How Aurora Pharmaceutical’s Scholarships Help DVM Students Shine

As a leader in veterinary pharmaceutical product development, manufacturing, and marketing, Aurora Pharmaceutical decided in 2021 that it was time to give back to the community. Since then, the company has awarded scholarships every year to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students across the country with a passion for animal care. 

How the DVM Scholarship Program Started

This program began as a scholarship for students at Texas Tech, and at that school alone, the applications flooded in, showing that the need was prevalent among DVM students. The current program, designed for 3rd year students pursuing their DVM degree at accredited institutions in the United States, awards a total of $75,000 in scholarships each year. 

Selecting the Most Promising DVM Students

The selection process for the Aurora Pharmaceutical scholarship program is highly competitive, with scholarships being awarded based on a variety of criteria, including academic achievement, related work experience and university involvement. This year, the selection committee faced a tough decision as they reviewed outstanding applications and essays from students in several states.

“This year was extremely difficult choosing the various scholarship winners,” Matt Klotz, DVM, Equine Technical Services Director at Aurora Pharmaceutical, said. “The academic and hands-on experience level of students moving through veterinary school is as advanced as ever. We are excited to be part of that continued journey to becoming a veterinarian. Congratulations to all this year’s winners.”

Making Higher Education More Accessible 

One goal of this program is to help students navigate the educational journey with less of a financial burden. The rising cost of veterinary education has led to a significant increase in veterinary student debt, making financial assistance essential for many students. Grant Weaver, DVM, Swine Technical Service Veterinarian at Aurora Pharmaceutical, highlights the company’s commitment to providing support to veterinary students through their scholarship program.

“With veterinary student debt continuing to escalate, we are committed to providing veterinary students with financial assistance through our Scholarship Program,” Dr. Weaver said. “These students are the future of our industry, and we need to help them when we can through scholarships, mentoring, and educational programs.”

By investing in the education and professional development of aspiring veterinarians, Aurora Pharmaceutical is not only supporting individual students but also strengthening the future of the veterinary industry as a whole. Through this scholarship program, Aurora Pharmaceutical is making a positive impact on the lives of veterinary students and ensuring that the field of veterinary medicine continues to thrive.