2019 K9 Carts Pet Disability Awareness Champion Micro-Scholarship Program

Scholarship Details

Most of us are more familiar with conventional scholarship programs for honor students or simply those having good grades and unique backgrounds. Not much is known about micro-scholarship programs wherein you can get student grants in more attainable goals like volunteer or community services and taking leadership roles that creates an impact in communities.

Every year the cost of college just keeps soaring and it’s even more necessary to look for other options to conventional scholarship grants and monetary assistance. The best new cutting-edge approach is through micro-scholarships. This new way of paying for school is now trending more than ever.

Here in K-9 Carts, we are setting the bar even higher by granting a “Pet Disability Awareness Champion Micro-Scholarship Program”. Social Media is distinguished for its great power to reach more people to create an impact on a much greater scale. We believe in using such an influence for a good cause and making a difference in other people’s lives and in community-building.

We are 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 serving mobility impaired pets and their owners.

Now, we are looking to inspire the next generation of animal lovers by sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship for students entering the field of Veterinary Medicine. Our program is available for undergraduate and graduate levels.

Entry Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2019 at Midnight
Recipient will be notified September 21, 2019
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.

Micro Scholarship Program for Veterinarian

Learn more about our 2018 scholarship winner, Michaela Von Schenk of University of Minnesota!

Application Instructions

(1) Create a YouTube video highlighting your volunteer work or community service. Illustrate your leadership role and the impact it has on the community you work with. Include some inspiring messages about pet rescue adoption and pet disability awareness.

Please provide us the link of your YouTube video, make it available to be viewed by the public and include a well thought out and thorough video description with a link back to www.k9carts.com.  Please send a link to your YouTube channel if you have one.

IMPORTANT: If you don’t have a YouTube account, you can instead create a Facebook Video or Instagram Video highlighting your volunteer work. 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE ANY OF OUR FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM PICTURES AND VIDEOS IF YOU NEED SOME. Kindly don’t use our competitor’s pictures. Please include our hashtag and website in your video description:  #k9Carts and https://www.k9carts.com/ 

(2) Write an essay and respond to one of the essay questions below and email to [email protected] with the following information on the cover page:

Year in School:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
List of community/volunteer work involvement:

Social Media: Please list down the social media platforms you own and highlight your community involvement and volunteer posts. Please take note that your number of followers will NOT be used in selecting our winner. We will only be looking at your involvement in helping your community and how you help raise animal welfare awareness.


Essay Questions

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

Essay 1

Studies have shown there are countless ways a veterinary practice can benefit from understanding human psychology. Key areas of psychology that directly link to the well-being of pets include proper education for human caregivers on pet health maintenance, managing pet illness, and end-of-life care. As a future veterinarian, how will you incorporate human psychology into your practice? What do you feel will be the biggest challenge when interacting with human caregivers?

Essay 2

A recent pattern in the veterinary industry is the corporate buy-out of individual practices and recruitment to work in corporate veterinary hospitals. As a future veterinarian, what pros and cons do you see emerging in the quality of pet care if individual vet practices continue to get bought-out by veterinarian hospitals? Would you want to work in a corporate-owned animal hospital? Why or why not?

Please name your file as:

  • Lastname-firstname-essay1 (for Essay #1)
  • Lastname-firstname-essay2 (for Essay #2)

The scholarship award winner will be contacted by e-mail in September and the scholarship check will be sent directly to the winner’s financial aid office.

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