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Internal Scholarships

Bickerstaff Scholarship Endowment

  • Awarded to assist students attending the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo, limited to Texas residents, and with preference given to students from Fisher, Nolan, and Taylor counties in Texas.
  • Award based on available funds.

Brock Family Scholarship

  • Awarded to a School of Veterinary Medicine student that has leadership qualities, financial need, and academic excellence. The applicant must submit a short essay highlighting their rural background, leadership activities, and a need for the scholarship (500 words or less). Preference is for a student from a rural area (population under 50,000) who has a desire to remain in a rural area in mixed animal practice after graduation.
  • Award is $10,000 to a single first year individual, and renewable at $5,000 for years 2, 3, and 4; if the student remains on good academic standing. Considerations for future incoming first years will be made in 2022.

Calder Foundation Endowed Scholarship

  • Awarded to students enrolled in the School of Veterinary Medicine who demonstrate financial need.
  • Award based on available funds.

Harrington Endowed Scholarship Fund for Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine Amarillo Area Foundation

  • Awards preference to students having original permanent addresses or connection to the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. Awards are then based on relative geography, financial need, and merit.
  • Multiple awards funded at $1,000 to $2,500 each.

John and Maggie Windham School of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Endowment

  • Awarded to students enrolled in the TTU SVM who have graduated from a rural high school, with preference to candidates with a background in farming or ranching.

Lipham School of Veterinary Medicine Endowed Scholarship

  • Awarded to students enrolled in the School of Veterinary Medicine. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and it is preferred that recipients maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above. Eligibility has been extended to TTU SVM 1st-year students in 2021 only; in 2022 and beyond, students must be 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students.
  • Multiple awards based on available funds.

School of Veterinary Medicine General Scholarship Fund

  • Awarded to students based on financial need and/or merit.
  • Multiple awards funded at $1,000 to $5,000 each, pending available funds.

South Plains Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Endowed Scholarship

  • Awarded to a student enrolled in the TTU SVM with first preference for students from the 13-county area of Texas: Lubbock, Hockley, Hale, Lynn, Terry, Lamb, Floyd, Crosby, Garza, Bailey, Cochran, Yoakum, or Dawson. Second preference goes to students from Texas Panhandle or South Plains region.
  • Award based on available funds.

The Dalton William Horn School of Veterinary Medicine Memorial Scholarship

  • In honor of Dalton W. Horn, who was part of the inaugural class at the SVM, but tragically lost his life in a car accident. This scholarship was established so that future generations of students have the opportunity to know Dalton.
  • Awarded to students based on financial need and/or merit.
  • Award based on available funds.

The Laszlo and Ignacia Hunyadi Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Awarded annually to a TTU SVM student in his/her first year; renewable in the student's second, third, and fourth years as long as the recipient continues to show interest in practicing large animal medicine and maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • First preference will be for a student from the Navajo Nation in NM. Second preference will be for a student from El Paso County with an interest in practicing large animal medicine in or near El Paso, Texas. Third preference will be for a student from New Mexico that demonstrates financial need and intends to practice large animal medicine in NM. If no applicants meet these criteria, the scholarship would be awarded to the best candidate demonstrating financial need and who intends to track either equine or livestock medicine as a SVM student and practice in a rural community upon graduation.
  • $11,000 per year for a student, with funds renewable in years 2, 3, and 4 if scholarship recipient continues to track large animal medicine and maintains minimum 3.0 GPA.

The United Family School of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Endowment

  • Awarded to students enrolled at the TTU SVM based on financial need and merit.
  • Multiple awards based on available funds.

Tom Portillo DVM American Association of Bovine Practitioners Scholarship

  • Awarded to a student enrolled at the TTU SVM following a food animal production medicine track and based on financial need.
  • Award based on available funds.

External Scholarship

Aurora Pharmaceutical DVM Student Scholarship

  • Aurora Pharmaceuticals is offering a $1000.00 scholarship to a 1st year student in the academic year 2021-2022 and next year 2022-2023. The scholarship application will become available at the start of the school year in August and will be awarded in the spring semester. Aurora is currently working on the application and more information regarding applying for it will be available at orientation.

$50K Steve Marton PetSmart Charities Veterinary Student Scholarship

Applications accepted April 7 – April 28, 2021

Through the scholarship, PetSmart Charities will award up to $50,000 to a veterinary student who demonstrates interest and aptitude in pursuing a career in accessible veterinary care. This scholarship is only available to students attending veterinary school in the United States.

To be considered, students must:

  • Be in the first or second year of a DVM program with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Have previously worked or volunteered in an accessible veterinary care clinic or community care clinic.
  • Have one letter of recommendation from a DVM/VMD, and one letter of recommendation from a community leader, social worker, or other community partner.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to the university to cover the student's tuition costs for one academic year.

Get inspired to apply and learn more about our inaugural scholarship recipient, Devon K. Mims.

Click here to apply.

Scholarship Application

In order to be considered for a SVM internal scholarship, students must submit an application by the end of May. Once you access the application, download the pdf and fill out the designated areas. After you sign the document, click the submit button and send it to svm.scholarships@ttu.edu