Scholarships & Awards

Academic Excellence Class of 2019

The Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine awards scholarships and awards annually to veterinary medicine students based on a variety of criteria including academic achievement, financial need, clinical proficiency, leadership, achievement in specific disciplines and memorial awards.

Current veterinary medicine students are asked to complete an online application each year in order to be eligible for these scholarships.  The PPVM Scholarship Committee determines the recipients based on the criteria of each scholarship.  The scholarships awarded will be applied to the following academic year's tuition.

Scholarships and Awards

Anatomy Award -- certificate
For outstanding proficiency in the first-year anatomy course.

Award for Academic Excellence -- certificate
Presented to first- and second-year student(s) in recognition of dedication and exceptional efforts in achieving the highest overall grade point average in their class.

Willis and Dolores Armbrust Scholarship -- $1,000
Awarded to second-year students chosen for their achievement during the first two years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and interest in large animal medicine and emphasis on bovine production.

Willis Armbrust Memorial Dairy Veterinary Student Scholarship--amount varies
Based on achievement and interest in dairy medicine.

Janet Beachler Scholarship -- amount varies
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with preference to Block and Bridle members.

Coal, Topaz, Onyx and Beryl Memorial Scholarships -- $500 each scholarship
Nebraska high school graduate and has an interest in companion animals.

Earl O. Dickinson Veterinary Student Award of Merit -- $500 minimum
Awarded to a second-year student that has demonstrated honesty, dedication, dependability, congeniality and hard work; elected by the second-year student body.

Alan R. Doster, DVM Veterinary Pathology Scholarship -- $500 minimum
In recognition of demonstrated achievement in veterinary pathology.

Kurt and Sarah Gauger Scholarship -- amount varies
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; preference given to those with demonstrated financial need.

Chad M. Johannes, DVM Scholarship -- $1,250
Established by Chad M. Johannes, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, Oncology) to help support a student in the PPVM program who is interested in small animal internal medicine and/or oncology.  Dr. Johannes received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BS in Veterinary Science, 1993) and his DVM degree from Kansas State University (1997).  Dr. Johannes completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University (1998), a small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia (2002) and a residency in medical oncology at North Carolina State University (2013).  His industry experience includes former Medical Director at Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. and coordination of the launch of Palladia®, the first FDA-approved veterinary cancer therapeutic, during his time with Pfizer.  Dr. Johannes’s practice experience includes primary care, specialty care and academic settings.  He joined Iowa State University in July 2015 as Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Oncology.

Olson Bros. Foundation Scholarship -- amount varies
Recipients have an interest in large animal medicine, have demonstrated financial need, and are residents of Nebraska.  Selection process involves an interview with the Olson Bros. Foundation.  This scholarship may be renewable.

Dr. Gary P. Rupp Beef Cattle Production Management Scholarship -- amount varies
Scholarship recipients have demonstrated an interest in beef animal production management.

Norman R. Schneider, DVM Memorial Scholarship -- amount varies
Decided by the first-year student body; presented to a first-year student in recognition of demonstrated honesty, dedication, dependability, congeniality and hard work.


J.J. and Eleanor Ogle Fellowship -- $5,000
Open to first and second year students