Perhaps you want to become a veterinarian? Or just have a good understanding of how to care of your pets? Or perhaps you want to return to college to start a new career? But no matter when you take the next step in your education, we want to help you fulfill your dreams with our $800 PetOnBed.com Scholarship program.
At PetOnBed.com, our main goal is to help people take care of, and train their pets properly. We hope to provide scholarships to people who can affect the future of animals, and the livestock industry as a whole.
Perhaps you’ll bring your talent to research positively training pets? Maybe you’ll test pet products as an influential person on YouTube or on your blog? Or maybe you will just be a responsible animal breeder who cares about the health and well-being of all pets. This 2020 Scholarship Program aims to expand the duties of veterinary professionals, to encompass fostering dialogue with communities, and participate in educational efforts aimed at promoting public understanding of animal research, as well as the ongoing efforts to promote the safety and better treatment of animals.
Our Scholarship program will award first and second place prizes, so that we can help two college-bound students get a head start on their success.
Topics for Essay
Topic #1 Dog Beds
According to Statista, “pet care is the second largest consumer packaged goods market in the United States in terms of e-commerce sales. The most popular online retailers for pet products are Amazon.com, PetSmart.com, and Walmart.com.” That said, dog beds play an important role in pet care, and in keeping your pet comfortable while he rests and sleeps. With orthopedic dog beds being very popular, discuss why these dog beds are hugely beneficial to dogs with hip dysplasia, joint issues, and other health issues? Discuss the following:
- Human-grade foam
- Ergonomic memory foam/gel foam
- Post-surgery, hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, pressure point relief, alignment support
- Cool support
- Non-slip material
Topic #2 Indoor Rabbit Hutch
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), rabbit ownership during 2017-2018 was on the rise in the US. “More people than ever own specialty or exotic pets, such as fish, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, turtles, snakes, lizards, poultry, livestock and amphibians.” Finding the best indoor rabbit hutch is important for good rabbit care.
That said, please explain why door locks, sufficient space, removable divider walls, comfort, and good flooring is important for these domesticated rabbits. What should you look out for when it comes down to quality construction, safety, and keeping your pet rabbit safe from other pets?
Topic #3 Guinea Pig Cage
With these gentle creatures making great first pets, guinea pigs are also lively and intelligent animals, and need to have a secure environment away from predators. They also need to live in regulated temperatures, and not be exposed to extreme heat or cold temperatures.
With guinea pigs enjoying human companionship, it only makes sense to keep them indoors in a high-quality, spacey guinea pig cage. That said, let’s discuss why starter cages should be avoided? What are the benefits of an XL-Deluxe guinea pig cage Discuss the key features of a best-selling guinea pig cage, and why these features are important for the well-being of your guinea pig?
Topic #4 Cat Flea Collars
To protect our pets from pesky fleas and ticks, it’s necessary to use flea and tick preventatives. Please discuss why natural flea and tick preventatives are a healthier option for your cats.
Compare and contrast toxic chemicals from regular flea and tick collars to natural chemical-free preventatives. Explain why non-toxic flea and tick treatments combined with natural mineral and trace elements strengthen the immune system, and help to fight off fleas and ticks in cats?
Topic #5 Dog Collars
According to The American Pet Product Association (APPA), $72.13 billion is expected to have been spent on pets this year. That said, discuss why dog collars are an important part of pet care, and how one should choose a dog collar for their dog?
What are the key features that a pet parent should opt for in a dog collar? Why should microchipping your pet, go hand-in-hand with purchasing a dog collar and pet safety?
Topic #6 Wash Your Dog
Grooming is part of pet care, and means good health! With that comes washing your dog with natural and healthy dog shampoos and conditioners. Discuss the steps on how- to -wash a dog, trim nails, clean ears, and as to how often you should wash your dog, and why natural dog shampoos may help prevent dry and itchy skin in dogs? Also, discuss natural grooming brushes and tools, and why extreme heat from dryers can be deadly to dogs, and should be avoided at all costs?
- Must be a high school graduate by the time of the award (November 30, 2020).
- Must be enrolled in high school, homeschooled, or a college student who plans to attend or currently attends an accredited post-secondary institution located within the United States.
- All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA when applying and when the scholarship is awarded.
How to Apply
To apply to the PetOnBed.com Scholarship Program, fill out the application form below. You must also include your official transcript or proof of enrollment to a accredited college.
Please take the time to fill out the information, since any fields that are missing or not filled out will invalidate the application. Along with the application, you should also include an essay of 2,000 – 3,000 words, which uses the correct grammar, punctuation and writing mechanics. The essay should cover one of the questions that are answered in detail. Make sure that all content is 100% unique, as we will check each entry for plagiarism. Write in plain text, size 14, Times New Roman or any other of the standard.
Remember to make your answers informative, factual and interesting. You can use authoritative scientific sources of information and refer to them.
All written submissions become property of PetOnBed and may be posted on our website, blog, social media accounts, or elsewhere as we see fit.
If you have any questions about the program, you can reach us at email@example.com. Please give us 2-5 days to reply.
Application Deadline & Guidelines
- Starting Date: November 30, 2019
- Deadline: November 24, 2020
- Winner Announcement: November 30, 2020
- I Place: One-time award of $500
- II Place: One-time award of $300
Scholarship Application Form
By successfully submitting your application, you’re also giving us permission to send you information (by email or courier).
When you participate in this scholarship, you give us permission to verify your attendance and admission at your school which we’ll do by directly contacting the school in which you attend.