SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Three categories of scholarships are awarded to individuals who have an interest in exploring the field of veterinary medicine. Applicants must be African-American graduating high school seniors in the Augusta, Georgia area who are currently attending classes in Richmond County School District or Columbia County School District.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Three categories of scholarships are awarded to individuals who have an interest in exploring the field of veterinary medicine. Applicants must be African-American graduating high school seniors in the Augusta, Georgia area who are currently attending classes in Richmond County School District or Columbia County School District.

Veterinary Assistant Diploma Program Scholarship

The Veterinary Assistant program scholarship provides recipients with a multi-week online course, including an externship, through Penn Foster University.  Please read below about the externship requirement.

Veterinary Assistant Diploma Program Scholarship

The Veterinary Assistant program scholarship provides recipients with a multi-week online course, including an externship, through Penn Foster University.  Students must complete The Veterinary Assistant single-course scholarship described above to apply for the Veterinary Assistant program scholarship. Please read below about the externship requirement.

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Scholarship

The Veterinary Technician degree scholarship provides recipients with a four-semester online associate degree program through Penn Foster University; no minimum GPA is required to apply, but recipients must pass a reading and math assessment after enrollment in the program before progressing. Please read below about the externship requirement.

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Scholarship

The Veterinary Technician degree scholarship provides recipients with a four-semester online associate degree program through Penn Foster University; no minimum GPA is required to apply, but recipients must pass a reading and math assessment after enrollment in the program before progressing. Please read below about the externship requirement.

* Externships are completed at a local veterinary clinic. Externships require health insurance and reliable transportation to and from your assigned animal clinic.

To apply for a scholarship, please fill-out the form below:
  • ALL APPLICANTS

  • Recipients must be at least 17 and graduate in May.
  • Must be Black/African American for the 2021 scholarship cycle.
  • Columbia or Richmond only
  • Public high schools only
    All scholarships are online and require a computer or tablet, plus internet.
  • EXTERNSHIPS

    The following questions are for applicants who are applying for the Veterinary Assistant Diploma or the Veterinary Technician Associate Degree only. Both programs require an “externship.” During your externship, you will get hands-on experience at a veterinary clinic.
    Health insurance is required for externships.
    Transportation to and from your externship is required.
    Working in a veterinary clinic is a very physical job.
  • ALL APPLICANTS

    Instead of an in-person interview, please attach a brief video featuring you responding to this question: Why do pets of all colors need vets of all colors? Please use the rubric below to plan your video before recording and submitting. The scholarship selection committee will use the scoring scale to choose scholarship recipients.
Vets of All Colors- Scholarship Selection Scoring Scale

Does the applicant meet all required criteria for Fields 1-11? (Yes – review video. No – not eligible)

Within the video response, candidates will be scored on a scale of 1-4 in the following five areas:

  • Communicates ideas clearly.
  • Demonstrates an interest in veterinary medicine.
  • Love for animals is evident.
  • Exhibits the traits of compassion, empathy, and/or resilience.
  • Appearance is appropriately professional for this task.

Scale:

  1. Not present/not able to score
  2. Little evidence
  3. Some evidence
  4. Striking evidence
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