Paws-itive Partners in North Platte is offering a $500 scholarship to any student enrolled in an institution of higher learning.Who can apply: Any Lincoln County resident, whether a graduating senior or someone who would be a non-traditional student, enrolled or to be enrolled in an institution of higher learning, preparing for a career in any field of animal care. This may include veterinarian, veterinary technician, groomer, animal trainer, animal control officer, wildlife conservation, zookeeper, kennel owner/worker, etc.
The scholarship can be used in any accredited school, whether a university, trade school or specialized diploma or certificate program.
The scholarship is $500 paid as $250 each semester to the recipient’s school at the end of each semester if recipient has maintained a 2.5 grade-point average for that semester.
• Complete a two-page form available from Paws-itive Partners or any Lincoln County high school.
• Attach a high school or college transcript, and two recommendations – one from a teacher and the other from another person of your choice, excluding relatives.
• Write a 500-1,000 word essay listing academic awards and honors, student activities and clubs, athletics, hobbies, organization memberships, volunteer and work experiences, and what field of animal care you plan to study and why you chose that particular field.
Mail completed applications to Paws-itive Partners, P.O. Box 1145, North Platte, NE 69103. Applications must be postmarked by May 1.
For more information, call 308-520-3614