VETERINARY NURSING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
COMMUNITY · June 16th, 2021
NVA’s Diversity Scholarship: Supporting Continuing Education of Techs and HMs
Are you ready to take your love of animals to the next level and further your education? Do you have a team member eager to earn a certification or degree? NVA’s new Diversity Scholarship Program provides an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to turn a passion into a lifelong career.
At NVA, our goal is to create more career and learning opportunities for underrepresented minority students. To ensure we’re building a community that is inclusive, safe, and welcoming for all animal healthcare professionals, we’ve partnered with Penn Foster to offer diversity scholarships in the following areas:
- Veterinary Assistant Certificate (one semester) – Earn AVA designation
- Veterinary Technician Associates Degree Program (four semesters) – Earn CVT, LVT, RVT credential
- Veterinary Technology Bachelor’s Degree Program (four semesters) – After obtaining AVMA Accredited VT Associates degree
- Veterinary Practice Management Undergraduate Certificate Program (one semester) – Pathway to CVPM
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
NVA’s Diversity Scholarship program is open to new students and those currently enrolled in a Penn Foster program. To qualify, you must be a team member from an underrepresented minority group, with at least four months of full-time employment at an NVA site (Pet Resort, Equine, GP, or NVA C-F).
HOW DO YOU APPLY?
The application process is the same for new and currently enrolled students. The scholarship application package consists of a completed application, essay, and site leader recommendation. All application materials should be submitted using the Diversity Scholarship Program application link here. For more specific details, please see the instructions here.
Scholarship applications are due by Friday, September 17. All submitted materials will be “blinded” and reviewed by an impartial committee consisting of NVA leaders across various roles. There will be two scholarships for each Penn Foster program, and we’ll announce the recipients in October during Veterinary Technician Week.
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