Faith Scholarship

The Faith Scholarship is a scholarship that is generously supported through donations by SVBT, KPA and the KPA faculty member. The scholarship was created by Julie Shaw in the memory of “Faith,” the first service dog she trained for her son, Dylan. See Faith’s  memorial video.

Current KPA Faculty members who offer the Faith Scholarship and generously donate to it include: Debbie Martin, Nan Arthur, Steve Benjamin, Terry Ryan, and Shelly Brouwer.

There is no doubt that the Karen Pryor Academy gives veterinary technicians who are hoping to become VTS (Behavior) a leg-up in doing so. Past recipient’s of the scholarship have gone on to make dramatic improvements in the their own veterinary hospitals and communities. These are our new CHANGE MAKERS.

Learn more about the Faith Scholarship and how to apply.

Past Faith Scholarship Recipients

  • 2016 — Amber GilchristFaith
  • 2015 — Melissa Mcloughlan
  • 2014 — Rachel Lees
  • 2014 — Jessie Cantwell
  • 2013 — Jill Breymann
  • 2013 — Felicia Asher
  • 2013 — Gayle DiMenna
  • 2013 — Johanna Fishback-Matthews
  • 2013 — Emily Korber
  • 2012 — Melissa Spooner
  • 2012 — Amanda Eick-Miller
  • 2012 — Shannon Coyner
  • 2011 — Kait Hembree
  • 2011 — Kelly Woolhiser
  • 2010 — Lori Tyler-Ochsner
  • 2009 — Elizabeth Drennan
  • 2008 — Debbie Martin