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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance Announces Fall Scholarship Winners

By Christy True
August 14, 2020 • 2 min. read
Scholarship winners

Healthy Paws is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Fall AcademicScholarships.

Two worthy college students were chosen based on educational merits and extracurricular dedication to improving animal welfare.

There were two different scholarship categories, each with a $1,000 grant to help pay for tuition or other costs.

  • The Animal Advocate Scholarship is designated for a student with significant volunteer experience enrolled in an accredited institution in the U.S.
  • The Veterinary Student Scholarship is designated for a student enrolled in an accredited vet medicine program in the U.S.

Fall 2020 Recipients

Animal Advocate Scholarship: Sage Farrow
University of California, Davis – pre-veterinary track

Sage Farrow
Sage Farrow

Sage plans to become a veterinarian and has already interned and is now working for an emergency vet clinic. Her experience so far has shown her how essential animals are in the community, and she is excited to work with and advocate for them. Pets have been personally meaningful to her throughout her life.

“I am so honored to be a recipient of the Animal Advocate Scholarship and am very grateful to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance for helping me fund my dream of becoming a vet. The unspoken connection people create with their animals is such a beautiful experience that I hope to bring to communities everywhere as a vet,” she wrote.

Veterinary Student Scholarship, Nia Powell
North Carolina State University – pre-veterinary track

Nia is not sure what emphasis she will focus after graduation, as she enjoys working with small animals, horses, and exotic or zoo animals equally. What she does know is that she would like to mentor veterinary and pre-vet students of color.

Nia Powell
Nia Powell

She plans to use the scholarship to reduce a little of the substantial financial burden of veterinary medicine by paying for her textbooks for the semester.

Becoming a veterinarian has been a long-time dream.

“I’ve wanted to be a vet since I was in diapers. I’ve always loved animals but somewhere along the way, I fell in love with the medicine too. I love the idea of being a voice for the voiceless. My patients don’t talk. My patients can’t advocate for themselves. As their vet, though, I can be that voice for them,” she said.

Healthy Paws wishes these students, as well as all of the other candidates, the best of luck in their endeavors.

Christy True and Tomas
By Christy True

Christy has been writing about pets for Healthy Paws for 21 dog years. She previously worked in journalism, hence her penchant for writing about offbeat animal studies and the latest viral pet trends. She has been owned by several dogs, and right now, Tomas, a Mexican street dog rescue, is staring at her because he wants a walk. Outside of work, she can usually be found sliding down a mountain near her home in Bend, Ore.

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