IVC Evidensia’s new black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) board has met to discuss the objectives of its new scholarship scheme, the target recipients and how the scheme will operate.
The scheme, which aims to improve diversity within the veterinary industry, was launched recently and will fund up to 12 BAME undergraduates annually.
In its first year, the scheme will target people who have already applied for 2021 entrance to vet school, the board has decided. In future, however, it will focus on reaching school children who are yet to choose their careers, with the aim of making an entry into the veterinary world more realistic and attainable. The scheme will also be open to individuals who have completed a first degree and are considering a veterinary degree as a mature student. UK and EU citizens planning to study at any of the UK vet schools can apply.