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Black Women Love Dogs Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Mar 24, 2024
Winners Announced
Apr 24, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate student
Field of Study:
Biology, veterinary science, or a related major

Equal representation in the various fields of the workforce is crucial to ensuring the presence of diverse voices and perspectives in order to create innovation and growth.

This scholarship seeks to support Black women who are enthusiastic about pursuing a career that will benefit the pet industry.

Any Black woman, enrolled in an undergraduate program, who is pursuing biology, veterinary science, or a related major within the pet industry may apply.

To apply, tell us why you've chosen to work with animals.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published December 18, 2023
Essay Topic

 Tell us why you've chosen to work with animals.

200–400 words

Winning Application

Gabrielle Nettles-Owens
University of Michigan-DearbornDetroit, MI
My name is Gabrielle Nettles-Owens. I attend University of Michigan Dearborn. I am an undergraduate. My major is biology with a pre-vet concentration. Attending a summer program called Medical Explorers got be interested in the medical field, but I didn't know which field until I encountered a neighborhood cat. The cat had a jar stuck on its head. No one wanted to remove the jar because they were afraid the cat would attack. I got up enough courage to approach the cat and remove the jar. I felt happy and a sense of pride that I helped an animal when others would not. I want to be a voice for animals. Animals cannot communicate using our language. This means I have to look at their body gestures or hear a yelp or wine to know something is wrong. I am willing to find new and creative ways to understand and interact with them. Also, veterinarian school and internships will give me techniques on knowing when something is wrong with an animal. I want to help an owner's animal companion stay healthy. Owners love their animals because they give unconditional love, they offer comfort, and they listen. When I see a stray animal on the street, the first thing I want to do is help it. I'll check to see if it's malnourished or have a collar. If it is I'll call animal control with the animals location. In conclusion, I want to work with animals because I can help the animal stay healthy through veterinarian services. I can use my skills to interpret what an animal might be feeling. I can reach out to animal agencies to seek help for the animal.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 24, 2024. Winners will be announced on Apr 24, 2024.

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