Scholarships for Animal Lovers

Do you love animals? You might have a favorite pet or maybe you’re doing even more to protect animals. There are scholarships available for animal lovers. If your love of animals is taking you to veterinary school, there are veterinary scholarships available too.

Healthy Paws Scholarships
Sponsor: Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students actively enrolled in an accredited academic institution within the United States who have volunteered with an animal-related charity in the past year. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to their work volunteering with or advocating on behalf of animals. In addition to the general scholarship for pet lovers, there is a scholarship specifically for students enrolled in a veterinary medicine program.

AQHA Scholarships
Sponsor: American Quarter Horse Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are AQHA members. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to students studying veterinary medicine.

Empathy for Animals (EFA) Scholarship Award for Veterinary Students
Sponsor: Pet Life Today
Amount: $500
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in pre-veterinary studies, animal sciences or a similar undergraduate program at an accredited university. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, proven history of advocacy for animals, and demonstrated financial need.

Pawstruck Scholarship
Sponsor: Pawstruck
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to animal rights.

Bird Dog Foundation College Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Bird Dog Foundation, inc.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are preparing to enter freshman year of college or university. Applicant must reside in Tennessee, Mississippi, or Arkansas and applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.

Rover Scholarship
Sponsor: Rover
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are graduating high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to pets.

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