VASCI, CNS and UMass Scholarship Information

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is pleased to offer ten scholarships. These scholarships are intended to recognize the dedication, diligence and academic success of our students, as well as assist them with the expense of their education.  These scholarships are generously funded by VASCI alumni and members of the VASCI community.

The Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department Scholarships Applications are due at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018. Please bring completed applications to 427Z Integrated Sciences Building. Make sure the application is complete with the typewritten letter attached and placed in a sealed envelope. Decisions will be mailed to students in the early fall.

Veterinary & Animal Sciences Scholarship Descriptions

2018-2019 Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Scholarship Application (PDF)

Additional scholarships are also available through the College of Natural Sciences and the University of Massachusetts:
CNS Scholarships and UMass Scholarships

Office of National Scholarship Advisement - ONSA helps eligible students—including UMass Amherst undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni not currently attending another graduate school—find and apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. ONSA provides free advice and professional guidance throughout the application process and offers informational events, writing workshops, and other assistance during the year. ONSA also assists undergraduate students in applying for a set of highly selective university scholarships.

The Peter K. Hepler Research Scholarship supports undergraduate research on a biological question in a laboratory or field setting outside of the United States.  Funds can be used to support travel, lodging, food, equipment and supplies. The deadline for applications is March 16, 2017. Applicants must: be UMass students in good standing in a College of Natural Sciences major, identify a Research Mentor, submit an application, research plan, transcript, and 2 letters of support.

Veterinary & Animal Sciences Department Scholarship Descriptions

Alvord Dairy Scholarship
Scholarship established to support the education of Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Science students who have an interest in dairy farming/animal husbandry.  Applicant must not drink or smoke. Merit based.

Anthony Borton Equine Studies Scholarship Fund
Scholarship established to support the education of Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Science or Equine Management (Stockbridge School) students who have an interest in pursuing a career in the equine field.  Applicants must be actively involved with any of the following equine-related activities:  UMass teams/clubs, research projects, internships, and/or independent study activities.  Need/merit based.

Brooks, Upton, Drew Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship established to support the education of one or more Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Science or Equine Management (Stockbridge School) students who have an interest in pursuing a career in the equine field. Applicants must be actively involved with any of the following equine-related activities:  UMass teams/clubs, research projects, internships, and/or independent study activities.  Need/merit based.

Byron E. Colby Scholarship
Scholarship established to support the education of Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Science students. Merit based.

Equine Studies
Scholarship established to support the education of Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Science or Equine Management (Stockbridge School) students primarily through training, research and outreach. Need/merit based.

R. C. Foley Scholarship Fund
Scholarship established to support the education of an Animal Science or Pre-Veterinary Science Junior student who ranks in the top 20% of their class and who also demonstrates exceptional character and leadership.  Merit based.

J.D.W. French Fund
Scholarship established to provide the greatest good to Animal Science or Pre-Veterinary Science students interested in dairying and its allies.  Need based.

Richard E. & Isabelle M.  Nilsson Scholarship
Scholarship established to support the education of one or more fully matriculated Animal Science or Pre-Veterinary Science students. Awarded in odd numbered years. Need/merit based.

Jay A. Pirog Scholarship
Scholarship established to support the education of Animal Science or Pre-Veterinary Science students who demonstrate a financial need and has maintained GPA of 3.2 or higher. Need/merit based.

Victor A. Rice Scholarship
Scholarship established to support the education of Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Science or Equine Management (Stockbridge School) students who have an interest in pursuing a career in the equine field. Applicants must be actively involved with any of the following equine-related activities:  UMass teams/clubs, research projects, internships, and/or independent study activities. Merit based.