Mount Ida College Receives Grant for Veterinary Technology Program Scholarships from Highland Street Foundation of Newton
July 21, 2011
The College's industry partners seek out Mount Ida vet tech students as interns of choice.
Newton, MA - Mount Ida College is pleased to announce receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Highland Street Foundation at the kind direction of Foundation trustee, Dr. David J. McGrath, DVM. The grant will fund eight to ten scholarships for Mount Ida College sophomores with demonstrated financial need in the Veterinary Technology program with the funds necessary to enable them to obtain a Mount Ida College degree in Veterinary Technology.
Providing students with a career relevant education that blends professional preparation with the liberal arts is fundamental to Mount Ida College’s mission. Students choose to attend Mount Ida College to obtain an education which will enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for careers and for life-long learning.
“The College is committed to keeping its programs affordable for students with demonstrated financial need through scholarships such as the Highland Street Scholars that supplement financial aid resources. Our thanks to Highland Foundation trustee, Dr. David J. McGrath, for his continuing support of our efforts,” stated Dr. Lance Carluccio, President, Mount Ida College.
Mount Ida College’s state-of-the-art veterinary technology facility and supportive teaching environment prepares graduates of the Veterinary Technology program to work in a wide range of animal care settings. Moreover, our industry partners continue to seek Mount Ida College students as interns of choice. For many years, Mount Ida College’s Veterinary Technology program has achieved a 100 percent career placement rate for graduates.
About The Highland Street Foundation
Since its establishment in 1989, the Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $123 million to many worthy non-profit organizations including over $105 million to groups in Massachusetts alone. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit www.highlandstreet.org.