Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship

Three annual scholarships of $1500, $1000 and $500 for American high-school seniors, or undergraduate/graduate students enrolled in an accredited university, community college, certificated program or equivalent institution.

Full Description

AutoPets is a company dedicated to the design and manufacture of highly functional, easy-to-use and aesthetically modern style products for pets.

They offer three scholarships, with a total value of $3,000 (first place $1,500; second place $1,000; and third place $500) to high-school, undergraduate or graduate students. The winners will be asked to submit verification of their student status (letter of acceptance at a college/university, as well as transcripts or equivalent documents)

The applicants are required to write an up to 350 words essay about developing a new AutoPets product. They must justify their choice of product, the relevance and need of the product, and offer insights how it can be marketed in an innovative way.

They should also describe the target market and strategy (marketing and retail strategy) and formulate their ideas on how to sell the product. Applicants are encouraged to include drawings or illustrating graphics of their proposed product.

The essay contest starts on February 1, 2024 and the deadline for the application is August 1, 2024.

Who's eligible?

Applicants should be enrolled in an American high school (seniors), or pursue an academic undergraduate or graduate degree at a college, university, certificated program, graduate school or an equivalent institution in the United States.

How to Apply

The applicants must submit their essays and fill in the online application form on the scholarship’s homepage by August 1, 2024 and include the following information:

  • Applicant’s full name
  • Applicant’s mailing address
  • Applicant’s contact information including email address and phone number

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