VetHeart of Georgia Grants and Scholarships
VetHeart of Georgia awards a variety of grants and scholarships to students in Georgia. If you are interested in donating to one of these scholarships please use this form. The purpose in all of these efforts is to promote the veterinary medical profession and encourage young people to consider a career in the field.
The GVMA Foundation awards a variety of scholarships to students at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine each year.
Dr. J. T. Mercer Scholarship - $1,000 is given to a senior student who has demonstrated an interest in organized veterinary medicine through active participation in SCAVMA and/or allied groups and whose academic achievement is equal to or above the 50th percentile of their class.
Dr. Dilmus Blackmon Scholarship*
Dr. Paul Hoffman Scholarship*
Dr. John McCormack Scholarship*
*Each $500 scholarship is presented to a student who has demonstrated professionalism, interest in large animal medicine, and a need for financial assistance.
Dr. David J. Wilhelm Memorial Scholarship - $500 is presented to a third-year veterinary student who has demonstrated an exceptional level of care and comfort to small animal companion pets.
GVMA Foundation Freshman Scholarship - $500 is presented to a first-year student who has demonstrated a need for financial assistance and who has achieved good academic standing.
GVMA Foundation Sophomore Scholarship - $500 is presented to a second-year student who has demonstrated a need for financial assistance and who has achieved good academic standing.
High School Level
Awarded at State Congress meetings
• Georgia 4-H Dog Care Training Project
• Georgia 4-H Veterinary Science Project
• Georgia FFA Dairy Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award
• Georgia FFA Dairy Production Placement Proficiency Award
Veterinary Technician Scholarships
Awarded by the schools
• 2 $250 scholarships Athens Technical School Veterinary Technician Program
• 2 $250 scholarships Fort Valley Technical University Veterinary Technician Program
• 2 $250 scholarships Gwinnett Technical School Veterinary Technician Program
• 2 $250 scholarships Ogeechee Technical School Veterinary Technician Program
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
• White Coat Ceremony and reception for all incoming freshman (August)
• White Coveralls for all mixed animal and equine track juniors (Spring)
• Orientation Bar-B-Que for all students at beginning of school year (August)
• 5 Minute Veterinary Consult for Juniors (Spring)