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Announcing Our Fall 2018 Student Scholarship Winners

By Colleen Williams
September 12, 2018 • 2 min. read
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We’re very excited to announce that two students have been awarded scholarships to help with their college tuition, courtesy of our ongoing academic scholarships program! Both recipients have worked tirelessly as advocates for the health and welfare of animals, logging crucial volunteering hours all while maintaining an honor roll status at their respective schools. And the winners are:

Animal Advocate Scholarship recipient: Carolyn Hynes

(The Animal Advocate Scholarship is designated for a student with significant volunteer experience enrolled in an accredited institution in the United States)

Carolyn Hynes, is currently pursuing veterinary medicine at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. She’s passionately committed to animal welfare, citing a few instances where she worked to de-escalate aggressive dogs as a volunteer, fostered animals, and ran an art auction to benefit local rescues. Her future mission will be heavily centered around spay/neuter programs. “I am incredibly honored to have received the Animal Advocate Scholarship. I have always had a strong love for animals and helped rescue pets to the best of my ability,” says Carolyn. “I am thrilled to be able to use this scholarship to help pay for my schooling and continue to help animals within my community.”

Veterinary Student Scholarship recipient: Charlotte Burns

(The Veterinary Student Scholarship is designated for a student enrolled in an accredited vet medicine program in the United States)

Charlotte Burns is enrolled in the veterinary medicine program at the University of Pennsylvania. An active volunteer at the Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Club (found at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society Shelter), Charlotte has discovered the challenges of saving pets, and has since honed her focus to emergency veterinary medicine. “Veterinary school is becoming increasingly difficult to pay for with the loss of Perkins loans, high interest rates, and even the risk of losing programs such as Public Service Loan Forgiveness,” explains Charlotte. “Scholarships such as this one remind me that professionals in our field support one another and motivate me to continue to better this profession.”

These impressive recipients were chosen based on educational merits and extracurricular dedication to improving animal welfare. “It was difficult to choose only two, but Charlotte and Carolyn were exemplary and very gifted. We’re excited to see where their passions take them,” says CEO and co-founder of Healthy Paws, Rob Jackson.

Want to apply? We’re accepting scholarship applications for the Spring 2019 semester. The application deadline is November 30, 2018.



colleen williams
By Colleen Williams

Over the past decade, Colleen has written about health, wellness, beauty, and even pets for The New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, xoVain, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Seattle Met Magazine, as well as many beauty brands. She has a BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.

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