Animal Care PA's Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Scholarship

An integral part of Animal Care PA's mission is to promote the advancement of veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, and all members of the veterinary team by providing financial assistance to students in their educational years in hopes to lighten their debt load. The recipient of this scholarship will receive funds to use for tuition at an AVMA-accredited veterinary school.


  • This scholarship will be awarded to current 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year veterinary students originating (past or current residency) from Pennsylvania, and in good academic and professional standing at an AAVMC Member Institution (accredited school or college of veterinary medicine.
  • Student must have a demonstrated record of contributing to enhancing diversity and inclusion through course projects, co-curricular activities, outreach, domestic and community engagement, research, and/or developed an early reputation for influencing others to be inclusive.
  • Students must be nominated by their institution. See instructions on the application.
  • The recipient(s) will be selected by the Animal Care PA Scholarship Committee and recommendations made to the Board of Trustees of Animal Care PA.
  • The scholarship will be distributed in 1 installment in the Spring of the current year.
  • The scholarship will be made payable to the recipient’s veterinary school, and will be restricted to educational expenses.
  • The scholarship funds will be provided on an equal opportunity basis.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.


The deadline for all scholarship applications is January 31 of the current year. Any applications received after that date will be considered for the following calendar year.

For more information, contact us, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 717.220.1437.

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Kraus Amy 

Amy Kraus

PVMA+Animal Care PA's Young Leadership Scholarship Recipient

I am honored to be awarded a Young Leadership Scholarship! This scholarship will allow me to receive advanced training in dairy production medicine during my 4th year of veterinary school. Throughout my education, veterinarians from Pennsylvania have supported my goal to become a veterinarian through externships, mentorship, and scholarship funds. After I graduate, I hope to give back to my community by serving dairy farmers that are working hard to keep the milk supply safe and nutritious. Thank you PVMA and Animal Care PA for supporting my education!

Unger Lauren 

Lauren Ungar

Animal Care PA Veterinary Student Scholarship

I am so thankful to have been chosen as a recipient of the Animal Care PA Veterinary Student Scholarship! My first experiences in veterinary medicine were at the Western PA Humane Society and I still have a strong connection to the Pennsylvania Veterinary community even as I attend veterinary school at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA. This scholarship will not only lighten the financial burden of veterinary school but will also allow me to return to Pennsylvania for externships during my 4th year. I am so grateful to the PVMA and Animal Care PA and hope to become involved with the PVMA in the future and help the future generations of veterinary students achieve their goals.

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Amber Walker

Animal Care PA Veterinary Student Scholarship

I have lived in Pennsylvania for my entire life, and I am truly honored to receive this scholarship from Animal Care PA. I appreciate this scholarship because it will significantly help decrease my student loan debt after graduation. Animal rescue has been a constant presence in my life, which I why I chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Ultimately, I would one day like to provide low-cost veterinary care to underprivileged areas, but the cost of a veterinary education makes this goal challenging. I am grateful that this scholarship will help me achieve this goal sooner.