Over 100 applications from veterinary students all over the US are reviewed each year, but only about 30 are offered the scholarship.
If you were one of the fortunate few recipients of the HPSP scholarship, congrats! Welcome to a community of the most dedicated, hard-working, passionate, and patriotic veterinary students in the country. It is a pleasure to serve with you. Click "Read More" to find out what happens for you next.
If you are a first year veterinary student who did not receive the 3-year scholarship, don't despair; you can re-apply for a 2-year HPSP. Unfortunately, if you are a second year going on third year vet student who did not receive the 2-year scholarship, there are no other HPSP options. However, around graduation time, you can apply to join the Veterinary Corps. Talk to your recruiter about non-HPSP options for joining the Vet Corps: there are Active Duty, Reserves, or civilian opportunities that you should consider, especially because even if you did not do HPSP, you will also be able to take advantage of the HPLRP (health professional loan repayment program) to pay back your veterinary school loans, aside from all the great opportunities for Army veterinarians!
This is a list of everything you need to complete for your HPSP application. Things may have changed since the date of this posting, so share this form with your recruiter to make sure you complete all necessary components. Your recruiter may have you sign forms in person, email you the forms, and set up online access for some of the forms. The recruiter will also take fingerprints, organize the dates for your MEPS appointment and OPAT, and assemble, finalize, and submit your application packet to the selection board.