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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance Announces Spring 2018 Student Scholarship Winners

By Colleen Williams
January 23, 2018 • 2 min. read
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Healthy Paws is excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 Spring Academic Scholarships!

As the 2018 Spring semester begins, two worthy college students received scholarship awards of $1,000 each to help pay for tuition. The Animal Advocate Scholarship is designated for a student with significant volunteer experience enrolled in an accredited institution in the United States, and the Veterinary Student Scholarship is designated for a student enrolled in an accredited vet medicine program in the United States. Recipients are chosen based on educational merits and extracurricular dedication to improving animal welfare.

Spring 2018 Recipients

  • Stephanie Han, Animal Advocate Scholarship Recipient

“This award will help me to achieve my goal of becoming a shelter veterinarian,” says winner Stephanie Han. “I want to be able to ensure that all shelters around the world are keeping animals happy and healthy and providing the public with a positive experience.” Ms. Han is entering UC Davis, California.

  • Emily Plock, Veterinary Student Scholarship Recipient

“I have always had a passion for animals, whether it was nurturing unwanted stray cats back to health or bottle-feeding calves on my grandpa’s farm.  My interest for veterinary medicine, however, truly developed the moment I grasped a newborn lamb from an ewe’s womb and pulled it into the world for its first breath,” explains winner Emily Plock. “It was at that moment I knew that becoming a veterinarian was my destiny. The Healthy Paws Pet Insurance Scholarship will help offset the high cost of veterinary school. This will allow me to focus on what is truly important; the health and wellbeing of animals.” Ms. Plock attends Iowa State.

Healthy Paws wishes both students best of luck in their endeavors, and salutes their dedication to helping animals. For those interested in applying, the provider is now accepting scholarship applications for the fall 2018 semester. The application deadline is June 30, 2018.

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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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