The dog-sitting business, Rover, wants to help students at The University of New Mexico afford the cost of higher education with a $2,500 scholarship.

Rover is the nation’s largest network of loving and trustworthy pet sitters and dog walkers. Their company allows people to discover, book and manage personalized care for dogs including pet sitting, dog walking, in-home dog boarding and doggy daycare.

Rover understands that college is a time when deadlines are tight, and budgets are tighter. Because of this, they would like to help fund students’ brain fuel for the upcoming school year.

To apply, students must write a 400-500 word essay in English and fill out their application by May 1.

The essay focuses on technology and the impact of technology in the community. Essays will be judged based on 50 percent thoughtfulness of response, 30 percent relevance to prompt, 15 percent quality of composition and 5 percent grammatical accuracy.

Rover will choose and notify the winner by May 31.

For more information on this scholarship, visit Rover Scholarship.