Scholarships and grants are considered gift to provide financial support that does not require repayment. The College of Veterinary Medicine informs students about these opportunities through email, flyers and personal interactions. We strongly encourage all CVM students to explore and seize these scholarship opportunities as a valuable means to reduce their loan burden.


Scholarship Opportunities

In the first year of the veterinary program, scholarships are awarded as part of the admissions process. Students in their second-fourth-year are strongly encouraged to apply for internal scholarships for the upcoming academic year through a centralized application process. The number of scholarships, amounts awarded, and the number of recipients may vary yearly. Scholarship criteria vary from specific to general and may include categories such as demographics, background, involvement experience, leadership, academics, etc. 

  • Students will receive an email with the application information at the end of the Autumn semester.
  • The Scholarship Committee reviews each application.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on the criteria for each scholarship. 
  • Scholarship award notifications are sent to the student and Student Financial Aid during the Spring semester for the upcoming academic year.
  • Awarded to incoming students based on admissions scores
  • A FAFSA must be on file to be considered for scholarships during the first year
  • Contact CVM Admissions at (614) 292-1171 for more information

Available to 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year students through an application that is sent to each class. Opens in December and closes in January. Award criteria are based on:

  • City, county, state where you attended high school
  • Reasons for pursuing a DVM degree
  • Species-oriented interests in veterinary medicine
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Leadership skills
  • Financial need
  • ScholarshipUniverse is an application open to all Ohio State students and applicants; all you need to do is activate your OSU login.
  • There are a number of internal and external scholarships that can be applied for through ScholarshipUniverse.
  • The priority deadline is February 15. 
  • Are defined as any scholarships not awarded through Ohio State
  • External scholarships can be sent to Ohio State using this guide or sent directly to the student at your discretion. 
  • All external scholarships must be reported as a resource on your OSU financial aid award summary; you are required to report these to


Contacting CVM Financial Aid Advisor

Due to FERPA regulations, you must send any financial aid-related emails from your OSU email address. If you send a question or request from any other address, you will be asked to resend it properly. You can expect a response within 24-48 hours. During peak times (May, August, September and January ), please allow additional time for your question to be answered.