Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program

Beginning January 1, 2020
APPLICATIONS for the WHVMAP will be accepted for the AY 2020-2021
Deadline – June 1, 2020

WILSON-HOOPER VETERINARY MEDICINE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Created in the memory of Jane Wilson Hooper and Colonel Philip L. Hooper, the goal of the Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Assistance Program is to identify and assist young qualified people who love animals and who posses the desire and ability to pursue learning how to care for those animals in the best way possible.


  • Pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Technology (Associate of Applied Science Degree)
  • Enrolled full-time in a nationally accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe.
  • Maintain a B average
  • Awards are merit-based
  • Opportunity for multi-year funding

Note: All applicants are required to submit a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) and Financial Needs Form (FNF)which is always available at www.aigcs.org where you may also review the AIGC Online Application Instructions. Full Online Application Instructions should be reviewed throughout the application process.

All applicants are notified by email via FELLOWSHIPS@AIGCS.ORG of award or denial. No information will be provided via telephone. If awarded, you will receive information regarding further instructions and additional required verifying documents

Varies depending on education level.
Supplemental Questions
  1. The Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance scholarship requires the following information for funding consideration:
    • I understand that my application may include a telephone interview. I give permission to AIGC to provide the following contact information to schedule this interview.
    • Please upload your most recent, unofficial transcript. It must contain your full legal name and your GPA or grades.
    • Why do you want to become a veterinarian? Please limit your response to one sentence.
    • Would you prefer to work with small animal, large animals, exotics or other? Please list type of animal(s), exotics, etc.
  2. Admission Letter from university or college: Upload here
  3. Program Plan: If you have a institution Program Plan (a map of coursework by terms toward degree completion), please upload it here. This will help program staff to determine your persistence and academic success for future funding.
  4. Please tell us how you heard about the American Indian Graduate Center and our opportunities. This information will help to inform us in future outreach activities.
    • Local Event (please indicate event)
    • Please select from the following:
    • Social Media