In the veterinary field, there are many scholarships available for vet students. Some of them are sponsored by veterinary companies or by schools. Hundreds of applications are received every year and the requirements become more competitive. So, the odds of being selected are hard. I want to share a few tips to improve your odds of winning a scholarship!
My first tip is to start your scholarship application early and share your essay with a friend, old teacher or family member. Ask them what they think about your essay and if they have any feedback for you. Read it several times and try using a grammar app to reduce your grammatical errors.
My second tip is to take a leadership in your vet school. You may join the E-board of your favorite club, apply for ambassador job position, or become a part-time tutor. However, if you have little free time while you’re taking classes, you might try to volunteering in your community during summer or winter breaks. You can volunteer in organizations designed to help elderly people or homeless kids. You can even assist to organize reading workshops, toy drives, or online fundraisers.
My third tip is to be original when telling your life story and what motivates you to become a veterinarian. Always try to be specific about your future career goals and your plans to achieve them. For example, if you plan to become an veterinarian surgeon, write about your previous experience in this field and about any externships, specialty internships or research that you are planning to pursue.
Lastly, keep a positive attitude when applying for scholarships! Do not get discouraged if you received many, “tThank you for your application.” Try again and do your BEST next time!!