Mount Ida College Receives Highland Street Foundation Grant for Second Year

May 29, 2013-


Newton, MA – Mount Ida College is pleased to announce the award of a $25,000 grant from the Highland Street Foundation of Newton, Massachusetts. The grant will fund eight to 10 scholarships for Mount Ida College sophomores with demonstrated financial need in the Veterinary Technology program with the funds necessary to enable them to obtain an undergraduate degree in veterinary technology.

Barry Brown, President for Mount Ida College, commented, “The continued commitment of the Highland Street Foundation to our Veterinary Technology program enables our best and brightest students, who demonstrate financial need, to complete their programs, graduate and achieve their dreams. Thank you to the Foundation for its support.”

Mount Ida College’s state-of-the-art veterinary technology facilities and supportive teaching environment prepares graduates of the program to work in a wide range of animal care settings. Moreover, our industry partners continue to seek Mount Ida College students as interns and employees of choice upon graduation. For many years, Mount Ida College’s Veterinary Technology program has achieved 100 percent job placement rate for graduates.

Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts that provides best-in-class signature professional programs—all to prepare career-focused students for achievement immediately after school, and beyond.

The Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $135 million to many worthy non-profit organizations, addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit