The Harold Wetterberg Scholarship
The Harold Wetterberg Foundation is awarding scholarships for current or former residents of New Jersey who are enrolled in post-graduate education in veterinary medicine. Consideration will also be given to veterinary medical students who are enrolled in the second or third year of the professional DVM curriculum during the 2013-14 academic year.
Applicants must establish a connection to the state of New Jersey based on one or more of the following:
- Current or former legal residency in the state of New Jersey;
- Graduation from a New Jersey high school; or
- Graduation from or attendance at a New Jersey college or university.
Preference will be given to students who have received a veterinary medical degree and are currently enrolled in a post-graduate program in veterinary medicine, including clinical residency programs, at an AAVMC Member Institution (U.S. or Canadian college or school of veterinary medicine, department of veterinary science, or department of comparative medicine). Preference will also be given to veterinary medical students who are enrolled in the second or later year of a dual degree program during the 2013-14 academic year. Examples of dual degree programs include DVM/PhD, DVM/MS, and DVM/MPH or equivalent degree.
Consideration will be given to students who are currently enrolled in the second or third year of a professional DVM curriculum during the 2013-14 academic year; veterinary students who are currently enrolled in the first year of the professional curriculum are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Criteria and Selection Process
The scholarship is largely merit-based with some consideration given to financial need. An AAVMC pre-selection committee will forward the most highly qualified finalists to the Board of Trustees of The Harold Wetterberg Foundation. The Board of Trustees will make the final selection of recipients from the pool of finalists. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their selection in June 2013.
Recipients may be eligible to receive continued financial support throughout their academic programs; however, the continuation of support is at the sole discretion of the Harold Wetterberg Foundation. If a recipient wishes to receive funding in subsequent years, he/she will be notified by letter of his/her continued eligibility and the documents required to apply. Recipients’ academic progress will be monitored on an annual basis. If a scholarship recipient does not complete the program of graduate or professional study, he or she may be required to return the scholarship money to The Harold Wetterberg Foundation, depending on individual circumstances.
Deadline for Applications
Applications must arrive at the AAVMC office before Friday, March 22, 2013, at 5:00 PM EDT. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Applicants must allow sufficient time for packages to be mailed or sent by express delivery. Only original applications will be accepted. No fax or email copies will be considered. Please send applications to:
AAVMC / Harold Wetterberg Scholarship
1101 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20005
We are unable to confirm the delivery and receipt of individual applications. However, we will notify you of any transcripts or letters of recommendation that have not been received by the deadline and give you an opportunity to provide the missing materials. If you wish to receive confirmation of delivery of your application package, you must request this service from the post office or delivery company.