We achieve this by promoting Veterinary and other Biological Sciences in all aspects. This includes supporting veterinary research, providing bursaries for veterinary studies, and managing financial portfolios. These efforts enhance the knowledge, perception, and status of Veterinary and Paraveterinary Professions in Southern Africa, ultimately improving the quality of life for both animals and humans.
The South African Veterinary Foundation has been supporting fourth and fifth-year veterinary students since 1999. The foundation has given R235,500 to 36 students, with each bursary now valued at R10,000. Funding comes from the Pet Memorial Fund and generous donations from various sources.
These bursaries are awarded to high-achieving students who actively participate in campus activities, and recipients don't have to repay them. The foundation hopes former recipients will contribute to the Pet Memorial Fund. As the cost of veterinary education rises and more students face financial challenges, the foundation has set up a bursary fund to help. They invite public donations, including from individuals, veterinary practices, SAVA branches and Groups, and industry vets. Donations are tax-deductible, and the Foundation believes supporting financially challenged students will create a brighter future for the veterinary profession in South Africa.
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY
• You must currently be studying at the University of Pretoria.
• You must currently be studying for a BVSc degree (Veterinary Science).
• You must be in your 4th or 5th year of study for a BVSc degree.
How to apply
Applications will re-open again in March 2024, to find out more information please visit SAVF