Animal Compassion Undergraduate Scholarship Award
Pet Insurance U is excited to announce the 2017 Animal Compassion Veterinary Scholarship Award! This scholarship program is open to veterinary undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program at an accredited institution. Who should apply? Applicants with extracurricular community outreach experience, with an interest in animal advocacy and combatting animal cruelty. This scholarship focuses on the need for future veterinary professionals to use their digital reach to engage and educate the public on matters related to fair treatment for all animals. These efforts are aimed at fostering:
- Public literacy of research supporting animal sentience
- Raising awareness about various types of animal cruelty
Educating the public on the research and science of animal emotions is the duty of every future veterinary professional. Sadly, this task is left for news media outlets and important messages are often obscured by sensationalized study results, catchy news headlines and oversimplified research summaries.
Public outreach efforts by veterinary professionals can meaningfully sway public opinion on issues related to animal rights. If your educational and personal history includes ongoing efforts to change people’s minds about the mistreatment of animals, please apply for this year’s scholarship award — we would love to hear your story.
Applicants must demonstrate academic distinction along with financial need. Additionally, this scholarship award will focus on expanding the duties of the veterinary profession to include creating and maintaining a dialogue with the general public, outreach to media outlets and other consumer organizations and education efforts aimed at improving public literacy about important animal research and ongoing needs and efforts of that they can become involved with. This scholarship will be awarded to students whose career interests include clinical veterinary medicine, animal research, teaching, etc.
Through the animal compassion scholarship program, veterinary professionals through Pet Insurance U will identity students who have demonstrated outstanding efforts aimed at improving public understanding of what constitutes animal cruelty and what can be done to curb its proliferation.
There will be one student scholarship award available in the amount of $500. This is an equal opportunity award for all qualified applications who meet minimum eligibility requirements.
- Currently enrolled and in good standing at a WASC accredited undergraduate program in the United States.
- Current overall GPA of 3.0 or above
- Plans to pursue graduate studies in veterinary medicine.
- Proven history of animal advocacy
- Ability to demonstrate financial need
Application Requirements and Deadline
The application period opens on May 1st, 2016 and closes on December 30th, 2016. All applications must be fully submitted by December 30th to qualify.