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.

Merck Animal Health Veterinary Technician Student Scholarship

Merck Animal Health and the AVMF are dedicated to preserving and improving the health and well-being of animals as well as honoring exceptional veterinary students. Merck Animal Health is proud to show its dedication to veterinary technician students by providing $2,000 scholarships to veterinary technician students in their final year and attending an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician school in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Amount: $2000
Eligibility: Veterinary technician students in good standing and in their final year of school in an AVMA-accredited program.

Tuition for Techs

The Tuition for Vet Techs Scholarship, sponsored by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. (BI AH US) is awarded each year in conjunction with National Veterinary Technician Week. The Tuition for Vet Techs Scholarship will be awarded to up to 20 applicants per year in the amount of $2500 for each scholarship. The scholarship funds may be used for payment of tuition fees, supplies for classes/labs, textbooks, and student loans. The scholarship funds will be mailed directly to the individuals who are selected as winners.

Amount: $2500
Eligibility:  Current veterinary technology/nursing student who has completed at least one year of program requirements as a full-time student in an AVMA-accredited program or a recent graduate from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program.

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).

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.

Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Veterinary technology students in an accredited program or veterinary students in the second year or higher of their education.

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.

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.

Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Student enrolled in an accredited veterinary technology program or a doctoral student entering his/her senior year of veterinary school.

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.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program.

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.