7th Generation Community Services Corporation

Veterinary Technology Scholarship

Scholarship Offered
The educational award for the veterinary technology program is a full scholarship which also covers living and related travel expenses for an individual to become a certified veterinary technician. After nationwide recruitment and a competitive application screening process, a candidate is selected to receive an award for attending the two-year college program on a full scholarship.

Criteria for Selection of Candidate
Successful candidates will possess a background of working or volunteering with animals, a high school Diploma or GED, previous science coursework in high school or college, and a willingness to temporarily relocate to Florida.

Clinical Program
Brevard Community College (BCC) in Cocoa, Florida has a rigorous and fully accredited Associate in Science Veterinary Technology Program. The college works with 7th Generation to assure placement for the scholarship recipient, so long as s/he meets the admission requirements of the program. The student completes two years of academic study including clinical practice under the supervision of BCC faculty. The veterinary technology program courses are sequential and require a full-time commitment to attending classes. A 7th Generation board member has agreed to provide part time, paid employment in his veterinary medicine practice.

Our First Student Recipient
Kim LertjuntharangoolKim Lertjuntharangool, a member of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, was selected as our first recipient for the Veterinary Technology Program scholarship. In her application essay, she talked about her sincere passion and love of animals which were heightened by her opportunity to work in a veterinary clinic at the age of 15. Her goals for the future include one day having her own veterinary hospital and being able to "contribute to the economical status of my people."

Kim began classes at Brevard Community College on January 14, 2008. A true animal lover, she brought her two pets with her for company; her small dog, Jacob, her ferret, and has rescued another dog since being in the program. She is working part-time at the animal clinic of our board member, Dr. Burger. Kim is in her last year of the program and reports that she cannot believe how fast the time has gone. She is enjoying the school program and loves working at the clinic. She is also involved in the student Veterinary Technology Club and expects to graduate in the spring of 2010.