Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary Technology Scholarships


Here, current veterinary technology students can find scholarship opportunities for school, the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), conference attendance, and more!  Click on the sections below to view scholarships.

Colton Rusk Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Lance Corporal Colton Rusk. On Colton’s 20th birthday day, September 23, 2010, he was deployed as a Marine dog handler to Afghanistan. He and his dog Eli walked at the head of patrols, identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Less than three months later, Colton was killed by enemy gunfire while on patrol.

AKC Humane Fund John D. Spurling Scholarship

In honor and celebration of the human-animal bond, the American Kennel Club Humane Fund offers five scholarship awards, totaling $10,000 annually for tuition assistance.  The scholarship promotes the education of individuals who will contribute to the well-being of dogs and responsible pet ownership

  • Amount: Variable
  • Eligibility: Full-time student enrolled in a degree or certification program that advances responsible pet ownership at an accredited U.S. institution (veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, physical therapy, animal care, animal behavior, grooming and training).
  • http://www.akchumanefund.org/programs/

Oxbow Animal Health Veterinary Technology Scholarship

Oxbow Animal Health is a family-owned and operated company committed to helping small animals lead longer and healthier lives.  The organization offers several scholarships for aspiring professionals in all aspects of the field, those who aspire to pursue careers in the pet industry working with companion animals or exotic ones, as well as those interested in future careers in animal care as veterinary technicians or doctors. Scholarships are open to individuals at all levels, from high school to master’s programs.


IAOPC Doyle L. Shugart Scholarship

The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAOPC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the standards, ethics, and professionalism of pet cemeteries and crematories. Established in 1971, the nonprofit is committed to safe, compassionate, and thorough pet aftercare through the education of industry professionals and pet parents.


SVME Alice Villalobos Student Essay Award

The Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics (SVME) seeks to promote discussion and education around issues of veterinary ethics. Founded in 1994, it publishes newsletters, hosts conventions, and provides continuing education for veterinary professionals.

  • Amount: $1,000 and an additional $1,000 for travel expenses to present the winning essay at the VMX Convention
  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled at an institution of higher learning at the time of essay submission.
  • https://www.svme.org/page-528502

Walkin' Pets Veterinarian and Rehab Veterinary Technician Scholarship

Founded in 2001 by a bereaved pet owner whose seizure-prone dog was euthanized too soon, Handicapped Pets was created to support caretakers of elderly, injured, and handicapped pets.


Pre-Veterinary and General Animal Husbandry Education Scholarship

For more than 25 years, Golden Meadows Kennel has been breeding, training, and caring for golden retrievers. The pre-veterinary scholarship is designed for those interested in general animal husbandry or veterinary careers.


Gladys Carol Scholarship Program

The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to support individuals pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) in the United States.  "Gladys Carol Best is a first generation American, born in Cleveland, Ohio to German immigrants. She is a woman with extraordinary intelligence, and if she had the opportunity to attend college, there is little doubt she would have found a cure for a dreadful disease or be running a fortune 500 company today. Instead, Gladys did what most young ladies of her generation did when they graduated from high school; she got married and had children, fortunately for them! This Scholarship Program was established by Gladys' daughter, Cheryl as a way to pay forward her mom's sacrifice. Cheryl is eternally grateful to her mom & dad."

  • Amount:$2,500 (can be renewed for a second consecutive year, if conditions are met)
  • Eligibility: Student enrolled full-time in a STEM field with a GPA of 3.75 or higher, minimum SAT score of 1290 or minimum ACT score of 28, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • https://gcsp.vpweb.com/
Veterinary Team Association of Texas VTNE Scholarship

VTAT provides the winner of the scholarship a chance receive a voucher or reimbursement for a VTNE test.

  • Amount: VNTE fee
  • Eligibility: Second year veterinary technology students or recent graduates who are current members of VTAT
AZVT Laurie Page-Peck Scholarship

Established in 1980, the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT) provides a forum for vet techs employed in zoos to continue their education, share best practices, and engage in discussions about the field. The organization is devoted to all aspects of veterinary technical care in zoo medicine and publishes newsletters, sponsors conferences, and offers grant and scholarship programs.  Applicants must write a scientific, medically oriented paper on the subject of zoo veterinary technology, not limited to husbandry.


Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will recognize one pre-vet or veterinary technician student with a 1-week paid project fee for a World Vets project.