Scholarships have made it possible for thousands of students to afford their veterinary education.


Creating a Scholarship

Annual scholarships are provided through the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund. An endowment fund perpetuates your support of the CVM these funds may be named in recognition of the donor or in honor of persons of the donor's choice for a minimum gift of $25,000. The principal of your gift is left intact, while the generated income provides permanent support to/for the College. Endowment funds are held in perpetuity by the University of Minnesota Foundation Investment Advisors, a non-profit investment management subsidiary.

The College will be glad to work with you regarding the requirements of your fund at the time of your gift.


Donate to an Existing Scholarship

Class Scholarships

Class of 1953 Memorial Fund
Awarded to a third or fourth-year student who has a defined interest in food animal medicine. The student should have a positive attitude toward life and people, have strong interests outside of veterinary school, be liked by all, and be an all-around nice person.

Class of 1955 Memorial Fund
Awarded to a fourth-year student in the food animal program.

CVM Class of '57 Memorial Scholarship
To be used to benefit a first year VetFAST student who has financial need in memory of the class of '57. Preference will be given to a male student if underrepresented at the time of the scholarship. Preference will also given to a student from a rural area.

Class of 1959 Project Fund
Awarded to a deserving veterinary student.

CVM Class of '60 Memorial Scholarship
For a second year student who is in good academic standing.

Class of 1961 Memorial Scholarship Fund
For a fourth year student who is in good scholastic standing and intends to pursue a career in research.

Class of 1963 Legacy Class Fund
To provide a scholarship to a worthy CVM student.

Class of 1968 Bob Velure Memorial Scholarship Fund

Will provide scholarships to Veterinary Medicine students who are completing their third year.

McDonald Class of '69 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to students who have excelled in feline medicine.

CVM Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund
Award for students in good academic standing who are part of the VetFAST program.

Class of 1978 Colin Krog Memorial Fund
Awarded to third or fourth-year students committed to large animal practice who demonstrate academic excellence.

Kotas Class of 1983 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a fourth-year student who has demonstrated leadership abilities and critical thinking and who is committed to working in the companion animal field.

Jeffrey Lindstrom Class of '87 Mem Scholarship
Awarded to a third-year student from southwest Minnesota with a large animal interest.

Class of 1988 Quinlan-Litvak Fund
Awards will be made to a veterinary student for research/service in a developing country.

Class of 1997 Dr. Greg Gramer Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a second-year veterinary student who, as determined by classmates, most exemplifies the true spirit of camaraderie and fellowship. The recipient of the scholarship is the person who brings the class together socially and academically, is loyal, honest, caring, trustworthy, humble, and has a great sense of humor. These personal qualities are not only evident in the classroom, but also in the clinical setting where he/she is kind and compassionate to both clients and patients.

Other Scholarships

Alumni & Friends Society Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund are awarded annually to students under the direction of the Alumni and Friends Board.

Alvin F. and Eleanor E. Weber Scholarship
Will provide scholarships, based on financial need, to first year veterinary students from rural Minnesota.

Carl F. and John C. Schlotthauer Award
For senior student who has demonstrated strong interest and outstanding ability in veterinary surgery and/ or veterinary pathobiology.

Dr. Alan R. Flory Scholarship Fund
Award for new students with academic promise and financial need. In order to increase diversity in the program, preference will be given to students of diverse ethnic backgrounds if under represented at the time of the award.

Elmer Hokkanen Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is for students who are enrolled in the VetFast Program and have academic promise and financial need.

International Program Fund
To fund CVM international travel grant programs.

James Ford Bell Jr. Scholarship Fund
Designated for senior students, based on academic achievement, concern for professionalism as reflected in willingness to work well with classmates & faculty.

Leman Student Award/Swine Medicine
An award is to be presented to an outstanding vet student who has demonstrated good citizenship, clinical proficiency, and scholastic achievement in swine medicine.

Steven Ramsdell Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a third-year male student with a positive mental attitude toward life and people and strong interests outside of veterinary school who is well-liked by classmates and faculty and is an all-around nice person.

Strike Zone "Striker" Memorial Equine Scholarship
This award is for freshman, sophomore, or junior students with a strong interest in equine medicine who have shown dedication to learning and compassion for the horse.


This is not a complete list of CVM scholarships, if you have questions or would like more information about student support at CVM contact Lindsey Williams or 612- 624- 7204. 

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