University of Vermont

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)

 Scholarship Opportunities

  • To recognize outstanding students for pursuing careers in the dairy industry, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. announces a new scholarship program for college students. Apply by January 15th. Click here for details.
  • Select Sire Power offers a $2,500 scholarship and several $750 scholarships to undergraduates pursuing ag-related majors whose family is an active customer or "user" of Select Sire Power. Apply by January 31, 2015:
  • The National Poulty & Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) awards scholarships to various students of agricultural colleges and universites across the US. Each student selected will receive a $2,000 scholarship from NPFDA. Apply by May 31, 2015 at:
There are many scholarships available at the University of Vermont.  Please see the possibilities on the UVM web page at

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Scholarships

These scholarships are specific to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS). Scholarship applications are available in CALS department offices or in the CALS Dean's Office, 106 Morrill Hall. Individual scholarship award amounts are generally between $750 and $3500 (unless otherwise noted). Deadline for submitting applications is generally mid April. Please call the Dean's Office if you have questions at 656-2980. CALS Scholarships and Awards

Richard D. Aplin Scholarship Fund - In the early 1970's, Cumberland Farms Dairy, Inc. established a scholarship in the name of Richard D. Aplin, Sr. honoring him for contributions to the New England dairy industry. The income from that endowment is available to financially assist eligible students in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. Preference will be given to, but not limited to, students enrolled in dairy marketing, dairy technology, or farm business management. Students must be in good academic standing and be eligible for financial assistance with UVM's Financial Aid Office. The scholarship may be awarded to more than one student.

Edith T. and Charles Dana Bennett Foundation Scholarship - The Foundation for American Agriculture established in 1974 a scholarship fund at the University of Vermont's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. The award is given in the name of Edith T. and Charles Dana Bennett.  To be eligible, a student must be in good academic standing and qualify financially according to UVM's Financial Aid Office. Also, students must exhibit leadership qualities and be active in non-athletic campus activities. The scholarship may be awarded to more than one student.

Richard H. Holzer Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the Holzer family in memory of Richard H. Holzer who was killed in an automobile accident before the start of his sophomore year in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. Scholarship awards are available to CALS students who have financial need as defined by UVM's Financial Aid Office and exhibit qualities of leadership and good citizenship as members of the UVM campus community. See CALS Scholarships and Awards web page for award application details.

Doris and Julian Malkiel Scholarship Fund - This scholarship was established in 1998 by Julian Malkiel in memory of his late wife, Doris, and out of their mutual respect for domesticated animals.  To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing and qualify financially according to UVM's Financial Aid Office. Students must have declared an intention to pursue a career in veterinary medicine or is/are enrolled in a pre-vet curriculum and has/have demonstrated through his/her/their academic performance a level of preparedness and proficiency suitable for admission to vet school. The scholarship may be awarded to more than one student and is for full time undergraduate students currently enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and who has/have achieved junior or senior status. Students must comply/complies with residency requirements for in-state status. Questions about this scholarship should be directed to Whitney Northop or call (802) 656-2980.

James G. Welch Scholarship Fund - The James G. Welch Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 upon the retirement of Dr. James G. Welch. This fund honors Jim Welch for his devoted teaching, service to the dairy industry and outstanding scholarship in ruminant nutrition over a 30-year career at UVM. The James G. Welch Scholarship fund provides grants to academically qualified first time, first year undergraduate Vermont students with financial need who are enrolled in a degree program in CALS and who are intent on pursuing a career in agriculture. Preference for scholarship awards is given to students whose families operate working farms in Vermont.

VDIA (Vermont Dairy Industry Association) Memorial Scholarship - The VDIA is committed to the education of their members and to supporting the scholarly pursuit of dairying in Vermont. To that end, they have established the VDIA Memorial Scholarship program. This scholarship is limited to Vermont residents. The applicant must be accepted into a program in a field which directly relates to the dairy industry, must exhibit scholastic merit based on the academic standing, and must show commitment to his/her community. The number and value of the scholarships awarded depends on the quantity of qualified applicants. In the past, scholarships have ranged from $500 to $1,000.  

ASCI Alumni
VVMAF (Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Foundation, Inc.) offers scholarships to Vermont students who have completed at least one year of veterinary school and plan to return to Vermont after vet school to practice in Vermont.  More info....

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