RUSVM Announces Expansion of Scholarship Initiative to Further Strengthen Pipeline of Diverse Students

Sep 14, 2021

CHICAGO – September 8, 2021 - As part of its commitment to increasing diversity in the veterinary profession, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is pleased to announce the expansion of the Ross Vet Articulation Partner Scholarship initiative for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The scholarships, which are available to students who intend to begin the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) program in the 2021-22 academic year, are offered through a growing number of partnerships that now include Saint Peter’s University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The scholarship offering builds on RUSVM’s dedication to supporting educational access for students of diverse backgrounds. At RUSVM, more than 30% of students enrolled last year identified as a person of color, compared to about 20% nationally as reported by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges[1]. RUSVM’s six articulation partners to date now include Saint Peter’s University and Farleigh Dickinson University, which are both Hispanic Serving Institutions, and the following Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Dillard University; Prairie View A&M; North Carolina A&T State University; and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

“This articulation partner scholarship is another notable example of how RUSVM is committed to diversifying the veterinary medicine workforce,” said Sean Callanan, dean of RUSVM, MVB, CERTVR, MRCVS, PHD, FRCPATH, DIPLECVP. “By partnering with institutions and organizations that serve a diverse population of students, we can not only create career opportunities for underserved students, but also improve representation in the communities they go on to serve.”

The three-semester partial scholarship is equal to one total semester of tuition and includes a flight credit* to St. Kitts and housing on campus at no cost for the first semester. Up to 15 scholarships are available for the 2021-22 academic year for applicants from RUSVM’s HSI and HBCU partner institutions. RUSVM continues to create pathways for underrepresented students to pursue their DVM.  For example, RUSVM, supported by its parent company Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), also recently announced a partnership with Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), which also includes up to three scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year offered to underrepresented students in the veterinary medicine field. 

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About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Founded in 1982, RUSVM is committed to preparing students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team and to advance human, animal and ecosystem health (One Health Initiative). RUSVM offers postgraduate Masters’, Ph.D. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board . Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine confers a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE), 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Tel: 800.248.2862. Ross Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information visit  http://veterinary.rossu.edu and follow RUSVM on Twitter (@RossVetSchool ), Instagram (@rossvetschool) and Facebook (@RossVetSchool).

About Adtalem Global Education 

Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading workforce solutions provider, partners with organizations in the healthcare and financial services industries to solve critical workforce talent needs by expanding access to education, certifications and upskilling programs at scale. With a dedicated focus on driving strong outcomes that increase workforce preparedness, Adtalem empowers a diverse learner population to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to the global community. Adtalem is the parent organization of ACAMS, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University. Adtalem has more than 10,000 employees, a network of more than 275,000 alumni and serves over 82,000 members across 200 countries and territories. Adtalem was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021 by Newsweek and one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2021 by Forbes. Follow Adtalem on Twitter (@adtalemglobal), LinkedIn or visit adtalem.com for more information. 

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