Vince's Pre-Veterinary Student Scholarship


The older I get, the more compassion I seem to feel toward animals, which is why I have tremendous admiration and respect for those of you who are studying pre-veterinary medicine or animal sciences.

To show my support, I'm offering an annual scholarship which will take the form of two $500 awards to two winners every year. All funds will be sent directly to the winners' schools.


Student Scholarship Criteria


  1. You're enrolled in good standing in an accredited pre-veterinary or animal sciences undergraduate program in the United States
  2. You have an overall GPA of 3.33 or higher

Application Requirements and Deadline

The application period for the scholarship begins on May 15th, 2020, and students may submit applications through October 15th, 2020. The recipients of the awards will be announced on October 22nd, 2020 and notified by email.


How to Apply

To apply, please submit all of the following in one email to with the subject line "2020 Scholarship":


  1. Your first and last name
  2. Your email address
  3. Your current college
  4. Your GPA
  5. Your expected graduation date
  6. Your current course of study
  7. An original poem, written by you (see below).


The Poem


Applicants must also submit a poem - yes, a poem - of no more than 500 words. Rather than write yet another scholarship essay about why you want to work with animals, I'd rather hear your voice in a different context.

"The pen is mightier than the sword" is not an empty phrase; the ability to convey emotion through writing is a valuable skill, and one that's increasingly neglected, in my view, in our STEM-focused education system. 

The poem must be at least somewhat related to animals. Other than that, you have carte blanche

If you win, I will share your poem and a photo of you (that you'll send me if you win) on this blog when I announce the winners. If you're cool with that, please apply.

Best of luck in your studies and beyond,


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