The folks at Auto-Pets (famous for the Litter-Robot) offer the Out-Of-The-Box-Thinking Scholarship every year. The purpose of their scholarship is to get younger people thinking about innovation. So far, $12,000 has been awarded to students who truly think “outside the box.” Are you one of them? Apply and find out!
Who is eligible to apply for the Out-Of-The-Box-Thinking Scholarship?
Applicants must be:
- Current students at an accredited university, community college, certificate program, graduate school, or equivalent institute within the United States
- High school students enrolling in college in the Fall of 2020 are also eligible
- Winners must submit verification of their student status (transcript, letter of acceptance, course list with your name, or equivalent)
How do I apply for this scholarship?
This is an essay scholarship, so your very best writing is required. The prompt asks that you “succinctly describe a unique and innovative product that makes pet care more enjoyable or animal welfare more attainable.” In a minimum of 400 words, make sure that you address all of the following in your essay:
- The Idea
- The Need for the Product
- The Target Market
- The Marketing Strategy
- The Retail Strategy
- Anything Else that will Help Sell the Idea
Applicants are invited to include drawings or graphics to illustrate your ideas, but they are not required. Proofreading for spelling, punctuation, and grammar show you care, so don’t forget to do that before hitting the “submit” button!
When is the deadline to apply to for this scholarship?
Applicants must apply to the”Out-Of-The-Box-Thinking” Scholarship” by August 31, 2020.
How much is this scholarship worth?
There are three awards in total! The grand prize is worth $1,250 and two additional awards are worth $500 and $250 each.
Best of luck to all applicants!