Who Can Apply:
- Veterinary assistants have many opportunities for career advancement and benefit from a stable field.
- Between 2020 and 2030, the number of jobs for veterinary assistants is expected to grow by 14%, a higher rate than the national average for all jobs. Though veterinary assistants don’t have as lucrative careers as veterinarians, they can expand their opportunities by completing additional certificates and degrees.
- This scholarship is funded by the Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society. Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society is Oregon’s first no-kill animal shelter and has provided medical care, safe shelter, and plenty of TLC to the abandoned, neglected, homeless, and abused dogs and cats of Yamhill County since 1975.
- This scholarship allows Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society to give back to their community, and support high school students who are planning to pursue veterinary assistant certificates.
- Any high school student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who has volunteering or non-profit experience and is applying to college for a two-year veterinary assistant certificate may apply for this scholarship.
Submission: To apply, tell us about a time you contributed to your community and at least three well-thought-out reasons as to why you have decided to pursue a career as a veterinary assistant?
Deadline: May 7, 2024