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Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Offered by P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You)

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 21, 2023
3 awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

February 26, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a full-time high school senior who is passionate about working with animals in need? The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship may be a good fit for you! Every year, Pet Lifestyle and You (PLAY) offers a $1,500 scholarship to a lucky student who writes a compelling essay about their experience working with animals in need. Second and third place winners are awarded $300 and $200, respectively. PLAY is a quality dog bed provider that attempts to meet the comfort needs of all dogs. 

This scholarship is easy to apply to, only requiring the submission of a 500-1,000 word essay. If you’re passionate about the work you have done with animals in need, then writing that essay should be no problem for you! If you want to receive help paying for college simply for your love and care for animals, then we encourage you to apply to the Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship! 

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a full-time high school senior in the U.S. who volunteers with animals in need. You must also meet the eligibility criteria below.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA

No GPA requirement

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts with animals in need in addition to the below application materials. On your application, you must include your full name, date of birth, email address, postal address, high school you are currently enrolled in, and a phone number to contact.

1000-word essay

Proof of enrollment

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship winner will be announced: April 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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