Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship

2016 Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship Winners Announcement

AutoPets will accept applications from February 1, 2017 until August 1, 2017 for the 2017 Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship. The program will offer three higher education awards to eligible applicants.

  • – Grand Prize $1,500 Scholarship
  • – Second Place $1,000 Scholarship
  • – Third Place $500 Scholarship

Applicants must be current students at any accredited university, community college, certificate program, graduate school, or equivalent institute within the United States. High school students enrolling 2017 are also eligible. Winners will be asked to submit verification of their student status (transcript, letter of acceptance, course list with your name, or equivalent).

About Our Company

AutoPets is dedicated to the design and manufacture of highly functional, easy-to-use products with a modern aesthetic, that make caring for your pet more enjoyable. We understand that pets are more than just animals; they are parts of our lives and members of the family. Our company takes a fresh-eyes, open-minded approach to everything we do. AutoPets is pet care, reimagined.

Essay Requirements

Imagine you work on developing new products for AutoPets. What product could you bring to market to fulfill a need in an innovative way? Why is it needed? Who is the target market? What would be the marketing strategy? retail strategy? What else would help sell your idea? We encourage you to include drawings or graphics to illustrate your idea.

Also include what inspired you. Outline the thinking process and how the product was conceptualized.

In a minimum of 400 words, submit an essay including the following:

  • –  The Inspiration & Idea
  • –  Why the Product is Needed
  • –  The Target Market
  • –  The Marketing Strategy
  • –  The Retail Strategy
  • –  Anything else that will help sell your product
Submit Your Essay Here

Competition will open for submissions on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.


Past Winners



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