Monday, January 26, 2015

A message from ICDC Committee:

Hello SAVMA Members,

Attached you will find an application for the "Communicating Diversity
Within Veterinary Medicine Grant" established by the Integrative
Communications and Diversity Committee.  Our goal is to enhance
communication and diversity awareness in the veterinary field through
promoting activities and opportunities for the students and/or public.

Up to five grants ranging from $250-$500 will be given to deserving
individuals or groups who host a diversity based activity with a
communication component for the student body or public.  If awarded the
grant follow up must include pictures from the event unless previously
submitted with the application.  In order to qualify for the grant, no
fundraising component can come from the activity.  If possible, please
include any notes, posters, or pamphlets given at the event.  All essays
are due March 1st 2015.

If you have questions please email Ashley DeVries (  All
applications should be emailed to

PHCOC Disaster Preparedness Grant

Disaster and emergency preparedness and response are important issues to
the AVMA. Animals are impacted by the same disasters and emergencies as
humans - natural, manmade, large, and small. Whether it's a hurricane or
tornado, a flood or an earthquake, a chemical leak or an act of terrorism,
veterinarians are vital to response and recovery efforts during and after

The application is due on March 6th, 2015. If you have any questions,
please email Sarah Lothrop ( All applications should
be emailed to

The SAVMA John Pitts Award for Distinguished Service:
Every year, the SAVMA President recognizes one veterinary student that has gone above and beyond in service and dedication to the veterinary profession.  The Award is open to ANY veterinary student who is a member in good standing within the Student AVMA.  The awardee will receive round-trip airfare as well as lodging and registration to SAVMA Symposium 2015 in beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota, March 19-21, 2015.  The award will be presented to the student during the Saturday evening (March 21) closing Gala.

Nomination Details:  
1. Due Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5:00pm CST
2.  A well-written essay not more than 2 pages in length.  Use standard font (Arial, Times New Roman, or similar) at 12-pt size, spacing at 1.5, standard margins.  The file should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
3. LIST at the top of the first page the name and contact information of the individual being nominated, the veterinary school of attendance, and the name(s) and contact information of the individual(s) submitting the nomination.
4.  The essay should address specific examples of the student's service and dedication, and demonstrate how those examples have contributed to the betterment of veterinary medicine.
5.  Submit the nomination to by the due date above with the subject line "John Pitts Award".
6.  The awardee and nominating individuals will be notified by email and/or phone call in late February to allow the awardee ample time to plan their trip to SAVMA Symposium 2015.

Please direct any questions to

Attention 4th year students! 

Have you ever wished you could have an impact on the future of animal and human health beyond the clinic or the lab? The AVMA Congressional Fellowship program provides you with the opportunity to spend a year in Washington D.C. as a scientific advisor to members of Congress. The application deadline is Feb. 6, 2015.

Apply now:

A message from AWHAB Committee:

Is your club/group planning to host a lecture on a topic related to animal welfare and/or the human animal bond? If so, we have the perfect grant opportunity! The AWHAB lecture grant is meant to provide clubs planning such events $250 scholarships. Applications are quick and easy to fill out!

The AWHAB committee offers a 2nd grant opportunity to recognize projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Present a sustainable and/or far-reaching project that demonstrates clear benefit to the humans and animals involved
  • Enhance the education of veterinary students in tangible ways (i.e. providing more clinical experience, client interaction, etc.)
  • Provide a platform for veterinary professionals to be involved meaningfully in the local community
  • Benefit as many SAVMA members as possible. Not intended to fund individuals.
Both applications are due March 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM. Please send submissions to

Want a chance to win $25? Answer these questions from the Public Health Community and Outreach Committee by January 31 for a chance to win!

EPDC Extracurricular Funding Grant

EPDC Extracurricular Funding Grant

Do you have a club and big ideas, but no funding?  Good news!  The Educational and Professional Development Committee is now accepting applications for the EPDC Spring 2015 Extracurricular Funding Grant. This grant is an amazing opportunity for groups/clubs to earn $200 of funding to help with a lecture/wet lab/event. The deadline for this application is March 6th 2015.  Please find the application attached to this e-mail.  For questions regarding the grant please contact Vaughn Fish ( please SUBMIT application to Please follow the instructions on the application!!