K9 Carts 2016 Annual Scholarship

Scholarship Details

Notice: Deadline has passed. No more entries will be counted.

K9 Carts is dedicated to serving handicapped dogs & cats worldwide, and changing the lives for you and your pets through the miracle of mobility. Since the mid-1970s, K9 Carts has been dedicated to serving mobility impaired pets and their owners. Now, we are looking to inspire the next generation of animal lovers by sponsoring a $1000 scholarship for students entering the field of Veterinary Medicine.

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Midnight
Recipient will be notified September 21, 2016
Number of Winners: 1
Minimum GPA Require­ment: 2.50
Eligible Fields of Study: Veterinary Medicine or related field.
Eligible Schools: Any accredited university or college in the U.S.
Eligible Grades: Students enrolled in a Veterinary Medicine or related program for Fall 2016.

Application Instructions

Please response to one of the essay questions and email your essay as a PDF to scholarship@k9carts.com with the following information on the cover page:

  • Name
  • School
  • Year in School
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number

Please name your file as:

  • lastname-firstname-essay1.pdf (for Essay #1)
  • lastname-firstname-essay2.pdf (for Essay #2)

Please complete the short survey linked here (survey will NOT be used in selecting a winner, but is required.)

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Essay Questions

Please answer one of the following essay questions. Essays should be no more than 3 pages.

Essay 1

Telemedicine, the use of telecommunication and other information technology to provide health care at a distance, has started to emerge in the veterinary world. With new technology, however, comes possible legal and regulatory gray areas. What are the pros and cons of telemedicine for the veterinary industry? How do you see telemedicine technology affecting veterinarians in the future, despite legal and regulatory obstacles?

Essay 2

The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program encourages public health veterinarians to work in under-served areas of the country by paying off up to $25,000 annually in student loan debts. What other ways or incentives could be used to encourage vets to work in under-served areas of the country? What hurdles would your solution face?