The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today the fiscal year 2022 Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) awards. VMLRP provides up to $75,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period to help eligible veterinarians offset a significant portion of the debt incurred in pursuit of their veterinary medical degrees in return for their service in certain high-priority veterinary shortage situations. Funding is authorized by the National Veterinary Medical Services Act. In 2022, NIFA received 130 applications and made 89 awards totaling $8,926,393.98 in loan repayments.
- Number of awards: 89 Awards (all awarded)
- Total funding: $8,926,393.98 ($8.9M)
- VMLRP Annual Reports | National Institute of Food and Agriculture (usda.gov)
- NPL(s): Robert Smith and Kathe Bjork
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