Envirovet Summer Institute

Course Fee Payment


You may pay the course fee for Envirovet by person

al check, wire transfer, or credit card.


If you choose to pay by check, please make the check out to the University of Illinois, and write "Envirovet" on the memo line. Mail checks to:

Envirovet Office
Department of Veterinary Biosciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
2001 S. Lincoln Avenue
Urbana, IL 61802 USA

The course fee is non-refundable.

If you wish to pay by wire transfer, please contact the Envirovet office so that we may make the appropriate arrangements.

If you would like to pay by credit card, click the link below and follow the instructions:

The $7,500 course fee is a challenge to some very worthy applicants. However, it covers only a part of the program's investment in each student. The actual expenditures per student total more than $24,000 and, in addition, the program invests more than twice as much per student from the in-kind support of White Oak Conservation Center and our all-volunteer, stellar faculty.

When funds are available, applicants who demonstrate the capacity to meet the aims of Envirovet towards conservation and one health will be considered for a fee waiver.  If you meet the qualifications, please submit a completed application and fee waiver form. 

There is also a possibility of support from the World Wildlife Fund’s, Russell E. Train, Education for Nature Program.  In that regard, we would like to receive applications from individuals working with the following species:  African elephant, African great apes, African rhinos, Asian big cats, Asian elephant, Asian rhinos, giant panda, marine cetaceans, marine turtles, orangutans, and river dolphins.  Also, we would welcome applications from women wildlife veterinarians as there could be an additional opportunity provided they are from the nations of Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, or the Democratic Republic of Congo.

With some time and patience, you may find one or more sources willing to pay a portion of the Envirovet course fee. Below are ideas and links to resources that may be helpful if you plan to search for outside funds.

Check local environmental groups for small scholarships and grants. In some instances, local groups such as the "Friends of the Local Forest/Bog/Prairie" distribute small scholarships that may defray a portion of the Envirovet course fee. Check local listings, and click here to search for organizations in the United States.

Many universities and colleges provide scholarships and/or search engines for granting agencies free of charge, so try checking with the financial aid office of our alma mater. Also, Ward Allebach's article " The Environmental Scholarship Guide" at EnviroEducation.com can provide additional ideas.

Go to The North American Association for Environmental Education's website. They have a keyword-driven grant search function for multiple foundations and other institutions.

A major goal of Envirovet is to build an international corps of environmental practioners, researchers, planners, and stewards. Applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply. We realize that the tuition burden on some such applicants is particularly difficult, and, in some cases, the Envirovet program is able to offer a fee waiver. Many resourceful participants from developing countries have helped pay for a portion of the Envirovet course fee and travel costs through independent funding sources. Below are some possibilities for such applicants to explore.

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program provides funding to scholars from a select group of developing countries. Eligibility criteria, fields of study, and deadlines differ by country. To learn more about their program, click here and select your country from the panel provided to see if the Ford Foundation funds environmental or conservation education for your country.

The World Wildlife Fund's Education for Nature Program (WWF-EFN) provides grants for especially capable wildlife specialists likely to benefit from Envirovet Summer Institute. Individuals from developing countries who wish to be considered for such a waiver should apply to Envirovet through our website and fill out the fee waiver portion of the Envirovet application. Envirovet works with WWF-EFN in selecting applicants to be supported. WWF-EFN also has a search engine for other funding opportunities specifically for conservationists from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Click here to go to this search engine.