In a collaboration between Foster Love, Charles River Laboratories, and the Milligan Foundation, we are excited to offer this incredible scholarship program tailored to elevating the experiences of current and former foster youth across the United States. Read More

Our Award Benefits

  • Recipients are awarded up to $12,000 a year for up to two years, a total scholarship of $24,000.

  • Funding is available to support tuition needs, academic costs, housing, travel, equipment, and much more.

  • Join a community of future veterinary technicians and professionals.

  • Get ready to attend the career development workshops hosted by our partners.


  • Individuals seeking eligibility must fall within ages 18 to 25 in the year of application.
  • Those applying must hold United States citizenship.
  • Those seeking consideration should provide evidence of acceptance into an accredited two-year public or nonprofit college or vocational school, with the intent to enroll on a full-time basis.
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Our Impact

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    The American Industries Scholarship boasts a 95% program completion rate, with students typically finishing their trade certification in 18 months.

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    Commencing in 2022, a total of 30 trade scholarships have been awarded to individuals who have experienced foster care.

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    A total of $300,000 in scholarships has been granted to students currently pursuing trades or who have previously pursued them.

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    As per the 2023 data from Data USA, the average national annual wage for Veterinary Technicians is estimated to be $81,847.

See how Foster Love is transforming the way youth experience foster care. Check out the Academic Services offered for college foster youth.

Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQ answers some of the common questions regarding the application, selection, and admissions process. Please visit our contact us page for additional information.