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ReadySetDogs Scholarship

Welcome college students! At ReadySetDogs, we know the value of a good education and we want to help pay for yours. We welcome all applicants as long as you are attending (or will be attending by September 2017) an accredited college or university. There is no fee for applying.

Announcement 5/30/2017

Thank you for everyone's patience! We had a bit of trouble connecting with the winner of the scholarship, but we're happy to announce that Melanie from Nebraska has been awarded the scholarship! Congratulations to Melanie and thank you to everyone who applied. We welcome you to reapply next year.

The 2017 Deadline has Passed

The deadline to apply for the 2017 scholarship has now passed. We have closed the application and will be reviewing the submissions. The winner will be announced February 15, 2017. The application for the 2018 scholarship will open in July. Thank you to all of our applicants and good luck!


Our Ideal Applicants

Applicants most likely to obtain this scholarship have (or have had) a pet (or pets) that they love and are willing to share the impact of those animals on their lives. They will also be able to show their passion for education and learning.


Scholarship Details

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to one winner each year. The deadline for application submission is 5pm PST February 1, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and a winner will be chosen by February 15, 2017. The winner will be notified via email and will have until March 1, 2017 to respond, otherwise they forfeit the scholarship and another winner will be chosen.

The team at ReadySetDogs will read all entries. The winner will be chosen based on the quality and content of their writing. The winning essay will be featured on the ReadySetDogs Scholarship page. A check for $1,000 will be sent to the financial aid department of the college or university they attend under their student account.

Previous Winners

This is our first year offering a scholarship and we are very excited to do so.


Application Details

Please read this before you fill out the application (found below). Once you begin the application, you must finish and submit it. You will not be able to save your progress and return to it later. We recommend having all of your answers ready. Your answers must be original. Plagiarism is an automatic disqualification. Here are the details you will need:

  • Contact Information (Name, Date of Birth, Address, Phone Number, Email Address)
  • Education (High School, Graduation Date, College or University Attending)
  • About Me (In at least 500 words, tell us a little about yourself. This is a chance for us to get to know who you are and what the scholarship will help you achieve. There are no wrong answers. You can tell us about your childhood, your passions, your dreams for the future, et cetera)
  • Essay (In at least 1500 words, tell us about the animal(s) that have been a part of your life and how they influenced you to become the person you are today. Feel free (and even encouraged) to include anecdotes.)


Application

The deadline to apply for the 2017 scholarship has now passed. We have closed the application and will be reviewing the submissions. The winner will be announced February 15, 2017. The application for the 2018 scholarship will open in March. Thank you to all of our applicants and good luck!

Further Questions

Thank you for taking the time to apply and we wish you the best of luck. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us and put "Scholarship" in the subject line.

About the Author Anna

Anna is a canine enthusiast. She loves everything about dogs from their loyalty to their energetic spirits to their stubborn moments. She has a passion to learn everything she can to become a better "dog-mom" to her Toller, Penny, and to share her knowledge of dogs with all who are interested in the hopes of educating people on the best canine care.

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