The ever-rising cost of a college education can be daunting—particularly if you plan to enter fields involving animal care, conservation, and/or advocacy, where love of animals and dedication to the cause are greater draws than earning potential. In an effort to alleviate some of the financial burden young people face as they enter college and pursue careers that will help animals, AWI launched its scholarship program.
This year, we chose 15 scholarship recipients who exemplify the future of animal welfare through their engagement and perseverance, both in and out of the classroom. The recipients’ goals range from hands-on work through veterinary clinics or wildlife rescue organizations, to protecting animals through sound policy-making and legal efforts. Please join us in congratulating the following students: Arianna Camacho, Meleah Eckels, Iris Gillespie, Jesus Hadad, Sage Hall, Emily Keller, Weslyn McLaws, AnaVictoria Garcia Medina, Alexis Meiklejohn, Weslyn McLaws, Skyler Nahouray, Cassandra Price, Christopher Reigel, Lily Thomas, Haley Walker, and Tylar Zingerella. The next AWI Scholarship application period opens in December 2022. For information on the program, click here.