National Dress Up Your Pet Day (Scholarships for Young Animal Lovers!)

National Dress Up Your Pet Day (Scholarships for Young Animal Lovers!)
Liz Montenegro

Let’s face it, our pets are part of the family too- and we might even like them more than some of our family members! The love and comfort we receive from our pets is unconditional, and maybe that’s why they often become our closest companions.

National Dress Up Your Pet Day is a chance to show off your pet’s unique style and have fun doing it! Founded by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige, this day is perfect for pet owners everywhere to express their pets’ personalities. Bonus: it falls on a Friday this year, so you can continue celebrating with fun outfits all weekend!

Does your pet sometimes wear a sweater or jacket to keep cozy in chilly weather? Share a photo of your fashionable pet with us on any of our social media pages. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn and drop a photo in the comments with the hashtag #NationalDressUpYourPetDay. Join our community and connect with fellow students, parents, and educators who share your love of pets.

Short on time? For an easy look, you can use accessories from home like a pair of sunglasses, scarf, bandana, tutu or bow and snap some cute poses of your furry friend. Just be sure that your pet is willing to cooperate with getting dressed up and that your pet is safe, comfortable, and not restricted from normal movement while they’re wearing clothing.

Scholarships for Animal Lovers

Can you see yourself earning a degree in Animal Science? Perhaps you’ve considered pursuing Veterinary Medicine. Check out some of these scholarships to help you reach your college and career goals.

Pilot FriXion STEM Student Grant

Amount: $10,000

Available to: Grades 7th-12th

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Scholarship Description: This program is for middle school or high school students who are blazing a trail in the areas of STEM to help improve their communities, and have gone above and beyond outside of their classroom requirements to enhance the lives of others. To nominate them, send a handwritten story describing how a young scholar is making a positive impact through their passion for STEM.

4-H Youth in Action Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Available to: Students Ages 15-19

Deadline: March 29, 2022

Scholarship Description:This program recognizes confident young leaders who are 4-H members or alumni between the ages of 15-19 in the 4-H core pillar areas of Agriculture, Civic Engagement, Healthy Living and STEM. Winners will be recognized at the Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C.

Animal Welfare Institute Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Available to: High School Seniors

Deadline: February 16, 2022

Scholarship Description: This program is open to seniors in the U.S. who have demonstrated a commitment to animal welfare through volunteer work and/or advocacy and intend to pursue a career that will ultimately reduce animal suffering.

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