Veterinary tech students awarded national scholarship


Spotlighting Briley Brink, one of 20 students to receive this award

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc awarded 20 veterinary technology students a national scholarship of $2,500. This scholarship is part of NAVTA and Boehringer Ingelheim's Tuition for Technicians (T4T) program.

NAVTA is a US-based not-for-profit membership community of over 8,500 credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and other veterinary support staff involved in veterinary care. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is working on first-in-class innovation for predicting, preventing, and treating diseases in animals.1

According to a university release,1 students had to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for a scholarship:

  • Must be a veterinary technology student enrolled full-time in an AVMA-accredited program (on-campus or distance learning) that has completed at least 1 year of program requirements;
  • Must submit transcripts showing a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Must submit a letter confirming current enrollment at full-time status;
  • Must submit up to 3 letters of recommendation;
  • Must be a NAVTA Student Member;
  • Must submit a 500-word essay

NAVTA members and representatives from Boehringer Ingelheim judged each application and determined the final list of recipients.

Briley Brink. (Photo courtesy of Morehead State University)

Briley Brink. (Photo courtesy of Morehead State University)

Morehead State University (MSU) is spotlighting veterinary technology student, Briley Brink, a senior from Vincennes, Indiana who was one of the recipients of the award. Brink is currently working at the MedVet emergency room in Lexington, Kentucky. She earned her associate degree in veterinary technology last year and will complete her bachelor's degree in May 2023.

"By being awarded this scholarship, some of the financial stresses have been lifted off, so I can focus on my schoolwork," Brink said in the release.

“Dr [Amy] Staton has been a big inspiration to me. I was a teaching assistant for this past fall semester with her and absolutely loved helping the first-year vet tech students learn basic skills that will help them throughout their careers. I could not have gotten this far in my education if it wasn't for the support and guidance of the vet tech professors at MSU,” she added.1


Veterinary technology student Briley Brink wins national scholarship. News release. Morehead State University. March 17, 2023. Accessed March 17, 2023.

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