Rover Scholarship - $2,500 Essay Competition

About this Award: 

Higher education: that magical time when deadlines are tight and budgets are tighter. Whether you’re living off of insta-coffee or insta-noodles, Rover gets it - and they'd like to help fund your brain fuel for the coming school year. Just write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $2500! connects pet parents with the nation’s largest network of loving and trustworthy pet sitters and dog walkers. Discover, book, and manage personalized care for your dogs including pet sitting, dog walking, in-home dog boarding, and doggy day care.


Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover improves and simplifies life for pet parents and the dogs they love.



$2,500 USD


Number of Awards Available: 




May 1, 2021


Region of Study: 

Must be a United States resident


Level of Study: 

High School Senior; Post-Secondary Associate; Undergraduate; Graduate 


Eligibility : 

• You need to be a resident of the United States.

• You must be a graduating high school senior or currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college in pursuit of a associates degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree. Rover reserves the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or university enrollment.

• If you're a graduating high school senior, your GPA must be 3.0 or above.

• If you're in college, your GPA must be 3.0 or above. If you’re in graduate school, you must either have a 3.0 GPA or above or a “Pass” in a Pass/Fail grading system.

• You can’t be related to anyone on the Rover staff, but you can be related to someone who's a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover.


Essay Required?: 



Essay Details: 

In 400-500 words, answer the following: How did caring for a pet growing up help shape you to be the adult you are today?


Application Instructions: 

• Answer the scholarship question in 400 - 500 words (response must be written in English)

• Put your answer in a Google doc, with your name and year in college at the top (high school seniors allowed)

• Fill out the Rover form

• Submit by May 1st, 2020


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