The Saul T. Wilson, Jr., Scholarship Program is named after and with the aim to honor Dr. Wilson who dedicated his professional career to public veterinary medicine.
He was known due to the fact that he made outstanding contributions to the health of the Nation’s livestock and poultry industries.
The Saul T. Wilson, Jr., Internship has the aim to support students with up to $7,500 scholarship which will be given each year for undergraduate studies and up to $15,000 for graduate studies.
The amount awarded can only be used for the payment of educational expenses such as tuition, books, tutors, and laboratory fees.
Also, they will get paid employment during summer and school breaks as a Veterinary Student Trainee.
The eligibility criteria are the following:
The applicant must be a US citizen and be enrolled as a full-time student and/or accepted for enrollment in an accredited veterinary college or university within the United States.
Undergraduate students must have completed at least 2 years or a 4-year pre-veterinary medicine or other biomedical science curricula, while graduate students must have completed not more than one full year in veterinary medicine and must be in good academic standing.
Additionally, all applicants must agree to work for the agency during school breaks for a minimum of 640 hours prior to completion of studies.
How to Apply
If you are sure that you meet all the eligibility requirements, you are encouraged to apply for this award.
However, now you will need to meet the application requirements being that there are certain documents that must be provided as a part of the application process.
During the online application process, the system will ask you to answer self-assessment questions and to submit the following mandatory documents.
- Your resume
- Transcripts for all completed college work up to that moment
- Proof of current enrollment on a full-time basis and/or a letter of acceptance to veterinary school
- A copy of your DD-214.
Furthermore, you might be asked to provide additional supplemental information and documentation.
Our suggestion is to gather all the documents and only then start the application process.
You must have a USAJOBS account to apply.
The application process usually opens in the spring and it lasts for approximately a 2-week period so you will not have too much time to think about it.