Veterinary Technician

Scholarship Awards

The AAVSB is pleased to offer two awards to Veterinary Technician National Examination® candidates, each awarded annually. We are proud to offer the VTNE® Scholarship Award and the VTNE® Celebrating Diversity Award to those who not only put in the hard work, but also represent outstanding leadership and academic achievement, and those who foster, cultivate, and continuously preserve a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

VTNE® Scholarship Award

The Veterinary Technician National Examination® Scholarship Award is presented by the veterinary technology/nursing program faculty, to one graduating student who fosters, cultivates, and preserves a culture of leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and treats everyone with respect and dignity.

  • This award is presented to one veterinary technician/nursing student from every AVMA-CVTEA or CVMA accredited veterinary technology/nursing program who is expected to graduate during the calendar year in which the award is being given.
  • The award recipient is selected by the school’s award selection committee, based on their commitment to leadership and to the veterinary profession.
  • The recipient will receive a prepaid voucher for the Veterinary Technician National Exam. If the recipient has already submitted a VTNE online application, full reimbursement of the application fee will be provided.
  • The school’s deadline for annual submission to the AAVSB is September 1 of the calendar year.
  • There is no application for this award.

Award recipients are announced in February, June, and October.

VTNE® Celebrating Diversity Award

The Veterinary Technician National Examination® Celebrating Diversity Award is presented to one graduating veterinary technology/nursing minority student who has been traditionally underrepresented in the veterinary technician profession, inclusive of Black/African American, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Indigenous peoples, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ, and students with disabilities.

The award recipient will be selected based on their commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and treating everyone with respect and dignity. The Award recipient is announced during the spring and will receive a VTNE exam voucher for their VTNE online application.

Celebrating Diversity Award Criteria PDF