine. Priority will be given to qualified students from Lee County, Mississippi.


Cynthia Lee and Carl Turner Endowed Scholarship

Fund 502225
Established by Cynthia Lee

Awarded to a full time DVM student who has demonstrated academic achievement, maintaining a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Should have documented history of volunteer work in animal shelters, rescues or foster care. Should have demonstrated leadership ability and willingness to help others.


Vicksburg Kennel Club of Mississippi, Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501829
Endowed by a gift of the Vicksburg Kennel Club of Mississippi, Inc.

Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who has graduated from a Mississippi high school in Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Issaquena, Jefferson, Madison, Rankin, Sharkey, Warren, or Yazoo Counties in Mississippi.


West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Annual Scholarship

Fund 403123
Supported by a gift from the West Virginia Medical Foundation.

Awarded to a 3rd year student who is a West Virginia resident. Must demonstrate financial need. 


Dr. Alexander Lane “Bam” Williams Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501045
Endowed by a gift from Edwina Ringold Williams and Lee Williams.

Awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement and leadership ability.


Robert O. Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Fund 501318
Endowed by a gift from Mrs. Kim Cullom in memory of her father, Robert O. William

Awarded to students who have an interest in feline medicine and have demonstrated financial need.


Lauran and Dean Wingo Endowed Scholarship

Fund 502062
Endowed by a gift from Lauran Wingo.

Awarded to a student who demonstrates progress toward receiving a DVM, have shown promise for an outstanding career in veterinary medicine, and be of good moral character.


Contact Information

For additional information about MSU Scholarships and Travel Funds or making a gift to the College, please contact:

Melissa Montgomery
MSU CVM Advancement Coordinator
(662) 325-5170
mmontgomery@cvm.msstate.edu 

Jimmy Kight
MSU CVM Development Director
(662) 325-5893
JKight@foundation.msstate.edu

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