Scholars Helping Collars

Past Scholarship Winners

2016 Winners

 
Leah Pesso - P.L.A.Y.'s Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship Winner
LEAH PESSO

After receiving a number of inspiring and heartwarming submissions we are happy to announce that we have selected Leah Pesso as this year’s winner and recipient of the scholarship award. Leah Pesso inspired all of us here at P.L.A.Y. with her drive in helping abandoned dogs residing at Puerto Rico’s ‘Dead Dog Beach’. Read her essay and find out what drove her to write a book about Taco, a puppy she and her family found on the streets of Puerto Rico and adopted!”

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Congratulations to our 2nd & 3rd Place Winners:

2nd Place - Mia Franzoia

3rd Place - Danielle Johnson

2015 Winners

Andrew Harmon - P.L.A.Y.'s Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship Winner
ANDREW HARMON

Congratulations to Andrew Harmon on winning our 2015 scholarship! His essay displays an admirable work ethic and commitment at helping build dog runs for his local animal shelter. Harmon demonstrated impressive business skills in his effort at reaching out to local businesses and having them contribute what they could to the cause. He put his own two hands to work and helped build the dog runs with some of his friends and fellow Boy Scout troop members. We hope this scholarship gives Harmon the chance to build a future where he can continue to make a positive difference in the lives of animals.

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Congratulations to our 2nd & 3rd Place Winners:

2nd Place - Daniel Kennon

3rd Place - Elliott Davis

2014 Winner

STEPHANIE DUNO

P.L.A.Y. is extremely excited to announce Stephanie Duno as our 2014 scholarship winner. Duno shares a story about a duck that pulls at the heartstrings and offers insight as to how animals and humans are connected in more ways than way may think. We loved reading about her successful non-profit organization “Pawssible” and the wonderful work it does in bringing together both people and animals that have been victim to pain and neglect. Her essay is filled with personality and leaves no question that she will be a driving force in ensuring that all animals get the protection and love they deserve.

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2013 Winner

NICOLE HOKKANEN

Nicole Hokkanen has been awarded our 2013 scholarship and we are happy to share her essay and a bit of her life story with you! Nicole’s essay describes her experiences in fostering animals from kill shelters and the emotional toll it can have on a person. Her story of losing a puppy to a virus that could have been prevented would rightfully anger and sadden anyone with a heart, but we were inspired by her ability to use her emotions as a driving force in continuing the fight to save the lives of animals at kill shelters.

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2012 Winner

ALEJANDRA MEDINA

P.L.A.Y. is excited to announce our inaugural Scholars Helping Collars winner, Alejandra Medina. Her essay will inspire anyone to follow their dreams. Medina conveys how her volunteering experience at Summit Animal Hospital pointed her in the direction of pursuing a career in the veterinary field. Her autonomous character and thirst for knowledge brings us joy in knowing that we are able to help Medina further her education and bring her one step closer to having a career she is passionate about.

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