Military members risk their lives every day for the protection of their country, often coming home and struggling with disabilities or disorders such as PTSD.
While PTSD rates vary based on the service era, with 15% of Vietnam War veterans developing PTSD as compared to 12% of Desert Storm veterans, PTSD can affect any military veteran. To cope, many veterans adopt pets or get service animals to deal with their stress.
This scholarship seeks to support military veterans by helping them pay off their debt and take care of their mental health.
Any military veteran who has student debt may apply for this scholarship opportunity.
To apply, write a short Instagram caption about what it means to have had the support of your pet (or your family’s pet)! Be sure to include your pet's name and a link to your Instagram. The best submissions will be featured on the Pettable Instagram! Please submit your Instagram handle link where it says "Enter your application link" below.
The application deadline is Aug 7, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2022.
The scholarship award is $2,015 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 31, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.